An untitled work of acrylic and aerosol on canvas by Daniel Amrhein
published in the 2010 issue of Calliope.

Armstrong Literary Magazine Earns Award

(January 13, 2011) The 2010 issue of Armstrong Atlantic State University's student literature and art magazine, Calliope, has received a First Place/Special Merit award from the American Scholastic Press Association.

The American Scholastic Press Association's national award is given annually to recognize the best high school and university publications in the country.

Brandon N. McCoy, a senior majoring in English, served as editor of the 67-page publication. The 2010 edition of Calliope includes 16 illustrations of artwork, four short stories, and 13 poems. In all, 22 students contributed to the publication and nine served on its staff. Christopher Baker, professor of English, has served as faculty advisor since 1998.

“I have seen over the years that the caliber of student editors as well as the quality of the submissions continues to improve,” said Baker. “Students involved in this effort work hard to put together a magazine that we can be proud of.”

Calliope is published annually by and for the students of Armstrong Atlantic State University. Previously, the American Scholastic Press Association has awarded Calliope a First Place/Special Merit Award for its issues of 2009, 2007, 1991 and 1990. In addition, Calliope received First Place Award for its issues of 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1994, 1993, 1992 and 1989.