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September 2002

Release Date: September 20, 2002

ASU Art Students Named Semi-Finalists in National Competition

Five of 24 Angelo State University students who entered a national competition as part of their spring art courses have been named semi-finalists in the graphic design category of the Artists' Call for Justice Competition, sponsored by the Justice Project.

The competition is a student-centered and Internet-based arts awards program that challenges advanced students to creatively explore themes related to the ideal of justice.

The ASU finalists are senior graphic design major Kristi Acosta of McCamey; junior communications major Robert Garcia of Mereta; senior graphic design major JoElla Mendez of San Angelo; junior graphics design major Kristin Ripley of San Angelo; and senior communications major Felicia Salgado of Indianapolis. All five will advance in the national competition.

Posters designed by the ASU semi-finalists will be on display on the second floor spine of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building through Nov. 1. The finalists in the competition will be named this fall. The 24 ASU students who entered the contest were enrolled last spring in art courses taught by Dr. Wen-Shu Lai, assistant professor of art, on layout concepts and advanced computer application in the graphic arts.

The Justice Project is a non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 by American veterans who have joined with others in the pursuit of peace and security. Entries from 38 states were submitted for the competition. Additional information on the program is available at

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