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ASU Magazine showcases football's Todd Graham, unveils digital options in latest issue

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August 28, 2012

The September 2012 edition of ASU Magazine features a cover story on Todd Graham, ASU’s new head football coach, and provides an overview of ASU President Michael Crow’s plans for the university over the next decade. The publication also is launching a new online home for the magazine at, and releasing an application for the iPad.

The cover story, “Wind Sprints,” is a portrait of Graham, the 23rd man to lead the institution’s football program, on the eve of his inaugural season. Readers will learn about Graham’s coaching philosophy, his non-stop goodwill tour during the spring and summer, and how former players, alumni and community members are responding to his initial “plays” off the field.

The second feature section, titled “The Long View,” explores ASU President Michael Crow’s vision for the next 10 years at the university. As the institution continues to evolve to embody Crow’s New American University model, the changes that occur over the next decade will be just as dramatic as those during Crow’s first 10 years, and will strengthen structural alterations at the university that will create a paradigm-shifting model for higher education.

A third feature, “Looking for a Sign,” explores the university’s research into biomarkers, which are biological signatures in an individual that can help doctors detect disease in an individual well before symptoms begin to manifest. The implications of ASU’s research are wide ranging, and will undoubtedly impact the future of health care delivery. This article launches a year-long series in ASU Magazine focusing on the university’s health initiatives.

In addition to these two articles, the September edition includes a sports story on three Sun Devils who have won Olympic gold medals; an arts story on a unique collaboration that brings together science and theater; updates on ASU’s sports teams; news and photos from alumni chapters across the country; and a full complement of alumni-focused news reports in the Class Notes section.

New digital tools unveiled

With the release of the September issue, the magazine also is unveiling two digital tools to enhance the reader experience of the publication: a dedicated website and an iPad application. Both digital tools expand the magazine’s audience to include interested community members and supporters of ASU.

The robust online site at will provide content from the print edition, as well as online-only features, additional photos, videos and audio segments, and will host a blog that will provide an ongoing chronicle of life on ASU’s four campuses. The iPad application, available at no charge in Apple’s iTunes store, will allow users to view the latest edition of ASU Magazine and review university developments by reading past issues of the publication.

To view the latest edition of ASU Magazine, visit For more information on the magazine’s iPad application, visit