“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”
-Max De Pree.
This was the mindset that was quickly adopted as the first Summit meeting commenced on February 2, 2017. In a corner room of Welder Library, we realized the direction we were headed was not where we wanted to go, and so, without much argument, we began what a small group of people have affectionately been referring to as the “re-launch.”
You see, Summit has always existed to serve as the student run media source of the University of Mary community. For many years, it has been providing inside news stories on events happening on and around campus. However, while reviewing the goals of Summit, we quickly realized simply providing such stories was not meeting the needs of our university community. The University of Mary is a unique community and thus Summit should represent that. So, we changed our mission. Over the last few weeks, we have been creating and developing new ideas, plans, and designs for the rebranding of Summit in preparation for the “re-launch.” And we are excited to share it with you; because, really, it is all about you.
We decided that Summit should strive to encompass the lives of the student body. Through the wonders of technology, we have the ability to be constantly connected to news and updates, so the new Summit will be a bit different. Instead of the news you are used to, it will be your news. By this we mean Summit will consist of your art work, poetry, and music. It can be your short stories, your photographs, or your short films. Anything you create and wish to share can be submitted to us for publication consideration because we want to be an outlet that reflects the creative talents of the community that lives here.
With the creative participation of the entire student body, we hope that we can fulfill our mission to serve the cultural needs of the university community through the pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful.
Welcome to Summit.