Nov. 8, 2012
The 2012 edition of Kiosk, Morningside College’s literary magazine, received a Gold Medal rating from The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). This is the highest rating a school can receive.
Kiosk includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and artwork created by students, alumni or members of the Morningside College community. It was judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics.
“The writing is the real strong point of the magazine…” said one judge. “The works touch a broad range of subjects and emotions. Your staff must be very lucky to work with writers who are willing to take on difficult subjects.”
“The visuals for this magazine are all very strong,” said another judge, “and their presentation allows for the works to speak for themselves.”
Morningside students edit and design the publication. The 2012 edition featured student Marcie Ponder of Sioux City as editor-in-chief. Advisors were Stephen Coyne, professor of English; John Kolbo, instructor of art; and Dolie Thompson, visiting instructor of art.
The CSPA, owned by Columbia University, is an international student press association that connects student journalists and faculty advisors at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs.