The Monday Memo is the weekly newsletter of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. It is sent to journalism faculty, staff, students and alumni who have requested it. 

Sign up for J-School Generations this week!
J-School Generations is this week! J-School Generations is a unique event that connects alumni, students and faculty for two days of learning, networking, making connections and fun.

Students will be entered into a raffle when they sign up to attend the J-Talk, the trivia/games, round-robin networking, and JBar ribbon cutting. The more events you attend, the more chances you have to win! Please sign up for any of the events here. (Your online RSVP automatically enters you into each raffle; must be present to win.)

Thursday, Sept. 27
  • Noon: Free hot dog lunch for J-School students, alumni and faculty and staff (Clarkson Gallery, Room 111, Stauffer-Flint Hall)
  • 5 p.m.: J-Talk: A TED-style event featuring alumni speakers Laura Okmin, Carlos P. Beltran and Whitney Antwine (Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 100)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Alumni reception, including heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks (Clarkson Gallery, Room 111, Stauffer-Flint)
Friday, Sept. 28
  • 9 a.m.: Trivia/game show with student and alumni teams (Clarkson Gallery Room 111, Stauffer-Flint)
  • 10:30 a.m.: Round-robin networking (Resource Center, Room 210, Stauffer-Flint)
  • Noon: Lunch for game show and round-robin networking alumni and student participants (Clarkson Gallery, Room 111, Stauffer-Flint)
  • 1 p.m.: Ribbon cutting for the J-School's new tech hub, the JBar (Clarkson Gallery)
Faculty and staff

J-School colleagues said farewell to academic advisor Ashley Anguiano Gomez last week. Ashley, who has worked in the student advising office for over five years, has accepted a new position in the School of Social Welfare. Her last day at the J-School was Friday. 
The Office of Marketing Communications invites KU-Lawrence faculty, adjunct faculty, deans, directors and communicators to participate in a free studio portrait event Oct. 11-12. Marketing Communications will email proofs of three to four frames for your consideration and will provide you with a high-resolution copy of the image you select. Two-minute sittings are offered on a walk-in basis from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in Room 205 of the Wesley Building. Due to limited resources, they are not able to accommodate GTAs, researchers without teaching appointments and staff.   
Faculty, staff, and students with significant international experiences and contributions to international education are invited to apply for membership in Phi Beta Delta national honor society. Applications are due Oct. 12. Get the details and apply here. 
Research and presentations
A brown bag lunch to discuss research projects for the annual conference of the International Communication Association and other venues will take place Oct. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in Stauffer-Flint, Room 303.
Student news and opportunities
Ex.C.E.L. award finalist

Jose Montoya , a Los Lunas, New Mexico, senior in journalism and sport management, has been selected as one of eight finalists for the 28th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards. The finalists will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 along Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. Two winners will be announced during halftime of the KU-Oklahoma State Homecoming football game Sept. 29. Read the news release here.
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Chiefs game

Four sports media students worked the Chiefs game for FOX Sports on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Huntyr Schwegman and Sidney Kolasinki (right) assisted Skip Clark, one of the best directors of photography in sports television. Jack Nadeau kept specialty stats in the production truck, and Cassie Nichols (far right) assisted sideline reporter Peter Schrager.
Tutors needed 
The KU Center for Community Outreach is seeking volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for Lawrence middle and high school students in specific subject areas. Applications are due Sept. 30. Get the details. 
Digital media curriculum innovation info session
J-School faculty/staff and graduate students are invited to a lunch session on digital media curriculum innovation from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in Room 104, Stauffer-Flint. Chad Martin, director of social and emerging media at VML, will speak about academic-industry collaborations. This event is organized by the J-School Curriculum Innovation Program team funded by the KU Center for Teaching Excellence. To RSVP, please email project graduate assistant Darcey Altschwager at and indicate if you have any dietary preferences.
Internship and job opportunities
J-School job openings

The J-School currently has two job openings in the student advising office. Applications are open until Oct. 1 for an academic advisor and recruitment coordinator. Learn more here.
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. Some recent opportunities include:

News reporter, KOLN (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Morning news producer, WIBW (Topeka, Kansas)
Weekend sports anchor/reporter, KSNB-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Demand generation coordinator, DEG (Overland Park, Kansas)
Video production-technical media director, KOLN/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Multimedia journalist, KCTV5/KSMO (Kansas City)
Multimedia producer, KCTV5/KSMO (Kansas City)
Weekday morning producer, KOLN (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Managing editor, Kansas City PBS (Kansas City)
Copywriter, VML (Kansas City)

Public and government affairs internship, ExxonMobil (Houston, Texas)
Strategic marketing and content intern, University Career Center (Lawrence, Kansas)

See more job and internship opportunities here.

If you have recently accepted a job or internship, please share the news with Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator at
Internship Nepal opportunities
Internship Nepal welcomes students from around the world to join dynamic, effective internship programs in Nepal. Students studying journalism, politics, mass communications and photography are encouraged to apply. Learn more here. 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to discuss advocacy 
Faculty and students are invited to join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, for "Telling Readers the Truth Means Being an Advocate Too," a discussion about the intersection between journalism and advocacy.  A bilingual discussion and book signing will follow. The event includes free food and a cash bar. Sponsored by Humanities Kansas, this event is part of Latino Stories of Kansas/Historias Latinas de Kansasa statewide initiative that seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

Registration for Shadow Day
Nonprofit Connect is hosting Shadow Day 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri. The event matches college students interested in the nonprofit sector with local nonprofit professionals for a day of learning and networking. This event allows undergraduate and graduate students to experience a workday in their desired profession and helps students develop a variety of connections in the nonprofit community. Student registration fee is $25, including light continental breakfast. The deadline to register is Sept. 21. For more information, contact Branden Haralson at or read this student guide.
Digital Frontiers conference 
The J-School is one of the sponsors of the 2018 Digital Frontiers/IDRH Conference, which is Oct. 4-6 at KU and the Lawrence Public Library. The theme for the 2018 conference is Finding Community in Digital Humanities. Learn more and register here.  
Alumni update
Talk and book signing

Sarah Smarsh, 2003 J-School graduate, has been interviewed by several news outlets recently about her new book, "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth," which is receiving critical acclaim and is a contender for the National Book Award for Nonfiction from the National Book Foundation. She will speak in Lawrence at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall. The Raven Book Store will sell copies of the book for signing after the talk. Recent news coverage includes:
In memoriam
Andrew deValpine, 1983 J-School graduate, died June 23 at the age of 57. Read his obituary.
Mark your calendars
Sept. 24: KSPA Fall Conference at Kansas Union  
Sept. 27-28: J-School Generations  
Oct. 13-16: Fall break
Oct. 14-16: Kansas Association of Broadcasters Convention, Wichita
Oct. 26: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., SF 206 
Nov. 8: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room in Kansas Union
Nov. 15: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Clarkson Gallery
Nov. 16: Montgomery Family Symposium, Adams Alumni Center 
Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving break
Dec. 7: Stop day
Dec. 7: Faculty/staff meeting, 10:30 a.m.-noon, followed by lunch, Clarkson Gallery
Dec. 14: Last day of finals   
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 22: First day of spring semester
Feb. 1: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3 p.m., 206 SF  
Feb. 20: KSPA Regional Contest at Kansas Union 
March 7: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Kansas Room, Kansas Union
March 11-17: Spring break
March 22: Faculty/staff meeting, 1:30-3, 206 SF 
April 11: William Allen White Day & Student Scholarship and Awards Ceremony, Ballroom, Kansas Union 
April 12: Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Awards
May 4: KSPA State Contest at Kansas Union  
May 10: Stop day
May 10: Faculty/staff meeting and lunch, 10:30-noon, Clarkson Gallery 
May 17: Last day of finals
May 18: J-School Recognition Ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Lied Center 

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