UNCG Campus Weekly

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Raise Those Banners High

051210Feature2_BannersThe assortment of banners seen at commencement and other major events have undergone a makeover. They’ll be on display during May Commencement.

Last year, Provost David H. Perrin asked that University Relations create a banner for the Joint School of Nanocience and Nanoengineering. This banner would be added to the other banners used at major events such as convocation. A banner for Lloyd International Honors College would be created as well.

This proved an opportune time to update all the banners. The existing ones had included the old university wordmark and school logos, which were retired in 2004 when the Minerva Identity Program was launched.

The new banners were designed to be taller than the old ones. They take their colors from the disciplines in each school. For example, the College of Arts and Sciences banner includes brown (the color for the arts), gold (sciences) and white (humanities including English, history and languages).

Graphic artist Mark Unrue (University Relations) consulted with the University Bookstore to make sure the colors matched the hoods worn at commencement.

One new banner represents The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This banner will be used at events where there is no university logo present.

The banners’ design was selected by Chancellor Linda P. Brady and the provost from a series of options that were created. Deans of the various schools and college were consulted as well.

“We believe the banners will create an impressive backdrop for our most important ceremonies and celebrations,” said Lyda Carpen, director of creative services in UR.