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April 15, 2016


THE WRITE STUFF Oak Leaves staffers placed in several categories at the Indiana Collegiate Press Association Conference.

‘Oak Leaves’ Staff Brings Home Journalism Awards

The “Oak Leaves” received seven state-wide awards in this year’s Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) contest. Faculty advisors were Dr. Katharine Ings (Spring 2015) and Jeri Kornegay (Fall 2015). Editors were Andrew Ellam and Emily Barrand (Spring 2015) and Emily Barrand, Kalie Ammons and Sarah Farnam (Fall 2015), with Jafet Garcia (design editor).

Here is the complete list of awards for 2015:

First Place: Best Breaking News Reporting: Sarah Farnam and Karen Kanyike: “Hate Scrawl Spurs Swift Reply”

First Place: Best Illustration: Savannah Riley, Jafet Garcia, Emily Barrand, and Kalie Ammons: “Allies Show Support for Pride Week”

First Place: Best Themed Issue: Staff: The Joak Leaves 2015

Third Place: Best Non-Deadline News Reporting: Collin Groves: “MU to Reinstall Gender-Neutral Bathrooms”

Third Place: Best Sports Page: Kody Smith, Zach Newcomer, Tanner Forsythe, Guerby Ruuska, and Jafet Garcia: “Spartan Sports”

Third Place: Best Overall Design: Jafet Garcia, Kalie Ammons, and Emily Barrand: “November 6, 2015”

Third Place: Best Sports Photo: Savannah Riley: “Half Court”