The student staff of Scribendi, the arts and literary magazine produced by the UNM Honors College, unveils its 2014 edition on Friday, April 25 from 7–8:30 pm. The opening takes place in the Honors building. Refreshments and cake will be provided to celebrate the occasion. The event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
Scribendi is run by students and has been operating since 1985, when it began as the UNM Honors Review. Notable figures who have worked on Scribendi over the years include authors V.B. Price and Daniel Abraham. Scribendi has received national recognition over the years, and it represents the Western Regional Honors Council’s best student work. The magazine won the Pacemaker award in 2006 and again in 2013, just last year. The Pacemaker is the highest national honor available to collegiate publishing, and has been called the “Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.”
The magazine features a wide variety of creative work, including paintings, musical compositions, architectural plans, short fiction, poetry, and more. The selection is both contemporary and classic. In this year’s edition, one music piece is a classically composed tarantella, while another is a chiptune song created entirely through the in-game music synthesizer of Little Big Planet 2. Film and music pieces can be enjoyed at the Scribendi website. Works featured in the magazine were created by over 50 contributors from 19 honors colleges across the US western region.
UNM Honors is located at the lower level of Student Health and Counseling.