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College Students at Multnomah University Launch Muse Magazine

11/18/2011
Multnomah University's 2011 journalism students and the Student Government's Communications Department have collaborated to present the student body and broader community with a new student publication: Muse Magazine.

Inform, Inspire, Impact

This student publication exists to engage students, staff, and faculty in conversation regarding issues, life, culture, and God. The Multnomah students and staff involved with Muse wish to bring honor to Christ and draw Multnomah further into an ongoing dialogue that glorifies Him.

Online Only

One of the primary features of Muse that differentiates it from previous student publications is paperless distribution. Without a budget to rely on, costs relating to design, production, and delivery of the magazine would make a printed publication impossible. The lack of budget played to their advantage, however, as Muse will be more accessible to students through modern methods of distribution and more environmentally sustainable. Design quality is also no longer limited by the printing process, resulting in greater exploration of design concepts.

In the future, Muse will become more mobile-friendly as the students learn the finer points of modern, online publishing.

The Name

Multnomah students and staff involved with the student publication chose the title "Muse," which they felt was a perfect fit for the new magazine:
  • "Muse" as an acronym: Multnomah University Students Engage. 
  • "Muse" as a noun: an inspiring poet, artist, or thinker. 
  • "Muse" as a verb: to ponder, to think, to question, to think upon life. 
  • "Muse" in the Bible: "I will meditate on Your works and muse on all Thy deeds" (Psalm 77:12).

Quotes

"Much dreaming, laboring, time, energy, effort, planning, and prayer have gone into Muse," Journalism professor and Editorial Director/Faculty Adviser for Muse Cornelia Seigneur said. "This new student publication is a starting point for sparking mutual dialogue and questions and stories. Join the conversation! We hope to engage readers and draw in more writers."

"Students need a voice. Students should have a voice. Students have a right to express their opinions," Associate Dean of Student Support Dr. Dave Jongeward said. "I am excited that there will be continued and on-going opportunity for student voice on this campus. I may not agree with every thought, idea, or opinion expressed or written, but I totally believe in and support the idea that every student who has a thought, idea, or opinion should have an opportunity to express it. Therefore I am pleased about the launch of our student publication this year!"

For more information

For more information about Multnomah's new student publication, E-mail Cornelia Seigneur at cseigneur@multnomah.edu. Read the current issue of Muse here.

About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon with teaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminarygraduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.