Inside the School
Video features KUJH
KU Marketing Communications featured KUJH in a recent promotional video that was released today. Please take a moment to check out the video and share on social media.
Avoid Stauffer-Flint construction areas during the fall semester
You will notice plenty of construction happening in and around Stauffer-Flint this fall, and we want to make sure you are informed and safe while the J-School undergoes this amazing transformation, which will be completed by the end of the fall semester.
Here are some important things you need to know:
  • There are no classes in Stauffer-Flint this fall.
  • Most of the building is off-limits to students and visitors, but students may still may access Student Services, the Career and Outreach Office, the JBar and the Resource Center through the doors on the west side of the building (near Wescoe). Please make an appointment to visit to the Bremner Editing Center.
  • The main entrance is closed and off-limits.
  • Crews are still working on replacing the elevator, but it is not functional at this time.
  • Use of the first floor is restricted to the Student Services office, the Career and Outreach Center, the JBar and the restrooms.
  • Use of the second floor is restricted to the Resource Center, the restrooms and the dean’s office.
  • On the exterior, only authorized construction personnel are allowed inside the fenced area.
Go to the  J-School website  to learn more about the renovation, and watch the construction as it happens via our  livestream cam  set up on the first floor.
Have questions? Email us at  and we’ll get the word out to everyone.
Faculty and Staff
Katich Award
Dean Ann Brill presented Associate Professor Yvonnes Chen with a plaque as the recipient of the John Katich Award for Creativity at the faculty and staff meeting last month.
Research, Publications and Presentations
Assistant Professor Hong Vu spoke with Living Lab Radio on WCAI about his study of how media around the world portray climate change . Listen to the interview here.
The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculty to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future. Learn more here.
Student News and Opportunities
On Aug. 24, doctoral student Shola Aromona facilitated two workshops to over 60 freshmen at the Jayhawks Give a Flock program organized by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center. The workshop focused on teaching new Jayhawks the skills to be active bystanders when they see situations and behaviors that put others at risk for sexual violence.
Students, do you need to schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor? Download  Navigate Student ,  the companion app to  Jayhawk GPS – Guidance. Persistence. Success.  You can download the app through the App Store or Google Play. You can also access  Jayhawk GPS  online by visiting  or the “Academics” tab in the myKU portal.
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.
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.
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. Watch for more details about this and all the events in the coming weeks.
Sept. 11 in the Newsroom
Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001? Please join us at 6 p.m., Sept. 11, in Dole 2092 for a panel discussion with current faculty members sharing how they and the news outlets they were working for covered the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history. Free and open to the public.
Photographer to speak at KU today
Yagazie Emezi , artist and self-taught documentary photographer from Aba, Nigeria, will be giving a talk on "Healing Bodies: An Approach to Photography in Africa" focused on stories surrounding African women and their health, sexuality, education and human rights at 5:30 p.m. today in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. Learn more here.
Party on the Patio with Washington Post and New York Times journalists
The Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board will welcome Washington Post journalist Seung Min Kim and New York Times journalist Nicholas Fandos on at 6 p.m. Sept. 5 for a conversation about the 2020 election. Enjoy free dinner and free snow cones. Learn more here.
Happening this semester at the JBar
Mark your calendars for these events at the JBar this semester:

Adobe XD Creative Jam on Oct. 25: Registration for the Creative Jam is open now! 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!

Digital Literacy Day: This year’s event on Oct. 18 will be held at K-State and will feature several presenters from a variety of schools and academic departments. Register for free here . Heather Lawrenz is presenting two sessions and a hands-on workshop, and two of our students will also present. Come and support the event!

XD demo: Join us at the JBar for a pop-up XD demo at 11-noon on Monday, Sept. 16, or 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.

Lunch and learn sessions: JSchool Tech Topics is a set of four, three-week tutorial- and project-based experiences designed to give students basic skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere. 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.​
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 .
Communications intern , KPERS (Topeka, Kansas)
Sports representation and management intern , 360 Sports (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Marketing and events intern , Lawrence Journal-World (Lawrence, Kansas)
Business development consultant , Eagle Communications (Salina, Kansas)
Senior social media account executive , MMGY Global (Kansas City, Missouri)
Investigative reporter , KCTV5 (Fairway, Kansas)
News producer , KCTV5 (Fairway, Kansas)
Photographer , KCTV5 (Fairway, Kansas)
News producer , KWCH (Wichita, Kansas)
Marketing specialist , SPX Cooling (Overland Park, Kansas)
Sales assistant , KWCH (Wichita, Kansas)
Alumni Update
Whitney Yadrich , 2007 J-School graduate, was a contestant on "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!" and participated in the limerick contest with fellow KU J-School alumnus Bill Kurtis on Aug. 31. Listen to the segment here.

Andrew Baker , 2007 J-School graduate, is a senior communications specialist at KCP&L in Kansas City.
Missy Minear , 2018 J-School graduate, has accepted a staff photographer position at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
2015-2019 J-School grads sought for survey
The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications faculty is assessing the J-School curriculum, and we want to hear from alumni who graduated between 2015 and 2019. Please take 10 to 15 minutes to complete this Qualtrics survey . Participation is voluntary, and responses are anonymous and confidential. Please direct questions to Professor Scott Reinardy at or (785) 864-7691.
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 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
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045