Alvernia University Zephyrus

Zephyrus places third in Sigma Tau Delta contest


International English honor society Sigma Tau Delta recognized Alvernia students for their work on Zephyrus, the university’s literary arts journal, in the Outstanding Literary Arts Journal contest for the third consecutive year. The 2018 and 2019 editions of the publication both received second place.


“The creativity of our students and their ability to produce this publication has been recognized as top-quality three years running,” said Associate Professor of English and faculty adviser to Zephyrus Dr. Thomas Bierowski. “On behalf of the university, I say well done and thank you. They have put Alvernia on the creative map, big time.”


Zephyrus is a student-run publication composed of unique art, poetry, short stories, photographs, and videos from across the Alvernia student body. The Zephyrus board encouraged their peers to submit original creative works that express the theme of “Home,” and worked tirelessly through the difficult circumstances of the pandemic to produce the award-winning edition.


“Adapting to the difficulties of working virtually created some roadblocks, but the team this year rose to the challenge beautifully,” said student editor Sidney Goodman ‘21. “Everyone put their best effort forward and made this year’s edition truly great.”


Alvernia’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta received a $300 prize for placing third out of over 900 chapters across the globe.


For the 2021 edition, the editorial board has settled on “Regeneration” as the theme. It is encouraging all forms of artistic submissions for the spring semester in hopes of continuing their winning streak.