College of Arts & Sciences

Morning Glory

Since its creation in 1971 by Dr. Jack Ledbetter, the Morning Glory has continued the tradition of showcasing the best creative endeavors of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of California Lutheran University.

The staffs have diligently judged the anonymous entries each year and then carefully coordinated each literary piece with the artwork to produce this award winning magazine.

In 2001, we included for the first time original musical compositions celebrating the innovative and artistic spirit of the university community in its literary, visual, and musical expressions.

In 2021, the Morning Glory celebrated it's 50th anniversary during the COVID-19 pandemic with a fully virtual edition featuring music and video submissions as well as poetry, prose, photography, and visual art. 

This year’s theme, ‘Nostalgia’, is typically defined as a sentimental longing for the past. With this theme, students will have an opportunity to examine their own histories, explore their growth over time, and look back on the past before looking ahead towards their futures.


Submissions are currently closed for the 2024 Morning Glory.

Please send your questions about next year's edition to our email