MIC Results

June 2014 Results

Best of Show

Sportrait Concept

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Best of show with 524 points.

Freshman pitcher Ryan Smoyer shows his form-if not his UNIform-in a proof-of-concept shoot for what will hopefully become a series.

Sports Action

ACC Baseball

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

First place with 510 points.

ND Baseball played its first season as a member of the ACC.

Hurdled

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Second place with 493 points.

Breanna Porter competes in the 400 hurdles at a rainy NCAA Track Regional Meet.

Clearing the last hurdle

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Third place with 434 points.

Nora Bresette-Buccino clears the final hurdle during the preliminaries of the 400 meter hurdle race at the Midwest Conference Track Championships.

Clearing the bar

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

Fourth place with 417 points.

A member of the track and field team competes in the high jump

Blurdle

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

Fifth place with 407 points.

Athletes participating in the 100 meter hurdles are neck and neck during this timed exposure

Sports Features & Illustrations

Field Dreams

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

First place with 490 points.

The coaches son stands by his father during the National Anthem.

Attitude

by Shannon O'Brien (University of Illinois Springfield)

Second place with 459 points.

Starters for the women's soccer team are ready for the upcoming season.

Football portrait

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Third place with 445 points.

Aamir Walton '15, is a multi-sport athlete playing football and basketball while also holding leadership positions with several campus groups.

1st Home Game

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Fourth place with 434 points.

Eck Baseball Stadium hosted its home opener after the installation of a field turf surface on both the infield and outfield.

Seven Seniors

by Todd Paris (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Fifth place with 400 points.

The Nanooks return seven seniors on their roster for next season's schedule.

People & Portraits

D-Day pilot

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

First place with 476 points.

Across the street from our campus we have a national warplane museum that is home to a restored Douglas C-47 from WWII. The airplane was used to drop paratroopers on Normandy during the D-Day invasion of France. For the 70th anniversary, a group of pilots will be flying the war plane from Upstate New York to Normandy, France. One of the pilots happens to be an alum of our University -- pictured here hours before the historic flight was to commence.

Senior Portrait

by Ken Bennett (Wake Forest University)

Second place with 438 points.

Senior Elizabeth Jay ('14) poses on the Magnolia Patio on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

Eyes Wide Open

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Third place with 434 points.

A theatre arts major (with plenty of room for type).

NO HATE - NOH8

by Matthew Yeoman (The College at Brockport)

Fourth place with 428 points.

Student poses in dramatic fashion while being photographed for a campus NOH8 campaign.

Lab work

by Donny Crowe (Louisiana Tech University)

Fifth place with 421 points.

Lab work

Campus Environment

Moon Rising

by Joseph Pallen (University of Idaho)

First place with 517 points.

Moon Rising on the Palouse over Tomer Butte and Campus.

Climbing the walls

by Dani Machlis (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU))

Second place with 493 points.

A silhouette of a new art installment affixed to the exterior wall of the Humanities Building

Flowering tulips

by Jeff Miller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Third place with 448 points.

Flowering tulips reach for the sunny sky from the backyard garden of Olin House, the chancellor's residence, during a spring afternoon on May 22, 2014.

Starlings Flock Around the Bell Tower

by David Campbell (Alabama State University)

Fourth place with 431 points.

A flock of starlings(sturnus vulgaris) flies around the cupola of Bibb Graves Hall as the sun sets over the campus of Alabama State University, Thursday, May, 1, 2014.

Storm season

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Fifth place with 428 points.

A thunderstorm hangs over the campus South Farms.

News: Spot & Feature

Dance with light

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

First place with 507 points.

A student does a dance while an interactive light display tracks her movement and changes the color and intensity of the light to the speed and nature of her motions.

Hands

by Jackie Ricciardi (Boston University)

Second place with 483 points.

Anna Buggy (CAS 14) and Jason Gens (CAS 14) hold hands during the 2014 Commencement ceremony at Nickerson Field on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Festival of Color

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

Third place with 448 points.

Students throw colored powder into the air as part of this year's festival of color -- luckily my camera escaped unscathed!

Commencement Mass

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Fourth place with 441 points.

2014 Commencement Mass

Hat Trick

by Ken Bennett (Wake Forest University)

Fifth place with 421 points.

New graduates toss their mortarboards at the close of Commencement ceremonies on Hearn Plaza on Monday, May 19, 2014.

Sea of graduates

by Jeff Miller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Fifth place with 421 points.

A sea of graduates are seated on the field during the spring commencement ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on May 17, 2014. The graduation event was held outdoors at Camp Randall for the first time in more than two decades, and attended by approximately 5,400 bachelor's and master's degree candidates and their guests.

General Features & Illustrations

Student Veteran

by Amanda Pitts (Grand Valley State Univeristy)

First place with 490 points.

One of our many student veterans posed for a portrait, then submitted photos to me from his deployment overseas. I put together a double exposure type image in Photoshop to be used in our next magazine using his portrait and one of the submitted images.

The Swarm

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Second place with 472 points.

A photo illustration of a student researcher who is developing a new system of air traffic control based on a bat's echolocation abilities. It seems that bats that fly in large groups never bump into each other. The control tower and jet were photographed at the local airport, the bats were purchased from a stock agency and extracted from the background, and the student was photographed in our studio.

Joe Egg

by Glenn Carpenter (Moraine Valley Community College)

Third place with 469 points.

Poster image for the play, "Day in the Death of Joe Egg."

Poetry in Motion

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Fourth place with 455 points.

The assignment was to illustrate the "Motion" class in the theatre arts department. A half second exposure with rear sync flash with students waving capes around her before the flash fired.

University Seal

by Jon Hendricks (Valparaiso Unviersity)

Fifth place with 441 points.

Dramatic lighting on a giant University seal that will be used for commencement.

Science & Research

The Next Big Thing

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

First place with 503 points.

Title page for a story on what's on the horizon in research at our university.

Agricultural drone

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Second place with 455 points.

Campus researchers are using drone technology to scout their fields.

SignGlasses

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Third place with 445 points.

Professor Mike Jones and his students have developed a system to project the sign language narration onto several types of glasses – including Google Glass.

Making a Stalagmite

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

Fourth place with 434 points.

Water dripping in cave illustrating how Stalagmites are created

Super-Hyrdrophobic Coating

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Fifth place with 424 points.

A water droplet stands perched on top of a Super-Hydrophobic (waterproof) surface being researched by the University.

Research

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Fifth place with 424 points.

Queenster Nartey '16, works on research in one of the labs in the Robert N. Noyce ’49 Science Center.

Personal Vision

Highway stars

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

First place with 497 points.

A local interstate is illuminated by the night sky and passing cars

Planting season - prairie sunset

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Second place with 486 points.

Sunset behind a tractor preparing a field for planting.

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