Fall 2012 St. Edward's University Magazine: What I've Learned
In the two years I’ve been editing St. Edward’s University Magazine, I’ve learned a lot of things. From our fall issue alone, I learned that Woody Guthrie was not just a brilliant songwriter, but a beautiful writer, too — and his life was tragically cut short by Huntington’s disease. I learned that students at St. Edward’s go “thrifting” to avoid doing laundry. I learned that there are some 1,700 historic village churches in France that are in danger of being torn down and that a small group of students from Texas is trying to save them. I learned that the university’s rugby team is really good — so good that they’re playing Division I schools this year.
The fall issue of St. Edward’s University Magazine will be reaching mailboxes soon, and it contains all of these tidbits and more (don’t you feel smarter already?). We want the magazine and its online counterpart (stedwards.edu/webextras) to be an extension of your time at St. Edward’s, both in and out of the classroom. We want to bring you stories that engross and challenge you and allow you to learn something new.
So as you enjoy this issue of the magazine, I hope that you learn a few things (like why our alumni are running for political office against all odds). And I hope that it evokes a bit of nostalgia (check out our gorgeous photo essay on some of the things that make St. Edward’s, well, St. Edward’s). In our Magazine Web Extras, I hope you’ll take time to ponder two of Father Rick Wilkinson’s last homilies at Our Lady Queen of Peace chapel. And because diversions beyond campus are an important part of the St. Edward’s experience, I hope you’ll take a couple of minutes to savor our video on tips for tasting wine from a French winemaker.
It’s not every job where one gets to learn so many new things, talk to so many fascinating people and think about so many interesting topics day-in and day-out. But that’s the beauty of St. Edward’s University Magazine and St. Edward’s University as a place. So whether you’re a student who criss-crosses the campus every day or an alumna who hasn’t set foot on the hilltop for years, I hope you’ll take a little time with this issue of the magazine and its website (stedwards.edu/webextras) and continue your St. Edward’s education for just a few minutes.