Public Affairs crew wins CASE awards | The supply

The magazine, multimedia and news teams at Washington University’s Office of Public Affairs in St. Louis recently received the Gold and Silver Circle of Excellence Awards 2021 from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education). The annual awards recognize exceptional achievements by professionals in the areas of alumni relationships, communication and marketing at educational institutions.

The magazine team received a gold award in the “Magazines: Publishing Improvement” category for the redesign of Washington Magazine.

In addition, Washington Magazine, in collaboration with The Common Reader, received a silver award in the “Feature Writing” category for the article “The Twilight’s Last Gleaming”. Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences and Editor of The Common Reader, opens the article with an introduction by nine faculty members offering perspectives on systemic racism and racial inequalities.

The multimedia and news teams received a gold award in the “News and Research Video” category for the video “Sacred Sediments: A Climate Journey in Peru”. The video is online exclusive and serves as a supplement to the cover story “Highlands Hunt for Climate Answers” in the April 2021 issue of Washington Magazine.

The team members who worked on the video are Anne Davis Cleary, Tom Malkowicz, and Talia Ogliore. Featured faculty members are Sarah Baitzel, Assistant Professor of Archeology, and Bronwen Konecky, Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, both in Arts & Sciences.

Separately, “Sacred Sediments” was selected for the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase 2021 and was awarded in the “Outstanding Excellence: Research” category at the Nature Without Borders International Film Festival.

For the video “A History of Social Distancing”, the multimedia and news teams also won a gold award in the “Videos on a Shoestring (Other)” category. The team members involved in this project are Tom Malkowicz and Liam Otten. The faculty member featured in the video is Rebecca Messbarger, Professor of Italian in Art and Science.

The CASE awards are a testament to Public Affairs’ efforts to improve the university’s reputation through engaging and effective storytelling.

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