On 1 November 1917, NC State first published Alumni News, a newsletter informing alumni about the current activities of the college and sharing information about alumni. The earliest issues were published during World War I, and they contain a wealth of information about student and alumni involvement in the United States military. Later issues charted the growth of the campus and development of the academic and research programs. The NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Research Center is currently digitizing and posting online many of the early issues.
What began as a monthly newsletter eventually became a quarterly magazine. Today, the NC State Alumni Association continues to engage and connect with alumni through the magazine NC State. Happy 100th anniversary, alumni magazine!