Research and Presentations
Bobkowski to give annual Budig lecture
Associate Professor Peter Bobkowski will present “Telling Stories: How I Learned to Write and Teach Writing” at 4 p.m. March 5 in Watson 3 West in Watson Library. Bobkowski is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Gretchen and Gene Budig Teaching Professorship of Writing. Read the KU News story.
School of Journalism researchers working with KU s Center for Digital Inclusion developed a program to boost digital skills of low-income, older African-Americans to help them identify online scams and misinformation and find relevant health information. The study is forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. Authors are Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo , Assistant Professor Joseph Erba , master's student Darcey Altschwager and Associate Professor Mugur Geana . Read the KU News story here.

Associate Professor Genelle Belmas and first-year honors student Brandy Gomez have had their research-in-progress paper, "'No Damn Flag:' What Vietnam-Era Flag Desecration Cases Mean Today, " accepted for presentation at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium in Columbia, South Carolina, in March. They are examining over 80 cases in which flags were desecrated in a variety of ways between 1967 and 1975 and reflecting on the language used by courts in deciding those cases.

Profs. Barbara Barnett and Tien Lee ’s article, Chronic pain: Sources’ framing of post-traumatic stress in The New York Times,” has been accepted for publication in the international academic journal  Media, War & Conflict .
Inside the School
Katich Creativity Award nominations
Nominations are now open for the John Katich Award for Creativity. The Katich award goes to a tenure-track or tenured faculty member who has demonstrated creativity in teaching, research, service or a combination of these areas. Deliver nominations materials to Associate Professor Max Utsler by 5 p.m. March 22. The award will be presented at the last faculty meeting of the year on May 10. Learn more here.
Bengtson Faculty Mentoring Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the Bengtson Faculty Mentoring Award. Tim Bengtson  taught and mentored more than 12,000 students during his more than 30 years at KU. During his tenure, Bengtson established a legacy as an outstanding advisor to his students and a trusted friend to his colleagues in the School of Journalism. This award established by alumnus Mark Mears honors and recognizes School of Journalism faculty members who demonstrate Bengtson s dedication to student mentorship. Students or faculty members may nominate an instructor. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 14.
Food bank
Please help us replenish our J-School food bank. Bring non-perishable items to the former CEHCUP space off the Clarkson Gallery. The door is open and you can leave contributions there. 
Student News
Get The New York Times for free
All full-time KU Lawrence campus students now have free access to The New York Times online.
Diversity mixer Feb. 28
The Journalism Student Leadership Board s diversity committee is hosting A Seat at the Table, a monthly mixer about diversity in journalism. Please mark your calendar to attend at 5 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Clarkson Gallery.
Sportswriter Kavitha Davidson to speak next week
Sportswriter Kavitha Davidson will deliver the keynote at “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” event at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Burge Union. Davidson has been a feature writer and columnist for espnW, ESPN the Magazine and is writing a book on sports fandom. She previously wrote a daily sports column for Bloomberg with a heavy focus on the intersection of sports and business, race, gender and culture. Learn more here. The event is free but register 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  here
Breaking news reporter , Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)
Enterprise reporter , Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas)
Inside sales representative , A&K (Kansas City, Missouri)
Traffic and sales assistant , Entercom (Wichita, Kansas)
Multiplatform producer/planner , Fox4 (Kansas City)
Director of operations , KPTS (Wichita, Kansas)
News producer , KSNF (Joplin, Missouri)
Intern , March of Dimes (Kansas City)
Integrated communications intern , Cognito (New York City)
J-School Career Fair is March 7
Contests, Awards and Scholarships
The Missouri Broadcasters Association Radio Talent Institute is accepting applications until March 1. The 10-day session July 29-Aug. 7 at Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri, is $395. Limited scholarships are available. Learn more and apply here.
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters is now accepting applications for its student awards contest. The deadline to enter is Feb. 15, and awards will be presented at the annual Student Seminar on April 2 on the KU campus.   Learn more and enter here.
The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Action Group Applied Research Award application period is now open. Faculty and doctoral candidates are invited to apply for the award, which provides $5,000 toward the development and execution of a research project. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 15. Submit all proposals as PDFs to DIAG Chair Jammie Johnson at . Learn more here.

Diversity & You: The J-School is holding a competition for students to submit photos and videos representing the subject diversity and you. Entrants have a wide latitude to express their views as it affects them and others. First-place winner will receive $400; second place is $200; third place is $100. Deadline is Friday, March 8. Learn more here.

The Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship is open to women who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at KU with at least a 3.0 GPA. Awards of $2,000 or more will be based on application materials, including essay and financial need. Deadline is March 1. Learn more here.

The Greater Than Gatsby Annual Scholarship supports the future of visual art and content creators. One recipient receives $10,000 annually to be used to help pay their tuition and academic expenses. Deadline to apply is March 1. Learn more here.
Sign up to judge KSPA contest
Please sign up to help judge the KSPA regional contest on March 1. Judges commit to one (or more) two-hour time blocks between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Clarkson Gallery. Sign up here.
JSchool Tech
In Memoriam
William Stivers , 1980 J-School graduate, died Jan. 7, 2019, at the age of 61. Read his obituary.

Andrew deValpine , 1983 J-School graduate, died June 23, 2018, at the age of 58. Read his obituary.
Feb. 20:  KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union
Feb. 21: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery  
March 1: Kansas Scholastic Press Association judging, Clarkson Gallery
March 5:  Budig professorship presentation featuring Peter Bobkowski , 4 p.m., Watson 3 West 
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 2: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar, Kansas Union
April 11:  William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union 
April 12:  Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards
April 24:  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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