The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

January 28, 2014

Crowder College literary magazine honored by national organization

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Crowder Quill, the literary and art magazine of Crowder College, has been awarded Best Community College Literary-Art Magazine in the 2,500-plus enrollment category from the American Scholastic Press Association.

It also received a First Place with Special Merit award.

The organization in College Point, N.Y., judges high school and college publications based on content, organization, design, presentation and creativity.

“You have mastered not only the elements of a good publication but you have also published excellent works from your school population,” contest chairman Richard Plass wrote in a letter congratulating the Quill staff. He called it an amazing publication.

The award was based on the spring 2013 issue. Staff members included Sean Armstrong, Emily Gritten, Allie Oxford, Logan Stark, James Walls and Mason Whitman, all of Neosho; JoJo Brinkhoff, of Stella; Becky Embry-Kirby, of Lanagan; Ryan Land, of Goodman; Crystal Moody, of Rocky Comfort; and Hannah Scroggs, of Joplin. The staff adviser is Latonia Bailey, of Goodman.

Bailey, communications and journalism instructor at Crowder, has been the staff adviser for the magazine since 1994. She said receiving the first-place award from the organization is pretty routine for the Crowder Quill, but the Best Community College Literary-Art Magazine designation is a first.

“That’s quite an achievement,” Bailey said of the staff. She said the score for the Crowder Quill has improved steadily over the years.

The Crowder Quill has been published and distributed free on campus and in the community since 1980.



Deadline

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE CROWDER QUILL are due Feb. 4. Categories are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photography. High school and Crowder College students, and adults within 100 miles of any Crowder campus are eligible to enter. Winners of the contest will be published in the magazine and will be recognized at an awards ceremony on May 8. The entry form is available at www.CrowderQuill.wordpress.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Pseudoephedrine sales in Pittsburg to require prescription

    Starting Friday, those who purchase pseudoephedrine and related products in Pittsburg will need a prescription to do so.

    July 22, 2014

  • Cherokee County Commission accepts general counsel's resignation

    Kevin Cure, who has served as general counsel for the Cherokee County Commission since 2005, submitted a handwritten resignation to the board on Monday in the aftermath of a landfill controversy.

    July 22, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: Parents can get help with school supplies

    I don’t know much about demographics other than the fact that I no longer belong to a “targeted demographic.” When I was younger, I was bombarded by commercials and ads from companies that were trying to sell me things that I not only needed but wanted.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jasper County Commission reviews traffic plans

    The Jasper County Commission will hold public hearings today and Thursday on a number of traffic changes proposed in the county. No one spoke when the first hearing was held Tuesday as part of the regular commission meeting, according to Jim Honey, Eastern District associate commissioner.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin school board reviews audit procedures

    A team from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has begun requesting documents in its task to audit the operations and management of the Joplin School District, the audit manager told the Board of Education on Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin man to stand trial in accident case

    A passenger accused of causing an accident on Interstate 44 in Joplin that injured three others as well as himself was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on three felony counts.

    July 22, 2014

  • r072214soroptimist3.jpg Volunteers spend week providing camp experience to foster youths

    Karen McGlamery is a massage therapist. Terri Falis-Cochran is a finance manager. Jane McCaulley is a retired art teacher. But for a week each summer, the three are among dozens of area residents who become camp counselors.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Neosho school board hires company to manage substitutes

    Citing its hopes of shifting health care costs and utilizing more time from retired teachers, the Neosho Board of Education granted a contract Monday to a temporary employee company to manage its substitute teacher program.

    July 22, 2014

  • Main Street TIF district study to begin

    A measure that allows the city to charge its $15,000 in administrative costs for studying a proposal to create a tax increment financing district on South Main Street was approved Monday by the Joplin City Council.

    July 21, 2014

  • Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case

    A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.

    July 21, 2014

Must Read
Sports
Photos


Facebook
Poll

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Do you think those kinds of measures should be taken?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Opinion
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter