May 2009 Archives

TMNTs, affectionately

By Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Kids Are Making Out in the Prop Room Again

By Tim DeYoungs

Reptiles

By Marlene Moxness

A Long Wait to the Processor

By David Peterka

Fifth St. First Congressional

By Michael Daniel Lee

The Spokes

By Alex Higano

Words Without Talking

By History

Time Capsule

By Tim DeYoung

Secret Society

By Casey Van Groll

Robin Robin

By Sam Tornio

Laney's Sing-A-Long Song

By Sam Tornio

Dracula

By Cory Aaland

Curtain Call

By Tim DeYoungs

What Salley Got?

By Sam Tornio

Yao Dian

Yao Dian

Utopia

Utopia

Urgency

Urgency

Tribute to Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tribute to Joseph Mallord William Turner

Target Bag

Target Bag

Suction Cup Me Baby!

Suction Cup Me Baby

Stop.Rewind.Record.Reject.

Stop.Rewind.Record.Reject

Sioux Falls Mill

Sioux Falls Mill

Saint Maximillion Kolbe

Saint Maximillion Kolbe

Robot Flower

Robot Flower

Rage - Special Content

Rage Special Content

Pathos Mending Ethos

Pathos Mending Ethos

Outlets

Outlets

Nude

Nude

Morning Bed Sheets

Morning Bed Sheets

Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

La Forêt-Special Content

La Forêt-Special Content

Kobenhaven Destruction Site 3

Kobenhaven Destruction Site 3

Kobenhaven Destruction Site 1

Kobenhaven Destruction Site 1

Katie

Katie

Giggle My Jelly!

Giggle My Jelly!

Drum Heads

Drum Heads

Coloring Book

Coloring Book

Buddha Row

Buddha Row

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

End:Beginning::Antlers:Deer

Ivory Tower 2009 cover imageDearest Dearies,

What a truly wonderful year. I can't help but sniffle a bit when I think that it is over for the 2009 staff. For the new staff coming in, welcome--you will have the time of your life. For all of you writers who were published, this is beginning of your long climb toward [sic] egotisticality. For those of you who submitted, but were not included in our print issue, I want to thank you for your submissions also. I have to say that the work we received this year was a really tough batch to decipher. There were a number of great submissions, and a few of us took to pouting when our favorites were not selected. Verdict: keep writing, keep submitting, don't stop--your words are inspiring. We really look forward to seeing your names again next year.

As for you crazies out there, those of you who put some of that sweet greenback dollar bill lovin' into our Not-for-Profit account, I send a resounding THANK YOU! Because of people like you, who care about the future of our undergraduate literary community, more emerging writers will have a chance to get their foot in the door. What's more, students like me will get to experience and learn crucial skills that will really help them be active members of the professional community--this means even more than just the lit community, but a wider community that needs entry level employees who know how to fundraise, write letters, work in a team environment, and meet goals.
This whole Ivory Tower thing is for you, too.

I must also say that I have made many friends and enjoyed every minute of this process, even on those late nights scrambling to get designs in order, or pieces edited. We had a really good run, and I think that much is due to our fearless advisor, Terri Sutton. You will be missed. Thank you for being awesome.

Finally, I want to send a shout to significant others, family, friends, readers, supporters, and even those few who felt compelled to start competing literary magazines. We could not have done this without you. Thank you.

I am going to miss all of the warm and frustrating moments we had.

Until next time, Ivory Tower, stay free and super-interesting to read and don't forget to wear your jacket on those rainy days and brush your teeth and don't let anyone tell you they don't think you're pretty and stay in school.

Nostalgicallly,

Dixon Bordiano
Co-Editor in Chief

P.S. Good luck Shantha!

Ivory Tower on Radio K

Ivory Tower managing editor Derek Swart and nonfiction/special content editor Jenna Beyer were guests of Radio K's Minnesota Notebook on May 10. Beyer and Swart talk about the process of selecting work from the 800 submissions of 2008-09 and about the year-long class which produces Ivory Tower, ENGL3711/3713. (Their segment begins about 33:41 into the show.)

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