Gannon University’s Student-Produced Totem Receives ASPA Awards
Posted: November 18, 2016
Gannon University's student-produced Totem was given a first
place award for the 21st consecutive year by the American
Scholastic Press Association (ASPA). Totem was also given first
place awards for outstanding cover and outstanding magazine
Totem earned 940 points out of 1000 in the categories of content
coverage, organization, design, presentation and creativity.
Totem, produced annually by Gannon students, is a literary arts
magazine that compiles literary fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry,
creative nonfiction and all forms of visual art created by Gannon
students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The ASPA competition is open to all colleges across the United
States. Totem was entered in the category of publications from
colleges with an enrollment of more than 2501 students. Totem has
been awarded first-place or first-place with special merit every
year since 1996.
"I look at each year as a new adventure with a different staff,
and I'm always impressed with the ideas that the students bring to
the table," said Berwyn Moore, professor of English and adviser to
the magazine. "The award is a validation of the hard work but even
without the award, Totem is still a wonderful undertaking and so is
the opportunity of working with new students every year."