Coleen Geraghty is the editor of 360: The Magazine of San Diego State University.
February was a good month for 360: The Magazine of San Diego State University.
On Feb. 8, we received news that our 2010 publications won gold and silver awards from the western district of CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In higher ed circles, CASE awards are a big deal, roughly equivalent to the Oscars.
The CASE judges awarded us a silver for the overall quality of 360 and a gold for our 2010 covers. You may remember the Aztec for Life game board cover last spring and the Lalo Alcaraz cover in the fall. We had a lot of fun creating those.
The cover of our about-to-be-circulated issue strikes a more serious note. “The Era of Excellence: Reflections on a presidency” is a look at the 15-year tenure of Stephen L. Weber.
We decided to review the last decade and a half of extraordinary changes at SDSU by profiling students, faculty, staff and alumni whose lives have been shaped by these changes. People were happy to participate and among those featured in the story, we found universally genuine regard for Stephen Weber—as a leader and as a human being.
Elsewhere in the magazine are features about a tenacious young opera singer at SDSU’s School of Music and Dance and a geography professor whose book, “The Awkward Spaces of Fathering,” explores how fatherhood changes and challenges men.
Look for the spring issue of 360 in the mail and online (sdsu.edu/360) next week.