Most lauded mag in the west

Recent months have brought in accolades for Santa Clara Magazine on a few fronts. Among them:

SCM AwardsNationally: Sam Scott ’96 wrote a profile of Internet security expert Dan Kaminsky ’02, “Internet, we have a problem” (Fall 2010 SCM) that earned thumbs up not just from our readers but from judges for the national competition among university magazines hosted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). They awarded the profile a bronze medal this June. The photo essay “Life cycle” by Susan Middleton ’70 (Spring 2011 SCM) rightly caught the eye of the University and College Design Association, which honored the piece with an award for excellence. That follows on an award from UCDA last year for the cover illustration by Ken Orvidas for the Winter 2009 issue, “Imagine. Go. Do.”

Regionally: The folks in the western region of the CASE made SCM the most bemedaled university mag in the West again this year, awarding one gold medal (staff writing), three silver (overall excellence, photography for the essay “Courage in the face” by Mike Larremore ’08, and illustration for Ken Orvidas’ Winter ’09 cover), and three bronze (overall design, the Spring 2010 special issue on “Home: A house, a land, an idea,” and photography for Bud Glick’s portrait of Pat Mangan ’84).

The CASE awards were presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles in March. At the ceremony, the 2009 SCU President’s Report, “Keeping our Commitment to Students,” was also honored with a bronze medal for excellence. The CASE regional competition includes more than 100 colleges and universities from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. 

Last but unleast, the Western Publishing Association named the Summer 2010 SCM a finalist for a MAGGIE Award, which recognizes excellence industry-wide in publishing—drawing entries from the likes of Reason and Macworld. It’s always nice when the way we’re able to tell the Santa Clara story grabs the attention of folks who’ve never set foot on the Mission Campus.

Fall 2011

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Change the world

The U.S. Peace Corps turned 50 this year, with more than 340 Santa Clara grads (and faculty and staff) having served as volunteers.

How can you defend those people?

Public defenders in the Homicide Task Force in Chicago have some answers about representing accused murderers.

Mission Matters

Welcome home, Fr. Rewak

SCU's poet-president returns to the Mission Campus as chancellor.

Putting cleantech on the map

The Center for Science, Technology, and Society tracks where off-the-grid solutions are lighting the way.

Bronco Profile

Tradition Shattered

Fifty years ago, Santa Clara admitted the first class of women into its undergraduate program. Gerri Beasley '65 shares some memories.

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