The Pacific Magazine has made new changes this year to tell more stories about the people, places and events that are important to the Pacific community. The magazine comes out twice a year, yet the new Editor’s Blog informs readers about everyday campus events on a regular basis.

“The blog is informal storytelling usually from my perspective,” said Senior Writer for University Advancement Jenni Luckett.

The blog offers a variety of information such as campus events, articles about artifacts in the Old College Hall museum, books published by faculty in the Master’s in Fine Arts in Writing program and on occasion, snippets of everyday life on campus. Luckett said comments and feedback on the blog are always welcome.

The blog compliments Pacific Magazine by offering a behind-the-scenes look at what the next issue of the magazine will entail. The spring 2012 issue will focus on civic engagement and community service at Pacific.

“There are countless stories we could tell and the magazine includes several of them,” said Luckett.

The cover story for the upcoming issue is about College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate Charlotte Basch who is a member of the Clatsop-Nehalem Tribe. Basch is working with faulty to design an indigenous studies minor for next fall.

“She has really become a leader in helping revitalize her tribal culture and her Pacific education is helping with that,” said Luckett.

The magazine will feature Basch’s entire story. A sneak peek of the article is available on the university website and through the Editor’s Blog on the March 13 post.

Since fall 2010, the magazine has had a new look in both print and online. New enhancements were made to the online extras in this issue and have made it easier for readers to find. Coinciding with the print version, the online addition will have slideshows and videos. In the coming months, more articles will be posted on the online edition.

Pacific Magazine serves all of the university community. The Editor’s Blog hopes to draw in the Pacific community and prospective students.

The magazine can be found in student mail boxes the week of April 9. It can also be viewed online and on the Editor’s Blog at pacific.edu/magazine.

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