Faculty and Staff
Bengtson Mentoring Award
Mark Mears, Max Utsler and Ann Brill
Congratulations to Associate Professor Max Utsler , who received the Bengtson Mentoring Award last week during William Allen White Day. The award was established by 1984 J-School graduate Mark Mears to honor retired J-School Professor Tim Bengtson and recognizes a faculty member who inspires students to reach their full potential. (Pictured from left: Mears, Utsler and Dean Ann Brill.)
Research, Publications and Presentations
On April 12, doctoral student  Shola Aromona  presented her research on token resistance, gender-based violence and online feminist activism at the Ninth Annual Kansas African Studies Center (KASC) Graduate Research Workshop as part of the center s events for the 25th anniversary commemoration of the Rwandan genocide. The project was initiated in Associate Professor Genelle Belmas Qualitative Methods class. Aromona also visited Assistant Professor Hong Vu s International Journalism class on April 1 to talk about media in Nigeria. She answered student questions ranging from reporting the Boko Haram insurgency, gender and media in Nigeria, addressing stereotypes and biases, to the importance of creating fair and responsible media content.
William Allen White Day
William Allen White Day events wrapped up last week with Sally Buzbee , 1988 J-School graduate and executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press, receiving the National Citation award from the William Allen White Foundation. Also, student award and scholarship recipients were recognized, and many students were able to meet their donors after the ceremony. Check out the photo gallery on the J-School Facebook page, a video of Buzbee s speech on the school s YouTube channel , and a blog post from The Associated Press.
Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise award winners
Journalists from The Journal, a quarterly magazine from the Kansas Leadership Center, received the Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise award last week for their story, “Running Out of Water, Running Out of Time,” which explained the challenges facing the Ogallala Aquifer in western Kansas. Congratulations to (from left) Bruce Janssen , Clare McClaren , Karen Dillon , Chris Green and Jeff Tuttle
Student News
The University Daily Kansan was named a finalist in the Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards in the Student-Small division for a story Conner Mitchell wrote about a secret settlement the university paid to an employee terminated from the School of Architecture and Design.

Congratulations to J-School student Angel Tran and Film and Media Studies student Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre , who were winners in the Diversity & You contest sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Action Group.
Dr. Joshua Potter from the Center of Teaching Excellence will be a guest at the research brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on April 29 in Room 303, Stauffer-Flint Hall. Potter will present “Mapping the Journalism Curriculum.” This is an informal gathering, so attendees may arrive late or leave early for a class.

The next meeting of the Experimental Research Club will be at 5:15 p.m. on April 17 in Room 116, Stauffer-Flint Hall.

The Kansas Association of Broadcasters and Missouri Broadcasters Association annual Sports Seminar is May 7 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m .  The afternoon will include the presentation of the Hod Humiston Award, roundtable topics, a presentation from Sporting Kansas City announcers and staff, and a tour of one of the top professional sports venues in the country. Registration is $10 for members and $15 for non-members is due May 2. Learn more here.
Monday Movie Nights
The JOUR 201: Journalism in the Movies class is hosting journalism movie night on Mondays during the spring semester. Tonight s movie is “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot .” Showtime is 6:30 p.m. in Room 100, Stauffer-Flint Hall. All are welcome.
April 22 : “Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005)
April 29 : “The Post” (2017)
May 6 : “All the President’s Men” (1976)
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  here
Copy editor/page designer , Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Integrated marketing solutions consultant , Entravision (Denver, Colorado)
Multimedia journalist , KCTV-5 (Kansas City)
News producer , KCTV-5 (Kansas City)
Account executive , KCTV-5 (Kansas City)
Editorial data analyst , Newsday (Melville, New York)
Supervising news producer , Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (New York City)
Senior developer , WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
Writer, editorial , Zapier (Remote)
Social media specialist , International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Washington, D.C.)
Media planner , Bernstein-Rein (Kansas City)
Capital Semester Program , DC Internships (Washington, D.C.)
Communications and marketing intern , Dole Institute of Politics (Lawrence, Kansas)
Intern , Pro Football Camp (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Social media intern , 360 Sports (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Intern , Eisenhower Foundation (Remote)
Work for The Kansan
The University Daily Kansan is now accepting applications for its spring 2019 staff to produce and edit content for kansan.com and the twice-weekly print edition. Learn more and apply here.
Contests, Awards and Scholarships
 Ike’s Soldiers, a program that honors Dwight D. Eisenhower’s legacy through the compelling stories of the soldiers he led, is looking for students to gather and share these stories with the world through IKEducation programs and digital media platforms. Participants are asked to capture and edit videos according to the Eisenhower Foundation’s guidelines. For every interview that is submitted according to the guidelines, the Eisenhower Foundation will grant $50 to the student who conducted and produced the interview. Learn more here.

Through the support of Toyota Motor Sales USA, the Outdoor Writers Association of America is offering scholarships to qualifying college students to attend the OWAA conference June 22-24 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn more here.
Alumni Update
Stephanie K. Blackwood , 1974 J-School graduate, was inducted into the University of Kansas Women s Hall of Fame last week. Blackwood, director of major gifts for the Ms. Women’s Foundation, has advocated for women’s advancement and LGBTQ inclusion in the fields of innovative marketing, development and communications. Read the story.

Whitney Antwine , 2014 J-School graduate, is the paid media manager for Jubilant Digital Marketing in Overland Park, Kansas.

Jennifer Salva , 2015 J-School graduate who is attending Washburn University School of Law, has been named a Law School Student of the Year by National Jurist magazine. Read the story.

Two 2017 J-School graduates earned first-place awards in the South Carolina Press Association News Contest. Skylar Rolstad , sports reporter for the Index-Journal, placed first in the spot sports story category. Matthew Clough , audience producer at the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, was part of two first-place teams, winning in the newspaper’s use of social media and innovation categories.
Visiting professionals
Ron Smith of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, discussed Diversity in Action: Connecting the Classroom to the Community at the first Diversity and Inclusion Action Group Lecture on April 9. He also visited Lisa McLendon ’s JOUR 201 class on and talked about community news, career paths in journalism and skills that students need to succeed.
In Memoriam
Mary Turkington , 1946 J-School graduate, died April 4 in Topeka at the age of 93. Read her obituary.

William Hunter , 1971 J-School graduate, died April 1 in St. Joseph, Missouri, at the age of 71. Read his obituary.
April 25:  Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery 
May 4:  KSPA State Contest at Kansas Union  
May 10:  Stop day
May 10:  Faculty/staff meeting and lunch, 10:30-noon, Clarkson Gallery 
May 17:  Last day of finals
May 18:  J-School Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center 
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