Morningside College literary magazine publishes 2017 edition, awards prizes

May 1, 2017, in Latest News, Fine Arts

The 2017 edition of Kiosk, Morningside College’s art and literary magazine, recognizes the work of 10 Morningside students and alumni whose writing, poetry, art and photography received prizes from a three-person panel of judges.

In the literature category, winners included Amy Carothers, a junior from Fort Meyers, Fla., first place; Maggie Theiler, a senior from Omaha, Neb., second place; Brayton Hagge, a senior from Fordyce, Neb., third place; and Ashley Stagner, a senior from Columbus Junction, Iowa, honorable mention.

Winners in the art category included Cassandra Warner, a junior from Council Bluffs, Iowa, first place; Miguel Beltran, a 2014 graduate from Santa Ana, Calif., second place and an honorable mention; Shaina Le, a junior from Sioux City, third place and an honorable mention; Alyssa Nehring, a senior from Humboldt, Iowa, honorable mention; Jesseca Ormond, a sophomore from Antigua, honorable mention; and Trey Russell, a junior from Gretna, Neb., honorable mention.

The panel that selected the prizewinning entries included Benjamin Pratt, a Sioux City artist; Barbara Rodman, associate professor of English at the University of North Texas in Denton; and Karla Santi, CEO of Blend Interactive in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The 2017 Kiosk features written and visual work from 32 Morningside students and alumni. Heather Eisele, a junior from Gypsum, Kan., served as editor-in-chief. Emma Miller, a junior from Corder, Mo., was visual editor. Faculty advisers were Steve Coyne, professor of English; John Kolbo, instructor of art; and Terri McGaffin, associate professor of art.    

Kiosk has been published by the college’s English and art departments since 1938. Kiosk has received numerous awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated College Press.