MTSU Magazine’s August edition reaches alumn...

MTSU Magazine’s August edition reaches alumni base

What do you love about MTSU? Is it the enduring columns of Kirksey Old Main? Maybe you prefer mastering the correct stride length to walk up the steps to Murphy Center. Would you choose the Horseshoe in Walnut Grove or MTSU’s surging athletics programs? How about that impressive new education building?

These are just a few examples of the 100 “laudable, deserving and downright delightful aspects” of MTSU that comprise a Centennial-inspired list of “100 Things We Love About MTSU” in the August 2011 edition of MTSU Magazine.

Other articles featured in the new magazine include:

  • a closer look at the University’s world-renowned Center for Popular Music, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary;
  • a primer on the proper behavior of athletic boosters in a time of rampant NCAA violations; and
  • the unveiling of MTSU’s three newest Distinguished Alumni, including retired New York Public Library map expert Alice Hudson, retired Tennessee lawmaker George Fraley and Michigan-based budding business titan Jeferson Jorge.

The magazine also includes several pages of Class Notes, which provide updates on MTSU alumni all over the world.

MTSU Magazine is distributed twice annually to more than 96,000 alumni readers, many living within 100 miles of MTSU. Additional copies of the alumni-and-friends publication are distributed to interested stakeholders, including MTSU faculty and staff, state lawmakers and members of the Tennessee Board of Regents. The magazine also is available online at

The magazine, relaunched in April, is part of a recent reformatting of MTSU communications’ efforts. Two former publications, The Alumni Record and The Record, were discontinued in print form. MTSU supporters now are encouraged to visit the new digital information site,, for real-time delivery of news, video and other multimedia features about the University.

These changes reflect the MTSU Marketing and Communications department’s efforts to keep pace with today’s readers.

— Drew Ruble,