Faculty and Staff
Assistant Professor Teri Finneman attended Podcast Movement Evolutions earlier this month. The national convention offered various sessions about the latest in the podcasting industry.

KSPA still needs judges for its regional contest. Judging will take place Feb. 28 in the Clarkson Gallery, and lunch will be provided. Learn more and sign up here.

Do you know an  award-worthy academic advisor ? Someone who continually strives to go the extra mile for their students, is dedicated to their work and continued professional development, and is a role model to their students and colleagues? Nominate them for KU Advisor of the Year! Nominations are due March 31. Learn more here.
Free portraits for faculty
KU Marketing Communications is offering free portraits for faculty, deans, directors and communicators from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 3-4 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union (no appointments, walk-ins only). If you need a new portrait for the J-School website or LinkedIn, please take advantage of this opportunity.
Research, Publications and Presentations
A new book about suffrage and the media is now available with a chapter by Assistant Professor Teri Finneman about the press strategies of the anti-suffragists. Finneman is chairwoman of KU’s Suffrage Committee recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. "Front Pages Front Lines: Media and the Fight for Women's Suffrage" is available on Amazon .
Student News and Opportunities
University Scholars named
Congratulations to Lauren Spence, who has been named a University Scholar. S elected from KU’s sophomore class, University Scholars earned their distinction through rigorous academic achievement, intellectual promise, curiosity and leadership. Read the KU News story here.
PRSSA meeting on March 3
The next KU PRSSA meeting is at 6:30 p.m. March 3 in Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 303. The speaker is Gerone Navarro , Media AdOps Coordinator at MMGY Global, who is a 2018 graduate of KU and a former Agency member. There will be free pizza. Any questions can be directed to the PRSSA email at prssakansas@gmail.com .
Apply now for the Tradition of Excellence Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the Tradition of Excellence Award, which is awarded to KU students who are dedicated to upholding the prestige and history of the students who came before them and who wish to continue carving a path of distinction for the future. The award is $1,250, and the deadline to apply is March 13. 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 calbutch@ku.edu.
Book collecting contest
KU Libraries and Jayhawk Ink are co-sponsoring the 64 th  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.
Inside the School
A successful One Day, One KU
Thanks to everyone who supported the J-School during One Day, One KU last week. Our generous donors gave more than $53,000 to support students at the University Daily Kansan, student ambassadors and journalism scholarships.
JSchool Tech
The newest offering in the JST Topics series will give you hands-on advice and tools to put together your resume and portfolio. A brief discussion of personal branding and tips for promotion will be offered. This is a great chance to polish either of these tools in anticipation of an internship or job search. This resume and portfolio session is from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 25, March 3 and March 17 at the JBar. Space is limited s o sign up soon. 

Walk-ins welcome: No appointment needed for help at the JBar. Stop by and get project help or check out our online tutorials!

Important note: The JSchool Tech website URL has changed.
Old address: jourtech.dept.ku.edu
Please update your shortcuts or bookmarks to the new URL: https://jourtech.blog.ku.edu/
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 .
JOBS
News anchor/reporter , KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Web producer/nightside assignment desk , KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Social media coordinator , Page Communications (Kansas City)
Account executive , WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Communications and public relations specialist , Poynter (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Sales and marketing manager , SportsTurf Managers Association (Lawrence, Kansas )
News director/on-air personality , Alpha Media (Topeka, Kansas)
Reporter 1/sports anchor , KSN (Joplin, Missouri)

INTERNSHIPS
Public affairs trainee , USDA's Economic Research Service (Kansas City)
Advertising/digital summer intern , Spectrum Reach (Kansas City)
Account services, media, digital and design intern , Walz Tetrick (Kansas City)
Social media intern , Page Communications (Kansas City)
Marketing intern , The Yoga Festival (Lawrence, Kansas)
Marketing/PR intern , Family Service and Guidance Center (Topeka, Kansas)
Marketing intern , Ascend Learning (Kansas City)
Summer intern , ISN (Dallas, Texas)
Marketing intern , Mylo (Kansas City)
Summer intern , SportsCon (Dallas Texas)
Get ready for the J-School Career Fair
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.

Career Fair prep set for Wednesday: The Journalism Career Center will be providing tips from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Clarkson Gallery on how journalism students can get the most out of the career fair experience the following week. The informal session will include advice on communicating with employers, what to wear and following up with organizations. For more information on the fair or prep event, contact Steve Rottinghaus , career and outreach coordinator, at  steve_rottinghaus@ku.edu  or drop by Stauffer-Flint, Room 120.
 
The following organizations have committed to attend the fair:
 
In Memoriam
Charles F. Reiner , 1950 J-School graduate, died Feb. 8 in Park Ridge, Illinois, at the age of 91. Read his obituary.
Events
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 .
Kansas Complete Count Committee and the 2020 U.S. Census
Tiara Floyd , KU student body president, will present “ Kansas Complete Count Committee and the 2020 U.S. Census,” at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27 as part of the Spring 2020 Gallery Lecture Series. The series is scheduled in conjunction with  Rightfully Yours , an exhibition of KU student and faculty scholarship addressing constitutional amendments and federal laws affecting the right to vote. Floyd was appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly to be part of the Kansas Complete Count Committee.
Calendar
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: Informal lunch with National Citation winner Martin Baron for J-School students, WAWF Trustees, faculty and staff, 11:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
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
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