Polis, Central Virginia Community College’s Journal of Literature and Art, was created in the spring of 2003. English Instructor Lana Vélez (then Lana Bowling) worked with a group of dedicated students who were interested in starting a publication for CVCC students’ writing and art. Since the group did not have funding, the first issue was published online. CVCC supported this effort, recognizing Polis as a campus “club” and providing funding so that the literary journal could also offer a printed version.
Through the years, Polis has expanded to include more students’ artwork, and several changes have been made to make Polis more of a community journal. For the 2005-2006 edition, board members decided to accept submissions from staff and faculty as well. As the board sought new members in the fall of 2006, it decided to encourage staff and faculty to serve in this capacity as well. In hopes of expanding the art section of the journal, we have also changed the subtitle from “Central Virginia Community College’s Literary Journal” to “Central Virginia Community College’s Journal of Literature and Art.” John Lofaso has taken the role of faculty art advisor and is working to improve that section of our publication.
It is our hope that Polis will continue to grow and reflect the creativity and talents of the entire Central Virginia Community College community.
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