Research and Presentations
A research paper by   Assistant Professor Hyejin Bang  has been accepted for publication in the  International Journal of Advertising . The paper is titled How the Level of Personalization Affects the Effectiveness of Personalized Ad Message: The Moderating Role of Narcissism.

Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen was one of the three panel speakers on assessing capstone courses and experiences at the fifth annual student learning symposium on Feb. 22. The session had at least 40 participants in attendance. Chen showcased students award-winning plansbook and discussed how KU Core 6 guidelines, client feedback and course learning objectives and rubrics inform the assessment and revisions of classes in the strategic communication​ sequence.

Steve Rottinghaus , career and outreach coordinator, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Create A PR Talent Pipeline” on Feb. 26 at a Kansas Public Relations Society of America event in Wichita. Discussion will include developing organizational support, marketing internships, identifying outcomes and writing an effective internship job description.
Inside the School
Associate Professor Doug Ward , Interim Director of Center for Teaching Excellence, visited Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen s College Teaching course on Feb. 19 to talk about his reimagined backward design diagram. He also answered students questions ranging from student motivation, the perils of multiple-choice exams to designing assignments to address course learning objectives.

Associate Professor Jerry Crawford was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed story about closings of small schools, especially HBCUs and how it is not necessarily a boon for bigger schools. Read the story.
One Day One KU
More than $41,000 was raised for the School of Journalism last week during the One Day One KU fundraiser. Thanks to all of the donors who supported Jayhawk Media Workshop and student scholarships.
Student News
J-School students broadcast Border Showdown
A group of nine students produced a live-stream broadcast of the annual KU Hockey Border Showdown last Thursday from the Silverstein Eye Center Arena in Independence, Missouri.  Jack Nadeau produced and called play-by-play while Stephanie Morales-Macedo directed.  Saben Brooks , Lane Gillespie and Marcy Luttinger added color commentary, Kaitlyn Sanders operated camera #1 and Molly Wiskur ran replay.  Keely McCormick and Sidney Kolasinski reported from rink side. The game was live-streamed and televised on KUJH Channel 2-1. The Jayhawks won 7-3 and improved their record to 21-0-1.
J-School students at KU Athletics
Kansas Athletics gives KU journalism majors and minors lots of experience as social media and communications interns. The following seniors got together for a photo recently (from left): Allison Thomas , Camden Leary , Jack Dodd , Charlie Sides , Mitch George , Maddy Crume , Dayton Hammes and Jordan Cronan .
2018 graduate covers the Super Bowl
Clarence Dennis was still looking for a job when he graduated from the J-School last May. A couple of months later, he moved to California to start work as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Rams. Next thing you know, he found himself in Atlanta covering the Super Bowl. Read the story.
KU Advisor of the Year nominations
The KU Advising Network and the Office of Undergraduate Studies are seeking nominations for the  2019 KU Advisor of the Year Award . The purpose of this award is to recognize a KU academic advisor who has demonstrated the qualities representative of outstanding undergraduate student advising. Learn more here.
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.
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. All are welcome to attend. Read the KU News story.
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
Social media content producer , Lillian James Creative (Mission, Kansas)
Public affairs officer , University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas)
Graphic design specialist , KC Water (Kansas City, Missouri)
Digital marketing strategist , URL Digital Media (Overland Park, Kansas)
Marketing associate , City of Lakeland (Lakeland, Florida)
Social media intern , Eaton Roofing and Exteriors (remote)
Strategic communication leadership program , E.W. Scripps Co. and Vehr (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Summer intern , Page Communications (Kansas City)
J-School Career Fair is March 7
Learn more about PBS NewsHour news assistant program
Courtney Vinopal , an associate producer with PBS NewsHour in Washington, D.C., will be at Stauffer-Flint Hall on March 19 to discuss NewsHour’s yearlong news assistant yearlong fellowship program. The information session will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 119. Learn more here. To reserve a spot for the session, email Steve Rottinghaus at
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 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 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 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.

KU undergraduates are invited to enter the Whitcomb Essay Contest to win a $500 prize. Submit an essay of 3,000 words or less about the relationship of knowledge, thought and action in public affairs and public policy before April 12. Learn more here.

The Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards recognize outstanding creativity and originality by University of Kansas undergraduate students in any discipline. Awards will be given in the categories of writing and diverse media. Deadline to apply is March 7. Learn more here.

Applications are now being accepted for the Tradition of Excellence Award , which honors students who strive to contribute to the development and ongoing success of the University of Kansas. Deadline is March 22. 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
Alumni Update
Jonathan Kealing , 2007 J-School graduate, is the chief network officer at Institute for Nonprofit News in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Melissa Gall , 2016 J-School graduate, has been promoted to senior account executive at Parris Communications in Kansas City, Missouri.

Madelyne Moloney , 2017 J-School graduate, is a public relations associate for Guaranteed Rate in Chicago, Illinois.
In Memoriam
Curtis Carthen , 1976 J-School graduate, died Feb. 5 at the age of 67. Read his obituary.

Gary Douglas Farmer , 1963 J-School graduate, died Feb. 11 at the age of 79. Read his obituary.
Feb. 28: Diversity mixer, 5 p.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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