Two of BU's publications among the best

 For immediate release: May 9, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Two publications from Bloomsburg University’s Office of Marketing and Communications have recently been honored with awards for excellence in communications.

Bloomsburg: The University Magazine, published each winter, spring and fall for alumni, current students' families and friends of BU, was a Gold winner for the 24th Annual International MERCURY Awards competition honoring excellence in public relations.

More than 750 entries were received from 21 countries and judged by more than 130 industry leaders worldwide. Winners were decided on how effectively material met stated objectives, how well material was communicated to designated audience, use of imaginative and original solutions and overall expression of message.

The MERCURY Award is given by MerComm, Inc., an independent international awards organization. Founded in 1987, its mission is to promote excellence in various fields of communications.

 A brochure for Bloomsburg University’s Living and Learning Communities won a Bronze Cuppie Award, given by the Association of Communicators in Education (CUPRAP).

More than 300 entries are received every year from colleges, universities and providers of private, specialized and secondary education in Pa., N.J., Del., Md., W. Va. and Ark.
Judges represent experts in the field of communications in education and included designers, writers, educators, corporate executives and media professionals.

For more information, contact Bonnie Martin, Office of Marketing and Communications Writer/Editor, at or (570) 389-5134.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.