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UTSA's Sombrilla magazine receives CASE awards

(May 14, 2004)--Sombrilla, UTSA's 20-year-old university magazine, was selected to receive a silver medal award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in its 2004 Circle of Excellence Awards program.

CASE is an international association of alumni relations, communications and fund-raising professionals who work in educational institutions.

Sombrilla was honored in the category of periodicals publishing improvement. In 2002, the Sombrilla was relaunched from a tabloid to a magazine format.

"We're very proud of this award, both because of the effort the entire University Publications and University Communications staffs have put into Sombrilla and also because it signifies that we're moving in the right direction," said Rebecca Luther, editor of Sombrilla. "Sombrilla is a good magazine now. With the continued support of the UTSA community and our readers, we can make it a great magazine that will do an even better job of telling the stories of this growing university."

Sombrilla is published three times a year and is distributed without charge to alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UTSA.

The Sombrilla staff also won five awards last month at the CASE District IV conference in Houston. Sombrilla garnered gold awards in the categories of cover design and illustration, a silver award in periodicals improvement as well as black-and-white candid photography, and a special award for digitally enhanced photography.

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