The 2012 issue of Envision has a cover story entitled “G.I. Joe Rivera” which is a profile of a student at Andrews University as well as several other profiles of students. “We feature some students who’ve tackled some pretty daunting challenges head-on,” said Debbie Michel, associate professor of communication and editor-in-chief of the magazine. The stories focus on “the power of God in their lives.”
It also features articles on many topics of special interest to students, including ways to stay energized, how to get a great internship, and how to erase student loan debt. It is the fourth annual issue of the magazine produced by a collaborative effort of Andrews students from multiple academic programs, including those from classes on Publication Production, Advanced Media Writing, Publication Design, and Studio Photography.
“It was a great experience and I learned a lot about how a magazine works,” says Tacyana Behrmann, one of the magazine’s student editors. After her first year working on the magazine, Tacyana feels that she learned something about the business of journalism. “It gave me a look into the magazine publishing world—what it takes and the work that goes into it,” she says, describing how she used the campus “grapevine” to find stories for the magazine. Tacyana was one of about 50 students who were involved in producing this issue.
“The students have once again outdone themselves providing top-notch writing, photography and design,” said Michel. “It’s a great portfolio piece for them to show what they can do, in settings as close to the real world as a college environment allows.” Students experience every step of the production of a magazine, including writing, editing, design and photography.
Envision is available for purchase for $2.50 at the Gazebo, the Andrews Bookstore, Apple Valley Market, Harding’s and the Adventist Book Center located near the campus in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Interested individuals outside the area can contact Debbie Michel at email@example.com.
Keri Suarez is a media relations staff member for Andrews University.
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