The Monday Memo is the weekly newsletter of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. It is sent to journalism faculty, staff, students and alumni who have requested it. 

J-School Generations 2018
Mark your calendars for J-School Generations on Sept. 27-28! J-School Generations is a unique event that connects alumni, students and faculty for two days of learning, networking, making new connections and fun.
Faculty and staff
Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo, Assistant Professor Joseph Erba, Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen, and Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang were awarded a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program grant from the KU Center for Teaching Excellence on Aug. 16. The team will work on better incorporating social media and other digital media components into strategic communication courses. 
Research and presentations
A research paper by Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang has been accepted for publication in Computers in Human Behavior. The title of the paper is "Exploring the Effects of Ad-Task Relevance and Ad Salience on Ad Avoidance: The Moderating Role of Internet Use Motivation."  Bang also is co-author of an article, "Extending Expectancy Violations Theory to Multiplayer Online Games: The Structure and Effects of Expectations on Attitude Toward Advertising, Attitude Toward the Brand, and Purchase Intent" that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Promotion Management.
Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang presented research papers "You've Got Oysters? Then, Guinness is the Perfect Match: The Effect of Paring Strategy on Branded Content," and "Message Assertiveness and Product Discounts in Sustainability Persuasion: Comparisons among Americans and Koreans" at the 2018 Global Marketing Communications conference.
Student news and opportunities
Faculty and staff were on hand to greet new J-School students last Friday at the Academic Welcome. Students were invited to learn about student media organizations, clubs and J-School resources. Steve Rottinghaus (above) shared information about the Career and Outreach Office.
University Daily Kansan garners Pinnacle Award honors 
Several fall 2017 and spring 2018 staff members of the University Daily Kansan recently were named finalists in the College Media Association's Pinnacle Awards Competition. Placement of the finalists is announced during the CMA/ACP convention Oct. 25-28.
The Kansan earned finalists honors in three writing categories:
* Best Arts and Entertainment Story, from Omar Sanchez's story "Come As You Are: The 90 minutes Kurt Cobain spent in Lawrence."
* Best Editorial for " A Great Place to Feel Unsafe," fall 2017 editorial board, Conner Mitchell, editor-in-chief.
* Best News Package, "Campus Carry at KU," with stories by Angie Baldelomar, Chandler Boese, McKenna Harford and Darby VanHoutan.
The Kansan also was named a finalist in two advertising categories: Best Ad Supplement/Special Section, for "120 Years of Basketball," and Best Online Ad, Jacob Hood.
NATAS Regional Emmy Gala seeks student volunteers

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is looking for college students to assist with this year's NATAS Regional Emmy Gala on Sept. 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center. The organization is looking for eight volunteers in the afternoon and eight in the evening, dressed in their "best for success" to help present the Emmy statues to th e w inners on stage. It's an opportunity to network with NATAS board members, producers, reporters, anchors and news managers from television markets in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. A meal will be provided. To learn more, contact Carrie Hibbeler, community affairs manager at FOX4 in Kansas City, at carrie.hibeler@fox4kc .com or at 816-932-9164.

Get involved with sports media at KU
Learn about all of the opportunities journalism students have to get involved with sports media at KU through the J-School. If you are interested in reporting and live production of KU Athletics and sports clubs, please attend this informational meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 in 2092 Dole (DHDC). For more information, contact Cal Butcher at   
New advising scheduling tool 
Hey, Jayhawk Journalists! Need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor? Visit the new online appointment scheduling tool,  Jayhawk GPS - Guidance. Persistence. Success.You can access Jayhawk GPS by visiting  or the "Academics" tab in the myKU portal.
Find your spark with JSchool Tech
Find your Spark with us 

JTech can help you get you involved in all the ways to learn technology and ignite your creativity. 

1. Attend a workshop. Sign up early because space fills fast! View our full list here with descriptions and signup links. 

2. Join a team. Teams meet weekly and are project-based learning opportunities so you can dive deeper into creating and learning with programs such as Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and learn cutting-edge new tools like XD and Dimension. Teams are limited in space and number so make a commitment and  reserve your spot today! 

3. Drop by. Either the Clarkson or Room 103 to find Heather Lawrenz, ask questions or find the right fit for expanding your tech skills. Also watch for the JBar (our technology info desk) that will be in the Clarkson by the end of September. 

4. Check out our online training at or subscribe to JSchoolTech on YouTube for the latest tutorial updates.

Internship and job opportunities
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. Some recent opportunities include:

Video editor/photographer, KAKE News (Wichita, Kansas)
Digital account manager, KAKE News (Wichita, Kansas)
Multimedia journalist, KAKE News (Wichita, Kansas)
Multimedia producer, KAKE News (Wichita, Kansas)
Front-end developer - Wordpress, Voltage (Kansas City)
Marketing and sales coordinator, Associated Air Products (Lenexa, Kansas)
Project coordinator, Marketing Keys (Chicago, Illinois)
Technical media producer, WIBW-TV (Topeka, Kansas)
Sportswriter, The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado)
Communications specialist, Spring Hill School District (Spring Hill, Kansas)
Graphic designer, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
Multi-platform producer, FOX4 (Kansas City)
Traffic coordinator, Entravision Denver (Denver, Colorado)
Total media producer, WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Marketing specialist, Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas)
Sales assistant, iHeartMedia (Wichita, Kansas)
Social media specialist, Dallas Morning News (Dallas Texas)
Account executive, KAKE-TV (Garden City, Kansas)
Video editor/photographer, KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Sports reporter/anchor, KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)
Web producer/assignment desk, KAKE-TV (Wichita, Kansas)

Marketing strategy intern, Disney Institute (Orlando, Florida)
Social media intern, Farm Bureau Financial Services (Lawrence, Kansas)
Fall copywriting internship, Trozzolo (Kansas City)
Marketing and communications intern, Bishop Seabury (Lawrence, Kansas)

See more job and internship opportunities here.

If you have recently accepted a job or internship, please share the news with Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator at
Internship Experience blog

Our students were all over the country this summer gaining experience with impressive internships at companies such as CBS News, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Barkley, Populous, and more. Read about what they learned in our Internship Experience blog.

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Scholarships and contests
BitIRA U is announcing a bi-annual scholarship, awarding $1,000 to one student. Submit a one-page (typed) , essay containing specific examples of how cryptocurrency or blockchain could change the world over the next 20 years. Learn more.  
Kumar Solutions, a digital marketing company specializing in SEO, is offering a $200 scholarship for the winner of an essay contest. Students must write a 900-word essay on "How digital marketing transforms business prospects globally." Get the details. 
"William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas" movie

If you missed the premiere of "William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas" last semester during William Allen White Day, you have another chance to see it. The Wyandotte County Historical Society will sponsor a showing of the film at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Avenue. The community college is a co-sponsor of the free event. Kevin Willmott, a professor of film and media studies at KU who directed the 90-minute film, will conduct a free workshop at 4 p.m. for aspiring independent filmmakers.
Callahan mixer
Callahan Agency is hosting Ad 2 KC Ad Hops, a networking event, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at its office, 805 New Hampshire St., in Lawrence. The Callahan executive team will talk about its recent rebranding effort and unique approach to creative strategy and data analytics. The fee for nonmembers is $10. RSVP on the Callahan Agency Facebook page.
Registration for Shadow Day
Nonprofit Connect is hosting Shadow Day 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri. The event matches college students interested in the nonprofit sector with local nonprofit professionals for a day of learning and networking. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students to experience a workday in their desired profession and helps students develop a variety of connections in the nonprofit community. Student registration fee is $25, including light continental breakfast. The deadline to register is Sept. 21. For more information, contact Branden Haralson at or read this student guide.

8:30 a.m.: Check in
8:30-9 a.m.: Networking breakfast
9-10 a.m.: Young nonprofit professionals panel
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Students experience a day in the life of a nonprofit professional
Borda Productions information booth
Borda Productions, based out of Overland Park, Kansas, will host an information booth on Aug. 22 in the Clarkson Gallery to share internship opportunities at the organization. Borda promotes, produces, markets, books and executes music events and large-scale parties. J-School student Kaitlyn Krueger, an intern at Borda, will represent Borda at the booth.

Digital Frontiers conference 
The J-School is one of the sponsors of the 2018 Digital Frontiers/IDRH Conference, which is Oct. 4-6 at KU and the Lawrence Public Library. The theme for the 2018 conference is Finding Community in Digital Humanities. Learn more and register here.
Alumni update
Talk and book signing

Sarah Smarsh, 2003 J-School graduate, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall about her new book, "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth." The Raven Book Store will sell copies of the book for signing after the talk. Smarsh's opinion piece, "Liberal Blind Spots are Hiding the Truth about Trump Country," was published in the New York Times last month.
Blog features new graduates On the Job

"On the Job" is a new blog featuring the career paths of recent J-School graduates. These mini profiles are also featured on the digital display monitors around Stauffer-Flint. Read how our new grads got their jobs and what advice they have for students.
Mark your calendars
Aug. 20: Fall classes begin   
Sept. 3: Labor Day holiday
Sept. 7: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., SF 206
Sept. 19: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Sept. 24: KSPA Fall Conference at Kansas Union  
Sept. 27-28: J-School Generations  
Oct. 13-16: Fall break
Oct. 14-16: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention, Wichita
Oct. 26: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., SF 206 
Nov. 6: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room in Kansas Union
Nov. 15: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 7: Stop day
Dec. 7: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
Dec. 14: Last day of finals   
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 22: First day of spring semester
Feb. 1: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 SF  
Feb. 20: KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union 
March 7: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union
March 11-17: Spring break
March 22: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3, 206 SF 
April 11: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, Ballroom, Kansas Union 
April 12: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards
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 
May 4: KSPA State Contest at Kansas Union 

To see all J-School events, go to
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