Change in Schedule

The Tennessee Alumnus is nearing its 100th birthday, and during that long tenure there have been changes along the way. Some changes are good. Some don’t work out so well. One change we implemented last year was a new publication … Continue reading Change in Schedule


“The magazine is at the printer” might be one of the most soothing sayings to the ear of an editor. It means all the hard work in writing, editing, photographing, designing and approving is all complete, and now the magazine … Continue reading Anticipation

Alumnus Mailbag

The work of North Carolina artist Angelique Droessaert, who is a two-time UT Knoxville alumna, will be on exhibit at Agora Gallery in New York City. The artwork is part of an exhibit called Modalities of Expression and will run … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

What’s next?

We’re two months away from publication of the next issue of the Alumnus. All the assignments have been made for articles and photos, some of the copy is coming in and planning is starting on design. I think our fall … Continue reading What’s next?

Alumnus Mailbag

This week the Alumnus received a book in the mail. Even though the press release accompanying the book didn’t say the author was a UT alumnus, some digging found that indeed author M.O. Walsh of My Sunshine Away earned a … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Transitions to Fall

There is plenty to love about summer: the warm temperatures, long days and relaxed atmosphere. For people on college campuses, the parking is much easier and it seems less hectic than during the fall and spring semesters. Summer is not … Continue reading Transitions to Fall

Alumnus Mailbag

Our inbox has been getting full with all sorts of alumni promotions and announcements. As I’ve mentioned before, the Alumnus does not have class notes in the printed version of the magazine. We hope the blog will provide an outlet … Continue reading Alumnus Mailbag

Spring 2014 Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Inside the Octagon, spring 2014 I believe that your editors have shown poor judgment in prominently displaying the ritualistic scarring and branding associated with the Omega Psi Phi fraternity in six pictures in the article on Ovince Saint Preux in … Continue reading Letters to the Editor

Day 5: Tour UTC

After nearly a week of iffy weather, we were greeted in Chattanooga with a full day of sunshine. With commencement only two days away, there was not much obvious student activity happening on campus. But we were guided in the … Continue reading Day 5: Tour UTC

Day 4: Tour UTSI

Tucked amidst the rolling green hills in Middle Tennessee, you might stumble upon a little oasis called the UT Space Institute (UTSI) in Tullahoma. This is a small campus for graduate students in fields such as aviation systems, flight test … Continue reading Day 4: Tour UTSI

Day 2: Tour UTHSC

The early morning brought strong storms to the Memphis area, but the rain stopped just in time for our tour of UT Health Science Center. The campus is located downtown in the midst of the city’s big hospitals. We started … Continue reading Day 2: Tour UTHSC

UT Road Trip

The Tennessee Alumnus is a magazine for all alumni of the UT System. There three undergraduate campuses (Knoxville, Martin and Chattanooga), the Health Science Center based in Memphis, UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, the Institute of Agriculture with a main … Continue reading UT Road Trip

Editors Forum

What do you call it when editors get in a room to talk about writing, editing, designing, social media and food? The 2014 CASE Editors Forum. CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. This annual conference is a … Continue reading Editors Forum

Mailbag: Class Notes

Lots of Alumnus mail to sort through these days. Here are some items we received: Jay Thornton (Knoxville ’90) was recognized among Top Lawyers by the 2014 South Florida Legal Guide. Thornton specializes in employment and labor, banking and finance, … Continue reading Mailbag: Class Notes