Student News and Opportunities
Students place in Hearst Journalism Awards
Congratulations to Nicole Asbury , who placed seventh in the college enterprise reporting category of the Hearst Journalism Awards. Read her winning story here. Also, Corey Minkoff placed 12th in the same category. Read his winning story here . Entries are still being accepted for the 60th annual awards contest. Students may enter in the following categories: Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia. Learn more here.
Student awarded ACES scholarship
Congratulations to senior Nolan Brey, who has received an ACES: The Society for Editing scholarship. The scholarship includes $1,500 cash and travel funding to attend the ACES national conference in April.
Eudora Times wins Kansas Press Association awards
The Eudora Times , a news organization staffed by students at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has won five awards in the Kansas Press Association small dailies division. Congratulations to these student award winners: Page Cramer , Lucie Krisman , Elise Lindemann and Riley Wilson .
PRSSA meeting tomorrow
All KU PRSSA organization members should plan to attend a mandatory meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in Room 303, Stauffer-Flint Hall. Questions? Contact Sarah Teeter at sarahteeter@ku.edu .
Great Plains Journalism Awards deadline extended
The Great Plains Journalism Awards  contest has extended its deadline to Feb. 5. The contest is an opportunity for students in an eight-state region to be recognized for their work and win $1,500 scholarships in five categories.  Learn more here.
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.
Student Employee of the Year
KU’s Student Employee of the Year  committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 award. This award was established to recognize student employees who embody service, excellence, dedication, and whose academic achievements remain stellar. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 7. Nominate a student here.
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.
Nominate a research mentor
Students, do you have a research mentor who has made a huge impact on your undergraduate research experience? Consider nominating them for a mentor award through the Center for Undergraduate Research. Recommendations accepted for grad students, postdocs, staff and faculty who are exceptional research mentors. Learn more here.
Inside the School
Julie Adam , communications coordinator, presented at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference in Kansas City last week as part of a panel of Circle of Excellence Award winners who discussed their award-winning entries and best practices. The J-School won a silver CASE Circle of Excellence award for the 2018 William Allen White 150th Birthyear Celebration events.

Lisa McLendon , Bremner Editing Center coordinator, served as the announcer for the Douglas County Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 1. She read words and definitions for the 28 qualifying students from area schools.
Nutrition Nook is now in Room 210A in the Resource Center
Did you know that half of KU undergraduate students report being food insecure? To address this need, about a year ago the J-School created the Nutrition Nook, which is now in Room 210A in the Resource Center. Anyone is welcome to stop by and take what they need.
JSchool Tech
Teams help you build a portfolio and learn Adobe skills. Pick your own learning adventure! Students, sign up for teams here .

The next round of Topics begins on Feb. 17 with Illustrator and Feb. 25 with Resume and Portfolio Building. Sign up for these lunch-and-learn sessions here .

Space is still available in our Gifs and Animation workshop. Held Feb. 14 and 21 from noon to 1 p.m., this session will get you introduced to Photoshop, After Effects and Character Animator. 

Prepare for the career fair by attending a career workshop with Steve Rottinghaus and Heather Lawrenz at 3 p.m. on Feb. 19 in Room 111, Stauffer-Flint Hall. They will help you power up your resume and portfolio just in time for the Career Fair. 
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
CBS Sports HQ student ambassador , CBS Sports (Lawrence, Kansas)
Digital assistant , USTA Missouri Valley (Kansas City)
Executive editor , Oklahoma Watch (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
Production assistant , KWCH (Wichita, Kansas)
Digital production position , KOLN/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Evening anchor , KOLN/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
National sales support specialist, Spectrum Reach (Overland Park, Kansas)
Regional marketing assistant , KOLN/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
General manager , Eagle Communications (Salina, Kansas)
KJCK station manager , Eagle Communications (Junction City, Kansas)

INTERNSHIPS
Communications intern , Honeywell (Overland, Park, Kansas)
Get ready for the J-School Career Fair
Students, learn about internship and full-time job opportunities by connecting with approximately 30 organizations at the spring J-School Career Fair on Thursday, March 5, in the Kansas Room on the sixth level of the Kansas Union.
 
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  steve_rottinghaus@ku.edu  or drop by Stauffer-Flint, Room 120.
 
The following 13 organizations have committed to attend the fair:
 
Alumni Update
Chris Nilges , December 2019 graduate, is one of the two people nationwide to receive a Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship. Nilges will complete 10 weeks of training at KMBC in Kansas City and then will receive a full-time newscast producing position with a Hearst Television station.
In Memoriam
Roger Cobb , 1975 J-School graduate, died Jan. 14 in Leawood, Kansas, at the age of 66. Read his obituary.

Alicia Holliman Sipe, 2000 J-School graduate, died Dec. 17 at the age of 44. Read her obituary.
Events
Suffrage anniversary events continue this semester, and several feature J-School faculty and students, including:
Exhibit: Rightfully Yours , featuring faculty, student and community scholarship focusing on U.S. voting rights (including associate professors Peter Bobkowski and Genelle Belmas ’ 2017 article published in  Girlhood Studies , "Mixed Message Media: Girls’ Voices and Civic Engagement in Student Journalism," examining the disparate censorship suffered by female high school journalists compared to their male peers).
Feb. 6, 5:30-7 p.m., opening in Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library
Lecture: William Allen White & Suffrage , featuring historian Beverley Olson Buller
Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m., Clarkson Gallery
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 .
Stauffer-Flint Open House on Feb. 9
Alumni, community members and friends of the J-School are invited to visit our renovated building from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 9 for an open house. Enjoy some refreshments and tour the new Stauffer-Flint Hall!
Calendar
Feb. 5: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Feb. 7: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
Feb. 9: Stauffer-Flint Hall Open House, 2-4 p.m.
Feb. 10: Lecture: "William Allen White & Suffrage," featuring Beverley Olson Buller, noon, Clarkson Gallery
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 20: 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
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