English Department Releases 2nd Edition of "The Beard"

Date: June 23, 2010 - 11:06am

Minneapolis, MN - The English Department of North Central University recently released its second edition of the literary journal The Beard. The Beard is an annual publication by NCU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and includes a variety of writings. The first edition of The Beard was released in the spring of 2009 after generous funding from the NCU English Department and the North Central Student Association.

Approximately 15 students contributed to the journal’s writing, editing, and overall design. Journalism Major Anna Smith, whose poem Midnight Riders is included in the journal, was awarded first prize for her creative nonfiction essay A Baby Named Morgue at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention on March 20, 2010.

Sigma Tau Delta is the largest English Honor Society in the world, with well over 10,000 active student members. Each year the organization holds a convention, and invites any current student member to contribute their scholarly or creative work. Students from all over the world submit their work in a number of different categories. This year NCU had four students accepted to print their work.

The Beard also includes artistic photography from students including those of Youth Development Major Sarah Blesener. Blesener, who visited the country of Haiti twice after the earthquake that shook the island this past January, captured images that provide a glimpse of the impact from this major disaster.

To purchase a copy of the recent The Beard, or for more information regarding this publication, please contact the NCU English Department at 612.343.4140 or email amkingsr@northcentral.edu.