Welcome to the Spring 2011 online-only edition of Austin College Magazine. I hope you enjoy it! We plan to create online-only issues in Spring (April) and Fall (October) and print issues in Summer (June) and Winter (December). The print issues also will be available in online editions, providing some WebExtra content.
Since responsible budget decisions had limited us to two printed issues per year, the addition of the online-only issues allows us to provide readers timely information about campus happenings while doing our part to balance the college budget—and save some trees.
I’ll be anxious to hear your thoughts about the online magazine and will consider those as we look to improve upon what you see here. We hope you find it simple, clean, and easy to navigate. Research indicates many people prefer to read print magazines; share your thoughts on your own preferences. For now, however, budgets allow only two print issues of our magazine, so even for those like me who would prefer to hold the “real” magazine in my hand, I hope the online issues will be helpful and enjoyable.
Each story has a place for comments; feel free to share your thoughts relevant to any topic. Or, if you have general comments about the magazine, ideas for future stories, or other thoughts to share, complete the Feedback form or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.
We always hope the magazine is a bit like a “letter from home” that recalls college days and friends and brings you, at least figuratively, back to Austin College regardless of where your life journey has taken you!