Faculty and Staff
As part of the Tea & Talk series organized by the KU Center for East Asian Studies, Associate Professor Hyunjin Seo will give a talk titled “Networked Collective Actions in South Korea” in Room 318, Bailey Hall from 4 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. Seo will untangle the network of interactions between diverse actors in South Korea that resulted in impeachment of President Park Geun-hye — one of the most significant citizen protests in the history of democratic South Korea.
Lisa McLendo n gave a lecture today in Watson Library on women’s rights post-suffrage, as part of KU’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of suffrage. She also appeared on KCUR-FM’s “Up to Date” on Oct. 31 to preview the lecture.

Lecturer Gerri Berendzen presented two sessions Friday at the National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. Her sessions, “Editing Your Own Work” and “Is This Resource Reliable,” were attended by both journalism students and educators. Berendzen also served as a volunteer website and print critiquer on Friday and Saturday at the conference.

Strategic Communication Chair Kerry Benson and Recruitment Coordinator Himée Kamatuka presented on strategic communication to classes at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park on Oct. 30. More than 30 students heard about what skills they already have that connect to strategic communication in college and future career possibilities.
Happy Halloween
Assistant Professor Teri Finneman and Strategic Communication Chair Kerry Benson brought some Halloween spirit to the J-School last week by dressing up in costumes for the holiday.
Research, Publications and Presentations
Assistant Professor Hong Vu co-authored an article titled:  "With whom do consumers interact? Effects of online comments and perceived similarity on source credibility, content credibility, and personal risk perception,"  which has recently been accepted to the Journal of Social Marketing. In this experimental study, Vu worked with researchers from University of Georgia and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Inside the School
Renovations are still ongoing inside and outside Stauffer-Flint Hall. Keep up with the progress on our livestream feed or check out this time-lapse video of last week's construction on the first floor compiled by Anthony Whaley , digital media specialist.
Budig Teaching Professorship of Writing nominations accepted now
Nominations for the Budig Teaching Professorship of Writing 2020 are now being accepted. Completed files must be delivered to the dean’s office (200 Stauffer-Flint) by 5 p.m. on Nov. 21. Learn more here.
William Allen White movie DVD on sale now
You can now get Kevin Willmott 's "William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas" documentary at the KU Bookstore. Buy online here.
Student News and Opportunities
Homecoming award
Julie Jorgensen , a junior studying strategic communication, received the Jennifer Alderdice Homecoming Award during KU Homecoming week. The award honors Alderdice, a former KU Alumni Association staff member who advised the Homecoming Steering Committee and the Student Alumni Association for many years.
Application for J-School scholarships open now
Each year, students are eligible to apply for School of Journalism scholarships, starting Oct. 1. All students admitted to the school are encouraged to apply. Students who receive KU renewable scholarships should note that the School of Journalism will likely be funding those scholarships during their junior and senior years. Students receiving renewable scholarships should still apply for journalism scholarships; additional funds may be available. Applications are due Dec. 1, and scholarship recipients will be notified in April 2020. Scholarships are for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 academic year.  Apply here  (click the red Sign In button at the top, then log in with your KU online ID and password). You may be asked to complete a general application question before moving into the  School of Journalism Undergraduate Scholarship Application
Hearst Journalism Awards
Entries are now being accepted for the 60th annual Hearst Journalism Awards. Students may enter in the following categories: Writing, Photojournalism, Radio, Television and Multimedia. Learn more here.
Carnegie-Knight News21 program
The nationally acclaimed Carnegie-Knight News21 program is now accepting applications. During the spring semester, students take part in a seminar taught by News21 Executive Editor Jacqueline Petchel . During the summer, fellows work full time out of a digital newsroom at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University for 10 weeks, typically beginning in mid- to late May and ending in late July or early August. Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend plus travel expenses. Learn more here.
Best Practices for Twitter workshop
If want to communicate with the public through Twitter but don't know how, if you want to up your Twitter game, or
if you want to use Twitter to network with fellow researchers, attend "Best Practices for Twitter" at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Commons. Panelists are digital media researchers and experts in using Twitter to engage with the public and the science community. Get expert advice to #UpYourTwitterGame. Learn more here.
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 .
Board operator , Eagle Communications (Great Bend, Kansas)
Digital marketing manager , YMCA of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri)
Master control operator , Entravision (Denver, Colorado)
Chief engineer , KPTS (Wichita, Kansas)
Traffic coordinator , Entravision (Denver, Colorado)
Marketing intern , The Marketing Arm (various locations)
ASME summer intern , American Society of Magazine Editors (New York and Washington)
Reporting intern , The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri)
Alumni Update
Presentation: 'A Global Jayhawk's Journey'
Carlos Centeno , 2004 J-School graduate, is the featured speaker for the Center for Global & International Studies' Global Food for Thought lecture series. Centeno will share how his experiences as a journalism undergraduate and global and international studies graduate student laid the groundwork for his nearly decade-long career with the United Nations World Food Program and hhis current position with MIT’s Solve initiative. The event is at noon Nov. 15 at The Commons, with free light lunch.
Nov. 27-Dec. 1 : Thanksgiving break
Dec. 12: Last day of fall classes
Dec. 13: Stop day
Dec. 13: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, TBA
Dec. 21-Jan. 19: Winter break
Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 21: First day of spring semester
Feb. 7: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
Feb. 28 : KSPA Regional Contest, all day, Kansas Union
March 5: J-School Career Fair, Kansas Union
March 9-13: Spring break   
March 20: Faculty/staff meeting 1:30-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 206
April 16: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarships and Awards program, 3 p.m., Kansas Union, Ballroom
April 17: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards, noon-2 p.m., Adams Alumni Center
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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