CMU Holds Release Party For Magazine Of The Arts

Central Methodist University’s magazine of the arts, Inscape, recently unveiled a variety of creative works by CMU students, faculty, and staff.

The magazine’s 42nd edition was officially revealed during a release party on Tuesday, April 25, which invited contributing writers and artists, as well as their family and friends. 

Danielle Franklin, a senior English major from Oak Grove, was this year’s Inscapeeditor. Contributing editors were Miranda Dahman, a senior English and history double major from Harrisonville; Mackenzie Hustead, a senior English major from Edina; Brittany Lawson, a senior biology major from Jefferson City; and Lyndsey Phillips, a senior education major from Columbia.  

“We made some stylistic changes this year to really incorporate CMU into the magazine, and make it classy and professional,” Franklin said. “There is such a broad spectrum of perspectives that show all of the creative elements that are found within our students, faculty, staff, and community.”

The members of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society at CMU, and faculty members of the English department voted for the winners of each category to be honored with the annual Inscape awards. Faculty advisor is Dr. Kavita Hatwalkar, assistant professor of English.

Awards were granted for the magazine’s cover, and for first, second, and third place winners in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, ten-minute plays, and the categories of photography, art, and drawings. In addition to a certificate, first plan recipients also were rewarded with a cash prize. 

Violeta Sevillano Pires won the privilege of having her photo titled “Everything Is Ahead Of You” featured on the front cover of Inscape. She is a senior chemistry major from Madrid, Spain. 

The award for first place in poetry went to Catherine Barnard, a freshman nursing major from Columbia, for her poem titled “I Forgot To Turn Off the Faucet.”  Addison McGuire, a senior biology major from Higbee, won second place for his poem, “How I’ve Grown.” Third place in poetry went to Lachai Allen, a sophomore communication studies major from Overland, who submitted a poem called “Skin Deep.” 

First place for fiction was awarded to Dylan Lewis, a sophomore English major from Kirksville, for his writing, “Ambition.” Kiven Steitz, a senior criminal justice major from McKinney, Texas, won second for his submission titled “The Perfect Drive.” For his work, “Silence, Lights, Wagers,” Liam Tobeler, a junior computer science major from Boonville, took third place in fiction. 

In the photography, art, and drawing category, Catie Dovin, a freshman marine biology major from Jackson, won first place for her piece titled “Expressive Ballerina.” Second place went to Ronan O’Loughlin, a freshman business major from Ballymena Antrim, Ireland, for his submission, “Chicago’s Alley.” Natalie Van Horn, a sophomore marine biology major from Raymore, won third for her work titled “Losing My Marbles.” 

There were first and second place awards given for ten-minute plays. Clarice Fels, a sophomore environmental science major from Springfield, won first place for her play titled “We Never Expected This.” Second place was awarded to former student Kole Hinton, for his submission, “Choices.” 

Others with submissions selected for publication included Abby Addleman, a senior religion and church leadership major from Cape Girardeau; Tad Armentrout, a junior English major from Franklin; Ashley Brewer, a freshman education and theatre arts double major from Salisbury; Shelby Dodson, a senior criminal justice major from Fayette; 

Taylor Ellebracht, a sophomore biology major from Boonville; Austin Gardner, a graduate student from Stockton; Rebecca Garrett, a CGES online nursing major from Mexico; Maggie Gebhardt, media content specialist for CMU’s Marketing and Communication Department; Cassandra Geisendorfer, a senior nursing major from Shelbyville; Parker Johnson, a senior computer science major from Richmond; 

Brittany Lawson, a senior biology major from Jefferson City; Mikaela Lewis, a junior education major from Harrisburg; Madilynn Lyons, a sophomore English major from New Franklin; Gregory J. Owen, CMU assistant professor of theatre and communications; Lyndsey Phillips, a senior education major from Columbia; 

Michaela Pomajzl, a senior business major from Sedalia; Jessica Travlos, media and content coordinator for CMU’s Marketing and Communication Department; Denise Weigand, a senior physics major from Weatherby; and Charli Wood, a sophomore pre-major from Jefferson City.

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