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The Chimes Release Party group photo

April 20, 2015 - Shorter University students Meredith Howard, Leah-Joy Smith, Jamison Sailors, Morgan McConnell, Stefanie Starkey, Ryan Baird, Courtney Liddell, Cody Cronan and Assistant Professor of English Dr. Marcia Bost read their selections from the 100th edition of “The Chimes” literary magazine during its release party.

See a photo gallery of images from the release party

Shorter University literary magazine hosts 100th edition release party, honors contest winners

Shorter University’s literary magazine, “The Chimes,” recently recognized winners of the publication’s poetry and fiction contests during its 100th edition release party.

In the poetry division, Morgan McConnell won first place, Kenna Howell won second place and Stefanie Starkey won third place. Poetry submissions were judged by Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson and announced by Assistant Professor of English Dr. Marcia Bost.

In the fiction category, Kendall Rosbury won first place, Leah-Joy Smith won second place and Cody Cronan won third place. The fiction submissions were judged and announced by Auburn, Ala., author and English professor Chantel Acevedo, who conducted a master class that evening and read from her own work during the release party.

In addition to the poetry and fiction awards, students were also recognized for English, Modern Languages and Liberal Arts departmental awards. The following students were presented with departmental awards:

  • Sierra Anderson received the Humanities Love of Learning Award
  • Sarah Geil received the Jessie Austin Award
  • Courtney Liddell received the Excellence in Writing Award
  • Patrick Poole received the Paulina Buhl Noble Award
  • Will Wiggins received the Margaret Upshaw Whitworth English Teaching Award
  • Megan Selvig won the Shorter University Award for Excellence in Literary Studies
  • Leah-Joy Smith received the Thelma Hall Creative Writing Award
  • Angelica Aranda received the Loren Wilson Hall Award
  • Julian Duncan received the French Award
  • Jena Lane received the Spanish Award
  • Ane Schumann received the Gussman Foreign Language Scholarship and German Award

Shorter University students Meredith Howard, Leah-Joy Smith, Jamison Sailors, Morgan McConnell, Stefanie Starkey, Ryan Baird, Courtney Liddell and Assistant Professor of English Dr. Marcia Bost also read their selections from the literary magazine during the release party.


Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. Shorter University is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Shorter offers traditional bachelor’s degree program in 48 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s degrees. Shorter is online at



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