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||Jon Senderling, UTD
Mercury Wins First Prize Among Weeklies in Contest
Sponsored by The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
FALLS, Texas (April 24, 2001) –
The UTD Mercury won the Best
In Show Award for four-year college weekly newspapers at the Spring
2001 Conference of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association here
Mercury, which is edited by UTD junior Shelby Clark of
Richardson, who is majoring in literary studies, won the top award in
its category for its April 9, 2001 issue.
The UTD student paper beat out entries from such other schools
as Midwestern State University, Stephen F. Austin University, Tarleton
State University and many others.
The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, with 75 member
schools across the state, is the oldest and largest student journalism
organization in the United States.
Mercury Advertising Manager Tomas Lopez captured third-place
honors at the conference in the live competition for print advertising
reporters and editors at The UTD Mercury work very hard
to put out and interesting, readable product that adheres to high
journalistic standards," said Editorial Adviser Jay Miller.
"I am very proud of them for producing the work that the
press association deemed worthy of this award."
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls approximately 6,500 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.
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