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Student published in national literary magazine

May 26, 2011

Kellen Wittkop, a junior at Colorado State University, has recently been published in The Collegiate Scholar. Her article, "Media Criticism," was based on the subordination and sexual objectification of women in the popular show, Friends.

CSU student published

Kellen Wittkop's "Media Criticism" has been chosen for publication in the spring 2011 issue of The Collegiate Scholar, an online publication produced by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

"It feels great to be published in The Collegiate Scholar. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to share my work with so many great students," said Wittkop.

The Collegiate Scholar recognizes members who combine their creative and academic pursuits. The online publication comes out three times a year, in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

An interest in analyzing media

"Media Criticism" has been published in the Popular Culture category. NSCS members can submit their work to a total of five categories and are not limited to publication in one category.

"I initially thought to write on media criticism after my SPCM100 class where we had to complete a similar assignment. Since I was familiar with the topic and it fit under the "pop culture" umbrella The Collegiate Scholar was looking for, I thought it would be a fun topic. The media is something I am very interested in analyzing and there are always so many great avenues to write about," she said.

"NSCS is happy to provide members with an opportunity to be published," said Steve Loflin, CEO and Founder of NSCS.  "We hope that Kellen's work will inspire other members to share their creativity with the NSCS community."

NSCS involvement

Wittkop joined the NSCS during her freshman year and became heavily involved in the volunteer opportunities the orgnization offered. "[During] my sophomore year, I was elected to Executive Vice President where I was in charge of organizing induction for new members, volunteer events, and fundraisers. Next year, I will be the President of CSU's NSCS. I am looking forward to a great year and hope to offer students new and fresh opportunities," said Wittkop.

About NSCS

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing.

NSCS awards more in undergraduate scholarship dollars to than any other honor society nationwide. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, and leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 750,000 members and more than 270 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more about NSCS or visit the NSCS Facebook page.