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Magazine Focuses on Widener and the Military

April 12, 2010

The spring issue of Widener Magazine is off the presses and on the way to readers, as well as posted online.  The feature package “Widener and the Military: Preparing Soldiers, Serving Veterans” includes profiles of alumni who have served or will be serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, a story about the GI Bill and its impact on Widener, and a in-depth profile of Casey and U.S. Army Capt. Nathan Raudenbush, a couple who met in Widener’s ROTC program, graduated together, married and had a son.  A roadside bomb in Iraq killed Nathan two years ago.

Other stories include a profile of Widener’s Social Work Counseling Services (SWCS), a 10-year-old organization that has helped approximately 3,000 Chester residents, and an excerpt from the book A User’s Guide to the Universe co-written and illustrated by 2006 alumnus Jeff Blomquist.  (Blomquist and co-author Dave Goldberg will be discussing the book and signing copies at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 in the Art Gallery in Unviersity Center.)

I encourage you to post comments about the magazine and send letters to the editor that I can include on this blog.  You can reach me at jsstarnes@widener.edu or via phone at 610-499-4246.

— Sam Starnes, Editor

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