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Feb. 28, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU University PR wins two CUPRAP Cuppies

CUPRAP, the association of communicators in education, has selected two posters generated by the Slippery Rock University University Public Relations Office to receive its CUPPIE Awards.

Aaron Moore, graphic designer, designed both winning posters.

The awards committee sited Moore’s “She Should Have Died That Night,” a poster presentation promoting the University’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Program featuring a lecture by Fay Malkin, a Polish Holocaust survivor, and his “SRU Jazz Generations” poster promoting last October’s SRU Jazz Ensemble Concert, as award winners.

“These were both great posters. The starkness of the Holocaust poster added to the drama and the color and art of the jazz poster certainly drew viewer attention. Aaron’s work on both of these posters is certainly worthy of recognition by CUPRAP,” said Sandra Busch, publications manager in the Office of University Public Relations.

“I worked with Richard Martin, our professor of political science who chairs the annual Holocaust event, and I had the chance to research a little about Malkin as part of the design process – and that helped a lot in getting the feel for her then-upcoming lecture. I worked with Jason Kush in the music department, and I share his enthusiasm in conveying the fun that is part of the jazz generations event. I am a big fan of ‘Jazz at The Rock, so designing the poster was easy,” Moore said.

Moore won three similar awards in 2011.

The awards will be presented at CUPRAP’s annual awards dinner March 14 in Hershey.