Research, Publications and Presentations
Why and how strategic communication is relevant to engineers was the focus of Strategic Communication Chair Kerry Benson s presentation to the School of Engineering s Theta Tau Fraternity on April 2. Benson s presentation was part of an initiative to bring professional development opportunities to KU engineering students. 

Steve Rottinghaus , career and outreach coordinator, judged business ethics at the Kansas Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference on April 2 at Capitol Plaza Hotel Topeka.
Inside the School
Associate Professor Cecile Accilien (acting chair of the Department of African and African-American Studies) and Professor John Kennedy (professor of political science, director of Center for East Asian Studies) spoke in Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen ’s College Teaching seminar on March 26 and April 2, respectively. Dr. Accilien shared how she used diversity and inclusion based pedagogical practices to build a safe learning environment. Dr. Kennedy discussed how international GTAs enhance the quality of undergraduate and graduate education. He also answered students’ questions on how to best work with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
William Allen White Day
Please join us this week for the following William Allen White Day activities:
April 10
• Film screening: William Allen White: What s the Matter with Kansas
6 p.m., 3139 Wescoe
Open to the public
April 11
• Hot dog lunch, 11:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
For J-School students, faculty, staff and alumni
• National Citation presentation, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
Keynote speech featuring National Citation recipient Sally Buzbee, executive editor of The Associated Press
• Scholarships and awards ceremony, Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
Immediately after the National Citation presentation
• William Allen White Day reception, 4 p.m., Big 12 Room
All alumni, students, families, faculty and staff welcome
Student News
Doctoral student Michelle Keller has been selected to receive the 2019 Emily Taylor Center Recognition Award – Outstanding Woman Student in Leadership. This award recognizes a woman student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills by taking an active role in campus or community organizations, developing a new project or addressing a current need. Keller will receive the award at 7 p.m. April 11 at the Burge Union.

Chandler Boese and Shaun Goodwin were finalists in the 2019 Great Plains Journalism Awards Contest. T he regional contest honors print, online, TV and magazine journalists for outstanding stories, photography and design in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
O n April 4, the J-School honored graduate students during Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Tien Lee (left), Associate Dean For Graduate Studies, presented awards for:
  • Most creative research paper title: Shola Aromona
  • Most productive researcher: John Watson
  • Outstanding GTA: Jill Hinrich Howell
  • Most resilient: Nyan Lynn
  • Outstanding graduate student: Shola Aromona
Students visit Parris Communications
Kenzie Champion and Elle Clouse (from left), students in JOUR 611: Sales Strategies class, recently visited the offices of the Parris Communications in Kansas City, (pictured with Parris Vice President Kelly Cooper ). Parris  specializes in public relations, public affairs and issues management, consumer relations, and health care and life sciences. The students spent time at Parris to learn about their business development strategy and unique value proposition. ​
Kansas Association of Broadcasters
J-School students (from left) Keely McCormick , Warren Sears , Lauren Wolfe , Courtney Gehrke , Malik Jackson and Josh McQuade picked up awards during the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar on April 2 in the Kansas Union.
Ad Club travels to New York City
Thirteen members of the Ad Club traveled to New York City in late March to learn about career opportunities in journalism and strategic communication. Students attending the ad crawl were Jenna Haith , Megan Holzmeister , Riley Jay , Kat Knoff, Maren Kollhus , Katelyn Maloney , Julia Moore , Quinn O'Connor , Olivia Voegeli , Stephanie Wilcox , Sam Valdez , Hannah Wilhem and Austin Wolfe . The group visited GroupM, Grey Anomaly, Reward Style, Publics Media, Nike, The Wall Street Journal, NBC and Facebook. While in New York, the students met up with former KU basketball player Nick Collison (pictured in back).
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 “State of Play .” Showtime is 6:30 p.m. in Stauffer-Flint, Room 100. All are welcome.
April 15 : “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” (2016)
April 22 : “Good Night, and Good Luck” (2005)
April 29 : “The Post” (2017)
May 6 : “All the President’s Men” (1976)
DIAG Lecture: Ron Smith , editor the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and former managing editor for news at USA Today, will visit the J-School on April 9 and give a lecture at 4 p.m. in the Clarkson Gallery on Diversity in Action: Connecting the Classroom to the Community. Smith, who is a lecturer at Marquette University, will talk about his community-driven effort for inclusion in local media and tips on how to create an environment of collaboration between faculty and students. His visit is sponsored by the J-School s Diversity and Inclusion Action Group.
CBS News correspondent visits J-School
Major Garrett , chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, discussed his career in journalism with students in Associate Professor Max Utsler s JOUR 620: TV News class on April 2. Garrett has over two decades of experience reporting on the White House and has covered four presidencies for three news outlets.
The next meeting of the Experimental Research Club will be at 5:15 p.m. on April 10 in Room 116, Stauffer-Flint Hall.
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
Development producer , KCPT (Kansas City)
Assistant director , KU Undergraduate Advising Center (Lawrence, Kansas)
Master control operator , KCEC-TV Univision (Denver, Colorado)
Creative services producer , KOLN/KGIN (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Regional business development/proposal coordinator , TranSystems (Kansas City)
Account coordinator , InQuest Marketing (Kansas City)
Media coordinator , InQuest Marketing (Kansas City)
Intern , Folk Alliance International (Kansas City)
Editorial internship program , National Catholic Reporter (Kansas City)
Contests, Awards and Scholarships
 KU undergraduates are invited to enter the Whitcomb Essay Contest to win a $500 prize. Submit an essay of 3,000 words or less about the relationship of knowledge, thought and action in public affairs and public policy before April 12. Learn more here.

Students are encouraged to apply for more than $11,000 in scholarships raised through Gridiron, a Wichita stage show starring members of the local media. Gridiron is put on by the Kansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The deadline has been extended to April 9. Learn more and apply here.

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, Eisenhower Foundation will grant $50 to the student who conducted and produced the interview. Learn more here.
JSchool Tech
Alumni Update
Special visitor at the JBar
Kyle Craig , (at right) 1969 J-School graduate, visited the JBar on April 5. Craig set up the Craig Family Journalism of the Future Fund, which supported the creation of the JBar.
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.
Visiting professionals
Kristin Akin , s enior account director, KORTX, and 2007 J-School graduate, visited  Michael Vrabac's  JOUR 611: Sales Strategies class on April 1. She shared her professional experiences in media and marketing including her current role in digital sales for KORTX, a technology company that provides advanced marketing so​lutions for modern marketers.
In Memoriam
Sharon Woodson-Bryant , 1969 and 1975 J-School graduate, died March 31 at the age of 71. Read her obituary.
April 9: DIAG lecture featuring Ron Smith, editor of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, 4 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
April 10: William Allen White: What s the Matter with Kansas movie, 6 p.m., 3139 Wescoe
April 11:  William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, 3 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union 
April 12:  Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards, noon, Adams Alumni Center
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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