Illinois College Press Association honors The Flyer

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Illinois College Press Association recognizes The Flyer with six awards

Published: February 28, 2014.

Editors from The Flyer student newspaper were recognized with six awards by the Illinois College Press Association at the organization’s annual journalism convention Feb. 22 at the Doubletree Hotel in Chicago. Student journalists from four-year colleges and universities throughout Illinois compete for the coveted awards.

Audrey Heiberger, a current 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 2013 at Lewis University. 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.

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.”

Ross Reed, news editor during the fall 2013 semester, Alex Veeneman, assistant news editor during the fall 2013 semester, and Audrey Heiberger, layout editor, 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.

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 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 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 Its editorial staff publishes the newspaper in a manner consistent with the Lasallian mission of Lewis University and the accepted norms of American journalism.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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