April 26, 2024
MEDIA CONTACT: Joe Donzelli, APR, 954-201-7010 | jdonzelli@broward.edu

Founded in 1964, Panku Magazine is a student-run, bi-annual literary and art publication funded by Broward College. The namesake is the Chinese god of creation, and mythology holds that Panku created the sun, the moon, the heavens, and the Earth. Anyone endowed with creativity is said to be possessed by the spirit of Panku.

On Thursday, April 18, 2024, Panku celebrated its 60th anniversary with the volume 60 launch party and celebration taking place in the library on the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. This event, hosted by the Panku student club and Broward College Alumni & Friends, celebrated the legacy of the longest-standing student club at the College and the works of current students and alumni who provide community with a rich depth of art and culture from this award-winning publication.

The 60th anniversary issue features work from both current students and Broward College alumni, with the current student editors choosing pieces featured in past issues and submissions ranging across six decades of Panku. Artwork, photography, poetry, stories and film are featured in the pages that provide a snapshot in time of the cultural narrative of the decades.

“Panku is a celebration of the creative spirit and a home for all creatives at Broward College, said Panku Faculty Advisor, Marjetta Geerling. “My goal as faculty advisor is to support the student editorial team's vision of what Panku can be. Students deserve support and recognition for the amazing work they do on the magazine!”

The event was a showcase for students and alumni to speak about their pieces featured in this new volume, and they spoke passionately about the creative process behind their pieces. The student editors gave profound insights as to the importance of sharing art with the Broward College community.

“Panku has always been a community for creative students at Broward College,” said Editor-in-Chief, Alanna Robbert. “Its 60th anniversary has provided us the opportunity to not only have conversations with the past, but also expand it to be a space for writers, painters, graphic designers, and film students, here at the college.”

Family and friends of both students and alumni were in attendance, with nearly 100 people celebrating. Since its founding sixty years ago, thousands of Broward College students have been a part of Panku with many continuing on to pursue careers in the arts.  

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