Journal Celebrates Creativity at Annandale

Pictured are several award winners and Calliope Committee leaders. Left to right: Alice Masterson, Cheri Jansen, Professor Memuna Sillah (co-chair), Robert Trexler, Shannon Hanchin, Elise Rossi (foreground), and Professor Yuemin He (co-chair).

Calliope means beautiful voiced, like the Muse of eloquence and poetry; a musical instrument; and a species of hummingbird. The Annandale Campus Calliope is the award-winning student journal of art and literature published every spring. This year’s awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 25, at the CE Forum.

Professors of English Yuemin He (AN) and Memuna Sillah (AN) served as Calliope Committee co-chairs. Students’ work in the following categories was considered for publication: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, English as a Second Language (prose or poetry), and artwork (drawing, painting, design, computer design, photography and high-quality photographs of ceramics and sculpture). For 2012, the committee introduced an award for writing in a foreign language.

The awards ceremony is sponsored by the Languages and Literature Division, Liberal Arts Division, and Lyceum Committee of the Annandale campus.

A podcast of award winners who presented their work at the ceremony will be available soon on NOVA’s iTunes U. Past issues of the journal and podcasts also can be downloaded from the Calliope web page at

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