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Literary Magazine Celebrating 10 Years of Stories, Poems and Photographs
April 27, 2012
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's INK literary
magazine has commemorated its 10th anniversary by once
again featuring the best literary and visual artwork by the
college's students, faculty and staff members, while also
re-publishing "Best Of" works from the past 10 issues.
INK will have its Volume 10 release party on Friday,
April 27, at the Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery, located at 25
South Seventh Street in Terre Haute, from 7-9 p.m. The opening will
also feature the free distribution of art and literary magazines
from Indiana State University and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College;
artwork from those magazines; a live reading of literary works; and
free food from George's Downtown Cafe and Caboodle Cupcakes. The
event is open to the public.
Published annually, INK contains poetry, prose,
photography, paintings, sculpture and other forms of art submitted
by members of the Rose-Hulman community. Published works were
selected by a committee of student editors. This year's anniversary
issue features works by 30 artists, including 27 students, two
faculty members, and one non-RHIT collaborator.
The magazine encompasses 10 genres of art, including musical
works featured on the INK website (http://ink.rose-hulman.edu),
all of which were voted on by the editors and staff in a five-hour
review session after the submission deadline in late March.
Co-Editor in Chief Phil Rodenbeck says the chance to see so many
student submissions is well-worth the effort of putting together
the magazine. He stated, "Opening that attachment, experiencing a
submission for the first time-it's like opening a small present.
Sure, you get some socks and some questionable gifts from the wacky
aunt. But you also get pieces of true thought, originality and
beauty that leave you nothing less than sublime."
INK continues a long-standing tradition of literary
publications on campus. The magazine was founded during the
2002-2003 academic year by Rebecca Dyer, Ph.D., and was edited by a
small group of dedicated students. A formal selection process for
student editors was implemented in 2008 and now the magazine has 11
student editors, advised by Corey Taylor, Ph.D., and arts program
coordinator Steve Letsinger. There are two annual student academic
awards associated with the publication: Best Visual Work and Best
Rose-Hulman's literary magazinehas increased its circulation to
the greater Terre Haute community, with an off-campus launch party
being conducted for the past two issues. Last year, the launch
party debuted the Terre Haute Collegiate Art and Literary
Magazine. This year's Halcyon event will further include the
local publication subTerreanean2.
Rodenbeck, a graduate student, has worked with other technical
colleges to create the Art in Science and Technology (ArtiST)
Conference. Participating schools included Rose-Hulman, Colorado
School of Mines, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rochester
Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The conference featured workshops on topics including magazine
layout, advertising and production.
Learn more about INK at http://ink.rose-hulman.edu.