The Monday Memo is the weekly newsletter of the KU School of Journalism. 
It is sent to journalism faculty, staff, students and alumni who have requested it. 

Congratulations to all of our graduates! Check out a selection of photos from the J-School Recognition Ceremony on our Facebook page.
Faculty and staff
 IMC Program Director Matt Tidwell (back row, middle) at the IABC Quills Awards ceremony June 7.
IMC program director and faculty member  Matt Tidwell received the Arthur Lowell Communicator of the Year award from the Kansas City chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators at its annual KC Quills Awards ceremony on June 7. Past winners include J-School alumni Mike Goff and Eric Morgenstern and IMC instructor and doctoral student Michelle Keller.

Associate Professor Genelle Belmas won first place in the AEJMC Law & Policy Division's teaching award competition. This award comes with a cash prize and the opportunity to present during the division's pre-conference sessions on Aug. 5.

Congratulations to
Ashley Anguiano Gomez and Dan McCarthy (right), who were nominated for KU Advisor of the Year. They were recognized during a ceremony May 7.

Associate Professor Carol Holstead and J-School students were featured in a KCTV-5 segment about students being required to take notes in class by hand, not laptop. Watch the story here. 
Rob Karwath joins J-School

Please welcome Rob Karwath to the J-School as general manager and news adviser of the University Daily Kansan. Karwath, a 1986 J-School graduate, began his career as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and founded and served as CEO of North Coast Communications, a Minnesota-based strategic communications firm with clients nationwide. Read more about Karwath here.
Research and presentations
Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo and Assistant Professor Hong Vu, and Ph.D. students Shola Aromona, Yuchen Liu and Fatemeh Shayesteh are co-authors of a research paper, "Hashtag Feminism Around the World: A Comparative Analysis of #MeToo Tweets," which has been accepted for presentation during the 2018 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 6-9. Based on network and content analyses of #MeToo tweets in several different countries, the paper examines how #MeToo hashtag activism was implemented around the world.   
Professor Charles Marsh has published a study analyzing the effectiveness of indirect reciprocity in evolutionary biology and economics. Marsh's research shows that the dominant practice of public relations -- looking out for No. 1 and viewing relationships as sources of conflict and competition -- is not best. Read the KU News story here. 
Student news and opportunities
Campaigns teams win awards in KC Quills competition

Two Strategic Campaigns teams have won awards from the 2018 IABC KC Quills Awards competition. Students worked with Kaleidoscope, a Hallmark-sponsored creativity space in Crown Center in Fall 2017. Their professor was Associate Professor Yvonnes
Chen. The winning teams are:

Where STEAM Lives (top photo)
Team members: Courtney Carpenter, Vanessa Gonzales, Landon J. Munsch, Kyle Sagendorph, Kaleigh Thomas, Brian Trigg and Anna Wonderlich
Category: Communication Management - Government Communication Programs

Color Your Confidence - Kaleidoscope (photo at right)
Team members: Megan Doolittle, Margaret Huwe, Hanna Melton, Marcea Say,
Joshua Suos and Corey Wogalter
Category: Communication Management - Communication Management
In 2017, the KU Office of Student Affairs established the Food Insecurity Committee, which is dedicated to addressing hunger and food insecurity among KU students. It's composed of students and staff tasked to build awareness about the prevalence and depth of food insecurity on campus, to develop a strategic campaign to message students and administrative stakeholders, and to build collaborative links among KU resource groups to tackle the problem. Students from Kerry Benson's J560 class used their knowledge and skills to help in this effort, including building digital ad content, creating public service announcements, establishing a social media voice for the committee, and producing video for social media use. Students presented their work to more than a dozen members of the Food Insecurity Committee on May 2 in the Clarkson Gallery.
Faces of the J-School

Associate Professor Carol Holstead's magazine students wrote mini Q&A profiles of several of our recent graduates and current students. The stories offer a glimpse into who our students are, why they chose KU and what their goals are for the future. Read the profiles here.
It's not too late to join a summer design team and improve your Adobe skills. One is already running on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join here or email about other options for building your skills.
Internship and job opportunities
Find job and internship 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. Some recent opportunities include:

Digital copywriter, DEG Digital (Overland Park, Kansas)
Account executive, Eagle Communications (Manhattan, Kansas)
Breaking news reporter, Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas)
Digital news director, Eagle Communications (Salina, Kansas)
Digital marketing supervisor, Baker University (Overland Park, Kansas)
Marketing copywriter, Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas)
Media salesperson, KOLN/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)

News reporter, American Veterinary Medical Association (Schaumburg, Illinios)
Strategic marketing and events intern, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association (Lawrence, Kansas)
Event management intern, EPIC Innovative Events (Kansas City)
Digital marketing intern, Vizion Interactive (Virtual)

See more job and internship opportunities here.

If you have recently accepted a job or internship, please share the news with Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator at
Student internships

Congratulations to the following J-School students on their spring and summer internships:  
Jessica Bowman: College Fashionista
Chloe Carlson: Westport Business League
Mattie Carter: Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Jeremy Day: Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America
Audrey DeVries: Service Management Group
Hailey Dixon: Deseret News
Matthew Gwin: Coeur d'Alene Press
Ashley Hocking: Lawrence Journal-World
Kara Kahn: IMG Jayhawk Sports Marketing
Sadie Kirkwood: Parris Communications
Patrick Liston: Lawrence Humane Society
Sacha Mayer: Ballard Community Services
Jacob Polacheck:
Alaina Souder: Allied Global Services
Ryan Travisano: TLC Marketing Consultants
Morgan Twibell: Service Management Group
Anna Wonderlich: Hello Big Idea
Sydney Wickliffe: Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Caroline Appleby: KSNT News
Tom Babb: VML
Katie Bernard: Kansas City Star
Hannah Bettis: Populous and Sporting KC
Elizabeth Boeder: Kansas City Royals
Chandler Boese: Dallas Morning News
Devin Burris: CNBC
Chloe Carlson: Landis+Gyr
Emalee Crosser: GlynnDevins
Emily Cvitanov: Barkley
Grant DeMars: CBS News
Hailey Dixon: Lincoln Sentinel
Kathryn Drew: Spring Venture Group
Anthony George: Barkley
Mitch George: Kansas Athletics
Natalie Gibson: Mark Andy Inc.
Jenna Haith: TLC Marketing Consultants
Dayton Hammes: KU Athletics
Grant Heiman: Children's Hospital Association
Ashley Hocking: Lawrence Journal-World
Sydney Hoover: Church of the Resurrection
Amanda Hoyt: Daugherty Business Solutions
Trevor Huth: Southwest Airlines
Alexandra Jones: Pulte Homes
Lara Korte: Wall Street Journal
Maya Minocha: Anthropologie PR
Conner Mitchell: Kansas City Star
Jose Montoya: National Journalism Center
Thomas O'Hara: E&J Gallo
Jackson Schneider: The Program with Soren Petro at 810 WHB
Katie Trigg:
Jordan Wolf:, Kansas City Royals
Anna Wonderlich: MMGY Global
Raeley Youngs: KMOV-TV

Did you know that 89 percent of of the J-School's 2017 graduates completed at least one internship?* Learn more about jobs and internships or send your updates to Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, at

*Survey conducted of 2017 School of Journalism graduates
Scholarships and contests
BitIRA U is announcing a bi-annual scholarship, awarding $1,000 to one student. Submit a one-page (typed) , essay containing specific examples of how cryptocurrency or blockchain could change the world over the next 20 years. Learn more. 
Students or faculty involved in sports media may be interested in the National Sports Media Association's Sports Media Convergence Seminars on June 25 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The seminars is a good opportunity to hear from some of the best in the business and learn alongside other sports media professionals. Get the details.
Alumni update
Mother and son earning
IMC degree together

Tammy Dodderidge, 1983 J-School graduate, and her son, Tim Dodderidge, 2016 J-School graduate, both wanted to earn a master's degree in Integrated Marketing Communications at the KU Edwards Campus. So they decided to go through the program together. Read the story here.
Hank Cavagnaro, 2016 J-School graduate, has accepted a position as a multimedia journalist for KVUE in Austin, Texas. He also recently won an award from the Missouri Broadcasters Association for Best News Series.

Emma Hogg, 2016 J-School graduate, has accepted a position as a reporter for KMOV in St. Louis. She previously was a reporter for KWQC News in Davenport, Iowa.
Madison Coker, 2018 J-School graduate, is communications intern in the department of information technology at Sprint in Overland Park, Kansas.
Sean Collins, 2018 J-School graduate, is covering the St. Louis Cardinals as an intern at 
Wesley Dotson, 2018 J-School graduate, is covering the Texas Rangers as an intern at
Dan Garrett and Alex McLoon, 2018 J-School graduates, have accepted positions as multimedia journalists at KSNT-TV in Topeka.
Ilana Karp, 2018 J-School graduate, has accepted a position as web editor/social video producer at Right This Minute in Phoenix.
Jackson Kurtz, 2018 J-School graduate, has accepted a position as a multimedia journalist at WJCL-TV in Savannah, Georgia.  
Anna Pankiewicz, 2018 J-School graduate, has accepted a job at Octagon. 
Hanna Ritland, 2018 J-School graduate, has accepted a position as large customer sales associate at Google in Chicago.
Jayla Scruggs, 2018 J-School graduate, has accepted a job as a digital interactive specialist at Capitol Federal.
In memoriam
William A. Bott, 1970 J-School graduate, died April 25 in Olathe, Kansas, at the age of 70. Read his obituary.

Tina Gilliam Yonally, 1991 J-School graduate, died Dec. 11, 2017, at the age of 54. Read her obituary.
In the May 7 Monday Memo, Assistant Professor Joseph Erba  was listed incorrectly as an associate professor. Also, doctoral student Yuchen Liu was inadvertently omitted from the item about the Center for Teaching Excellence Poster Session and Reception. Liu was part of the team of J-School faculty and students who presented their work at the poster session and reception on May 4.
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Mark your calendars
June 10-14: Jayhawk Media Workshop, Stauffer-Flint Hall   
July 27: Last day of summer classes 
Aug. 15: Faculty and staff retreat, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Clarkson Gallery  
Aug. 20: Fall classes begin  
Sept. 27-28: J-School Generations 

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