The Department Chair

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Edited By: Carolyn Allard

Online ISSN: 1936-4393

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The Department Chair Honored by Industry Peers

Award-Winning Issue Online

The Department Chair won recognition for publication excellence in the category of Newsletters - Design and Layout in the 2014 APEX Awards for Publishing Excellence.

APEX 2014 AwardThe winning submission was the Fall 2013 issue, which is now featured online free in honor of this year's achievement at the APEX Awards.

APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices. Concepts publishes business communication reports, including Writer's Web Watch, an e-report for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as corporate writing and Web publishing.


In the Twenty-sixth Annual APEX Awards, 2,075 entries were evaluated and awards were given in 122 individual categories, within 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals and tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

According to the APEX 2014 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.”

The Department Chair Honored at the APEX Awards of Excellence

The Department Chair won recognition for publication excellence in the category of Writing in the 2013 APEX Awards for Publishing Excellence.

APEX Award of Excellence
The winning issue, available in full online, featured articles covering a wide array of topics including departmental civility, work-life balance for academic administrators, reflections on diversifying faculty; disparities in STEM Education, results of a five-year student of department chairs and more.

APEX Award of Excellence The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices. Concepts publishes business communication reports, including Writer's Web Watch, an e-report for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as corporate writing and Web publishing.

In the Twenty-fifth Annual APEX Awards, awards were given in 138 individual categories, within 12 main categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; magapapers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

According to the APEX 2013 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.”

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