American Scholastic Press Association Honors Gannon’s Totem Publication with Two Awards

Totem 2103Posted: October 9, 2013

Gannon University's literary arts magazine, Totem, was honored with two high awards by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) for the 2012-2013 issue.

Totem won First Place with Special Merit and Outstanding Creative Binding. Totem was awarded with 975 points of a potential 1,000 points on content coverage, organization, design, presentation and creativity.

According to the ASPA, Totem showed superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, artists, photographers, layouts and design, staff members and its adviser.

The awards were presented to former co-editors Christine Peffer and Dan Kubacki, professor of English and adviser Berwyn Moore, and all the staff members who helped with production and assembly.

The current Totem editor, Siobhan Brown, said the staff will keep the high standards of the magazine alive as they begin production for this year's issue.

"This year, we plan on continuing to create something textually and visually original for the 2014 issue," Brown said. "We intend to make a well-done and visually striking magazine that once again showcases Gannon's talent."