Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Humanities at BYU" Magazine

I knew the day would come, I just knew it. I am officially famous. I have my picture and part of my life story in a magazine with a circulation of thousands. I was waiting for the story to be available online, but I just can't hold it in any more.

I am featured in the Humanities at BYU magazine, Spring 2008 edition, pages 6 and 7. During graduation there was a small piece of paper at the sign in desk where the graduates were asked if they were interested in participating in a survey of graduates to be featured in the magazine. If so, we were to email the editor of the mag. I emailed him, told him why my story might be semi-interesting to the public, and he in turn sent back numerous questions for me to answer, with instructions to be real and funny, if possible. No problem, right? I answered the questions and sent it back. A few days later he emailed me and asked for pictures, saying that he wasn't sure if they would use me or not, but they might use ONLY me. Okay, no prob. I sent the best pics of graduation that I had. The one was me in my ALUM shirt that I posted on this blog, the other was the four of us on graduation night with me in my cap and gown.

Late last week the editor emails me and says the magazine is out and would I like a few extra copies? Sure I say and give him my address.

Then on Sunday a lady in our ward says, "Jeanna, I saw you in the magazine today." Really? I was so excited. I hadn't received my copies yet so she had her daughter run her copy over to me. I am pretty happy about the way it all turned out. I felt like I was pretty eloquent, I mean, when am I NOT eloquent, right? :)

As soon as the mag is published online, I will provide you all with a link. In the meantime I will just bask in my glory, alone, with the thousands of other humanities majors at BYU who receive the mag. I see this as my one final Hurrah! after graduation.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, I was pretty impressed! I opened my magazine--and there was my own Jeanna Nichols! (Though the table of contents said "Jenna Nichols", and I didn't know until I got to page 6 that it was really "Jeanna".) And, because I wanted to share the article with the rest of the Nichols Family, I went online just a few minutes ago to read the magazine there so I could put the link into the June Newsletter. But, as you know, it isn't yet available online. I had previously thought of contacting the Humanities dept. and asking for extra copies to send with the Newsletter, then the online idea popped into my head. Too premature.

You probably forgot that the magazine also goes to former Humanities majors who donate to the University with specific instructions to put that small mite into the Humanities program. That, of course, includes me. Otherwise you would have been celebrating alone.

Again...Congratulations for your turn in the spotlight. You deserve it. Your questions were well-answered with articulate comments and powerful insight into what true education is--the light and knowledge of truth.

Most sincerely, with love--your mother-in-law.

Brittany said...

that is sooooo awesome! you're a star! do not delay in letting those of us who do not receive the BYU humanities magazine know when we can view it online. i might even make a special highlight of you on my blog... very cool!

hyker said...

You're famous! You're a star! I think you are ready for your own E! True Hollywood Story! Seriously, that is pretty cool. Congrats.

mom/Janet said...

Is this in the BYU Magazine that comes quarterly. If so, we get it. I look forward to reading the article. I'll be in Provo July 1 - 5. Let's get together.

Erin. said...

I will be anxiously awaiting your claim to fame article. Please send me the link as soon as it is available. Congrats - and, as I am reading your blog, I am thinking to myself that you should write for someone, someplace, some company...you have a very good way with words and if I didn't know better, I would say that you were some famous writer!! Congrats again!

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I can't wait to see the article online. Next you need to publish your own writing in a magazine or better yet, write a book! You have the brains and talent to write a best seller! We all know that you've got the beauty thing way under control.

Jules said...

Jeanna, that is so cool. I have been inspired by your story and now there's a lot of other people who will be as well. I echo what everyone has said, I can't wait to read the article when it is available online. Congrats on your accomplishments. BTW, I hope you get the car running soon, let me know and we can meet at grandma's for a day of sun and fun. I just have to get my son healthy again.

Collette said...

Now I can say: "I knew her when". That is so cool. I always wonder how they decide who to spotlight. Way to go telling your story. Can't wait to see the online version.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Response to unrelated on my blog - I will read THE Books! I know a lot of people who have read and enjoyed them.

Bridget said...

I am so proud of you Jeanna! What an exciting thing. I am excited to see it!