CLU Literary Magazine Wins Award

Morning Glory - Volume 35- 2009 Edition

Morning Glory, CLU’s literary and visual arts magazine, has won a prestigious Magazine Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

The University is one of only six universities in the country receiving the award for literary magazines. Judged by the American Poetry Journal, the Magazine Pacemaker honors general excellence in collegiate magazines. Given annually since 1927, these coveted awards are unofficially known as the “Pulitzer Prizes of student journalism.”

This is the second time Morning Glory has won a Pacemaker, also having been honored in 1982. In 1990, the magazine was inducted into the College Media Association’s Hall of Fame. The American Collegiate Press has presented 26 All American Awards to Morning Glory through the years.

Morning Glory showcases the best creative endeavors of students, faculty, staff and alumni of CLU. The glossy publication features poetry, stories, photographs, paintings and multimedia images. It also includes a CD featuring original music compositions.

The editor-in-chief of the 2009 Morning Glory was Katherine Rose Bierach, a Campbell resident and valedictorian of the Class of 2009. Corey Vickery, a Goleta resident who also graduated in May, was art editor. The faculty advisor is Joan Wines. Emeritus English professor J.T. Ledbetter started the magazine in 1971 and still contributes poetry to it.

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