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Ursuline's Fine Arts Publication Receives Recognition

November 12, 2012

Inscape 2012, Ursuline College’s fine arts annual, received a First Class Honor Rating from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) indicating marks of distinction in the areas of writing and editing and concept.

According to the ACP, the College received these marks of distinction “for exemplary work and point total exceeding 85.” A perfect score of 100 points was awarded in the writing and editing category. “It is quite obvious a rigorous review process was employed and that your pool is saturated with excellent writers,” said Dr. Joanne Simpson, the ACP judge who critiqued Ursuline’s publication.

In terms of concept, a total of 90 points were awarded, and according to Simpson, the “cover is inviting, appealing and mentally and emotionally provocative.” She also claimed that “it is unique to see art on the inside cover and to have this as the focus of the page.”

Furthermore, Simpson said of Inscape 2012, “Everything in the magazine speaks of professionalism--impressive graphics, art and writing. I was surprised by how much the content varied.”

For over 20 years, Ursuline has submitted Inscape to the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) for critique and has consistently received high marks. This is the first time the publication has been submitted to the ACP.

Commenting on the First-Class rating Inscape 2012 received from the ACP, Sr. Cynthia Glavac, O.S.U., Ph.D., who served as the literary advisor to Inscape 2012, said that “receiving this award from such a well-established, national organization affirms that   Inscape is a quality publication that has consistently reflected a talented body of writers and artists at Ursuline College.  Encouraged by our ACP First-Class rating, we begin work on Inscape 2013 with confidence and excitement.”

The ACP is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists. Since 1921, they offer resources to their members to help them improve their publications--newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast programs, and online publications. More than 20,000 students are staffers at ACP member publications.

As a Catholic liberal arts college, focusing on women, Ursuline welcomes students into an academically challenging and values-based environment. Ursuline offers more than 30 undergraduate and ten graduate degrees in three schools including arts and sciences, nursing, professional and graduate studies.

To view the award winning 2012 issue of Inscape, visit http://www.ursuline.edu/docs/academics_english/Final.pdf.

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