SMU Temerlin executive-in-residence wins 2013 AIGA Fellow Award

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SMU Temerlin executive-in-residence wins 2013 AIGA Fellow Award

The DFW chapter of AIGA, the nation’s largest professional design organization, has chosen an SMU professor to receive its most important commendation.

Willie Baronet, visiting executive-in-residence in the University’s Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, will receive the 2013 AIGA Fellow Award, the highest honor bestowed by an AIGA chapter upon one of its members.

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Baronet will accept the award Saturday, Oct. 5 in a ceremony at the Charles and Dee Wyly Theater in the Dallas Arts District. The ceremony caps off AIGA DFW’s 3rd annual Design Week, a celebration of design and design advocacy. Also receiving the award will be Jimmy Squires, founder of Dallas-based communications and design firm Squires & Company.

The award honors senior-level members who have made “a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community,” and takes into account their work in education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as their practice of design.

“Our chapter is honored to present the Fellow Award to not just one, but two members who have helped build the foundation for great design in Dallas-Fort Worth,” says Gus Granger, chair of the 2013 Fellow Award Celebration, AIGA DFW president and principal and founder of 70kft. “They have not only built a great name for themselves and their companies, but they have greatly influenced many of the design leaders of our community today, and continue to do so. They’re a major part of our community’s footprint in design, both regionally and nationally.”

During Design Week, Baronet and Temerlin adjunct lecturer Suzanne Larkin will each give a presentation on helping professionals grow as designers and problem solvers. The talks will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 24 beginning at 7:15 p.m. at 2625 Main Street in Dallas. Both are open to the public. For tickets and more information, visit aigadfwdw.org.

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September 16, 2013|For the Record, News|

For the Record: Aug. 28, 2013

Alice Kendrick, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, has received an Outstanding Service Award from the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), one of the largest communication associations in the United States. Kendrick received the honor along with her research partner Jami Fullerton, an advertising professor at Oklahoma State University, at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in early August. The award is presented annually to a member of the AEJMC Advertising Division for dedication to the arts and sciences of advertising teaching, research and service. Kendrick and Fullerton were honored for their work as co-editors of the AEJMC’s Journal of Advertising Education and their “high-visibility research projects that benefit educators and students,” according to an AEJMC announcement.

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has published “The Tucson Massacre: Deconstructing Competing Claims,” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2012, pp. 72-86. He also addressed the International Social Theory Association in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2013 with a presentation entitled Domestic and International Trafficking of Women: Social Pathologies in Contemporary Civilization.

Sheri Kunovich, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has received the 2012-13 Margareta Deschner Teaching Award from SMU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Council. The honor recognizes excellence in teaching about women, gender and/or sexuality.

SMU Assistant Chief of Police Jim Walters, a liaison for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Southern Border Initiative, led a child abduction and trafficking training seminar July 9-10, 2013, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. More than 70 national, regional and local law enforcement leaders participated in the event, which used exercises and discussions to improve investigation collaborations between Mexican and U.S. authorities.

August 28, 2013|For the Record|
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