RIT's student chapter of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) won the Helmut Kipphan Cup, better known as the Best TAGA Student Chapter Publication Award, at the 61st TAGA Annual Technical Conference on March 17, 2009, in New Orleans, LA.
Six other student chapters, including Cal Poly, Clemson, Ryerson, U of Wisconsin/Stout, Western Michigan U, and EFPG (Grenoble, France), also entered the competition. TAGA Board members were the judges of the award. Judging criteria include design, content, and student involvement. The RIT student publication also won the 'Conference Attendee's Choice' Award. Read the press release from RIT University News here. Congratulations to all of the students involved!
Andrew Henry, an undergraduate student in the RIT School of Print Media (SPM), is the 2nd place recipient of the 2009 FFTA Rossini Research Scholarship. Andrew received the award for research on printed electronics that he conducted in conjunction with SPM professor Dr. Scott Williams.
Andrew will travel to Orlando, FL, receive the award and present his research to FTA conference participants. Read the press release from RIT University News here.
The 2008 edition of Signatures, RIT's annual student-created and student-produced arts and literary magazine, was recently awarded a Gold Crown award in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 2009 Collegiate Awards Convocation. Signatures was honored in the best college magazine category and was one of only 10 college magazines selected nationally.
RIT School of Print Media (SPM) students Andrew Henry and Sarai Oviedo helped to oversee the production of the magazine (comprised of four separate folios contained in a case). They, along with Signature's faculty advisor John Roche (RIT College of Liberal Arts), travelled to Columbia University to accept the award, and gave an invited workshop presentation. SPM professor Michael Riordan also presented at the conference. Read the press release from RIT University News here.