Note: The Monday Memo will not be distributed during Spring Break next week. It will resume on March 16. Please send items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and Staff
Professor Chuck Marsh's paper "Taking Stock of Indirect Reciprocity: What We Know, and Why It Matters" has been accepted for presentation at the summer 2020 International Critical Public Relations Conference in Barcelona, Spain.
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
Doctoral student Fatemah Shayestah attended the Inclusion and Social Justice (ISJ) conference on Feb. 28, where she was a member of conference planning committee as a volunteer and also presented her research "Communications, Social Media Manipulation and the Flow of Disinformation in the Iranian Twittersphere."
Student News and Opportunities
College Media Business and Advertising Managers awards
The University Daily Kansan and the Jayhawk Media Group won first-, second- and third-place awards Saturday night at the College Media Business and Advertising Managers' 2020 national convention in San Francisco. The awards recognized work during calendar year 2019, when the UDK conducted a top-to-bottom overhaul of its design, content, marketing and business operations. The specific national honors were:
First place for promotional advertising highlighting the content and design changes in the UDK (made with help of a survey sent to all KU students in partnership with The Agency)
Second place for best ancillary business operation
Third place for best guerilla marketing program
Pictured, from left: Marketing specialist Adison Wash, advertising sales representative Emma Greenwood, general manager Rob Karwath and associate arts editor Liam Mays attended the CMBAM conference in San Francisco last week.
Apply now for the Tradition of Excellence Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the Tradition of Excellence Award, which is given 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Native American Journalists Association Fellowship
The Society for Neuroscience has opened a call for applications for the 2020 Science Journalism Student Award. Recipients will attend Neuroscience 2020, the society’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24-28. Learn more here.
Inside the School
Suffrage lecture: 'Violence Against Women'
Patricia Weems Gaston, the Lacy C. Haynes Professor of Journalism, gave a lecture on "Violence Against Women" today in the Clarkson Gallery. The lecture was part of the KU Suffrage Lecture Series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. See the calendar of events here.
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. March 3 and March 17 at the JBar. Space is limited so 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!
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.
For more information on the career fair, 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:
Darell F. Norris, 1950 J-School graduate, died Feb. 14 in Porter Ranch, California, at the age of 91. Read his obituary.
DIAG lecture to feature former U.S. Ambassador Delano Lewis
The School of Journalism's Diversity and Inclusion Action Group is hosting a lecture by former U.S. Ambassador Delano Lewis at 4 p.m. April 14 at the Beren Petroleum Conference Center (BPCC) in Slawson Hall. A Kansas City, Kansas, native, Lewis graduated from KU and received a law degree from Washburn University. He worked as an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department and was president and CEO of National Public Radio. He was U.S. ambassador to South Africa from 1999 to 2001. The event is open to the public.
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 14: DIAG lecture featuring Delano Lewis, 4 p.m., Beren Petroleum Conference Center (BPCC) in Slawson Hall
April 16: Informal lunchwith 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
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications