Ivy Tech students receive national recognition for literary contributions

Three Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington students have received national recognition from the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) for their contributions to Ivy Tech’s literary magazine, mê tis.

English Professor, Emily Bobo, founded mê tis nine years ago as an outlet for students to share their art and text.

Bobo receives about 100 submissions per issue. “We generally publish between 25 and 30 different submissions both art and text,” she said. “For financial purposes we design our black-and-white magazine around a 48-page model. The more pages we print, the more it costs to produce the magazine. So, we try to keep it small and selective.”

This is the first year Bobo submitted the magazine to the CCHA. Along with the full magazine, Bobo selected three individual pieces to compete for awards in their respective categories.

Andrew Quick won the scripts category with “Windows.” Honesty Bunch placed second in the poetry category for “The Music of Sound.” Jason Campbell received third place in the short stories category for his crime-mystery story, “The Missing Blanks.”

On November 5-7, the award recipients, along with mê tis student editors, Anne Ashley and James Gillie, will travel to Phoenix, AZ to attend a workshop, luncheon, and awards ceremony at the annual CCHA National Conference.

Mê tis is on sale in the Ivy Tech Bloomington Bookstore for $4.25. Three dollars of each sale is used to support future issues, student-editing scholarships, and student-writing and art contests.

For more information about mê tis, contact Emily Bobo at 812-330-6284 or email at ebobo1@ivytech.edu.