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Sampler XXV - 2014

Aquinas College students are invited to submit poetry (no imitation or scaffolded poems, please) short fiction, and creative nonfiction for the annual student literary and art publication, Sampler. Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5 p.m. Submit no more than three original unpublished works (mixed genres are OK). Prose works and poetry are limited to no more than three double-spaced typed pages.

>Download the instructions for submission (pdf) >Submit Your Work Online (Requires ELM Login)
 
Download the Sampler (pdf)
Sampler XXV - 2013 Sampler XXIV - 2012 Sampler XXIII - 2011 Sampler XXII - 2010
Sampler XXI - 2009 Sampler XX - 2008 Sampler XIX - 2007 Sampler XVIII - 2006
 

 
2013 Academy of American Poets Contest for Colleges and Universities
Sarah Branz

 

 

Congratulations to Sarah Branz, Senior (pictured at left), Winner of the Academy of American Poetry Prize 2013

 
Finalists

 

 

 

Academy of American Poets Prize for Colleges and Universities Finalists

 

Pictured from left to right Brendan Hoffman, Erin Lilly, Elizabeth Nelson, Danielle Alexander (Honorable Mention), Sarah Branz (Winner), Rebecca Malmquist, and Debra Duiven (missing, Anna Matthews)

 

 
New Members Inducted in to Lambda Iota Tau
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New Lambda Iota Tau Members, 2013

Pictured from left to right. Katie McKay, Ken Logan, and Shelby Denhoff

New Lambda Iota Tau Members, 2013

Pictured from left to right. Alexis Worthington, Rachael Steil,

and Anna Fischer

   
Lambda Iota Tau December 2012 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau November 2012 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in December 2012.
Pictured from left to right: Chelsea Graham, Neil Steichen, and
Brittany Bullock
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in November 2012.
Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Giluk, Rebecca Malmquist, and Sarah Ewing.
 
Lambda Iota Tau September 2012 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau March 2012 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in September 2012.
Pictured from left to right: Rebecca Shroyer, Erin Lodes, and Elisira Auchter.
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in March 2012.
Pictured from left to right: Anna Matthews and Michelle Plumstead
 
Lambda Iota Tau November 2011 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau September 2011 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in November 2011.
Pictured from left to right: Danielle Alexander, Adam Colburn, Lianne Crouthers
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in September 2011.
Pictured from left to right: Laura Hartness, Lauren F. Carlson, Sarah Branz
 
Lambda Iota Tau January 2011 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau November 2010 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in January 2011.
Pictured from left to right: Jennifer VanderSlik, Jarrod Irwin, Samantha Rinkus
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in November 2010.
Pictured from left to right: Annie Cooley, Lauren Folkes,
and Karen Mannino
 
Lambda Iota Tau October 2010 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau March 2010 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in October 2010.
Pictured from left to right: Audrey Genautis, Andrea Grant,
and Ingrid Wolf
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in March 2010.
Pictured from left to right: Allison Ferguson, Rachael Pinero,
and Rian Bosse
 
Lambda Iota Tau February 2010 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau January 2010 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in February 2010.
Pictured from left to right: Christy Armock, Julie Hale,
and Doug Seites
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in January 2010.
Pictured from left to right: Alison Bohne, Melissa Nicklowitz,
Brianna Boedeker
 
Lambda Iota Tau November 2009 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau October 2009 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in November 2009.
Pictured from left to right: Seth Brodbeck. Lindy Hernandez,
Rachel Reilly, Erica Meyers
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in October 2009.
Pictured from left to right: Danielle Reisbig, L.B. Blazo, Rachel Vega
 
Lambda Iota Tau September 2009 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau November 2008 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in September 2009.
Pictured from left to right: Kelsey Tithof, Meghan Harris, Luke Spruger
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in November 2008.
Pictured from left to right: Cheyna Roczkowski, Kyla Sisson,
Katie Carty
 
Lambda Iota Tau October 2008 Inductees Lambda Iota Tau September 2008 Inductees
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in October 2008.
Pictured from left to right: Alex Jacobsson, Elizabeth Leduc,
and Rachel Koval.
Lambda Iota Tau welcomed new members in September 2008.
Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Gerline, Matt Bergevin, and
Stacey Dearing.
 

 
2012-2013 Lamda Iota Tau Officers
2012-2013 Lamda Iota Tau Officers

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Jarrod Irwin, President; Danielle Alexander, Secretary; Erin Lodes, Events Coordinator; and Sarah Branz, Treasurer.

 
Lambda Iota Tau is the national literary honor society for literature majors and minors. The three Greek letters, L I T, are an acronym for the motto of the society, Logos Idean Telei, "The word gives form to the idea." The Aquinas chapter has been in existence since 1954 and offers members the opportunity to associate with other lovers of literature, to receive the LIT Journal, a membership card, the honor society newsletter and a certificate of membership. To qualify as a member of LIT, English majors or minors must:
 
1.) Provide evidence of superior scholarship in the study of literature by having attained at least a 3.6 in at least 12 semester credit hours of literature courses and by possessing at least a 3.6 cumulative GPA.

Be in their fifth college semester (junior year).

Present an initiation paper on a literary topic (the paper must be one which has been written for a class and received a grade of A or A-). It may be a study of a single literary work, a focused essay on two or more related works, or original poetry/prose.
 
2.) Be registered in the office of LIT headquarters. An initiation fee of $30 is charged by the international headquarters
which entitles members to the offerings listed above.
 
The Aquinas chapter of LIT is part of a broader student organization which includes the Aquinas Writers' Guild (AWG). Open mic nights of poetry readings, attending theater productions, bringing in guest authors, and publishing a student literary magazine, SAMPLER, are among this organization's activities.
 
Club Advisor: Pamela Dail Whiting, dailwpam@aquinas.edu