The new WUSTL history book made a little history of its own recently.
Beginning a Great Work: Washington University in St. Louis, 1853-2003, written by Candace O’Connor and published in conjunction with the University’s Sesquicentennial celebration, received a bronze medal from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education at its regional conference in December.
The award was in the “Excellence in Design: Miscellaneous Publications” category. The judge’s report cites the book for “excellent consistency of design in a very large project, quality throughout, difficult to pull off.”
“This award particularly recognizes the outstanding work of Donna Boyd, art director in the publications office who designed the book and who was a great partner in the project,” said Mary Ellen Benson, assistant vice chancellor and executive director of publications. “She was supported by a capable team of designers, which included an art school alum and current students.”
Other history books have been written about the University, but Beginning a Great Work takes an anecdotal approach to focus on the people and events that have shaped the institution.
More than 500 pictures and illustrations are included in the book, which is available at the Campus Store.