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Prospect is the flagship publication of Elmhurst University. Each issue captures the University’s dynamic spirit, highlighting how our students, faculty and alumni engage with the world.

Prospect is published twice a year. If you’d like to receive a printed copy in your mailbox, update your alumni profile.

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Summer 2024

In this issue of Prospect, learn how our digital media students are making a difference by helping Chicago middle students tell their stories through music and film. The magazine also checks in on a new program to prepare multilingual teachers and therapists to better serve kids with disabilities; and explores the potential of AI for Elmhurst U. and beyond.

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Past Issues of Prospect

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Fall 2023

This issue of Prospect features one student’s fascinating internship with the Shedd Aquarium, an experience that gave him a close-up look at Chicago’s wetlands. The magazine also highlights a wide-ranging wellness initiative that expands support and services for all Elmhurst students; an exciting new gathering spot and resource center for the University’s Hispanic, first-generation and underserved students; and much more.

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Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 issue of Prospect Magazine shows the global side of Elmhurst University. We explore enriching study away adventures, including a unique opportunity for nursing students and an array of trips available every January Term. Plus, our students are helping Chicago-area refugees through a partnership with Exodus World Service. We also check in with the growing number of international students at Elmhurst.

Cover of the Fall 2022 issue of Prospect magazine, the official magazine of Elmhurst University.
Fall 2022

This issue of Prospect takes an in-depth look at Elmhurst University’s leading role in a regional effort to get more students started on STEM career paths. Also featured: the University’s beloved campus radio station, WRSE, where a new crop of Bluejay talent is finding its voice. Plus, a service learning program powered by Elmhurst students aims to teach kids the joys of reading.

Cover of the Summer 2022 issue of Prospect Magazine, the official magazine of Elmhurst University.Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 issue of Prospect magazine considers the future of Elmhurst University, and how it will be shaped by the historic fundraising campaign launched during our sesquicentennial celebration. The Campaign Issue delves into health care facilities, academics, study abroad and more.

The cover of the Fall 2021 issue of Elmhurst University's Prospect Magazine, featuring its 150th anniversary logo.
Fall 2021

Our special, double-sized Fall 2021 issue commemorates Elmhurst University’s 150th anniversary. Read the history of Elmhurst University, from its founding on Dec. 6, 1871, to the present day. Filled with vintage artifacts and photos from the University’s archives, this issue is one you won’t want to miss!

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Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 issue highlights our spirit of innovation — a key reason that U.S. News & World Report named Elmhurst the No. 3 most innovative university in the Midwest in its latest rankings. Students, faculty and alumni share how they drive innovation on campus and in their lives.

The cover of the Fall 2020 issue of Elmhurst University's Prospect magazine features an illustration of a woman in medical dress looking through a pair of binoculars.

Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 issue of Prospect magazine explores how Elmhurst’s programs in public health and supply chain management are preparing students to meet critical global needs.

The cover of the Summer 2020 issue of Prospect magazine features a blue pennant that reads Summer 2020

The Summer 2020 issue of Prospect magazine dives into our institution’s name change and other engaging stories featuring our students, faculty and alumni.

A white Gretsch guitar graces the cover of the Fall 2019 issue of Elmhurst University's Prospect Magazine.Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue highlights Fred ’71 and Dinah Gretsch’s iconic music company, faculty and student research on memory disorders, and the new digital media program at the University.

The cover of the Summer 2019 issue of Prospect Magazine features Environmental Studies student Nicolle Omiotek standing beneath a tree on the Elmhurst University campus.Summer 2019

“The Green Issue” of Prospect explores a new environmental studies major, highlights the University’s partnership with Brewpoint Coffee and travels overseas with the “City as Text” study-abroad students.

The Fall 2018

In the inaugural issue of the reimagined Prospect, we tag along with students and faculty who’ve trekked Spain’s historic Camino de Santiago; look back on 50 years of theatre at the Mill; explore our arboretum campus, one lovely tree at a time; and much more.


Prior to the launch of Prospect, FYI served as the University’s alumni magazine and was published twice a year. Find digital issues of FYI on our Issuu page.

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