MIZZOU, the quarterly magazine of the Mizzou Alumni Association, provides news and information about the University of Missouri to a quarter of a million readers worldwide. In partnership with the university, MIZZOU is mailed internationally to all University of Missouri graduates whose addresses are in our database. Through mizzoumagazine.com, we strive to engage a broader audience of people interested in the University of Missouri.
MIZZOU staff members engage readers by producing a credible, high-quality periodical at the university that is home to the world’s first school of journalism. Throughout the years, staff members have garnered national awards. In 2011, the magazine won a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) silver award for periodical special issues and a bronze award for excellence in editorial design. That same year staff photographer Nicholas Benner received a CASE silver award for Photographer of the Year. The Society of Publication Designers recognized art director/designer Blake Dinsdale with a merit award in 2012.
The inaugural issue of the university alumni magazine, then called The Missouri Alumnus, was published in fall 1912. With a redesign in 1987, the magazine began mailing issues to all graduates, regardless of membership status in the Mizzou Alumni Association. In 1995, the magazine adopted the name MIZZOU, a nod to the university’s affectionate nickname. MIZZOU launched mizzoumagazine.com in 2007 and began mailing the magazine internationally with the Winter 2011 issue. To celebrate 100 years of publishing, staff members redesigned the magazine and its website for the Fall 2012 issue.
Statement of purpose
MIZZOU magazine reports credible and engaging news about the University of Missouri community to a global audience.