Research, Publications and Presentations
Lisa McLendon ’s article “Grammar Rules are not Carved in Stone” was published in the Fall 2019 edition of Forum, the quarterly journal of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.  

A co-authored research article by Associate Professor Mugur Geana has been published in the journal  Trials : "Development, acceptability, appropriateness and appeal of a cancer clinical trials implementation intervention for rural- and minority-serving urology practices."​ The study details the development and initial testing of an intervention to increase accrual to urological cancer clinical trials. Read the full text of the published article here .

“The Pfeffermans,” a short story by lecturer Nancy K. Mays , will be published in the fall 2019 issue of Ploughshares. Read the news release.

Assistant Professor Teri Finneman released a podcast episode this week examining the long history of violence against the media, which provides context to the depth of this serious issue during discussions of the Trump video released this week. Finneman also is one of nine faculty members working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger research or creative component. Finneman's course is JOUR 534: Diversity in Media. Read the KU News story.
Inside the School
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., Nov. 21, 2019. Learn more here.
Campus food drive
The annual campus food drive sponsored by Food for Jayhawks is this month. Collected donations support Just Food, the food pantry in Douglas County, and KU's own food pantry, the Campus Cupboard located in the Kansas Union. Items may be dropped off in various locations across campus, including the Resource Center inside Stauffer-Flint Hall. Learn more here.
Student News and Opportunities
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
Apply now for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship
The 2020 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship Program welcomes applications now for next year's program. Twenty winners nationwide will be selected for a 10-week internship from June 8 through Aug. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Learn more and apply here.
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 News21 issues 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.
Congressional Fellowship Program
The American Political Science Association (APSA) Congressional Fellowship Program is currently accepting online applications for APSA-MCI Communications Congressional Fellowships for scholars and journalists with a professional interest in telecommunications. The nine-month program in Washington, D.C., gives scholars and journalists a hands-on understanding of Congress through placements in congressional offices. Learn more here.
Save the date: J-School Generations, including XD Creative Jam
J-School Generations is next week! On Oct 24, alumni will visit classes, participate in the J-School Career Fair and team up with students for fun, games and prizes in the evening. On Oct. 25, the Adobe team will bring an XD Creative Jam to KU, and students will compete virtually against teams from K-State. In addition to networking with our amazing alumni, there will be lots of prizes for students during events on both days. Sign up here.
Free portraits for KU faculty
The Office of Marketing Communications invites KU faculty, adjunct faculty, deans, directors and communicators to participate in an optional studio portrait event on Oct. 15 and 16 at the KU Memorial Union. Portraits will take place on the first floor in “The Jay” and participation is free of charge. Five-minute sittings are offered on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JBar events this semester
Mark your calendars for these events at the JBar this semester:

Save your spot for the XD Creative Jam! On Oct. 25, students will spend time with an inspiring speaker and an Adobe trainer to learn about Adobe XD and the challenge at hand. Teams get two hours to solve the problem, using design thinking and user experience principles. Present the project to a jury of industry experts to get a chance for your team to win a $250 Visa Gift Card each (plus bragging rights!) Sign up here.

Join a team: There is still space open on both Teams and Topics. Sign up here. Teams will give you an opportunity to solve multiple client challenges using Adobe software. This a great way to build your skills and your portfolio. Topics is a set of four, three-week tutorial and project-based lunch-and-learn style sessions designed to give you basic skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere.​

The Resource Center is open noon-5 p.m. Sunday and 5-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Get help on projects and checkout equipment.

There are no JBar open hours this week!
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 .
News videographer , KOAM (Pittsburg, Kansas)
Staff writer , VFW Magazine (Kansas City)
Account executive , Great Plains Media (Lawrence, Kansas)
Director of marketing and engagement , KCPT (Kansas City)
Director of advertising , Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas)
Copy editor/page designer , Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas)
News photographer , Nexstar (Joplin, Missouri)
Master control operator , Nexstar (Joplin, Missouri)
Marketing and public relations intern , Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Kansas City)
Marketing and community outreach intern , Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Kansas City)
J-School Career Fair set for Oct. 24
The J-School Career Fair for the fall semester is set for Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Adams Alumni Center across from the Kansas Union. The fair, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m., will be held in conjunction with the annual J-School Generations event. A photo booth will be available for students to have professional LinkedIn photos taken. After the fair, students are welcome to join KU alums for networking and games at 4:30-6 p.m. at the Alumni Center. Approximately 30 organizations plan to attend, sharing internship and job opportunities, and J-School Generations alumni will be on site for networking and mentoring.The following companies have committed to the fair, and more may be added:
Oct. 24: J-School Career Fair, Adams Alumni Center
Oct. 24-25: J-School Generations, Adams Alumni Center
Oct. 25: Adobe XD Creative Jam, Adams Alumni Center
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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