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Outlet shares BYU-I students’ creativity

BYU-Idaho has its very own art and literature publication called Outlet.

The Art Department and the English Academic Society team each year to create the literary journal.

Students of photography, graphic design, drawing, painting, pottery
and poetry, work together to create
the publication.

Outlet assists students in an educational and creative exploration of art in their field of interest while attending BYU-I.

It gives students the opportunity to foster their creative faculties and express themselves to new audiences.

A quote on the BYU-I website by David A. Bednar, then president of BYU-I, speaks of scholarly activity.

“There are two specific subsets of types of scholarly activity — one of which is research, one of which is artistic creation,” Bednar said. “I want to be very clear in emphasizing that both research and artistic creation are types of scholarly activity.”

Outlet introduces students to the world of publication and is consequently run by students for this purpose.

It also provides an opportunity for students to share their creativity in a new setting and bridge the gap between the classroom and the world outside it.

Stephen George, former director of Outlet, said working on the publication is something students from all majors can help with. Participation isn’t reserved for students studying in the Art and English departments.

Outlet provides a channel for students to express their ideas and talents to an audience beyond the classroom,” George said in a quote posted on the BYU-I website. “Often the work produced in class has no purpose or audience beyond the immediate assignment.”

Matt Babcock, English professor and faculty advisor for Outlet echoed George in saying the publication is for all students.

“Any student interested in showcasing his or her work is welcome,” said Babcock. “We’re currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2012 issue.”

Submission applications are available at www.byui.edu/english/outlet.

They must be submitted by April 9 to  Spori 316 (for artwork) or Matt Babcock in Rigby 180 (for literary works).

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