Behind the scenes

The start of the new academic year is always fun because we get to meet the new tenure-track faculty and write a story about them. Every single year, Wheaton seems to attract the smartest and most innovative thinkers around to add to the already established group of creative, hardworking and
inspiring faculty members.

The challenge, of course, is how to feature the story in the magazine once again in an interesting way. This year, we went bigger with our photo setup and transformed the Woolley Room in Mary Lyon Hall into a studio—employing lots of equipment and some props. (We’re continuing to think about how to keep the magazine imagery engaging and bold and shake up our
approach to storytelling since refreshing the publication based on our reader survey.)

We thought you would like a little peek behind just one scene of what goes into the work of highlighting all that is wonderful at Wheaton, so we’re sharing this photo of me in front of our setup. Check out the story about the new faculty on Page 9.

And speaking of behind the scenes, our cover story aims to reveal a bit about the Wheaton
archives—some of the interesting items that you may not have seen before, the history of how the collections came together, and an alum’s appreciation of our now retired college archivist, Zephorene Stickney Helmreich, who helped to make the archives the educational powerhouse it is today.