Overall, I’m proud of the winter 2014 issue. In the next several posts, I will go into more detail about each article. Planning for this issue really got going in March 2013, when got an email from Rob Heller, a photojournalism professor in the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information Science, about the 20th anniversary of a project called “Eyes on LaFollette.” Our fall 2013 issue was already full, so I thought this would be a good feature for the winter 2014 issue. I was not yet sure what the cover story would be. As the fall issue went into … Continue reading Winter 2014
Some people ask me how I get ideas for the magazine. Well, story ideas are pretty easy to come by since there are so many UT alumni doing interesting things. Also, there are fascinating research and teaching projects on all the campuses. The hard part is deciding what not to put in the magazine. If you are interested in how a publication comes together, then I can briefly explain the process for the Alumnus. Planning is a constant process. I keep a list of contents for the next two to three issues, and that list changes as needed to drop or add stories. … Continue reading Coming Together
The headquarters of the Alumnus is not secret, but it can be hard to find. Continue reading Where is the Alumnus?
The University of Tennessee System encompasses UT Knoxville, UT Martin, UT Chattanooga, the Institute of Agriculture, UT Health Science Center and the Institute for Public Service. Continue reading What is the UT System?
Welcome to the Tennessee Alumnus blog. Continue reading Welcome and Introductions
Those responses to your Andy Holt story some months ago inspired me. Continue reading Letters to the Editor
John M. Smartt Sr., director of UT Alumni Affairs from 1948 to 1969, died on Nov. 13, 2013, in Knoxville. Continue reading Smartt, Former Alumni Director, Passes Away