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BGSU creative communication productions earn multiple Crystal Awards

The work of the marketing and communications office, the College of Arts & Sciences and the development office was applauded at the Crystal Awards ceremony Nov. 14. Sponsored by the Toledo Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, the annual awards program honors achievements in the communications profession.

BGSU won two Crystals in the photography division: for a picture of the Sebo Athletic Center by Director of Photography Craig Bell, and, in the news/feature series subcategory, for photos by Brad Phalin of BGSU students on a spring-semester, service-learning trip to the Navajo Nation. Phalin’s photos appeared in BGSU Magazine.

Five Crystals and a merit award in design went to Marketing & Communications for the BGSU football poster, the BGSU Magazine series, the BGSU Foundation 2006-07 Annual Report and the Center for Multicultural and Academic Initiatives brochure.

In the interactive/audiovisual category, the College of Arts & Sciences was recognized for an informational video and a Family Campaign DVD, as well as a production for the 2006 Alumni Awards.

A progressive dinner and Spotlight on the Arts event with the Presidents Club also garnered an award for the development office.

Mock Trial Team victorious once again

The BGSU Mock Trial Team made another strong showing at the recent Quaker Classic Mock Trial Tournament at the University of Pennsylvania. The team won a third-place trophy in a field of 32 teams.

“We defeated teams from Princeton, the University of Minnesota, and Penn State, among others,” advisor Dr. Neil Browne reported. “In addition, one of our attorneys, Allison Smith (a senior from Hamilton majoring in social work),won an award as a Top 10 Attorney from among a field of 130 other attorneys who participated in the tournament.”

In addition, Shannon Rawski, a sophomore from Toledo majoring in interpersonal communication, and Bethany Nanamaker, a senior from Findlay majoring in political science and international studies, were among the Top 10 Witnesses out of the 160 witnesses who competed in the tournament.

The team’s ascent was reported last year in Monitor. See

Tech Trends talk examines today’s copyright issues

Dru Zuretti, manager of copyright education at the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), will discuss “Copyright Issues in the Digital Age” as the next speaker in the Tech Trends Series. Her talk will be held from2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 28) in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Zuretti will provide an overview of the more recent modernization to the copyright law, which incorporates copyright and digital media, as well as best practices for the use of content in course management systems and electronic reserves.

The series is an exploration of issues and trends in technology teaching and learning, and is sponsored by the Information Technology Committee, the Office of the Executive Vice President and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Events are free and open to all.

November 19, 2007