MURFREESBORO — The latest edition of the award-winning MTSU Magazine includes a salute to the many professionals and programs at MTSU aimed at helping military veterans make the successful transition from combat to the classroom.
This edition also is making a transition: It’s the first one also to be available via a new Android app, featuring free digital content unavailable in the print version.
MTSU’s leadership among Tennessee schools in providing support to student veterans is both timely and relevant to the state’s ongoing efforts to retain and graduate students as thousands of military troops return from active duty around the world.
MTSU was the first institution in the state — and one of the first in the country — to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ new “VetSuccess on Campus” program, which helps veterans adjust to college logistically and emotionally.
MTSU is now the first choice in higher education for Tennessee’s veterans, and for three consecutive years, G.I. Jobs magazine has designated it a “military-friendly campus.”
Drew Ruble, senior editor of university publications, is the editor of MTSU Magazine, which he develops in close partnership with the university’s Creative and Visual Services staff, led by director Kara Hooper.
“We believe this latest edition of the magazine furthers the publication’s efforts to successfully explore the breadth and depth of MTSU’s impact on the community,” Ruble said, "plus, it makes for an interesting read!”
Other articles in the July 2013 edition of MTSU Magazine detail the university’s efforts to fill the many vacant technology jobs available in the Nashville marketplace — a key initiative of the local business community — as well as outline the top priorities of each academic college amid the university’s ongoing $80 million Centennial Campaign.
The magazine also includes features on:
· MTSU’s resident reggae expert;
· former Blue Raiders now playing professional sports;
· a special fan’s guide to MTSU’s move to Conference USA for athletics;
· a professor’s coast-to-coast drive powered exclusively by sun and water; and
· a roundup of MTSU’s most noteworthy recent awards, achievements and news.
Readers may also download MTSU Magazine free for their iPads and Android devices. The MTSU Mag app, available in the iTunes store (http://tinyurl.com/MTMagITunesApp) and now at Google Play (http://tinyurl.com/MTMagAndroidApp), includes special multimedia content built into every issue that’s not available in the print editions.
Printed copies of MTSU Magazine, which has been recognized for excellence by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association, the Nashville Public Relations Society of America and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, are distributed twice annually to more than 100,000 alumni readers.
The publication also is distributed to interested community members, including state lawmakers and members of the Tennessee Board of Regents.
MTSU Magazine also is available online at www.mtsumagazine.com.