September 12, 2011
EIU Students score big at 2011 Silver Dome Awards
Broadcasting students from Eastern Illinois University took home eleven awards at this year's Student Silver Dome Awards, sponsored by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.
The following students were honored for their work:
- 1st Place for Best Television Spot: Gabe Przygoda & Dustin Tylman
- 1st Place for Best Use of New Media: Monica Becker & Korey Adkins
- 1st Place for Best TV News Package: Zach Nugent
- 1st Place for Best TV Sports Package: Zach Nugent
- 2nd Place for Best TV Sports Package: Rachel Morris
- 2nd Place for Best TV Newscast: WEIU-TV News Watch
- 2nd Place for Best Radio Air Check: Monica Becker
- 2nd Place for Best Radio Public Service Announcement: Monica Becker
- 3rd Place for Best TV Sports Package: Kyle Guertin
- 3rd Place for Best Radio Commercial: Ethan Kruger
- 3rd Place for Best Radio Live Sports Play-by-Play: Claire Dau & Wally Swenson
The students received their awards at the annual IBA-U Student Broadcasting Conference held in downtown Chicago on September 9th. The 11 awards won by Eastern students was the second most among schools in the state of Illinois.