There may not be any pinups, but the 2005 West Virginia University academic affairs information security calendar turned enough heads to bring home a prestigious prize.

The Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services selected the calendar as this years overall winner in theGeneral Service Promotional Materialscategory during its communication awards program.

Each year, the association sponsors communication awards to recognize outstanding Web sites, publications and promotional materials produced by university and college computing centers throughout the United States.

The awards recognize excellence in developing useful and appealing materials to enhance user services, and offer attendees an opportunity to garner ideas to enhance their own efforts.

The WVU calendar contains 12 poster images originally submitted for the 2005 WVU Computing and Technology Symposium Information Security Program Student Poster Contest.

Students and faculty from the College of Creative ArtsDivision of Fine Arts Graphics Design worked with members of the WVU Information Security Awareness, Communication and Education Committee to develop the posters.

The committee members suggested information security topics, and the students researched the topics, designed posters and developed messages to convey security tips.

The Information Security Program Student Poster Contest provided a fun way to convey best information security practices to the WVU community. The project engaged students, faculty and staff, who directly participated in the development and delivery of the posters, as well as all those who analyzed and voted on the posters during the competition.

Acting upon a suggestion by WVU Provost Gerald Lang, a team of WVU staff members from the Information Security Program, Office of Information Technology, Creative Services, Printing Services, Institutional Advancement and Web Services used the artwork from the poster contest to develop the award-winning calendar.

As the first-place winner, WVU has been invited to deliver a poster presentation at the associations fall 2005 conference.

Previous communication award winners include the Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University and Yale University School of Medicine.

The posters are also available on the WVU Downloads site as screensavers: