THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHT

Coming Homecoming Weekend: J-School Alumni Takeover

Students, join us for our Alumni Takeover event on Friday, Sept. 30, during KU’s annual Homecoming weekend! You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of our amazing J-School alumni, network and get great advice from professionals who are invested in helping you succeed. We will be offering a variety of programming from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including alumni presentations related to careers in each of our concentrations. Alumni will be offering a portfolio review, and lunch is included. But you must RSVP here. Questions? Email jmcrecruitment@ku.edu.

INSIDE THE SCHOOL

Professor of the Practice Angie Hendershot has been selected as the recipient of the 2022-2023 KU Edwards Campus Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. This award is based on the chosen faculty member’s outstanding quality and innovation in teaching and dedication to students. Stuart Day, dean of the KU Edwards Campus, presented the award to her during the campus Fall Kickoff event Friday, Sept. 2.

RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Associate Professor Carol Holstead's article, "Why Students Are Skipping Class So Often, and How To Bring Them Back," was published in the Chronicle of Higher Education on Sept. 1. Read the story.


Associate Professor Teri Finneman, along with Will Mari of Louisiana State and Kristen Hare of Poynter, won a national award from the Oral History Association for their multimedia oral history project examining the effect of COVID-19 on rural newsrooms in seven states in middle America during the initial months of the pandemic. The project is featured on the Poynter website


Finneman also will be a featured speaker at the Mississippi Press Association conference in 2023 to discuss her grant research examining a new business model for weekly newspapers.

STUDENT NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

KU PRSSA to meet Sept. 14


The KU Public Relations Student Society of America will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 in Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 303. All journalism students are welcome to attend and learn more about the PRSSA’s plans and officer positions for 2022-23. Pizza will be provided.

Annalise Baines, J-School doctoral candidate, and Pamela Peters, J-School doctoral student, join host Fernanda Silva, J-School master’s student, on the Grad Path podcast. They are discussing Themes and Teams: How to decide on the subject for your research, how to work in teams to be more productive, and is it OK if the research interest changes along the way? Listen to the podcast.


TopSports.news out of Topeka, Kansas, continues to expand and is looking for more sportswriters to work part time or intern. For more information, contact Rick Peterson.


Visit the Study Abroad Fair to learn about the 150+ programs in more than 70 countries available to Jayhawks! Come and learn about the opportunities available during the semester, summer, winter break or spring break for your major; how to fund study abroad; campus-based global experiences such as the Global Awareness Program, language and area studies and more; and how to integrate an international education into your KU experience! The fair is from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ascher Plaza outside the Kansas Union. Learn more here.


The Wall Street Journal is now accepting applications for 2023 newsroom internships in the United States. Fourteen types of internship opportunities are available, including reporting, video, podcasting, graphics, audience engagement and more. Three virtual info sessions are open to students on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m., Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. Learn more here.


The KU Public Relations Student Society of America will meet at 6 p.m., Sept. 14, in Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 303. All journalism students are welcome to attend and learn more about the PRSSA’s plans and officer positions for 2022-23. Pizza will be provided.

 

The Student Alumni Leadership Board will host a Mocktails and Mingle event from 2 to 4 p.m., Sept. 7 at McLain’s, 1420 Crescent Road. The leadership board connects with thousands of KU alumni.


Registration is open for Spark KC 2022. The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. event on Sept. 23 at VMLY&R, 250 NW Richards Road, features guest speakers, panels and one-on-ones with top Kansas City advertising leaders. The professionals will review resumes and portfolios. The cost is $45. An early-bird rate of $35 is available before Sept. 13. Get information and register here.


The KU Alumni Association and University Career Center staff will share tips from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at McLain’s, 1420 Crescent Road. Drop in at your convenience to learn about making the most of KU Mentoring+, KU’s online home for mentoring, networking, opportunity and community.

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

Find more listings on the J-School website

Pulliam Journalism Fellowship recruiter to interview students

Six interview slots are available for the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship virtual interviews on Saturday, Sept. 17. The 10-week journalism fellowship has paid positions in news, sports reporting, digital, social media, visuals and audio available with The Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star. College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled at KU are eligible to interview. To schedule a time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., contact Steve Rottinghaus.

Job opportunities

Social media manager, KU Athletics (Lawrence, Kansas)

Freelancer, rev.com (remote)

J-School Career Fair set for Oct. 20


The J-School Career Fair is six weeks away! All students are welcome to attend from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Stauffer-Flint Hall. Learn more about internships, part-time positions and full-time positions. A professional photographer will be taking portraits from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clarkson Gallery for students’ LinkedIn profiles. For more information, contact Steve Rottinghaus at steve_rottinghaus@ku.edu


Here are the companies who have committed to attending the fair so far:

 

JSCHOOL TECH

Build your tech skills

Need to polish your video skills? Join the JSchoolTech team from 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 9 in Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 204. We will focus on getting comfortable with video equipment, getting good shots then review some Premiere basics. Space is limited so sign up now

 

Join a design team to build your Adobe skills! This creative experience will give you a great way to build your portfolio and learn skills on your time frame. Email Heather Lawrenz if you are interested. 


Learn Adobe skills and build your portfolio with JSchoolTech and make sure to visit the Class Hub.

Students can find Heather Lawrenz at the JBar in the Clarkson Gallery or make an appointment.


Evening labs: Labbies will be in the Resource Center for checkout and help after hours. Evening hours are 5-8 p.m. every Monday-Thursday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays.

 

Buy Creative Cloud from the KU Bookstore for a discount! Pay $150 for the year.

ALUMNI UPDATE

On the Job: Stef Manchen, j'22


Stef Manchen, who was editor of The University Daily Kansan and worked at KUJH, graduated from the J-School in May and now is morning anchor at News-Press NOW in St. Joseph, Missouri. "I wouldn't have that opportunity if KU didn't have such great relationships with so many professional institutions not just across the state but throughout the nation," she said. Read more about Stef's path from college to career in our On the Job blog.

Chris Fickett, j’00, is senior content specialist at Firesign | Enlightened Legal Marketing.


Lauren Davidson, j’18, is strategic growth account executive at Twilio.


Sydney Hoover, j’20, is the education and health reporter for Wilmington (North Carolina) News Inc. She recently placed first for news enterprising reporting from the North Carolina Press Association for her coverage of the Cape Fear Academy sexual harassment lawsuit.

EVENTS

Join the History of Black Writing on Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. as Dawn Duke discusses Afro-Latinx literature in a talk that draws on her forthcoming book “Mayaya Rising.” Dr. Duke will deliver her talk virtually from Brazil. You are welcome to attend the event via Zoom or in person in the Alderson Room in the Kansas Union. An in-person reception with refreshments will follow the talk. Register here. This event is part of the HBW's 2022 Black Literary Suite, an annual series of literary events that focus scholarly research and attention on Black writing from around the world. Learn more about previous Black Literary Suites here.

Calendar


Sept. 7: Technology Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Sept. 16: Faculty and staff meeting, noon, Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 202

Sept. 16: Strategic Communication concentration meeting, 1-2:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery

Sept. 21: Technology Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Sept. 27: Graduate Committee meeting, 1-2 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Sept. 29: Doughnuts with the Dean, 9-10:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall lobby

Oct. 12: Technology Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Oct. 20: J-School Career Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall

Oct. 26: Technology Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Oct. 28: Faculty and staff meeting, 1-2:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery

Oct. 28: Promotion and Tenure Committee meeting, 3-5 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 303

Nov. 4: Concur training session for faculty/staff, noon-1:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery

Nov. 7: Graduate Committee meeting, 1-2 p.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Nov. 9: Technology Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Nov. 23: Technology Committee meeting, 9:30 a.m., Stauffer-Flint Hall, Room 312

Dec. 5: Concur training session for faculty/staff, 3:30-5 p.m., Zoom

Dec. 9: Faculty and staff meeting with lunch afterward,10:30 a.m.-noon, Clarkson Gallery

Feb. 10: Faculty and staff meeting, 1-2:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery

March 31: Faculty and staff meeting, 1-2:30 p.m., Clarkson Gallery

May 5: Faculty and staff meeting with lunch afterward, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Clarkson Gallery

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