Student publications include The Columns (student newspaper); The Mound, and Whetstone, the art and literary journal.

Staff positions are open to all interested students, with approval of the respective editor and advisor. Application forms are available in 311 Jaynes Hall. Students participating as staff members may also receive variable course credit for their work. Editors are responsible for staff assignments, and enrollment is by advisor permission (Dr. Sharon L. Brescoach for The Columns and The Mound, and Dr. Suzanne Heagy for Whetstone).

Editor positions for the respective publications are competitive and chosen annually by the Student Publications Board, which governs all student publications.

Student publications allow students to hone their writing, editing, photographic, and graphic-design skills in professional settings, using advanced computer technology. Columns is published six times per semester and is distributed by noon the first Monday of each month. The Mound and Whetstone are published annually. Whetstone showcases student writing and art and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Student publications are financed primarily by student fees.

Campus publications include Tracts, a journal of student scholarship. Published annually, Tracts is edited by faculty members who are assisted by student staff members. For information about staff positions or submissions, contact Professor Elizabeth Savage, or J. Robert Baker.

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