IT Staff Win 5 Communications Awards

Each year, the Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS) honors the best publications, websites, and promotional material produced by higher education IT centers. Six University IT staff were honored for their work in this year’s international, peer-juried competition, sharing five awards in four categories. Will Graver (pictured below, center) accepted the awards on the team’s behalf from SIGUCCS Board Chair Kelly Wainwright and Communications Award Chair Trevor Murphy.

Presentation of SIGUCCS Awards

Best of Category: Long Promotional Video

Team: Will Graver and Sara May

This video was created to promote the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) to current and prospective faculty, post-docs, and graduate students who may be interested in big data or research computing. The goal was to educate the audience about the benefits of using computation in research and what services the CIRC provides.


Best of Category: Short Promotional Video

Team: Will Graver, Sara May, and Samantha Singhal

The 2011-12 IT Annual Report video presents highlights of the print publication, showcasing the University’s IT accomplishments over the past year and the benefits that these accomplishments provide to the University community.


Award of Excellence: Short Promotional Video

Team: Will Graver, Lori Havens, and Shelly Rogers

The “Sick Computers” video promotes the availability of free antivirus software for all faculty, staff, and students. It was originally released during the winter cold season to reinforce the theme.


Award of Excellence: General Service Campaign Materials

Team: Zachary Bokuniewicz, Will Graver, Lori Havens, and Shelly Rogers

The 2013 social networking security campaign features 9 supervillains, each focused on a different issue to help students stay safe with social networking. The materials will be distributed through social media (videos, memes), posters, digital signage, campus kiosks, and trailers before campus movies.


Award of Excellence: General Service Promotional Materials

Team: Will Graver

The “Be Afraid” t-shirts were handed out to students during the 2011 Scare Fair in Rush Rhees Library, held annually on Halloween. It was designed to support the Halloween theme while also presenting an information security tip.

Scare Fair t-shirt