Brainchild is an annual literary and arts publication comprised of exceptional work completed by undergraduate Honors students from within the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) region. The publication is edited and produced by Honors students at Kent State University.
Brainchild began as a class project directed by Dr. Claire Culleton, Department of English, in an Honors section of an editing and publishing course offered in the fall 2013 semester. Submissions were limited to work produced by students at Kent State University in the Honors College. The first publication represented a collection of art and literary pieces such as photography, poetry, creative writing, and thesis abstracts.
After completion of the course, the project was turned over to the Honors College. Honors College advisor Aaron Hanlin supervised a team of students in preparing the document for print publication.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, the Honors College worked closely with the executive board of the Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) to develop the publication into a regional outlet for Honors students to publish exceptional creative art and literary work. Under the direction of faculty advisor Aaron Hanlin, five undergraduate students enrolled in a yearlong course in which they were responsible for soliciting and evaluating work for publication, editing, layout, production, marketing, promotion, and distribution.