Editorial Policy and Guiding Principles

Editorial Policy and Guiding Principles

St. Catherine University Magazine is published three times a year (spring, summer and fall) by St. Kate's Office of Marketing and Communications, and we mail to alumnae and donors in the United States.

St. Kate's Strategic Plan, the Magazine Advisory Board and current national affairs/global news guide our editorial direction.

Our mission is to share vital, compelling stories about the University and to represent — in both writing and photography — the full spectrum of diversity within St. Kate's student body, faculty, staff and alumnae. 

Feature Stories

We do not accept article submissions, but you may suggest a story idea to the editor. Email: mag@stkate.edu

My St. Kate's

We do not accept submissions.

Class Notes, Weddings, Births, In Sympathy

We prepare these sections from a variety of sources, including media stories, press releases and alumnae submissions. We may edit submissions for length and clarity.

Alumnae may submit items via: 


Publication Format: Class Notes 

Criteria

  • Professional accomplishments (i.e. new job, new book, promotion, etc.)
  • Personal accomplishments (i.e. travel, retirement, volunteer work, etc.)
  • Academic accomplishments (i.e. earned a degree or admitted to grad school.)   

Format
Alumna/alumnus name (birth/maiden and last), graduation year and accomplishment.

Length
Varies. We will edit for grammar, University style and length.
We may expand a submission into a sidebar if the item has a news angle or broader appeal. E.g. An alumna becomes a college president.

Photos
We publish photos with individual class notes and sidebars only if space permits.

URL and web links
We do not endorse or provide links to:

  • petitions or issues-based websites
  • political or religious organizations
  • a retail or online store

NOTE: Alumnae are encourage to promote their business in our Business & Resource Directory.

Publication Format: Weddings

We list the alumna/alumnus name, graduation year and wedding date. No photos are published.

Publication Format: Births

We list the alumna/alumnus name, graduation year, baby’s name and birth/adoption date.
Submitted photos (of infant only) may be published, if photo quality standards are met.

Publication Format: In Memory

The magazine only lists the names and grad years of the following people who have died:

  • alumnae (maiden and last name, if applicable)
  • trustees (current and retired)
  • faculty (current and retired, tenured or not)
  • staff (current and retired)

Note: Obituaries, specifically brief bios of the deceased, are published in our magazine at the discretion of the President's Office.


Submission Deadlines: Class Notes, Weddings, Births

Spring issue: November 15
​Fall issue: August 1
Summer issue: April 1