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Country Club Hills man recognized for work on college newspaper

Updated: May 1, 2014 2:46PM



A Country Club Hills man has helped the Lewis University newspaper win a number of awards.

Editors from The Flyer student newspaper were recognized with six awards by the Illinois College Press Association at the organization’s annual journalism convention in Chicago, according to a press release about the awards.

Student journalists from four-year colleges and universities throughout Illinois compete for the coveted awards.

Ross Reed, of Country Club Hills, is a news editor for The Flyer.

Audrey Heiberger, a layout editor for the print edition, was presented with a third-place award in the Open Category for an advertisement she created to promote International Education Month, a special event held during November at Lewis. The judge admired Heiberger’s use of various design elements and white space.

Julie Szamlewski, layout editor for the print edition during the fall 2012 semester, earned an honorable mention award in the Open Category for a promotional advertisement she designed. The advertisement, published in the Dec. 12, 2012 issue, promoted the Meet the Campus Media event, the release said.

In the Open Category, Heiberger and Szamlewski competed against layout designers representing the largest universities throughout the state.

Brian Neal, sports editor; Nicole Kappelman, assistant sports editor; and Kendra Mills, layout editor; accepted a second-place award for their sports page design in the Non-Dailies, School Enrollment 4,000 or More Category. The judge critiqued the layout and content of the Nov. 18 lead sports page and complimented the editors for strong art that “jumped off the page” and a “good, clean layout all around,” the release said.

Reed, news editor during the fall 2013 semester; Alex Veeneman, assistant news editor during the fall 2013 semester; and Heiberger earned a third-place award for front-page layout in the Non-Dailies, School Enrollment, 4,000 or More Category. Judges reviewed the front-page articles and layout of the Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 issues. The three editors worked together to create front pages that were both well-written and beautifully designed, the release said.

Anthony Kurt, assistant photo editor, was recognized with a third-place award in the Non-Dailies, School Enrollment 4,000 or More Category for his photo essay on intramural flag football. Kurt’s photo essay was published on TheLewisFlyer.com on Oct. 1, 2013.

Kristin Fazio, a staff writer for the sports section, received an honorable mention in the Non-Dailies, School Enrollment 4,000 or More Category for her sports feature story “Coming to America: Lanstiak has come a long way to play tennis for The Flyers” which was published in April 22, 2013 issue. The judge said that Fazio’s story included “every element” and referred to the article as “strong,” the release said.

The Flyer reports news and provides a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the Lewis University community through a biweekly print medium and its online counterpart, www.thelewisflyer.com.

Lewis’ main campus is in Romeoville.

Staff reports



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