St. Edward’s University Magazine has changed a lot over the years. We’ve redesigned the cover a time or two (or three or four, but who’s counting?). We’ve re-imagined departments and features and nearly everything else you find inside the publication. And we’ve done it all in our never-ending quest to make the magazine a better way for you to stay connected with St. Edward’s.
We’re changing again, but this time, you’ll barely notice a difference in the traditional pages of the magazine. We’re moving online. Don’t worry; the print version will still arrive in your mailbox three times a year. We’re just adding more stories that you’ll only find on the web — told through videos, slideshows, blogs and more — to take the magazine to the next level.
Starting with the Spring 2012 issue of St. Edward’s University Magazine (which will be hitting your mailbox any day now), we invite you to visit www.stedwards.edu/webextras, where you’ll find unique content that’s an extension of what you’ll find in print.
In the print issue, our cover story will transport you to Mongolia, where St. Edward’s University alumnus Dustin Cooper Baltis ’10 is teaching English — and coping with frigid temperatures, some of the world’s worst pollution and locals who view him skeptically, to say the least. This is one story you don’t want to miss, and it will probably only whet your appetite for more exotic travel tales. Online, we invite you to follow 2011 grad Marrianne Shea’s blog of living in the middle-of-nowhere Turkey.
If you follow technology trends, you may have seen a news story or two over the past few months about the rapid rise of ebooks, thanks to the Kindle, the Nook and the iPad. In the print magazine, we asked what all of this changing technology means for academic libraries — and how the university’s new library will address these changing trends. If it’s been more than a year or two since you graduated, I think you’ll be amazed at how fast things are changing. Our online companion piece to this story is a bit lighter. We convinced eight of your favorite St. Edward’s faculty members to let us inside their offices with a camera to capture photos of all that they cram inside of their space.
And finally, have you ever wondered how to take better photos? Or if you’re saving enough for retirement? Or how to teach your budding baseball start to throw a perfect curveball? This issue, we bring you 13 alumni experts — both in print and online — who graciously share their knowledge with the rest of us.
I hope you enjoy both the print magazine and the content that you find online. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you think.