Department of English

Periplus Ties with Winthrop

Jamie Watson, Editor-in-Chief

It was just another day in the library for Jamie Watson - and then she got an email.

"I called my mother and started screaming," the English major says.

The big news? She had just been told that UNCW's publication, "Periplus," had tied for first place in the 2013 National Collegiate Jamie Watson - Photo by Rory LavertyHonors Council contest for best newsletter, beating 13 other entries and tying with a 14th. Winthrop University, a 6,100-student institution 20 minutes from Charlotte, shared first-place honors with UNCW.

Jamie is now editor-in-chief of "Periplus," but the Spring 2013 issue that won this award happened when she was only acting editor.

"This was the first issue I was completely in control of," she says. Fall 2013 marks her first official year as editor-in-chief, and she's loved the experience. "I was really passionate about the Honors culture."

She graduates in 2015 and she's looking forward to a bright future.

Jamie would like to earn a doctorate, so she can become an English professor in literary studies. Perferably American. "Preferably gothic," she says with a laugh.

"Periplus" is a newsletter published by the Honors College and features stories on such events as bringing a pair of Oscar-winning screenwriters to campus, detailing classes that deal with writers in exile, student films, alumni news, student-written columns and much more.

The name, "Periplus," refers to the act of traveling a coastline or taking an epic journey.