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GAIT Students Receive Printing Awards

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 7:28am
This year our students won awards in two prestigious graphic communications competitions, the PICA Student Awards and the Gutenberg Awards. The PICA Student Award is sponsored by the Printing Industry of the Carolinas and showcases excellence in...

GAIT Students Take a Trip to the Big Apple

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 5:32pm
In April 2014 six students, who are members of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) student club, attended the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York City, NY. The Inside 3D Printing conference is the largest professional...
In 2012, Dr. Kevin R. Howell, a professor at Appalachian State University, was appointed as the Executive Director of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Technology Professionals. The Honorary has chartered nearly 130...

Major in GAIT – and Maybe Go to School for FREE!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:07am
At Appalachian State University every year thousands of dollars are awarded to students interested in pursuing a career in the Graphic Arts industry. Students interested in graphic and web design, packaging, printing, publishing, and many other...
Candy Krusa and friends

Krusa Scholarship Fundraiser

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 3:14pm
Mr. Krusa served as a distinguished professor for the GAIT program. He taught the junior and senior seminar courses as well as Graphic Communications I. For the students enrolled in his classes, he shared his experiences as an executive with PBM...
Alexander Tsyganenko
John Craft (tec) was an invited speaker for the 42nd International Circle for Institutes of Graphic Arts Education, Technology, and Printing Management in Moscow, Russia on October 18—23, 2010. His paper titled, “Globalized Graphic Communications...
Florida bound GAIT majors
Nineteen GAIT majors and two faculty attend Graphics of the Americas Conference and Seminars, February 24—26 in Orlando, Florida. The trip was supplemented from the GAIT Golf Tournament. On the way to the conference, the students and faculty stopped...
Jessica Fox
Jessica Fox served as a graduate assistant in the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Program. She completed her Masters degree program during spring 2011 and is presently working as a packaging engineer for Rubermaid in Florida. During her time as...
Christine Chen

New Prism Paper Cutter installed in GAIT Facility

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 10:20pm
The arrival of the new Prism paper cutter couldn’t have come at a better time. Replacing the Polar Mohr paper cutter that experienced circuit board failure, the Prism has many features including a safety curtain to prevent the potential for...
GAIT students win 2010 PICA awards

GAIT students win 2010 PICA awards

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 6:22pm
Nine students in Appalachian’s Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) program received awards in the collegiate competition of the 43rd Annual Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc., (PICA) Awards Banquet March 6 at the Embassy...

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