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Skald 2013 Wins in National College Magazine Awards

By March 16, 2014March 28th, 2014Art, Campus Blog, Liberal Arts, Press Release

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category to Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine. Awards were announced during the College Media Convention in New York City over the weekend.

Cover of Skald’s 2013 issue.

Cover of Skald’s 2013 issue.

There were ten finalists in the category competing for either a Silver or a Gold Crown Award, the highest recognition given by the association for overall excellence. Below is a complete list of the winners:

College Magazine Gold Crowns
Alchemy, Portland Community College, Portland, OR;
Collage, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ;
Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, ON;
Inside, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Windhover, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

College Magazine Silver Crowns
blue moon, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA;
Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
Hair Trigger 35, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
Kiosk, Morningside College, Sioux City, IA;
Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is an international student press association owned and operated by Columbia University since 1925.

Skald was first developed in 1977 and features poetry, animation, drawings, paintings and other works contributed by the students of Villa Maria College. Most recently the publication won a Silver Crown for the 2011 edition.

Faculty advisers for the magazine are Graphic Design professors Robert Grizanti and Julie Zack, and Creative Writing and Liberal Arts professor Joyce Kessel.

A private, co-educational, Catholic college, Villa Maria offers students a unique experience to learn and grow with a culturally diverse student population and a growing baccalaureate culture that lives its values of truth, charity, and unity.

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