The staff of the
campus’s literary magazine, Baily’s Beads, will
have two reasons to celebrate next week – its third year in a row being awarded
the American Scholastic Press Association’s Most Outstanding College Magazine
and the unveiling of its 2013 issue.
The unveiling will take place at
7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Mukaiyama University Room and is free and open to the
public. It will feature refreshments, readings and an open mic for those
wishing to share their original work. The staff will present awards for the
best writing in the magazine and recognize the 2012 issue and its staff.
“We received a perfect
score in three categories, including content and design,” said Dr. NancyMcCabe, associate professor of writing and advisor for the magazine. “This was
one of the best and most efficient staffs I have ever worked with. Everyone did
his or her part, and the issue fell into place easily, which doesn’t always
happen. And we’re really honored to receive this recognition for the third time
in a row.”
Co-editors for the 2012
edition were Seth Cheatle, a December graduate in English from St. Marys, and
James Segee, a writing major from Bradford.
The 2013 issue was edited by Cheatle.
“We had so many submissions
with ‘dark’ themes that it led to a film noir-inspired cover,” McCabe said,
adding that the final product, however, contains a wide range of subjects,
genres, themes and tones with especially strong poetry and creative nonfiction
by students, alumni, faculty and staff.
a story about a tattoo by a faculty member, some brave and intense essays about
difficult topics by some current students and a memoir about a Coast Guard
rescue by a community member,” she said.
For those unable to make the
unveiling of the 2013 issue, copies will be available throughout campus or by
contacting McCabe at (814)362-0785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For disability-related needs,
contact the Office of Disabilities Resources and Service at (814)362-7609 or email@example.com.