SALISBURY, Md. – For the first time ever, Salisbury University students collaborated on an undergraduate academic journal and hosted a launch party Thursday night at the League Library to show off their work.
The students at Salisbury University put their creativity to the test and created something that they hope will bring a new image to the university.
“What we are trying to do tonight is to really change the image of the university, we want people from outside to look at the university and see that we are an emerging presence in research activities. and student-led creativity, âHarrison Leon, editor ofâ Laridae, âsaid.
The students were delighted to present to the community what they have been working on for over a year now, the very first student college newspaper, known as âLaridaeâ.
âFirst research journal in the history of Salisbury University and so it’s important to note that students are really going to have a new platform to showcase all of their work, all that they work hard and it’s going to be able to reach every corner of the campus, âLeon mentioned.
The idea was born about a year and a half ago. A student organization was then set up to house the journal, and from there it took off.
“I am delighted that this is finally done, I mean we have been working on it for over a year and when the idea was launched I never imagined it would be as amazing as it is today”, League chemistry student Austin Dabbs mentioned.
The students said that âLaridaeâ is very diverse, as it composes 12 manuscripts, as well as three art installations by the same artist.
“The idea is to create sort of an interdisciplinary journal that presents all the work in progress at the undergraduate level, so that we don’t discriminate against a building or a department, it was really the idea of ââdisseminating all the beautiful things are happening on campus, âLeon said.
The celebration at the League Library will help them spread awareness of the new publication and showcase their accomplishments.
“Oh extremely proud, absolutely this is an incredible achievement, most universities don’t have an undergraduate research journal so the fact that we have students doing this kind of work and we can put it on in place to present it is really a big deal, “said Dr Chrys Egan, communications professor at the League.
The students said they hope “Laridae” will become popular not only at Salisbury University, but other universities as well.
They also told us that they intend to continue the tradition with an annual fall publication.