Inside the School
Avoid Stauffer-Flint construction areas during the fall semester
You will notice plenty of construction happening in and around Stauffer-Flint this fall, and we want to make sure you are informed and safe while the J-School undergoes an amazing transformation, which will be completed by the end of this semester.
Here are some important things you need to know:
  • There are no classes in Stauffer-Flint this fall.
  • Most of the building is off-limits to students and visitors, but stduents may still may access Student Services, the Career and Outreach Office, the JBar and the Resource Center only through the doors on the west side of the building (near Wescoe). Please make an appointment for a visit to the Bremner Editing Center.
  • The main entrance is closed and off-limits.
  • Crews are still working on replacing the elevator, but it is not functional at this time.
  • Use of the first floor is restricted to the Student Services office, the Career and Outreach Center, the JBar and the restrooms.
  • Use of the second floor is restricted to the Resource Center, the restrooms and the dean’s office.
  • On the exterior, only authorized construction personnel are allowed inside the fenced area.
Go to the  J-School website  to learn more about the renovation, and watch the construction as it happens via our  livestream cam  set up on the first floor.
Have questions? Email us at  and we’ll get the word out to everyone.
School of Journalism Academic Welcome
The J-School welcomed new students on Friday during an open house at the Dole Center. Students had the opportunity to tour the University Daily Kansan newsroom and KUJH studio and visit with faculty, staff and students to learn more about the school, student media organizations, the JBar and other ways to get involved. See more photos on Facebook.
Faculty and Staff
Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo  has been selected as a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University for AY2019-2020. She was a fellow at the center for academic year 2018-2019.

Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen and Assistant Professor Hannah Park, School of Architecture & Design, offered two workshops to over 27 instructors at the KU Teaching Summit on Aug. 22. Their workshop focused on using design thinking to foster empathy and students’ storytelling abilities across disciplines.
Kerry Benson , strategic communication track chair, was recognized as the recipient of the Bob & Kathie Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award last week during the Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Summit. She was recognized by Chancellor Doug Girod (left) and Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez (right) . Read the news release.
Associate Professor Jerry Crawford hosted a gathering over the weekend for faculty and staff and to celebrate the careers of J-School retirees. John Broholm and Barbara Barnett retired after the spring semester, and David Guth retires after this semester.
Research, Publications and Presentations
Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo 's manuscript, “ERGM Approach to Press Freedom, Regime Type and Internet Connectedness,” has been accepted for publication in  First Monday .

International Journal of Communication published Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen and Assistant Professor Hong Vu ’s work on “The Role of Structural Factors in Antibiotic Use Among European Union Citizens: A Multilevel Analysis” in its summer issue. Read their work  here .
Psychology & Health published Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen ’s lead-author work on adolescents’ interpretations of e-cigarette advertising and engagement with e-cigarette information. This work was funded by the CDC Partnership to Improve Community Health Grant (PITCH) grant and co-authored with Chris Tilden, research project manager, KU’s Center for Public Partnerships and Research, and Dee Katherine Vernberg , Lawrence-Douglas County Department of Health. Read their work  here .
Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen ’s entry on “Strategies for intervention evaluation research“ has been accepted for publication in The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology.

Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen presented to over 50 researchers at the Douglas County Behavioral Health Prevention Summit in June 2019. Her talk focused on what neuroimaging could tell us about youth and vaping. Below is a rendering of her graphic recording, done by Sara O’Keeffe at the KU Center for Public Partnerships & Research.
Lisa McLendon , news and information track chair, presented a session on using Adobe Spark in the classroom at the post-teaching summit technology workshop at the Center for Teaching Excellence on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Student News and Opportunities
Student sports writer highlighted
Braden Shaw , one of five winners of the Murray Foundation national sports writing contest, was featured in the organization's newsletter today. See the feature.
Students, do you need to schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor? Download  Navigate Student ,  the companion app to  Jayhawk GPS – Guidance. Persistence. Success.  You can download the app through the App Store or Google Play. You can also access  Jayhawk GPS  online by visiting  or the “Academics” tab in the myKU portal.
Apply now for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
The 2020 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program welcomes applications now for next year's program. Twenty winners nationwide will be selected for a 10-week internship from June 8 through Aug. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Learn more and apply here.
Save the date: J-School Generations, including XD Creative Jam
Mark your calendars for Oct. 24-25 for J-School Generations! On Oct 24, alumni will visit classes, participate in the J-School Career Fair and team up with students for fun and games in the evening. On Oct. 25, the Adobe team will bring an XD Creative Jam to KU, which is a big deal! In addition to networking with our amazing alumni, there will be lots of prizes for students during events on both days. Watch for more details about this and all the events in the coming weeks.
Journalist Terrell Starr to speak at KU
The KU School of Languages, Literature and Cultures welcomes journalist Terrell J. Starr, senior reporter for the Root, as the keynote speaker for its Fall Convocation on Aug. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom of the Kansas Union. Starr is a frequent commentator and co-host of “In The Thick,” a political news podcast that brings news from a person of color perspective. He has also been featured on BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post and The New York Times. The event is free and open to all. Learn more here.
JSchool Tech
Lots of great events this semester with JSchool Tech
Mark your calendars for these JSchool Tech-related events this semester:

Adobe XD Creative Jam: Make sure you block off Oct. 25 on your calendar to join us when the Adobe team will bring an XD Creative Jam to KU during J-School Generations. This is a big deal, so watch for more details coming soon! 

Digital Literacy Day: This year’s event on Oct. 18 will be held at K-State and will feature several presenters from a variety of schools and academic departments. Register for free here . Heather is presenting two sessions and a hands-on workshop, and two of our students will also present. Come and support the event!

Lunch and learn sessions: JSchool Tech Topics is a set of four, three-week tutorial- and project-based experiences designed to give students basic skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere. Sign up here.

Teams launch again: JST Teams are back with new projects. This is for the student who knows the basics but may want to build their portfolio a bit more. Sign up here.

Both JST Teams and Topics fill fast so get in now !
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 .
Marketing and events intern , Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas)
Board operator , Eagle Communications (Great Bend/Hoisington, Kansas)
Graphic design/marketing intern, BRR Architecture (Kansas City)
Editorial internship , Endpoint News (Lawrence, Kansas)
Graphic designer, BRR Architecture (Kansas City)
Account executive , Brainlabs (Austin, Texas)
News producer , WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Student design and outreach assistant , Kansas African Studies Center (Lawrence, Kansas)
Alumni Update
2015-2019 J-School grads sought for survey
The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty is assessing the J-School curriculum, and we want to hear from alumni who graduated between 2015 and 2019. Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete this Qualtrics survey . Participation is voluntary, and responses are anonymous and confidential. Please direct questions to Professor Scott Reinardy at or (785) 864-7691.
Jayhawk Journalist magazine
The newest edition of the Jayhawk Journalist magazine is available now, featuring stories on professor retirements and alumni whose work focuses on the environment. Pick one up in the Resource Center or read it at j 
Note: Because of the Labor Day holiday, next week's Monday Memo will be distributed on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Sept. 2: Labor Day holiday
Sept. 26: KSPA Fall Conference, all day, Kansas Union
Oct. 4: Faculty/staff meeting, 2092 Dole
Oct. 12-15: Fall break
Oct. 24: J-School Career Fair, Adams Alumni Center
Oct. 24-25: J-School Generations, Adams Alumni Center
Oct. 25: Adobe XD Creative Jam, Adams Alumni Center
Nov. 27-Dec. 1 : Thanksgiving break
Dec. 12: Last day of fall classes
Dec. 13: Stop day
Dec. 13: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, TBA
Dec. 21-Jan. 19: Winter break
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 21: First day of spring semester
Feb. 7: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
Feb. 28 : KSPA Regional Contest, all day, Kansas Union
March 9-13: Spring break   
March 20: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
April 16: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarships and Awards program, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
April 17: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards, noon-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
May 2: KSPA State Contest, all day, Kansas Union
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        
May 16: J-School Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center
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Stauffer-Flint Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045