Inside the School
If you would like to view daily progress of the Stauffer-Flint Hall renovation project, go to our live-stream camera set up on the first floor. Also check out this time-lapse video of last week's activity.
Research, Publications and Presentations
Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen 's work, "Resisting Persuasive Intent," has been published in the International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy (Wiley & Sons). The encyclopedia is edited by Renee Hobbs (professor of communication studies and director of the Media Education Lab at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island) and  Paul Mihailidis  (associate professor of civic media and journalism in the school of communication at Emerson College in Boston).

Associated Professor Yvonnes Chen was an invited panelist to present her latest research at the Mindfulness for Peace and Well-being: Buddhist and Therapeutic Applications Symposium on Sept. 14. This symposium brought together experts in East Asian and Buddhist Studies as well as the professions of social work, urban planning, journalism and psychiatry to explore the uses of mindfulness in contemporary societies. Chen talked about her text-mining project on campus mindfulness activities as reflected in close to two decades of student media coverage.  ​

KU Today featured Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen 's recent publication on e-cigarettes and youth. This study is particularly relevant as Trump administration is moving toward banning flavored e-cigarettes. Read the KU News story here .

Lisa McLendon , news and information track chair, organized and participated in a panel on editing for aspiring authors Sept. 14 at the Kansas Book Festival in Topeka. The other panelists were Doug Bornemann of KU Center for Research and freelance fiction editor Tanya Gold .

The first brownbag research session of the fall semester will be Friday, Sept. 27, in the Dole Human Development Center conference room. This session will focus on promotion to full professor. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
Student News and Opportunities
The KU Libraries Student Ambassador Program is recruiting both graduate and undergraduate students to serve in leadership and member roles. The program will serve to promote student input and involvement in library services and programming. Learn more here.
Visit Parris Communications
KU PRSSA will be visiting Parris Communications on Friday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. Students interested in PRSSA or touring a Kansas City media relations firm should email for more information. Students will be carpooling to the office space.
Paid J-School student positions available
Paid student positions are open now in the J-School's communications office. We are hiring a student writer , who will primarily write stories for the Jayhawk Journalist alumni magazine, and student recruiting assistant , who will work with the school's recruiter on messaging and events for prospective students. Deadline to apply is Sept. 27.
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.
KSPA seeking student intern
Perhaps you love social media. Or perhaps you want an internship with a great cause. Or perhaps you were involved in student journalism in high school. Or maybe you want a career in fundraising. Regardless, there is an internship waiting for you at KSPA, housed right here in Stauffer-Flint Hall. Find out more details here.
FASPE Fellowship
Applications are being accepted for the 2020 class of FASPE Fellows. FASPE is an intensive two-week study program in professional ethics and ethical leadership. The curriculum is designed to challenge participants to critically examine constructs, current developments, and issues that raise ethical concerns in their professions in contemporary settings in which they work. Learn more and apply here.
KU Mentoring Week
More than 3,500 KU alumni are registered as mentors through the KU Alumni Association’s mentoring program. As part of KU Mentoring Week (Sept. 16-21), students in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications are invited to sign up at . It’s a great way to connect with alumni whose career paths align with your professional interests.
KU Alternative Breaks is taking applications now
Alternative Breaks provides students with hands-on service learning and volunteer opportunities in the community and across the nation, providing annual volunteer trips for approximately 800 students and serving over 50 volunteer organizations. Applications are open for the Winter Alternative Break, Jan. 12-18. The deadline to apply is Sept. 29. Learn more here.
Save the date: J-School Generations, including XD Creative Jam
Mark your calendars for Oct. 24-25 for J-School Generations! On Oct 24, alumni will visit classes, participate in the J-School Career Fair and team up with students for fun and games 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. Learn more here.
Register now for advertising/networking event in Kansas City
Register now for Spark KC an all-day advertising/networking conference on Sept. 27 hosted by AAF-KC’s Ad 2 club. Students are invited to connect with local advertising experts, learn about marketing trends and the industry itself and hear advice from keynote speakers. Plus, get set up for job and internship success with a one-on-one portfolio and/or resume review. Learn more and sign up here.
Events will commemorate suffrage centennial
The  Centennial Celebration of the 19 th  Amendment  kicks off at KU with the Suffrage Anniversary Launch Event at 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Dole Institute of Politics. The free event will feature suffrage historians Associate Professor Teri Finneman , Jinx Broussard and Candi Carter Olson discussing the history of the suffrage movement and voting issues that remain today. The event will set the stage for a year of discussions related to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Learn more here.
Happening this semester at the JBar
Mark your calendars for these events at the JBar this semester:

Adobe XD Creative Jam Signups start! 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.

XD demo: Join us at the JBar for a pop-up XD demo Tuesday, Sept. 17. See how user friendly XD is and how you can use it to mock up websites, apps or create presentations. Download your free version of XD 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.

Need to work with Heather? Check out the JBar's drop-in hours.
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 .
Summer fellowship program , American Press Institute (Arlington, Virginia)
Washington, D.C. internship , KU Political Science (Lawrence, Kansas)
Summer intern , Seattle Times (Seattle, Washington)
Digital marketing specialist , Allen Press (Lawrence, Kansas)
Director of communications , Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce (Lee's Summit, Missouri)
Staff openings , American Press Institute (Arlington, Virginia)
Social media coordinator , U.S. Bank Arena (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Account executive , Revive Health (Nashville, Tennessee)
Director of development , Kansas Public Telecommunications Services (Wichita, Kansas)
Program officer, Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, Missouri)
Technical media producer , KWCH (Wichita, Kansas)
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. As of Sept. 16, the following companies have committed to the fair:

Alumni Update
Jim Mascari, 1979 J-School graduate, died Sept. 1 at the age of 63. Read his obituary.
Alumni Update
Alumna visits Introduction to Strategic Communication class
Lori Wiles , 1983 J-School graduate, visited campus from Lockton Companies to kick off a series of industry guest speakers in Professor of the Practice Angie Hendershot ’s Introduction to Strategic Communication course. Wiles shared her personal career journey, provided a lesson in strategic planning and offered professional advice to the students.
Jayhawk Journalist magazine
The newest edition of the Jayhawk Journalist magazine is available now, featuring stories on professor retirements and alumni whose work focuses on the environment. Pick one up in the Resource Center or read it at j 
Sept. 26: KSPA Fall Conference, all day, Kansas Union
Oct. 4: Faculty/staff meeting, 2092 Dole
Oct. 12-15: Fall break
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
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
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Stauffer-Flint Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045