Johns Hopkins Magazine was recently recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as the nation's best alumni magazine, one of several honors received by university publications and other communications projects in the annual CASE Circle of Excellence Awards competition.
The Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year award, among the most prestigious honors an alumni magazine can receive, dates back to 1943. Johns Hopkins Magazine has won the award 10 times—more than any other college or university publication—with the first one coming in 1951 under the direction of Editor Corbin Gwaltney.
"No other university magazine has won this award as many times as we have, and we're immensely proud of that," said Johns Hopkins Magazine editor Dale Keiger. "All credit goes to a superbly talented and conscientious staff, and especially to my predecessor as editor, Catherine Pierre. What I know about this job I learned from her, and she laid the foundation for what the magazine has been the last several years."
The magazine also earned a grand gold distinction—CASE's highest honor reserved "for entries that are clearly pre-eminent among gold-level winners in each category"—in the General Interest Magazines–circulation: 75,000 or greater category.
Seven other awards went to entries from Johns Hopkins:
Johns Hopkins Magazine received a silver in Periodical Staff Writing for "Pavlov Reconsidered," by Bret McCabe; "Writing His Way," by Bret McCabe; "The Trouble with Treating Pain," by Dale Keiger; "Tales of Hoffman," by Dale Keiger; and "The Sex Manual in the Sock Drawer," by Bret McCabe.
The Office of Communications earned gold in Visual Identity Systems for the Athletics identity system.
The annual "Thank You" video received a gold in General Information–Short Videos.
The university identity initiative received silver for the implementation of a universitywide logo.
Johns Hopkins Public Health magazine received a bronze in Digital Magazines.
The Center for Talented Youth received a bronze in Annual Reports and Fund Reports for Eureka!.
The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards recognize outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing. Judges reviewed more than 3,200 submissions and gave 307 awards this year: 93 bronze, 106 silver, 91 gold, and 17 grand gold.