Best in the Nation Round TwoGAMBIER, Ohio (August 22, 2011)
For the second time in three years, the Alumni Bulletin has been named the best college or university magazine in the nation. The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has given the Bulletin the 2011 Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year award. The Bulletin is the first magazine to win the award twice since Cornell Alumni Magazine won in 1997 and 1999. The award has been in existence since 1943.
The CASE judges said the magazine delivers news content that "teases, describes, and delivers an animated picture of Kenyon College today." Feature stories were praised for taking an honest, self-effacing tone described as "refreshing." Judges went on to say that one "attribute that distinguishes Kenyon [magazine] is its light touch—an editorial voice betrays confidence, a sense of humor, and skepticism. The magazine doesn't take its subject, Kenyon College, too seriously and for that reason is one of the most readable, enjoyable college or university magazines around." The Bulletin competed against entries from large research institutions and smaller colleges. The judges consider writing, editing, design, print quality, and creative use of resources.
Kenyon submitted two issues for judging: the fall 2010 issue and winter 2011. CASE is the leading professional organization in the fields of educational fundraising, communications, and alumni relations.