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January 23, 2009
Vol. 50 No. 12

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Student-led publication will showcase all departments

The interdisciplinary publication "Transformations" is now open to student submissions from every department on campus. "Transformations" will be published in late spring.

Until recently, it was a publication featuring only submissions from English department students.

This year, the editorial board, which consists of junior Trisha Strahl, freshman Michael Fiorilla and sophomore Ashlie Crosson, decided to expand the publication's size and focus areas.

"We want students to submit anything they have; creative papers, scholarly papers, lab reports and photographs," Strahl said.

Academic advisors responsible for setting up the publication are: Amy Winans, associate professor of English; Laurence Roth, associate professor of English and coordinator of Jewish programs; and Mark Fertig, art department head and associate professor of art.

Fiorilla said that the advisors oversee the publication, but the students are responsible for what content is selected.

Strahl said that they are aiming for 80 pages of material to publish.

Strahl added that students from the graphic design department take care of the layout and the design of "Transformations."

The English, Creative Writing and Art departments fund the publication's expenses so that "Transformations" can be distributed around campus for free.

Strahl said that the editorial board is encouraging all students to submit essays in their particular field of study.

Fiorilla said, "It's a unique opportunity to have something you worked on published, and you should take advantage."

Winans said, "Students will gain a broad audience both inside and outside the university for their creative and scholarly work."

She added that being published in a peer-reviewed journal such as "Transformations" is a testament to the strength of student's work.

"By publishing in this journal, it's kind of representative of what the academic and creative abilities are of Susquehanna students," Strahl said.

She added that this publication will show what Susquehanna students are doing and what different departments are doing around campus.

Fiorilla said that the editorial board is looking for students that are experts from different departments to help peer-edit submissions.

Anyone interested in peer-editing or submitting a piece should contact Trisha Strahl, Michael Fiorilla or Ashlie Crosson via e-mail.

There is no length requirement for submissions. Submissions will be accepted via e-mail until Jan. 30.

"Transformations" is a student-led publication that is distributed once a year at Susquehanna.

This publication was co-founded in 2001 by English majors Emily Anderson and Alisha Klauger, members of the class of 2002.

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