Washington State Magazine

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Washington State Magazine is the alumni and research magazine of Washington State University. Published quarterly, the magazine covers news and issues of interest to Washington State University faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the people of Washington. The magazine was first published in 2001. Before Washington State Magazine, WSU alumni news was published in HillTopics from 1969 to 2000, and The PowWow, the alumni magazine from 1910 to 1969. Research news at the university appeared in Universe magazine in the 1990s.


In addition to the print magazine, Washington State Magazine online has class notes (My Story) for WSU alumni, a wiki-format informal history of Washington State University (Our Story), a blog (Discovery) on research and campus life at WSU, and dispatches featuring interactive maps (Coordinates).


Washington State Magazine has won awards in writing, design, and photography from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement through alumni relations, communications, marketing, and fund-raising.[1] It has won CASE international awards for best periodical writing (2007), periodical special issue (2008—“The Beauty of Evolution”), best articles of the year (2008—“Ray Troll: A Story of Fish, Fossils, and Funky Art”), and editorial design (2010—“You Must Remember This”). In 2011, the magazine won CASE regional awards in the categories of general interest print magazine (Spring ’10; Fall ’10), feature articles (“Desperately Seeking Sherman” and “Cultivating New Energy”); creative use of technology (Coordinates); and Grand Gold for periodicals.


  1. ^ "CASE". Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 

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