Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo and her multidisciplinary research team have received a grant from Google to support their community-based technology education for underserved women in Kansas and Missouri.
J.D./Ph.D. student Harrison Rosenthal’s paper “Viewpoint Conditioning: Social Media Use, Political Self-Efficacy, and First Amendment Perceptions” has been accepted for presentation to the Open Division of the 2020 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, a March 2020 conference at the University of Memphis. Rosenthal also was made graduate student liaison to the AEMJC Law and Policy Division.
Student News and Opportunities
BEA poster session opportunity
The Broadcast Education Association invites graduate students to send submissions for a unique digital poster session at the BEA2020 Annual Convention, April 18-21. Ideal submissions include theses and dissertations near completion or projects completed for advanced graduate coursework after the fall BEA submission deadlines. Deadline is Feb. 21. Learn more here.
Book collecting contest
KU Libraries and Jayhawk Ink are co-sponsoring the 64th annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest, which awards cash prizes and gift cards to recognize students’ interest in collecting books. All KU students are eligible to enter. Learn more here.
Student scholarships available through Wichita-based Gridiron
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. Deadline to apply is March 6.Learn more and apply here.
AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship
Applications are open for the 2020-2021 AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship. Winners will receive financial assistance of $1,500 a year; a mentor who will be a working professional in the field the student is interested in pursuing; free membership in AAF-KC and AAF National; and free admission to every AAF-KC event excluding the American Advertising Awards. Deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Learn more here.
Student website developer needed
Student needed to help design/build a sports media website. All content will be provided. Options for receiving credit or paid position. Contact Cal Butcher for more information at email@example.com.
Inside the School
Vending machines and Nutrition Nook now in Room 113
Looking for a snack? Vending machines have been installed in Room 113 in Stauffer-Flint Hall, along with a microwave and mini fridge. The Nutrition Nook, a food resource for students, has moved to Room 113 as well.
Support J-School students during One Day, One KU
One Day One KU is Thursday, and donations will support students producing the University Daily Kansan, J-School student ambassadors or journalism scholarships. Please help us promote this event and learn more here.
It's not too late to join teams! Teams give an opportunity to solve multiple client challenges using Adobe software – Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects. These challenges help students build their skills and portfolio. Sign up here.
JST Topics is a set of three-week tutorial and project-based lunch-and-learn-style sessions designed to give you basic skills. Topics are great for novices or students wanting a quick refresher.
Illustrator Topics begins Feb. 17 and will be 11 a.m.-noon on Mondays. Sign up here.
Resume and Portfolios Topics begins Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Sign up here.
Get ready for the Career Fair: Thinking about internships and jobs? Power up your portfolio and resume with a great workshop on Feb. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Clarkson Gallery. Sign up here.
Adobe Creative Jam: Join hundreds of students across the nation and compete in an Adobe Creative Jam to work with A&E Networks over a weekend. Work with your team on campus or from home to solve a challenge and win prizes! Register at cjam.in/febjam, and pop by the JBar if you need help getting started with XD.
Important note: The JSchool Tech website URL has changed.
The jschooltech.org URL should still work but if not, try clearing the history/cache.
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.
Students, learn about internship and full-time job opportunities by connecting with more than two dozen organizations at the spring J-School Career Fair on Thursday, March 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Kansas Room on the sixth level of the Kansas Union. Students attending the career fair also can get a free professional portrait taken on site.
Also, the Journalism Career and Outreach Office will provide tips on preparing for the career fair and getting the most from the experience at 10 a.m., Feb. 26, in the Clarkson Gallery.
For more information on the fair or prep event, contact Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by Stauffer-Flint, Room 120.
The following organizations have committed to attend the fair:
Betsy Rate, 1996 J-School graduate, is now director of career planning for University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Sarah Burns, 2013 J-School graduate, is now the regional sales and marketing manager for OB Sports, a subsidiary of Troon Golf.
Ellen Terhune, 2019 J-School graduate, visited Cal Butcher's J210 class and KUJH-TV today. She is in town covering the men's basketball game tonight for Wichita's CBS affiliate KWCH, where she is a news and sports reporter.
Capt. Rebecca L. Heldt, 1972 J-School graduate, died Jan. 21 at the age of 69. Read her obituary.
Sheri R. Lesmeister, 1995 J-School graduate, died Jan. 29 at the age of 49. Read her obituary.
J-School faculty to present suffrage lectures
Suffrage anniversary events continue this semester and feature J-School faculty, including:
• Lecture: Violence Against Women, featuring Lacy C. Haynes Professor Patricia Gaston
March 2, 12:30-1 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
• Lecture: Women and Leadership, featuring Professor the the Practice Angela Hendershot
April 6, 12:30-1 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
Please mark your calendars to attend these events, and see the full calendar of events here.
Feb. 28: KSPA Regional Contest, all day, Kansas Union
March 2: Lecture: "Violence Against Women," featuring Patricia Gaston, 12:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
March 5: J-School Career Fair, 1-4 p.m., Kansas Union
March 9-13: Spring break
March 27: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
April 6: Lecture: "Women and Leadership," featuring Angela Hendershot, 12:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
April 7: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Student Seminar, Stormont Vail Events Center
April 16: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarships and Awards program, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
April 23: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
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
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications