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How to:


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Q: I don't receive the magazine, even though I'm a Santa Clara grad. How do I subscribe?
A: Just send us your name, address, and class year. Use our online subscription form or email us.

Q: How do I get the email that includes the online edition?
A: Update your email address and tell us. Use our online subscription form or email us.

Q: I'm receiving multiple copies. How do I change it to just one?
A: Let us know through our online subscription form or email us.

Q: Who receives the magazine?
A: The magazine is mailed to Santa Clara alumni, parents of current students, and friends of the University. When students graduate, they begin receiving the magazine, and usually we stop sending it to their parents—though some parents request to continue receiving the magazine.

Q: I'm a parent of a recent grad, but I'd still like to keep receiving the magazine. How do I let you know?
A: We're glad you asked. Let us know through our online subscription form or email us.

Q: I have a friend who'd like to receive the magazine. How do I add them?
A: Let us know—through our online subscription form or email us.

Q: How do I get the email announcing the publication of the online edition?
A: Update your e-mail address and tell us—use our online subscription form or email us.

Q: Can I get both the e-mail announcement and the print edition?
A: Yes, that's what most folks want.

Q: Can I get just the e-mail announcement and not the print edition?
A: Certainly. Let us know—through our online subscription form or email us.


Update your address or email address

Q: How do I update my mailing address?
A: Use our online subscription form or email us.

Q: How do I update my email address?
A: Use our online subscription form or email us.


Cancel your subscription

Q: How do I cancel my subscription or drop my name from the Santa Clara Magazine mailing list?
A: Please submit your request through our online subscription form or email us.


Submit a Class Note

Q: How do I submit a Class Note?
A: Here are several good options:

1. Fastest
• On the Web, use our Class Notes form.
• On your mobile device, use our nifty mobile Class Notes form.

2. Next fastest
Email us. Please include your class year.

3. Not quite as fast, but still welcome
• Send a note via snail mail to:

Class Notes
Santa Clara Magazine
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Q: What are the guidelines for submitting class notes?
A: We welcome birth announcements, wedding announcements, work announcements, interesting things about your life announcements—your fellow Broncos like to know what you're up to, whether it's climbing Mt. Everest or getting together with classmates from 50 years ago. (Please note: We do not report engagements or pregnancies.) Online, notes should be no more than 500 words; notes are edited for space for publication in print. We welcome updates on a regular basis, but in print we include no more than one class note a year from each person.

Q: What if I don't want you to publish my note online but I do want you to publish it in print?
A: No problem. At the end of the online class notes form are two boxes—you can check the appropriate box to let us know if you want your note published in print, online, both, or neither.

Q: What's the source for class notes?
A: Some are submitted by alumni, some are drawn from news stories or press releases about alumni.


Submit an obituary

Q: How do I submit an obituary for a friend or family member who has died?
A: There are several ways. In all cases, please include the class year of the Santa Clara alumnus/a, if known, as well as your contact information in case we need clarification or further information.

1. On the Web, use our obituary form.
2. On your mobile device, use our mobile obituary form.
3. Email us.
4. Send a hard copy of an obituary or a letter to:

Obituaries Santa Clara Magazine
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Q: What are the guidelines for submitting obituaries?
A: The magazine prints obituaries of Santa Clara alumni. We are able include lengthy obituaries online-up to 500 words. In print, we need to edit obituaries for space. Obituaries might include: date and place of death; a brief summary of career; interests, hobbies, publications, honors, military service, or other distinctions; names of surviving spouse or partner, if any (including maiden name), and of children, parents, siblings, and grandparents. In print, we try to include the names of any survivors who are also Santa Clara alumni.


Submit a book for review

Q: I've just published a new book. Can I have it included in the “In Print” section?
A: If you'd like to have your book considered for In Print, have your publisher send a copy, along with publicity materials and your contact information, to:

Editor
Santa Clara Magazine
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

To share the news about your book right away, the best way is to use the online Class Notes form—and then send us a copy of the book for consideration in the print edition. The magazine receives dozens of books a year, and we include as many as possible in each issue.


Send a letter to the editor

Q: How do I send a letter to the editor?
A: There are several ways:

1. On the Web, use the contact us form.
2. Email us.
3. Send a letter to:

Editor
Santa Clara Magazine
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Q: What are your guidelines for letters?
A: We welcome letters about Santa Clara University or in response to articles in the magazine. Please include your affiliation with the University, if any. To be given full consideration for publication, letters should be no more than 300 words. Letters that are libelous will not be considered. We may edit letters for clarity, length, and civility. Please be sure to include your contact information, so that we may confirm that you would like to have your letter published.


Suggest an article

Q: How do I share an idea for an article?
A: There are several ways. Keep in mind that Santa Clara Magazine is a quarterly publication, so we work with long lead times for assigning, writing, editing, revising, copyediting, etc. Do you have an idea for something that might be a good fit for the magazine in six months? Let us know.

1. On the Web, use the contact us form.
2. Email us.
3. Send a letter to:

Editor
Santa Clara Magazine
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


Write for the magazine

Q: Who are your writers? How do I write for the magazine?
A: Writers for Santa Clara Magazine are primarily professional, full-time writers—some of whom are alumni of the University. Writers also include faculty and staff of the University, as well as our interns.

Q: How do I write for the magazine?
A: First, make sure you understand the magazine's mission and approach to serving our readers. Read through the contents of recent issues, available on this website. (Archives online go back to 2003.) Note that we are a quarterly magazine with long lead times. Six months is a good minimum lead time for pitching ideas. If you have a proposal for an article, please submit a query by email . Since we're a print magazine, we like to see ideas in writing; telephone calls inevitably require more detailed follow up. Include in your query letter: why you think your article is a good fit for the magazine; outline the proposed treatment (who will be interviewed, what researched, likely length for the finished piece); and if your work is not already known to us, include some clips of previous work.


Donate to the magazine

Q: How do I support the magazine financially?
A: More than a quarter of our budget comes directly from readers who donate to the magazine. Thank you. There are two simple ways to donate to the magazine:

1. Make a gift online.
2. Note that you'd like to have your gift support the magazine and send a check to:

Santa Clara University
Development Office
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-1400

Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. SCU's Tax ID is 94-1156617. If you have questions, please contact the Development Office at 408-554-4400.


Contact us

Q: How do I contact a member of the magazine staff?
A: You can send an email to the general magazine email address indicating the staff member you'd like to reach and the email will be forwarded to the appropriate person.


Back Issues

Q: How do I obtain a back issue of the magazine?
A: Let us know which issue you're looking for, and contact us by email or through the online form.

Q: Which issues of Santa Clara Magazine are available online?
A: The Archive section of our website has the full text of every back issue beginning in 2003. We are currently building an archive of downloadable PDF issues as well.

Q: Can you help me find an article from a back issue?
A: Possibly—the more you can tell us about what you're looking for, the better. Email or the online form are the best ways to reach us. Copies of the magazine are also available in the Santa Clara University Archives, where you can turn the pages the old-fashioned way and read through issues going back to the first issue: Fall 1981.

Summer 2014

Table of contents

Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.