A countdown clock led to the launch of PenmenPress.com (image credit: The Penmen Press)

Welcome back! That’s right, it’s that time of the year again where we, the Penmen Press, welcomes all students, faculty and staff back to campus with our annual Welcome Back Issue.  Whether this is your first year, your last or somewhere in-between, we hope that you’re ready for it.

This upcoming year is one that we at the Penmen Press are particularly excited about, as we launch a series of programming, storytelling and innovative initiatives that will change the future of the Penmen Press forever.

Throughout the past calendar year, the Penmen Press has been hard at work. The 2016-2017 year brought an increase in co-sponsorships, community service events and recruitment/retention for our organization. We were incredibly lucky to have a dedicated and passionate staff of 45 members who put their all into making the Penmen Press bigger and better than it was when they started.

After a hard year of work, we were grateful and honored to receive the award for Most Improved Organization at the 2017 Leadership Banquet. The outpouring of support and congratulations from the SNHU community touched our collective newspaper heart and continues to make us proud that we are charged with telling SNHU’s story.

While many of our accomplishments and achievements were made public to the SNHU community this past year, much of our work remained behind the scenes and will finally be seen this year.

The biggest project the Penmen Press has been pursuing is the creation of a website. This fall, on September 10 to be exact, we will be launching PenmenPress.com. This website will feature up-to-date, real time stories, operating much like the past year’s Penmen Posts (except now we’ll have an actual website).

We will be launching this website during CAPE’s Welcome Back Weekend festivities on Sunday, September 10 with a Launch Party held in the Student Center, 6-8 p.m. Help us celebrate with food, games, prizes and more.

PenmenPress.com is a long time in the making. With the work and support of our online manager, our club advisor and other SNHU faculty, we are making the Penmen Press more relevant, more versatile and more accessible. This will open new doors for how we bring the SNHU community news, so if you are interested in taking this journey with us, please join us at our weekly meetings held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in Robert Frost 301.

Thank you so much to those who have helped us get where we are.

Welcome back, everyone. And welcome home.

Megan Palmer
Megan is an alumna of SNHU, formally the Editor-in-Chief of the Penmen Press. She was an English Language and Literature major with minors in communication and education, and she dedicated herself to the growth and success of SNHU's student-led newspaper. In addition to the Penmen Press, Megan also worked in the Deborah L. Coffin's Women Center, conducted extended research projects with SNHU's club for undergraduate research, and sang with her barbershop chorus.