What you need to know for the J-School Recognition Ceremony
The J-School Recognition Ceremony for 2022 doctoral, master's and bachelor degree graduates is Saturday, May 14, at the Lied Center. Graduates must have RSVP'd to participate. Doors will open at 7:45 a.m., and the ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Graduates should report to the Pavilion area in the Lied Center before 8:10 a.m. and will start lining up for the processional at 8:20 a.m. Please be on time, wear your cap and gown, and don't forget to bring your name card. The ceremony also will also be livestreamed on the Lied Center website. After the ceremony, join us for a reception on the Stauffer-Flint Hall lawn. More information is available on the J-School website.
The following J-School faculty and staff members will be honored by KU tomorrow for their years of service to the university. The event is at 1:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. See the full list of KU honorees here.
20 years: Jennifer Paasch
15 years: Frances Lyons, Eddie Muñoz, Kerry Navinskey and Suzanne Scales
10 years: Lisa McLendon
Janet Rose awarded the Katich Award for Creativity
Congratulations to Professor of the Practice Janet Rose for being selected as the 2022 recipient of the Katich Award for Creativity. The Katich Award recognizes a J-School faculty member who has demonstrated creativity in teaching, research, service or a combination of these areas. It was established to honor former J-School Professor John Katich, a dedicated teacher who loved students and inspired them to exceed their own expectations.
Apply now for Urban Student Journalism Academy
The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists is accepting applications for its free Urban Student Journalism Academy, which will be Aug. 15-19. The event is for Kansas City area high school students and college students interested in print, broadcast or media-related careers. Only 12 students will be admitted to the weeklong academy, which will take place this year in the high-tech classroom of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. Application, essay and writing samples are due June 1. Learn more and apply here.
The Asian American Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association Pacific Islander scholarship deadline is May 31. Two scholarships of $4,500 will be awarded. Apply here.

Submissions are open for Arterial Ink Volume II, an anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry relating to the legacy of William Allen White. Winners in each genre will be published in the book, and authors will have the opportunity to deliver a reading from it at William Allen White Legacy Day in Emporia on Oct. 2. Deadline to apply is May 10. Learn more here.

The WITS Travel Creator + Brand Summit is May 13-15 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, and a discount is available for students. WITS brings content creators, industry members and thought leaders together to learn, collaborate and build a more equitable travel industry. To access the student rate, use the code STUDENTKC to register here. Make sure to input the code before selecting your ticket type, and it will reveal two hidden ticket types exclusively for students.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting the Pro Communicators Conference May 19-20 in Kansas City, which will bring together communicators, marketers and public relations professionals from across the state. Students and recent graduates may attend for a reduced rate of $75. Registration includes a three-hour crisis communication workshop, a networking reception, access to three top industry keynote presentations and 12 breakout segments to choose from. Learn more here.

The National Sports Media Association Sports Media Convergence Summit is June 26-27 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It features seminars and panels designed to educate students and young professionals. Get the details.
Are you a doctoral student interested in health communication research? Associate Professor Mugur Geana has a graduate research assistant position available for Fall 2022 to work on his NIH-funded project as well as to conduct research at CEHCUP. The GRA position includes full tuition support, a stipend and fringe benefits. Applications are open to all doctoral students in our program, including those starting their first year of study. Apply by sending a curriculum vitae and a letter stating your research interests and how being a GRA will help you in your academic journey to Dr. Geana at by May 15. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom in June.
Cheers to Careers: Mark Mears of LEAF Growth Ventures
Mark Mears, j’84, chief growth officer at LEAF Growth Ventures, was a recent guest with Steve Rottinghaus on the Career and Outreach Center’s Cheers to Careers podcast. 
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Job opportunities
Multimedia producer, KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Sales account executive, KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Sponsorship and community events coordinator, KAKE (Wichita, Kansas)
Sales assistant, KWCH (Wichita, Kansas)
News reporter, Built In (remote)
Photographer, KMBC/KCWE (Kansas City)
Health care reporter, news reporter, KMWU (Wichita, Kansas)
Social media coordinator, Ban Johnson Collegiate League (Kansas City)

Marketing intern, ACI Boland (Kansas City)
Kansas tourism intern, Kansas Chamber of Commerce (Topeka, Kansas)
Environmental news intern, The New Lede (Washington, D.C., or remote)
KC Media Mix is having a mentorship breakfast for young professionals from 7:45 to 9 a.m. on May 12 at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission, Kansas. This event will give young professionals the opportunity to meet experienced media veterans and facilitate relationships, increase their knowledge and build skills for their goals. Learn more about KC Media Mix here.
Francesca Chambers, j’10, is a White House correspondent for USA Today. Read the news release.

Ellen Balentine, j’17, is social media specialist at Builder Designs.
Haley Wiaz, j’17, is associate director, digital at Scale Marketing.
Morelle Cox, ‘j19, is a communications specialist for the Student Affairs department at the University of Kansas.
Jose Montoya, j’19, is the assistant athletic director – marketing and communications at Eastern New Mexico University.