Inside the School
Updates for Spring 2020 semester
Need help? The J-School has resources to help students. C ontact Professor Scott Reinardy at . Another great resource is

Classes: The deadline to withdraw from 16-week classes has been extended to May 4. Credit/no credit policies also have been adjusted for many schools on campus, including Journalism. Please consult with your journalism advisor before completing the  form . Requests must be submitted by April 17.

Graduation ceremonies postponed: May Commencement and recognition ceremonies are postponed. Read more here.

Parking refunds: KU Transportation Services will issue a partial refund for parking permits.

Help with housing and utilities: An executive order  temporarily prohibits evictions and foreclosures or the disconnection of utilities  until May 1. If you need assistance navigating payment, service or eviction obstacles, contact the Student Support & Case Management Office.

Report discrimination or harassment to or 785-864-6414.

The Bremner Center is taking virtual appointments. Email or call 785-864-7623.

Classes: Get tech support for your online classes at .

Zoom: KU IT suggests these best practices for Zoom users.

Advising: Journalism advising appointments are by email or phone only. Email .
JSchoolTech is still here! Miss stopping by the JBar? No worries! Pop in to Heather's  open Zoom meeting . It is like the JBar, but you might see a cat. Ask a quick question or get tech help. 

Career and Outreach Office: Communicate with Steve Rottinghaus , coordinator of the Career and Outreach Office, via email at . Through the spring semester, the office will continue to focus on job and internship searches, resume and cover letter reviews, and interview preparation.

Faculty and Staff
Faculty & staff town hall
Dean Brill is inviting faculty and staff to an online town hall meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Members of the Dean's Advisory Group ( Scott Reinardy , Chuck Marsh , Frances Lyons , Matt Tidwell , Lisa McLendon , Kerry Benson and Julie Adam ) will be online, too. We hope you can join us to check in, see some familiar faces and/or ask questions. Join through the Zoom meeting ID that you received through email.
Patricia Gaston , the Lacy C. Haynes Professor of Journalism, was a guest on KCUR's "Up To Date" at 9:30 a.m. on April 8 discussing coronavirus media coverage. Listen to the segment at .
Research, Presentations and Publications
Instagram Live suffrage event
Suffrage historians Teri Finneman and Candi Carter Olson (Utah State) will host an Instagram Live show at 1 p.m. April 23, discussing the movement against women's rights and the Night of Terror that was a pivotal moment in women's voting rights history. The new event is part of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. To join, follow Journalism History on Instagram, go into the app on your phone at the time of the show and click on the profile picture.
DIAG seeks submissions for 2020 Applied Research Award
The J-School's Diversity and Inclusion Action Group invites the submission of proposals for the 2020 Applied Research Award.  The research award of $5,000 aims to promote applied research in an area of mass communication science that can directly benefit our understanding, acknowledgment, interaction with, research and/or acceptance of diversity. Proposals are due May 5 by 5 p.m. Learn more here.
Student News and Opportunities
Communications professionals are guests in Infomania class
A panel of six communications practitioners discussed their work at nonprofit organizations with students in JOUR 302: Infomania, on Monday, April 13. The panel, which was hosted on Zoom, coincided with students learning about and using nonprofits as sources of information. The panelists also discussed their career paths from journalism degrees to working at nonprofits and advised students on the marketable skills they should be developing while in college. The panel was recorded so that students who couldn’t connect to Zoom in real time could watch it later on Blackboard. The panelists were:
  • Laurie Bollig, College Sports Information Directors of America
  • Trae Green (j'17), Kansas Grain and Feed Association (panelist recorded separately because of prior engagement)
  • Susan Henderson (j'96), Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association
  • Don O’Brien, St. Louis Better Business Bureau
  • Jessica Palm (j'11), Team KC: Life+Talent
  • Lindsey Slater, The Chamber of Lawrence, Kansas
Scholarship winners
Congratulations to Cami Koons , Lucy Peterson and Paul Samberg , who were chosen as Wichita Gridiron scholarship winners. Read more on the organization's Facebook page .
Poynter story features The Eudora Times
The Eudora Times was featured in a recent Poynter story about students who are continuing to cover the community remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the story here.
Free Adobe Creative Cloud for students and digital summit
Students should now be able to access Adobe Creative Cloud at no cost through May 31, 2020, or as soon as students can return to campus. More information, including how to sign in, is here . If students have issues with accessing or installing, they should contact IT at  or 785-864-8080.
Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program
U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP) is offering 39 positions across the nation for students looking to gain experience in the energy and transportation areas. Learn more here.
Science Journalism Student Award
The Society for Neuroscience has opened a call for applications for the 2020 Science Journalism Student Award. Recipients will attend  Neuroscience 2020 , the society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24-28. Learn more here.
Native American Journalists Association Fellowship
The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting applications for the  2020 Native American Journalism Fellowship . Selected fellows will build their reporting skills during an on-site immersion newsroom experience during the  2020 National Native Media Conference   set for Sept. 13-16, 2020, in Phoenix, Arizona. Learn more here.
Jobs and Internships
Find career and work opportunities on the J-School s jobs and internships web page. You can filter by job or internship and full or part time. And don t forget that our career and outreach coordinator, Steve Rottinghaus , can help you with your search. See more job and internship opportunities on the J-School's website and check out the University Career Center’s job and internship board .
Social media and copywriting freelancer , Three Dog Bakery (remote)
Summer associate/farm volunteer coordinator , VISTA (Lenexa, Kansas)
Medical editor , Intouch Solutions (Overland Park, Kansas)
Social media analyst , Intouch Solutions (Overland Park, Kansas)
Public relations specialist , Woodruff (Kansas City)
Communications intern , Dave Lindstrom for Senate (remote)
JSchool Tech
Join the next Adobe XD Creative Jam
Use our Adobe XD tutorials to build your skills then sign up for the XD Creative Jam . Maybe get your October Creative Jam team back together!
Need help with resume or portfolio? Contact Heather Lawrenz for a digital critique or feedback. 

Heather is working on new tutorials. Anything you want to see on ? ​Let her know. 
Everyone’s an Editor: Finding “Truth” in Cyber News: Dole Institute of Politics Fellow Ron Marks and Shelby Coffey , former editor of the L.A. Times and U.S. News and World Report, will discuss how dramatically the world of journalism has changed in only 40 years. The event is on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. on April 22. Learn more here.
KSPA Contest
Please mark your calendars to help judge the KSPA State Contest next month. Because of the shutdowns due to COVID-19, the on-site portion of our state contest has been moved online. This means there will be more opportunities for remote judging, which is scheduled to take place between April 22 and April 26. Sign up here.
April 14: (CANCELED) DIAG lecture featuring Delano Lewis, 4 p.m., Beren Petroleum Conference Center (BPCC) in Slawson Hall
April 16: (CANCELED) Informal lunch with National Citation winner Martin Baron for J-School students, WAWF Trustees, faculty and staff, 11:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
April 16: (CANCELED) William Allen White Day & Student Scholarships and Awards program, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
April 22-26: KSPA State Contest remote judging
April 23: Faculty and staff town hall meeting, 3:30 p.m., Zoom
April 23: (CANCELED) Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
May 8: Stop day         
May 8: Faculty/staff meeting 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
May 15: Last day of finals        
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