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May 2, 2008
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KU design students score awards in national competition; professor honored

Chi Hiu Yim won Best in Photography for her showcase of photos from a study abroad trip to China.

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas design students took home several awards at the 2008 Dallas Society of Visual Communications National Student Show and Conference held April 3-5. In addition, a KU design professor won the prestigious 2008 Golden Apple Award, the organization’s version of a Teacher of the Year award.

The student show is an annual exhibition and competition created to showcase student graphic design works from all over the country.

Chi Hiu Yim, a senior from Centralia and Hong Kong, won $125 for Best in Photography and an additional $250 for Judge’s Choice. She was one of four design students who won a $125 award for their Kiosk magazine design.

Chi Hiu Yim, senior in design, won Judge’s Choice for her photo “The Abandoned Goal.”

Andrea Herstowski Wertzberger, associate professor of visual communications/graphic design, received the Golden Apple Award. The award is “presented annually to the educator whose understanding of the visual communications professions, superior curriculum and exemplary mentoring are evident in the collective quality of the work submitted by his/her students that year in the National Student Show and Conference.” The organization considers only those candidates whose students submit a nomination form and short essay.

“Professor Wertzberger remains incredibly up-to-date on the latest trends in graphic design and all of the technological advancements,” said Laura Rottinghaus, a senior in design from Baileyville. “She truly cares about the success of the students and the graphic design program at the University of Kansas. You don’t have to be a student very long before you realize that for Andrea teaching graphic design is more than just a paycheck—it is a passion.”

The Dallas Society of Visual Communications was founded to elevate the standards of visual communications. The group has more than 900 members, including designers, illustrators, photographers, writers, production artists, filmmakers, artist representatives, art directors, creative directors, vendors and suppliers.

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KU students placing in the competition are listed below by hometown, level in school, major, parents’ names, high school and award.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Overland Park 66207
Benjamin Suh, senior in design, son of Il Ro Suh; Shawnee Mission South High School; Group Project category winner for Kiosk magazine design.

NEMAHA COUNTY
From Baileyville 66404
Laura A. Rottinghaus, senior in design; daughter of Bob and Annette Rottinghaus; B&B High School; Group Project category winner for Kiosk magazine design.

From Centralia 66415 and Tai Po, Hong Kong
Chi Hiu Yim, senior in design, daughter of Chun and Si-Kuk Yip Yim of Hong Kong; Centralia High School; Best in Photography for her showcase of photos from a study abroad trip to China; Judge’s Choice for her photo “The Abandoned Goal”; and Group Project category winner for Kiosk magazine design.

SEDGWICK COUNTY
From Wichita 67208
Tristan B. Telander, senior in design, daughter of Tom and Dixie Telander; Wichita High School East; Group Project category winner for Kiosk magazine design.

HONG KONG
From Tai Po and Centralia, Kan.
Chi Hiu Yim. SEE NEMAHA COUNTY

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