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AWARDWINNING YEARBOOK – Matt Tarver, director
of student publications at Southeastern Louisiana University, and Lee Lind,
interim coordinator of student publications, display the 2004 LeSouvenir,
the university yearbook, which has been honored in the Best of Collegiate
Design competition for its cover. Lind and fellow graduate student Sanela
Osmanovic of Sarajevo created the design.
SOUTHEASTERN’S “LE SOUVENIR” COVER
DESIGN WINS NATIONAL AWARD HAMMOND -- The cover design of the 2004
edition of “Le Souvenir,” Southeastern Louisiana University’s yearbook,
has received a fourth place award in the Best of Collegiate Design competition.
Graduate students Lee E. Lind
of Hammond and Sanela Osmanovic of Sarajevo designed the cover. Lind is
now coordinator of student publications.
The Best of Collegiate Design
competition attracted more than 1,000 entries from 75 colleges and universities
in the United States and Canada including Arizona State, Florida State,
Georgia Tech, Georgia, Mississippi, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Clemson.
“This national award is testament
to the hard work, long hours and countless decisions Lee, Sana and the
staff made on a daily basis,” said Director of Student Publications Matthew
The award-winning cover blended
new design with a homage to five-hundred-year-old art. The cover depicts
a drawing of the front entrance to the Pottle Music Building set on top
of the text of a poem titled “To the Memory of Mr. Oldham” written by John
“This is by far my favorite piece
of design,” said Osmanovic. “When Lee and I worked on the yearbook and
its cover, we hoped not only to evoke Southeastern's history and foundation,
but also to present the new generation with a portrayal of the changing
times. Thus the DaVinci-esque theme of the cover that represents the art
of survival, the survival of the art, the imperfection of an existence,
and the power of memory. This yearbook reflects our pride with Southeastern's
past and present, and our wishes for the best of all possible futures.”
“The theme of ‘It is here; it’s
been here. It is Southeastern.’ drove us to find innovative ways to take
a look at Southeastern’s past while documenting its present,” said Lind.
“We spent a great deal of time on the little details such as the poem,
the distressed effect in the design, Pottle’s representation, and even
presenting the text in the way Leonardo Da Vinci wrote.”
“Lee and Sana were are two of
the most disciplined and talented students I've ever worked with,” said
Tarver. “They blended their artistic and technical skills to create a yearbook
that was well-received and extremely popular on campus. Together their
accomplishments - as student leaders - rivaled any group or team of professionals
in the field of desktop publishing.”
Last year, the 2003 edition of
“Le Souvenir,” also edited by Lind and Osmanovic, earned several top honors
including a first place standing with the American Scholastic Press Association
and an Award of Excellence in the “Yearbook Yearbook” national competition.
“Le Souvenir” has won nine awards over the last five years.
“The pride and effort that our
yearbook staffs have put into creating each edition of ‘Le Souvenir’ has
paid off with the many awards earned in the last several years,” said Lind.
“What strikes me as more telling is that we have earned these awards over
larger and more well-known schools, even though we have a smaller staff
and less resources than many other schools in the state.”
The 2004 edition of “Le Souvenir”
also marked the 75th anniversary for the book that began documenting the
Southeastern family in 1929.
The 2005 edition of the yearbook
is now available to all currently enrolled students. Students can pick
up their copies in the Student Publications office, War Memorial Student
Union, room 211A.