As you may have read in the UA-Digest, Amy Freels, editorial design coordinator at The University of Akron Press, has won a book cover design award for Brittany Cavallaro’s “Unhistorical” in the Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. This is the second time Freels has won the award for book cover design.
In addition, one of her book covers is a winner of The da Vinci Eye, which is awarded to books with superior cover artwork. Hawk Parable, Tyler Mills, University of Akron Press (cover by Amy Freels; art by Chris Maynard)
Amy Freels, University of Akron Press,
has been reappointed to the UC Communications Standing
Committee for 2019-2022 as an at-large representative for Staff Employee Advisory Committee (SEAC)
which serves as an advisory committee to
the President of The University of Akron.
We’re launching the Gather @ the Library series this Fall. This is a series of events curated by the University Libraries to help campus share strategies, progress and companionship all in a low-stress environment. Weekly events will feature workshops, author talks, and discussions.
Amy Freels completed her undergraduate certificate in Museums & Archives in December. This is a new certificate through the Institute for Human Science and Culture (IHSC) at the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.
Amy Freels, University of Akron Press, and Jamie Newhall, Instructional Services, are part of a group who are among 33 finalists for the Knight Arts Challenge who are eligible for a share of $1 million. Other members of the group are: Kathleen Endres (UA School of Communication), Chris Keppler (WZIP), Judy James (Special Collections Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library), Heather Pollock (Senior Lecturer, Honors/ Anthropology & Classical Studies), Fred Endres (Kent State), and David Baker (UA Institute of Human Science and Culture). The supporting institutions were: ASCP Library, WZIP, and the Institute.
According to the Knight Foundation website, the purpose of the challenge is to fund “the best ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts.”
The group proposed “to capture and celebrate Akron stories through a mobile kiosk that travels to neighborhoods, records people’s histories and stories, and edits them for the public and a radio show.”