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November 12, 2013

A Reminder from the DIRC/Sevareid Library in 20 Murphy Hall

The library is open until 6 pm Mondays-Thursdays and open until 4:30 on Fridays through finals week.

Required textbooks for nearly all SJMC fall semester courses are available on 2 hour reserve.

Browse the New Titles display in the library to look at some of the new books that have arrived this semester and are available for checkout for a 6 week loan.

Van Houlson can provide assistance in finding resources for your papers and projects for you and/or your group. He is in Murphy Hall on Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm and Wednesdays from 10 am -Noon. He can also be contacted by phone and e-mail for questions or scheduling appointments.

Pitch your PSA to MSA

Pitch your PSA

Are you interested in getting real world marketing, advertising, or communications experience? Want to enhance your portfolio or resume? The Minnesota Student Association is hosting a Public Service Announcement Contest to spread awareness about medical amnesty and the importance of safety on campus. The PSA will debut on Radio K and in the previews to SUA movies. If you or someone you know is interested, more information may be found here. Deadline for entry is Wednesday, November 20th.

June 27, 2013

Study & Research Abroad Next Summer 2014

Travel abroad with Minnesota's oldest study abroad program next summer for eight weeks of research on a self-chosen topic and earn 8 upper division credits.

Continue reading "Study & Research Abroad Next Summer 2014" »

April 4, 2013

Apply Now for a Fulbright Award

The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition is now open. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Continue reading "Apply Now for a Fulbright Award" »

April 3, 2013

Study Journalism This Summer at NYU

Summer Journalism at NYU is designed for sophisticated young reporters, raw beginners and those in between. This is an opportunity to learn under the tutelage of world-class faculty and top working professionals.

Continue reading "Study Journalism This Summer at NYU" »

January 25, 2013

2013 Summer Publishing Institute in NYC

New York University's Summer Publishing Institute is now accepting applications for graduating college seniors and graduate students. The Summer Publishing Institute immerses students in an intense, six-week study of book, magazine, and digital publishing.

Continue reading "2013 Summer Publishing Institute in NYC" »

November 7, 2011

Spring 2012 Special Topics Courses Offer Students Real-World Experience

Four classes offered this spring semester allow students to dive into the field and get hands-on experience.

Jour 4171: Covering the Arts
Two sections of this class are offered (one at the Jungle Theater, the other at the Guthrie Theater). The course offers students the opportunity to learn about covering the arts and entertainment world. Attend shows and have class within the theater.

Class # 51155 (section one) meets Mon. & Fri., 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. with the Friday class meeting at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. Class is taught by Dan Sullivan, former theater critic for the Los Angeles Times and Star Tribune.

Class # 59945 (section two) meets Tues. & Thurs., 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. with the Thursday class meeting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Class is taught by Camille LaFevre, a local arts reporter with twenty years experience and dance critic for Minnpost.com.

JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism
Learn how to become a journalist with a business and a brand. Interpret beats and articles for multiple purposes and learn tricks of the trade for freelancing your work.

Class # 68854 meets 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Fri. Taught by Jack El-Hai, an independent journalist for more than 25 years who has published more than 500 articles and ten books.

JOUR 4991: Media in the Marketplace
Learn the business side of journalism and media publishing. Explore what it takes to keep a media business running and how to adapt to new business models. See all sides of news production, from advertising sales to producing.

Class # 69561 meets Tues. & Thurs. from 10:10 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. and is taught by SJMC senior fellow J. Keith Moyer. As the former president and publisher of the Star Tribune, Moyer brings his years of experience to the classroom.


These courses offer a unique and insightful perspective on the journalism field and offer one-of-a-kind instruction and opportunities. Don't let these courses pass you by!

October 31, 2011

Entrepreneurial Journalism Course Teaches Students Monetize Journalism Projects

Making money is today's economy is at the forefront of most people's minds. JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism will teach students how to marry journalism, business and useful technologies. And, most importantly, how to turn a profit as a journalist!

The course focuses on the ways that journalists can act entrepreneurially to develop new and unexpected markets for their work -- from smart phone apps to new products and services. Students will learn about successful business models, the art of adapting and re-purposing stories and beats for entrepreneurial purposes, the management and marketing of a journalistic brand, funding sources and the creation of business plans.

The class features lectures, case studies, students' research into entrepreneurial start-ups and in-class presentations. Instructor Jack El-Hai has worked as an independent journalist for more than 25 years and is the author of more than 500 articles and 10 books. He has re-purposed and licensed his work for many media, including print audio and screen.

Watch for JOUR 4991: Entrepreneurial Journalism when registering for Spring 2012.

October 24, 2011

Earn Capstone Credit & Work Experience at Star Tribune this Spring

In JOUR 4992: Star Tribune Practicum, students work at the 15th-largest newspaper, get clips and bylines and earn capstone credit. The class is taught at the newspaper and is designed to teach students through hands-on experience while working with professionals. Students will work directly with editors and reporters to produce news, features, photos or multimedia productions for the newspaper's print and online versions.

Most students work 14 hours per week in the newsroom and are paid for their work. The three-credit class also includes one class per week in the newsroom about ethics, computer assisted reporting and other skills from guest speakers including editors and reporters from business, sports, online and other area.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Applications are available in the Student Services Office (Murphy 110) and should be returned there with résumé and clips/portfolio if you have them. If you're applying for a writing position and don't have published clips, you may submit news stories from journalism courses you've taken.

Fine Print: Prerequisites: JOUR 3121 for reporters; JOUR 4302 for photographers; JOUR 3451 for video/multimedia positions.

October 3, 2011

Rome Program Information Session

You're invited to a study abroad information session with Sean-Patrick Lovett, an instructor in the Rome Program and director of Vatican Radio.

Hear experiences from other participants, learn about the program from Lovett and find out how to apply.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 100.

FREE PIZZA! No RSVP required.

September 26, 2011

U of M Law School Offers Early Admission to Current Students

Degree-seeking, University of Minnesota seniors are able to apply to the University of Minnesota Law School in an early admission option. The option is open only to seniors who have not taken the LSAT and who will not apply to any other law school. For more information, click here.

September 19, 2011

Apply for the Political Journalism Capital Semester at Georgetown University

This semester-long program held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. offers students interested in political journalism the opportunity to gain internships, transferable class credits, scholarships and insight on political reporting and writing.

Held January 11-April 28, 2012, the program allows for aspiring journalists to get hands-on professional experience and pairs a 25-hour work week with an academic experience.

Hear guest lectures from top print and broadcast journalists, network with seasoned professionals, earn generous scholarships and get an internship at a top news or media organization or communications or PR firm.

Apply by October 1 and get 5 percent off tuition. Final deadline is November 10, 2011.

For more information or to apply, click here.

IRE Announces Campus Coverage Project

Applications are now being accepted for a full scholarship to attend a three-day investigative reporting workshop in Phoenix, January 5-8, 2012. The Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) workshop includes panels, story brainstorming sessions and reporting classes to enhance in-depth reporting skills.

At the workshop, participants will learn how to use the do investigative research on the Internet, enhance interview skills, examine issues on the University of Minnesota campus and read documents to find stories.

The scholarship covers travel, lodging and registration. To apply you must have experience reporting for a campus-related news organization and must have at least one year left of coursework.

Applications are due September 30, 2011. For more information or to apply, click here.

September 12, 2011

Association for Women in Sports Media Accepting Applications for 2012 Scholarship/Internship Program

AWSM has placed more than 100 young women in paid internships at such employers as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, MLB.com and a variety of newspapers around the country. For the summer of 2012, the organization looks to place a dozen applicants into sports internships.

The program is open to female undergraduate, graduate or graduating class of 2012 students.

The top applicant in each of the writing, broadcast, editing and media relations categories will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a paid trip to the 2012 convention in Chicago. All other students selected for an internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

Applications are due Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, click here.

September 2, 2011

Earn Credit Outside of SJMC for Internships

If you have an internship and are looking for an upper-level course outside of the journalism school, Internship Reflection: Making Meaning of Your Experience (ID 3208) may be a good fit for you.

The class helps students tie their internships to their personal goals. In the class, you'll learn what it means to be a professional working in the professional world, plus you will evaluate your internship experience and develop a stronger resume using the skills from your internship.

Students should have an internship secured and in place, beginning in either August or September 2011. Interested students should email Paul Timmins, the Career Services Director, for approval.

August 29, 2011

JOUR 3776H Fulfills Honors and Context Course

SJMC Majors: Do you need a context course that will count as an honors opportunity? Interested in working on a research project related to social media and the law? Want to talk about how the Internet has changed journalism? Sign up for JOUR 3776H: Mass Communication Law this semester. Only a few seats are left, and an honors version of this course will not be offered in the spring. Register here.

JOUR 4990: Media in the Marketplace shows students business side of publishing

Spots are still available for JOUR 4991: Media in the Marketplace. This class gives students an inside look at the business side of journalism and publishing. Take an in-depth look at what it takes to lead a news company, learn about advertising sales and explore business practices for news and media corporations.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

Learn about the challenges of the new economic environment to publishers and how they affect the media industry. This class gives students a chance to get out of the classroom and features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and Internet outlets. Plus, guest speakers from top Twin Cities media professionals make frequent appearances.

The class is instructed by SJMC senior fellow and former publisher of the Star Tribune J. Keith Moyer. Moyer brings his unique, real-life experience of leading a large metropolitan newspaper to students.

This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students. Register here.

Brovald-Sim Community Newspaper Practicum Spots Still Open!

Registration is still open for the Brovald-Sim Community Newspaper Practicum for Fall 2011 semester. In the class students get work experience at community newspapers and are called on to write stories, contribute to the newsroom and be a part of the editorial team. Students who participate get a $200 stipend, bylined articles and real-life work experience.

Don't miss this great opportunity. Register here.

May 6, 2011

Jour 4991: Special Topics in Mass Communication- Media in the Marketplace

If you've ever wanted to lead a news-and-information company, write about the media industry or learn about advertising sales and marketing, Jour 4991 Section 002 is the class for you. This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students.

Instructor of the class is School of Journalism and Mass Communication senior fellow J. Keith Moyer, former publisher of the Star Tribune and editor-in-chief of several Top 100 daily newspapers.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment and how they affect the media industry. The course features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and internet outlets, as well as a regular line-up of Twin Cities media industry leaders as guest speakers.

Comments from former students:

‎"Representing Media in the Marketplace was an extraordinary class. This class gave us a real life look at how media sales really work and introduced us to invaluable mentors in the media community. Representing Media in the Marketplace truly helped to guide me into my future career in advertising." -- Tabitha Fields (spring SJMC graduate)

@debcarneol "Jour4991 seems really interesting. Wish I had it when I was still in college - @UMN_SJMC"

@bradspy "@umn_sjmc Jour4991 sounds wonderful! I need to be a student apparently ... again."

Tu/Th: 10:10 - 12:05;
Room 25, Murphy Hall;
3 credits, A/F
Prerequisites: JOUR major or minor or approved IDIM, ICP, BIS major, plus JOUR 3004; or instructor permission. The course would be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Jour 4991: Special Topics in Mass Communication- Entrepreneurial Journalism

Jour 4991: Special Topics in Mass Communication: Entrepreneurial Journalism

Opportunities abound for journalists who are willing to view the ongoing changes in the profession through an entrepreneurial lens. From developers of smart-phone apps to creators of new products and services in a range of media and forms, enterprising journalists are launching a variety of intriguing businesses.

This course gives students a hands-on introduction to entrepreneurial journalism -- the marriage of journalism, business, and useful technologies. We will focus not on the creation of journalistic content, but on the ways that journalists can act entrepreneurially to develop new and unexpected markets for their work, distribute it, and earn income from it. Students will learn about successful business models, the art of adapting and repurposing stories and beats for entrepreneurial purposes, the management and marketing of a journalistic brand, funding sources, and the creation of business plans.

The instruction will draw on lectures by the instructor and guests, case studies, readings, students' research into entrepreneurial start-ups, and in-class student presentations. Students' final project will be the development of a business plan or proposal that they will pitch in class for the evaluation of a visiting venture capitalist, app developer, or agent.

By the end of the course, students will have added to their journalistic skills the knowledge and tools they will need to venture into media entrepreneurship. They will understand how to monetize journalistic projects for distribution in a variety of business formats.

Friday: 9:45 - 12:30;
Room 25, Murphy Hall;
3 credits, A/F
Prerequisites: SJMC major; permission of instructor for non-majors and minors. Maximum enrollment of 20.
[Counts as context or optional course in SJMC major program plan].

Prerequisites: JOUR major or minor or approved IDIM, ICP, BIS major, plus JOUR 3004; or instructor permission.

About The Instructor:
Jack El-Hai has worked as an independent journalist for 25 years. The author of more than 500 articles and ten books, he has repurposed and licensed his work for many media, including print, audio, and screen. Four of his works have been optioned for film and television, including his biography The Lobotomist, which tells the story of lobotomy developer and advocate Walter Freeman. The Lobotomist was produced as a PBS American Experience television documentary and is under option for movie and TV development by Realm Pictures in collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions. El-Hai, who earned an MFA in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College, is a past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the nation's leading organization of entrepreneurial nonfiction writers.

May 5, 2011

Additional Seats Available for Jour 3745- Mass Media and Popular Culture

Jour 3745- Mass Media and Popular Culture for May Term has opened additional seats. This course also satisfies the Cultural Diversity, Arts/Humanities and Social Justice theme requirements. Register today!

Section Addition- Jour 3451, Lecture 3 and Lab 4

Another section has opened up for Jour 3451, register as soon as possible if you are interested in taking this course fall semester.

May 2, 2011

Lecture Event- "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"

The Consortium on Law & Values is co-hosting a lecture with the Institute of Human Genetics. There will be a small group meeting with journalism students and the speaker following the formal lecture.

Mary Carmichael
Title: "Scientists and Journalists: Can't We All Just Get Along?"
Wednesday, May 25
11:00-12:00 (student meeting 1-2pm)
Room 2-530 Moos Tower


Mary Carmichael is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. She covered medical science for a decade at Newsweek, where she was a senior writer with specialties in human genetics and genomics, psychiatry, and global health. She had several cover stories, including a personal experience with Direct to Consumer genetic testing. She also writes for The Economist, Nature, Scientific American, the Boston Globe, Xconomy, and others. She is a co-author of two books and contributor to several others, and has degrees in biological anthropology and public policy from Duke. She offers a unique perspective of hype in the scientific media and the responsibilities of journalists in reporting health related breakthroughs.

April 26, 2011

Course Addition- Jour 5606W Literary Aspects of Journalism

Journalism is not fiction, of course. Yet the line between what is true and what is fabricated has a complex and intriguing history in literature and in journalism.

David Foster Wallace...Daniel Defoe...Joan Didion...John Hersey...Susan Orlean...Jon Krakauer...Tom Wolfe...John McPhee...Tracy Kidder...Joseph Mitchell...William Langewiesche...Vanessa Grigoriadis...Hunter S. Thompson...Jane Kramer...Calvin Trillin...Truman Capote...
You?

If you want to be a great writer, you have to read great stuff. Take Jour 5606w.
Get there.

Jour 5606 W: Literary Aspects of Journalism
MWF, 11:15 - 12:05, Murphy 228.

More information:
This writing-intensive course will explore that relationship by close readings and a broad historical lens - starting with the 18th century journalistic fictions that allowed political commentary and ultimately created the novel and ending with the post-modern literary journalism of the late David Foster Wallace. Students will look at the literary devices used by journalists such as Nellie Bly in her first-hand investigations into conditions for the mentally ill in the 19th century or, later, Truman Capote in his novel-length treatment of a family's murder in Kansas.

Readings will include works by the pivotal nonfiction writers who defined the so-called New Journalism of the 20th century, such as John Hershey, Michael Herr, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson, and will trace how those pioneering efforts created the plethora of literary nonfiction forms today in reported magazine articles, memoirs and essays.

Students will write on topics related to these readings and will also have an opportunity to produce one example of literary journalism.

Course Addition- Jour 4991 Representing Media in the Marketplace

If you've ever wanted to lead a news-and-information company, write about the media industry or learn about advertising sales and marketing, Jour 4991 is the class for you. This class is appropriate for journalism, strategic communication and business-focused students.

Instructor of the class is School of Journalism and Mass Communication senior fellow J. Keith Moyer, former publisher of the Star Tribune and editor-in-chief of several Top 100 daily newspapers.

Students will get detailed insights into the business side of media industries, including the latest trends in digital media, television/radio, newspapers, magazines and sports marketing.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment and how they affect the media industry. The course features trips to ad agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, pro sports facilities and internet outlets, as well as a regular line-up of Twin Cities media industry leaders as guest speakers.


‎"Representing Media in the Marketplace was an extraordinary class. This class gave us a real life look at how media sales really work and introduced us to invaluable mentors in the media community. Representing Media in the Marketplace truly helped to guide me into my future career in advertising." -- Tabitha Fields (spring SJMC graduate)

@debcarneol "Jour4991 seems really interesting. Wish I had it when I was still in college - @UMN_SJMC"

@bradspy "@umn_sjmc Jour4991 sounds wonderful! I need to be a student apparently ... again."

The course could be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Prerequisites: JOUR major or minor or approved IDIM, ICP, BIS major, plus JOUR 3004; or instructor permission

April 25, 2011

Summer Course- ENGW 3110 Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Modern Warfare

During World War II correspondence from the front often took months to reach the States.
Today, soldiers post youtube videos of battles and downtime alike. War has become as modernized as the rest of society. In this class we will look at how American war literature, journalism, poetry, film and other mediums have evolved over the course of the last few generations.

Each week will read one book, a number of articles and shorter pieces and watch a movie from the related time period. Students will have a chance to adapt the creative techniques we study into their own work and write a piece of creative nonfiction (not necessarily war related) for workshop.

If interested, register for ENGW 3110 Topics in Creative Writing: Reading Modern Warfare. Prerequisites will be waived for interested SJMC students.

Microsoft Research Seeks Undergraduate Research Assistant for Social Media Collective

Microsoft Research (MSR) is looking for a Research Assistant for its Social Media Collective in the New England lab, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Social Media Collective consists of danah boyd, Mike Ananny, and Alice Marwick, as well as faculty visitors and PhD interns. MSR is an academic institution and the Social Media Collective consists of scholars doing work in the areas of sociology, anthropology, media studies, and communications.

An appropriate candidate will be both passionate and knowledgeable about social media, have strong writing and organization skills, and have experience working on research projects. Job responsibilities will include producing literature reviews, coding ethnographic data, editing manuscripts, and organizing events. The RA will also get to collaborate on ongoing research and, while a publication is not a guarantee, the RA will be encouraged to co-author scholarly articles while at MSR.

The RAship will require 20-25 hours per week on site in Cambridge, MA. It is a 1-year only contractor position, paid hourly with flexible daytime hours. The ideal start date would be in May or June, but is flexible. This position does not include benefits or relocation. The candidate must already have a visa to work in the United States.

This position is ideal for young scholars who are applying to PhD programs in sociology, anthropology, communications, media studies, information studies, and related fields and want to get involved with research.

To apply, please send an email to dmb@microsoft.com with the subject "RA Application" and include the following:
- 1-page personal statement, including a description of research experience, interests, and professional goals
- CV or resume
- Writing sample (preferably a literature review or a scholarly-styled article)
- Links to online presence (e.g., blog, homepage, Twitter, journalistic endeavors, etc.)
- The names and emails of two recommenders (faculty recommendations are preferred)

April 19, 2011

You Are Invited to Spring Celebration!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SPRING CELEBRATION

Spring Celebration will honor SJMC 2010-11 graduates, the recipients and donors
of the 2011-12 scholarships and fellowships. Featuring the presentation of the 2010-11 SJMC Alumni Society Award for Excellence to Scott Meyer, co-founder of Mona, Meyer and McGrath.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
5 p.m. Registration and cocktail hour
6 p.m. Dinner served
Tickets for this event are $25 per person, visit this LINK to reserve your spot.

Students- If you have received an award, please check your email for a special registration link. Donors will be there and your attendance is highly suggested!

Section Addition- Jour 4259 Cases in Strategic Planning and Thinking

There will be another section available for Jour 4259 Cases in Strategic Planning and Thinking for Fall 2011. This is a three credit course held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12:20-1:10 in Murphy Hall.

Pre-requisites:
3004W or 3004V
3159 or 3201 or 3202
3251
Jour major, approved IDIM, ICP or BIS major.

April 4, 2011

Applications for Pioneer Press Practicum Now Available

It's time to apply for JOUR 4992 at the Pioneer Press, which students have called "one of the best and most valuable experiences" in college. Students in this advanced-level professional skills class work 14 hours per week in the newsroom at the Pioneer Press assigned to local news, sports, features, entertainment, online, photojournalism or business. Students also have a weekly lecture at the Pioneer Press - scheduled for Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m.- as well as other course assignments.

Space is limited. Students are selected on the basis of motivation and skill. Applications available in Murphy 110. Deadline is April 15.

March 28, 2011

Are You Interested in Pursuing a Research-Based Masters Degree or PhD in Science?

If you are an undergraduate who plans to pursue research-based master degrees or PhDs in the social sciences, natural sciences, history of science, or philosophy of science, check out the upcoming NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Information Sessions.

Meeting One-
Tuesday, April 5, 3:30-4:30, Ford Hall B29

Meeting Two-
Monday, April 11, 3:30-4:30, Ford Hall 130

Meeting Three-
Monday April 18, 10:00-11:00, Alderman Hall 415 (St Paul)

These fellowships offer generous support for up to three years of study in research-based master's or PhD programs in the social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, history of science, philosophy of science, and engineering. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents are eligible. Current sophomores and juniors are especially encouraged to attend these info sessions. For more information about NSF GRF and other national scholarships, please visit the website.

Summer LSAT Prep Program

The Law School will offer a program to help students prepare for the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The class will meet once or occasionally twice a week from June 8 to Aug. 17, and will be limited to 25 students.

The comprehensive workshop will cover all sections of the LSAT and the skills required to complete them. The program includes mentoring, assistance with applications and essays, and help with other questions. In addition, students will have the opportunity to hear relevant speakers, and post-program follow-up will be provided.

The LSAT Prep Program is sponsored by the Law School Office of Admissions. For more information and application forms, contact Rachel J. Martínez, Associate Director of Admissions, at 612-626-1103 or mart1130@umn.edu. The application deadline is April 15, 2011.

March 21, 2011

From The Mideast to the Midwest, Brown-bag Lunch Discussion

Join Heather LaMarre, John R. Finnegan, Jr. and Michael Osterholm for a brown-bag lunch discussion titled "From The Mideast to the Midwest- What rapid, dramatic, global change and a brand new civil discourse might mean for public health."

Students are invited to hear brief remarks from these experts in infectious disease, public health and social networking and discuss with them the impact our increasingly interconnected world will have on the health of the world's people.

Tuesday, March 22
Murphy Hall 100
11:30-1 p.m.

Free of charge. Seating is limited. Bring your lunch.

January 24, 2011

UROP grant applications open

The University of Minnesota's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program is seeking applications for its summer and fall 2011 grant cycle.

UROP provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduate students either to carry out a project of the student's own design in collaboration with a faculty member, or to work with a faculty member on his or her scholarly or creative project.

To learn more about undergraduate research and UROP, log onto http://www.research.umn.edu/undergraduate/. The deadline to apply is March 7.

January 10, 2011

Global Migration and Photography Course

There still is time to register for the Global Migration and Photography Course (GLOS 3900 and ANTH 3980) this semester.

This class touches upon a central feature of photography: its ability to make present the absent. Rather than as recipients of images produced by mass media, we look at immigrants as producers of images. In a second step, we will juxtapose visual practices with visual representations of migration in the press and other mass media, using them as a key to public discourses on migration, shaping immigration policies and integration politics.

For more information, email Barbara Wolbert at wolbert@umn.edu.

December 13, 2010

Mass Comm law class still has open seats

SJMC majors: Interested in social media and privacy, the regulation of advertising, and copyrights and trademarks? Want to learn the difference between obscenity, indecency and pornography?

There are still seats open in JOUR 3776: Mass Communication Law. There's even an honors option through taking JOUR 3776H.

Learn about these topics plus defamation, commercial speech and other new technology issues through this semester-long course. Contact Professor Amy Sanders (sandersa@umn.edu) if you have questions.

December 6, 2010

Spring magazine internship deadline extended

DEADLINE EXTENDED! APPLY NOW FOR A GREAT MAGAZINE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

A number of magazines and publishing houses in the Twin Cities are offering
special directed-study internships for spring 2011. These are offered only
for SJMC students.

Publications include Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Greenspring custom
magazines, Metro, Minnesota Bride, Minnesota Business, Tiger Oak suburban
publications and other trade and consumer titles.

Editors have designed these opportunities to train the next generation of
magazine writers and editors. Students can earn one academic credit through
taking JOUR 3996.

These positions are open to SJMC professional journalism majors only.
Students must apply through SJMC. Applications are available in Murphy 110 and are due by noon Friday.

For more information, contact Gayle Golden at golde017@umn.edu.

November 29, 2010

Deadline to apply for major is Jan. 28

Planning to apply for an SJMC major for spring semester 2011?

The final application deadline is 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Students should apply online at http://sjmc.umn.edu/apply starting Jan. 18.

To be eligible, applicants must attend a premajor information session. For dates and times, log onto http://sjmc.umn.edu.

November 22, 2010

The University Honors Program now accepting fall 2011 applicants

The University Honors Program now is accepting fall 2011 admission applications from current U of M-Twin Cities students.

Applicants to the University Honors Program must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, an academic record with strong performance in their majors and prerequisite coursework and at least four semesters remaining until graduation as of fall 2011.

All interested students are strongly encouraged to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the honors program and the application process:
• Monday, December 6 1:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson
• Tuesday, December 7 3:00 p.m. in 20 Nicholson
• Wednesday, December 8 2:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson
• Thursday, December 9 9:00 a.m. in 12 Nicholson
• Friday, December 10 12:00 p.m. in 12 Nicholson

Students wanting more information should visit UHP website and attend an informational session to learn more. The application deadline is January 24, 2011.

November 19, 2010

German exchange program accepting applications for study abroad

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are accepting applications for their six week intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for Intermediate German-speaking American journalism and communications students.

The first week of the program participants will take part in a seminar series to expand their academic understanding of the politics, society and culture of Germany, and the country's current social conditions and media scene. During the second week, students will go on excursions within Germany together with journalism students from the Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The final weeks consist of an intensive internship with a newspaper, magazine, radio station or PR firm in or near Berlin. 



Selected applicants will be awarded a monthly stipend for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel is at the participants' expense.

The application deadline is January 31, 2011. Visit the DAAD website to learn about eligibility and application requirements.

November 15, 2010

Columbia University MA in Journalism

Columbia University is accepting applicants to their Masters of Arts in Journalism program. Ideal candidates will have some experience reporting, editing or producing in a professional environment.

During the application process, each potential student selects a concentration: arts and culture, business, politics or science: health and the environment. Once enrolled, a student's area of focus can be as broad as "business" or as specific as architecture or bioethics. Students will write stories, not research papers, and conduct interviews instead of studies.

For more information about deadlines and course work see the Columbia website.

Twin Cities magazines seek applicants for internships

A number of magazines and publishing houses in the Twin Cities are offering special directed-study internships for Spring 2011.

Publications include Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home, Greenspring custom magazines, Metro, Minnesota Bride, Minnesota Business, Tiger Oak suburban publications and other trade and consumer titles.

Editors have designed these opportunities to train the next generation of magazine writers and editors. Students can earn one academic credit through taking JOUR 3996.

These positions are open to SJMC professional journalism majors only. Students must apply through the School of Journalism. For more information, contact Gayle Golden at golde017@umn.edu. The deadline is Dec. 3.

November 8, 2010

U accepting fellowship applications for Minnesota Goes to Berlin program

The Center for German & European Studies is accepting applications for its 2011 Minnesota Goes to Berlin fellowship. Open to U of M system undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline or field beyond their sophomore year. Applicants must be at least 20 years old and have a demonstrated interest in working with school-age children; German language proficiency desired but not required.

Fellows will spend one month living with a German host family and serve as a native speaker resource person in an elementary school. Fellows also will conduct research on a topic of your choice, explore Berlin's culture as a group and participate in organized social and cultural programs.

Fellowship package includes:
* Room and board with host family
* International health and liability insurance for one month
* Public transportation pass
* Stipend of EUR 150
* $500 grant towards airfare reimbursement

For more information and to download an application, please visit:
http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/internships.htm#USAgoesBerlin

Deadline is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Study AND work at the Star Tribune

Work at the Star Tribune AND earn capstone credit this spring with JOUR 4992, the Star Tribune practicum course.

Students will work directly with editors and reporters to produce news stories. Positions in sports, features, photography and online also are possible.

Students will work 14 hours per week in the Star Tribune newsroom and will have the opportunity to have their work published in the nation's 15th largest daily newspaper. Students are paid for any published work. They also attend one class per week in the newsroom, learning from guest speakers including Star Tribune editors and reporters who cover business, sports and other areas.

The class is taught by long-time award-winning journalist Chris Ison.

To register:
An application including a resume and clips is required for entry into this course. Forms are available in 110 Murphy Hall and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3121 OR JOUR 4302 and instructor consent.

New courses for SJMC honors students for spring 2011

SJMC students in the University of Minnesota honors program might be interested in taking the following two courses this spring: JOUR 3776H: Mass Communication Law or JOUR 5552: Law of Internet Communications. You can view the course profiles for these classes online at: http://sjmc.umn.edu/ugrad/contextCourses.html

For more information, please contact professor Amy Sanders at sandersa@umn.edu.

Summer internship: Live Learn Intern D.C.

LIVE. LEARN. INTERN. SUMMER INSTITUTES now are accepting applications for their summer programs. Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held at Georgetown University, the Institutes combine substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.These fast-paced, eight-week residential programs provide students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today's competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline on March 3, 2011. Students applying by the early deadline of Dec. 3, 2010, will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5 percent discount on their tuition balance. This internship program runs from June 5 through July 30, 2011.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org or contact Elizabeth Matecki, Recruitment and Admissions Assistant, at admissions@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964. Please click on this link for an informational brochure.

Informational session: Masters in human resources and industrial relations

A free information session on earning a masters degree in human resources and industrial relations (HRIR) will be held at the Carlson School of Management from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in room 1-127.

For more information or to register, please contact Celeste Pape at 624-5704.

IABC Minnesota to hold annual 'Meet the Pros' event

IABC Minnesota invites communication students throughout the Upper
Midwest to our annual Meet the Pros event from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Northwestern College in Roseville.

Meet the Pros is a networking event where students can learn from and mingle with some of the best communication professionals in the area. Students should bring copies of their resumes to get one-on-one, real-world feedback from the pros. To register, call the IABC Minnesota office at 612.333.422. View this link for more event information.

New minor: Fashion studies


The College of Design now offers a new minor in fashion studies, which provides students who have an interest in fashion the opportunity to gain knowledge about fashion product, theory and industry-specific practices. Fashion is a major global industry with a broad range of career opportunities from business and design to engineering and chemistry.

Note: Students majoring in apparel design and/or retail merchandising are not eligible to complete this minor.

To declare a fashion studies minor, students should call 624-1717 or stop by CDes Student Services in 12 McNeal Hall to schedule an appointment with Katrina Ginther Thompson. Click here for course requirements.

New spring course: JOUR 4990 Media in the Marketplace

Register now for JOUR 4990 to learn about the economic realities of the 21st century media landscape.

If you've ever wanted to lead a news organization, write about media or sell ads, JOUR 4990: Media in the Marketplace, is the class for you.

Taught by former Star Tribune Publisher and President J. Keith Moyer, students will glean detailed insights into the business side of media industries including print and online newspapers, magazines and television.

This is your chance to learn about the challenges of the new economic environment. The course will feature field trips to advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations. This class will be of particular interest to students who took JOUR 3551, 4193, 4261, 4263, 4272, 4992 or 5725.

Prerequisites: JOUR major or approved IDIM major or ICP major or BIS major), JOUR 3004, AND JOUR 3101 or JOUR 3201 or JOUR 3202.

October 29, 2010

SPJ to hold resume feedback panel with free pizza

The University of Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists chapter will hold a resume panel from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Murphy Hall Conference Center. Panelists will represent various media entities, including the Star Tribune. Get feedback on your resume and enjoy free pizza.

October 25, 2010

New Course Available- WRIT 4431

For those interested in law school, there will be a spring course (WRIT 4431) introducing students to aspects of the law that pertain to science and technology: privacy, intellectual property, and health law. To add this class to your schedule, see the Registration tab on your One Stop page.

October 18, 2010

Institute on Political Journalism accepting applications

The Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University is accepting applications for its summer session. The early deadline is Dec. 3.
The Institute is an eight-week program in June-July 2011 sponsored by The Fund for American Studies. It combines internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists.
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 3, 2011.
For more information and an online application, www.DCinternships.org/IPJ or contact Joe Starrs, IPJ director, at jstarrs@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964.

October 15, 2010

Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington

Applications for the 2011 spring and summer Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington will be accepted now through November 1 and are open to undergraduates- juniors or seniors. The Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of 14 or 10 weeks with a stipend and free housing in furnished apartments.

Recently, interns have covered Justice Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings, a bill signing ceremony at the White House, debates over health care and climate change legislation, how members of Congress are using Skype and Twitter, the New Orleans Saints' visit with the president at the White House, proposals for saving the Everglades and the investigation of the Gulf oil spill.

Housed by the Scripps Howard News Service in downtown Washington, interns report for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire, a Web-based wire, and can report for campus or hometown news organizations. The interns work with an experienced editor to choose, report and edit stories. We tour Washington journalism and government institutions and have guest speakers. For more details, visit http://www.shfwire.com. Click on "how to apply," and download the application form.

New Minor

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is pleased to announce a new minor in Native American Environmental Knowledge.

This minor allows students to study Native American perspectives on the environment and natural resource systems from an integrated perspective, including coursework, practical experience and community service. Required courses emphasize understanding the unique perspective of Native American approaches to science as it impacts natural resources and the environment. Course selections may emphasize--land, public policy and law, environment, natural resource management, science, and society as they relate to Native American perspectives of the environment. In addition, each student works with a minor adviser to design an individualized practical experience (e.g., internship, experiential learning opportunity) with a Native American community partner. Through "Ways of Knowing and Science," "Native American Perspectives on the Environment" and other coursework, students synthesize their learning about the impact and practice of science in the unique context of a Native American cultural perspective and community needs. For this minor, students must complete a total of at least 17credits.

For more information on this minor, please contact Mark Bellcourt at bellc001@umn.edu or by phone at 612 626-8665.

October 7, 2010

Medill Hill Journalism School on campus

Northwestern University's Medill Hill Graduate Journalism program will be on campus as part of the Graduate and Professional School Day on October 14, from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Interested students are encouraged to stop by the Great Hall in Coffman Union to learn more about Medill's Journalism and Integrated Marketing Communications Graduate programs.

There will be 100 graduate/professional programs on campus as part of Graduate and Professional School Day including workshops on the application process and funding. The event itself runs from 10:00-2:00. Click here to see the full list of participating schools and programs.

September 30, 2010

Europe in the News series discussions

Curious about what is happening in Europe? Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German & European Studies on the last Wednesday in October and November in 1210 Heller, 2:30-3:30 p.m. for its Europe in the News series.

October 27: Greece & the Economy of Europe
November 24: Topic TBA

For more information, go online.

September 24, 2010

October 7 - SPJ Hosts Investigative Author and Reporter Edwin Black

Come to room 100 Murphy Hall on Thursday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. and hear investigative author and reporter Edwin Black speak to a smaller group of journalism students about investigative reporting before his larger speech that same day at noon.

September 10, 2010

Undergraduate Research Grants Available

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

To learn more about UROP grants visit them online.

September 3, 2010

Expand your Network. Start a Career. Apply to the Alumni Mentor Program!

The SJMC Alumni Mentoring Program will be kicking off soon and applications are due Monday, September 27 at 4 p.m. Part of the application process will involve in-person "speed interviews" with current Alumni Board Members. When you come for your Information Meeting please be prepared to speed interview and tell the board about yourself and your interests in the Mentor Program. For more information visit the Alumni Mentor Program page on the SJMC website.

July 27, 2010

Film course based on Walker Art Center Film Series

Engl 3040/5040, Afro 3910
Film and Fiction of African Director Ousmane Sembene
Special Course Based on Walker Art Center's Sembene Film Series

Sembene is widely regarded as the founder of African cinema and a major figure in world film. The British Film Institute chose his film Xala (The Curse) for its centenary collection of the 100 best films made in cinema's first hundred years. Walker Art Center is doing a Sembene retrospective this fall, gving us a rare chance to view all nine of his feature films (some of them quite rare) in full 35mm projection, with various scholars introducing them and discussing them.

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Seats available for Investigative Journalism and Bioethics course

Sick of PR about the glory of science and the great American healthcare system? Taught by New Yorker and Mother Jones writer Carl Elliott and healthcare journalist Amy Snow Landa, this course will peel back the gleaming surface of American medicine and look at its dark, slick underbelly through the eyes of muckrakers, whistleblowers and scandal-mongers.

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July 16, 2010

Seats still available in Covering the Arts course with Camille LeFevre

Seats still available! Enroll today!
JOUR 4990: Covering the Arts: New Media, New Paradigms From Criticism to Communications
Course explores role of new media in shaping the future of arts journalism and communication

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May 5, 2010

Attend the See Change conference for free!

Are you a journalism major interested in visual communication?
Attend the See Change Visual Communication Conference for free!
The SJMC is hosting some of the best and brightest creatives at the See Change Conference on May 20 & 21. Here's your chance to go for free!

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March 22, 2010

Howard University Summer Advertising Boot Camp

Howard University's Center for Excellence in Advertising is planning the first Annual Next Generation Advertising Boot Camp, to be held in June 2010 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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Summer Academic Internships in Washington, D.C.

An exciting summer academic internship program is available in Washington D.C. at the Institute on Political Journalism! The application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2010.

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March 11, 2010

Brush Up your Test-taking Skills! SASS Workshops for Spring 2010

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is offering 3 end-of-Semester workshops for students. These informative 1-hour workshops are excellent options for students needing some last minute fine-tuning of time plans or test taking skills, or who may have fallen behind.

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March 8, 2010

Spring 2010 Humphrey Institute classes Available

Would you like to pick up some extra credits or learn some new skills? The Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs is offering classes beginning on March 22 that may be of interest to journalism undergraduate and graduate students.

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February 22, 2010

Summer Institute on Political Journalism in Washington, DC

INSTITUTE ON POLITICAL JOURNALISM
June 6 - July 31, 2010
Georgetown University , Washington , DC
www.DCinternships.org/IPJ

Final application deadline is March 5, 2010.

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Summer 2010 Journalism Training Courses In Prague

TOL's open courses attract participants from all over the world. TOL specializes in practical training, working with an international team of respected reporters, editors and new media experts. All trainings are held in Prague during summer 2010.

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Scholarships for Graduate Study in the UK and Ireland

The following scholarships are for students entering graduate programs in Fall 2011. For more information visit the University Honors Program Web site.

Rhodes Scholarships - for one to three years of study at the University of Oxford.

Marshall Scholarships - for one to three years of study at any university in the United Kingdom

George J. Mitchell Scholarships - for one to three years of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland

Churchill Scholarships - for one year of study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Gates Cambridge Scholarships - for graduate study at the University of Cambridge

March 19 - Deadline to apply for American Indian Journalism Institute

The American Indian Journalism Institute offers a concentrated 10-day journalism course and paid summer internships for college students. The institute is funded by the Freedom Forum, an organization promoting employment diversity in America's newsrooms. Participants may be able to earn college credit if they successfully complete the class, which is taught at the Freedom Forum's Al Neuharth Media Center at The University of South Dakota's Vermillion Campus.

Cost: Free.

Eligibility: Applicants are welcome from any Native American college student hoping to become a journalist.

To apply visit the Freedom Forum online. The application deadline is March 19.

February 15, 2010

Learning abroad for SJMC students: Summer in Italy

SJMC students interested in spending this summer abroad may enjoy visiting Italy for a special program for either journalism or strategic communication students. Courses offered include:


  • Italian Media: Popes, Politicians and Pop Culture
  • Made in Italy: The Design & Marketing of an Ideal

To learn more about this program visit the Learning Abroad Center Web site. You may also view photos of the study center online.

Learning abroad for SJMC students: Spotlight on Copenhagen

At the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), SJMC students can take advertising, journalism or public relations courses that will enhance your major and choose from a variety of elective courses that will apply to your supporting course requirement. Study tours to other European cities are included in the cost of tuition, and optional study tours to even more European cities are also available. At DIS, you will meet the Danes through housing and other cultural immersion programs. Have fun, bond with new friends, and relish the opportunities for personal and professional development in this dynamic, metropolitan city.


Three-week summer program for photojournalism students

Study photojournalism abroad this summer where Europe is a little different... Copenhagen! The photojournalism class is offered during the 3-week early summer program (May 19 - June 9, 2010). DIS offers a $300 tuition reduction for University of Minnesota students.

Semester/Academic year opportunities for all SJMC students
Prefer to study abroad at DIS during fall 2010 or spring 2011 instead? The tuition reduction is even greater--$3,500 per semester. If you prefer to study abroad at DIS for the entire academic year, the tuition reduction is $7,000. (insert DIS website)

Fall 2010/Spring 2011 Courses for journalism and strategic communication students:


  • Current Trends in New Media
  • International Advertising in a European Context
  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Political Rhetoric: Media, Speeches, and Spin

To learn more, please contact Linda Lindholm in room 110 Murphy Hall. You may also review the DIS program information on the U of M Learning Abroad Center site, or visit the DIS site directly.

Summer 2010 Global Seminars

These short-term, 3-credit, study abroad programs are led by U of M professors and instructors. The theme of the program comes alive as students visit sites, speak with local experts, and experience life in another country. You may learn more at the Learning Abroad Web site.

This year students can add a second Global Seminar, the popular "Great Minds of the Renaissance" program, in order to complete 6-credits for summer aid eligibility. The Learning Abroad Center will deduct $500 off the price of the second program. All programs include the fee of a round trip flight, therefore, the program fee may be further reduced if the second flight is not necessary (for example if the student chooses two programs in Europe).

February 1, 2010

Navigating from here to abroad just got easier

Interested in going abroad? The University has created a new online profile and application for education abroad opportunities. Go to the Learning Abroad Center's Web site to explore potential programs and first steps. Then, fill out an online profile before your first-step meeting or advising appointment. If the program you select is in fall 2010 or later, you can now apply online. To get started, visit the Learning Abroad Center Web site.

January 25, 2010

UROP grants available to undergraduates

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

To learn more about UROP grants visit them online.

2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition whose winning prize is unmatched by any institution in the country, are now being accepted.

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January 15, 2010

Register now: Student Advertising Summit is February 12

College students, recent graduates and others interested in the dynamic world of advertising, marketing and communications have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals at Ad2's annual Student Advertising Summit (SAS). Ad2 is a division of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed). The SAS takes place on Friday, Feb. 12 at McNamara Alumni Center, located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus at 200 Oak St. S.E. in Minneapolis.

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Now accepting applications for SJMC major status

If you are a premajor student interested in majoring in journalism consider applying for major status this spring semester. The application will be available online on Tuesday, January 19. The final application deadline is Friday, February 12, but we encourage you to submit your materials by the February 5 priority deadline. You may review the eligibility requirements and application details online at the SJMC Web site.

December 14, 2009

Paulo Freire International Community Service Grant

The Learning Abroad Center, in partnership with the Career & Community Learning Center, sponsors several students annually to participate in community service projects abroad. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to selected University of Minnesota-Twin Cities undergraduate students.

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Learn from Vice President Walter Mondale this spring

This spring semester, Professor Larry Jacobs will be teaching a course with Vice President Mondale - Great Debates of Our Time: U.S. Policy and Politics. The course is an in depth examination of America's constitutional crises as presidents have struggled to balance national security with the country's laws and values.

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Summer Documentary Program in Portland

Each summer, the Northwest Institute for Social Change hosts a Summer Documentary Program. Part academic bootcamp, part hands-on production, students spend two months living and working in Portland, Oregon, attending media classes in the morning and working side-by-side with award-winning journalists in the afternoons. Each student produces a radio and a video documentary about a social or political issue. Applicants do not need to have any previous experience, but should have an earnestness about their interest to affect social change. For more information and an application visit them online.

The program is accredited by the University of Oregon.

December 7, 2009

2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Office of International Programs and the University Honors Program (Twin Cites campus) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2010-11 Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad.

This scholarship provides the opportunity for one senior at any campus of the University of Minnesota to enrich her or his academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university, research institute, or other institution, as well as in the host culture.

Proposals should be for full-time study for a full academic year or equivalent. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduates at any University of Minnesota campus; must have senior status (at least 90 credits completed) by the end of Fall semester 2009 with at least 30 credits in residence at a University of Minnesota campus; must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview on the University's Twin Cities campus on March 1, 2010.

Application materials and instructions are available online or from the University Honors Program in 20 Nicholson Hall.

Applications are due February 1, 2010.

November 23, 2009

PubH 3100 - Making Sense of Health Studies course

This course is for (1) anyone who wants to make good, well-informed decisions about
their health and well-being, and (2) anyone who wants to write health news reports that
will enable people to make good, well-informed health decisions.

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GEOG 3900 - New digial mapping class offered spring 2010

Following on Digital Planet 1 course last semester (or similar), Digital Planet 2 (DP2)
focuses on the uses of digital technologies with an emphasis on you creating online maps
and using digital technologies. Technologies you will work with include Google Earth,
NASA WorldWind, Quantum GIS, and GPS software and hardware. Much of this work will
involve manipulating data, preparing analysis, and making on-line interactive maps, called
mash-ups. The technologies we will use offer a broad range -some may say unlimited--
number of possibilities useful in any field.

To learn more about this course visit the course Web site.

November 9, 2009

End-of-Semester workshops for students

The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) office is offering three End-of-Semester workshops for students. These workshops are excellent options for students who need some last minute time management help or assistance with test taking skills. There is also a workshop for students who may have fallen behind in a class and need to get back on track to finish the semester. Each workshop runs one hour.

Ace Your Finals
Location: 251 Appleby Hall
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Time Management Refresher
Location: 251 Appleby Hall
Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Staying on Track (... if your falling behind)
Location: 251 Appleby Hall
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

To register, call 612-624-3323. Seating is limited and students will be enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Get study help from a Peer Research Consultant

The University of Minnesota is offering a new Peer Research Consultants program to assist undergraduate students as they do library research and find sources to use in their writings and projects.

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Applications available for UHP spring 2010 honors thesis grants

The University Honors Program is now accepting applications for Spring 2010 Honors Thesis Grants. Students who will be involved in honors thesis-related research during spring semester may request up to $500 to help defray expenses incurred during said research.

Applications for spring semester are due on January 29, 2010.

Click here to download the application packet.

Reminder - Health Care Reform 101 event is Nov. 12

Health Care Reform 101
November 12, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mayo Auditorium

This is a non-partisan event to inform students on campus about the background and facts behind health care reform including some of the problems as well as some of the solutions.

For more information contact Ashley at grey0028@umn.edu.

Spend summer 2010 studying media in Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are pleased to announce the third year of an intensive scholarship-supported summer seminar/internship program in Berlin for American journalism and communications students.

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November 6, 2009

Want to learn computer skills that are valuable in every newsroom?

Planning your Spring 2010 registration? Need to learn valuable computer skills for your journalism career? Check out Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting

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Oscar® Red Carpet Correspondent Contest

Want to cover the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards? Here's your chance! Submit your video explaining why you would be the ultimate mtvU Oscars® Correspondent and represent the college audience.

Submit a 2:00 video telling us why you and your camera person should be chosen to take a spot on the Oscars ® Red Carpet to represent your college newspaper or television station. If selected as a finalist, your team would be flown to Los Angeles during Oscars® week to attend and cover pre-events leading up to the big night, and the grand prize winner will earn a spot alongside the best entertainment reporters in the business and have a chance to interview some of the biggest and brightest personalities in the world. Please see official contest rules for video submission guidelines.

Full guidelines and application information are online.

You can also view footage of the 2009 correspondent online.

University Honors Program accepting applications for fall 2010 admission

The University Honors Program application for post-freshman admission in fall 2010 is now available online.

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Misrepresentation of Minorities in the Media Week, 11/16-20

Learn and discuss how the mainstream media uses language, rhetoric and images to portray certain stereotypes and misrepresent various minority groups. The week includes a panel discussion with reporters and professors, a documentary, and media training. There will be free food at every event.

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November 4, 2009

Social media focused strategic communication campaigns course to be offered in Spring 2010

Interested in social media and how to apply it to communications strategies?

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November 2, 2009

New Master of Development Practice degree in international development

In the fall of 2010, the Humphrey Institute will welcome its first class in the new Master of Development Practice degree in international development. This multidisciplinary program is specifically designed for students interested in pursuing careers in international development. Offered in partnership with the University's Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and five other colleges, the program includes broad exposure to the most important sectors in development work: agriculture, education, public health, environmental management, policy analysis, management and leadership.

To learn more or to view the information session times visit the Humphrey Institute Web site.

Nov. 6 - Deadline to apply for Washington Politics & Journalism Semester

The deadline to apply for the Washington Politics & Journalism Semester is this Friday. If you are interested in applying please stop in to see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall as soon as possible to allow time for the internal nomination process.

October 26, 2009

October 28 - "Peace in the Middle East: Asking the Right Questions" lecture

Yaakov Katz, the Military Correspondent and Defense Analyst for the Jerusalem Post will be the guest speaker with a talk titled: "Peace in the Middle East: Asking the Right Questions"

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Where: Nicholson Hall 135, University of Minnesota

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JOUR 4992 - Star Tribune Practicum applications available

Applications are now available for JOUR 4992: The Star Tribune Practicum. To be eligible to participate in this course you must have JOUR 3121 completed (unless applying for multi-media or photo positions). Stop by room 110 Murphy Hall to pick up the application form. You can learn more about the course on the SJMC Web site.

Applications are due no later than noon on Nov. 3, 2009 in room 110 Murphy Hall.

October 16, 2009

November 2 - Deadline to apply for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C.

The Politics & Journalism Semester is a program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. The Center brings 12 or 13 college student journalists, whose career goal is political reporting, to Washington each semester.

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October 9, 2009

October 19 - Facing Off Over Facebook: The Impact of Social Media on Women's Sports

Over the past 30 years, scholars have documented numerous ways in which traditional sport media marginalize and sexualize female athletes. Into this vast--and influential--media landscape appears the recent and exponential explosion of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Will this technological paradigm shift challenge or reproduce the ways in which female athletes are traditionally portrayed in mainstream sport media? Will the unprecedented popularity of social media--and the alternative "ways of knowing" it provides to traditional media--fundamentally alter how we view women's sports?

Panelists with diverse experiences and perspectives will "face off" and take on these important and largely unexplored questions as we move into the Age of New Media.

Event will be Monday, October 19 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the West Bank of campus.

October 22 - Hearst Awards Photo Competition I deadline

Photojournalism Competition I - Portrait/Personality, Feature & "Personal Vision"
All photos submitted must have been taken from September 1, 2008, through November 1, 2009, inclusively. Each entry must consist of two photographs in each category-Portrait/Personality and Feature-and one "Personal Vision"photo for a total of five photographs. The "Personal Vision" image may fall under the categories of (but is not limited to): pictorial, photo illustration, fine art photography, fashion photography, editorial photography, nature photography, architectural photography. Entries are sent on a CD or via email to photoawards@hearstfdn.org.

To apply, first review the full guidelines online and then submit your materials to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by October 19 to be considered for nomination on behalf of the SJMC.

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UPI National Student Journalism Writing Contest

United Press International and uwemp are pleased to announce a major opportunity for college journalism students nationwide.

The grand prize:

  • A $500 cash prize
  • An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC—work with key UPI personnel and have lunch at the National Press Club
  • Winning submission eligible for publication on upi.com, with a byline seen by millions of readers

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October 8, 2009

October 14 - Graduate and Professional School Day

Plan to attend Graduate and Professional School Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Union

www.cclc.umn.edu/GSD

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October 19 - Hearst Awards Feature Writing Competition deadline

A background , color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile. Articles must be published from October 15, 2008 through November 1, 2009, inclusively.

To apply, first review the full guidelines online and then submit your materials to Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall by October 19 to be considered for nomination on behalf of the SJMC.

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October 5, 2009

Win a $10,000 award and an internship at a top news organization

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the "2010 Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award," the nationwide undergraduate competition with a $10,000 award and a paid internship, are now being accepted.

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November 13 - Deadline to apply for January seminar in D.C.

A combination of lectures, site visits, tours and special events this two week Academic seminar is one of the best ways for students to witness the impact of the political process on public policy and the critical role of the media in the political process.

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October 2, 2009

SJMC seeks student representatives for Alumni Board and Undergraduate Committee

Both the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Alumni Board and the Undergraduate Committee are looking for student representatives to join these groups and contribute ideas to help improve the undergraduate experience within the SJMC.

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Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board

Interested in getting involved in The Minnesota Daily? Become a Student Director for the Minnesota Daily Board of Directors!

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October 25 - Deadline to apply for NYT Student Journalism Institute

The deadline to apply for this January's New York Times Student Journalism Institute is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 24 for this extraordinary opportunity offered by The New York Times to student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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September 28, 2009

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Info Sessions

Truman Scholarships support outstanding undergraduates who intend to pursue careers in government, education, the non-profit sector, or elsewhere in public service, and want to make a difference. Applicants must be juniors, U.S. citizens or nationals, with strong academic records, and should be engaged in community service and/or political activism.

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October 7 - Deadline to apply for Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat

ISSS is currently looking for international and U.S. undergraduate students to apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat. This retreat is for both international and U.S. undergraduate students who want to become more effective in international environments.

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Info sessions for Humphrey Institute graduate programs

Students interested in careers in public affairs and public policy can learn more about graduate programs with the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota by attending one of their informational sessions to be held several times throughout the year.

Upcoming meetings are posted online.

September 21, 2009

Applications open for The Politics & Journalism Semester in D.C.

Spend spring semester in Washington, DC while you train to become a political journalist. Participate in seminars in all aspects of politics and intern at a major news bureau. $3,000 stipend available.

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Studying abroad this spring? Become a Glimpse Correspondent

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who will be working, volunteering, or studying abroad for at least 10 weeks.

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September 14, 2009

Improve your public speaking abilities with Mock Trial

Interested in improving your public speaking skills? Mock Trial provides a chance for participants to work on improvisation, critical thinking, analytical skills, and storytelling capabilities, which are applicable to nearly every field, even beyond law-based professions. Anyone who's interested in honing these skills or developing new ones can benefit from participating. Mock Trial also offers a creative opportunity for actors and those wishing to improve their theatrical abilities.

Stop by an information session:

Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 8pm, CMU 302

Thursday, Sept. 17 at 4pm, CMU 302

Friday, Sept. 18 at noon, CMU 302

If you have questions contact:
Erica Madore at: mado0019@umn.edu

November 2 - Deadline to apply for 2010 Scripps Howard Semester in Washington

The application deadline for the spring and summer 2010 Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program internships is Nov. 2. Semester in Washington brings journalism students to D.C. for reporting internships of four, 10 or 14 weeks.

Interested students can learn more online.

Grants available for undergraduate research

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) provides grants of up to $1,700 for undergraduates either to work with a faculty member on her/his scholarly or creative project or to carry out a project of the student's own design in close collaboration with a faculty sponsor. UROP projects are an ideal way to bring together the University's research and teaching missions, and the program is well funded, providing 80 to 90 grants for CLA students every year.

If you are interested you can learn more on the Undergraduate Research page.

August 27, 2009

September 18 - Deadline to enter Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase

Show off your work in the Student Scholar Showcase, an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student research, art, and design. This event, held in TCF Bank Stadium in concert with Public Engagement Day during Homecoming, will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
TCF Bank Stadium
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

View the presentation guidelines or register for the event online.

August 25, 2009

Snap them up while you can - last seats for fall 2009 courses

The following courses are nearing full enrollment. Grab one of the last seats before they close. These courses are open to all students, not just declared Journalism majors.

Learn more about the courses visit the SJMC Course Profiles pages. To register, visit One Stop.

July 23, 2009

Submit your work for the Homecoming Student Scholar Showcase 2009

Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase
Student Scholar Showcase 2009

Showcase your work in the Student Scholar Showcase, an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student research, art, and design. This event, held in TCF Bank Stadium in concert with Public Engagement Day, will attract an audience of local colleges, high schools, corporations, and non-profits, and will serve the dual purposes of showcasing student work and providing recruitment opportunities. University faculty and staff, as well as families of presenters, also will be invited to attend this event. 2008-2009 University graduates are encouraged to participate as well.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
TCF Bank Stadium
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The deadline to submit work is September 1. To get started, visit the Homecoming Student Scholar & Public Engagement Showcase site.

May 14, 2009

Seats available in Web Design Introduction course

The Murphy Hall Digital Media Studio will once again host the University College course Web Design Introduction this summer. The class offers a chance for SJMC students to learn Web design in a non-techie atmosphere. The 4 credit class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-1 from June 15th to August 5th. Students in the class can create their own Web site for a personal portfolio, student organization, basic e-commerce or other topic of the students own choosing.

For more information visit the class Web site or see University College on One Stop. The instructor, David Husom is a member of the SJMC adjunct faculty where he teaches Web design and Media Graphics. He can been contacted at husom0012@umn.edu.

May 4, 2009

Prepare for Finals at the Cram Slam

The SMART learning commons is hosting a Cram Slam to help students prepare for final exams. Consultants and tutors will be available to help you with chemistry, biology, math, economics, physics, statistics, writing, foreign languages, and more. Free food will be provided.

Two dates to choose from:

Wednesday, May 6 from 1-6 p.m. in Room 204, Walter Library
Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Klaeber Court

April 22, 2009

Institute for Human Studies Fall Internship Program

The Institute for Humane Studies is now accepting applications for their Fall Journalism Internship program. The program offers paid placements at print newspapers, major media networks and state-based policy organizations for students interested in the ideas of liberty.

The internship program has three tracks: newspaper, broadcast journalism and investigative journalism.

During the internship, students will learn journalism skills from experienced professionals. And they'll make connections that will help with their job search. In addition, the IHS covers the costs for all interns to attend their weeklong journalism workshop held in the summer.

They look for skilled writers passionate about liberty. Previous experience is a plus but not required. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics are encouraged to apply. The program includes a stipend plus a housing and travel allowance.

To apply or to learn more, visit their Web siteThe application deadline is July 1.

April 10, 2009

JOUR 4992 Practicum deadline is Monday, April 13 at noon

Apply for Capital Semester Political Journalism Track

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies in partnership with Georgetown University, Capital Semester combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by prominent policy experts.

This fast-paced, residential program is offered each fall and spring, and provides journalism and communications students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in job placements and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

Applications for our fall program will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of June 1, 2009. Students are encouraged to apply by April 24 in order to be entered into a drawing to win $200 toward their travel to Washington, DC for the program. If you wish to be nominated on behalf of SJMC, please see Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall to learn more. The internal SJMC deadline will be Monday, May 11.

PA 4101: Nonprofit Management and Governance

Strategic Communication students interested in careers in nonprofit may be interested in PA 4101: Nonprofit Management and Governance, offered for 3 credits this fall semester. View full details on One Stop.

As civil society organizations, nonprofit agencies have a long and important tradition within American democracy. Yet as the current fiscal environment makes clear, a compelling mission alone is insufficient to assure these organizations survive and thrive; professional and innovative nonprofit management, leadership and governance is essential. In this course, we examine real world examples and review theories and practices that apply to them. There are many unique issues nonprofit managers and leaders face, including tensions between the nonprofit mission and the ever-changing funding markets, participation in policymaking, professionalism of the sector, accountability demands and the challenges of part-time volunteers as board members providing governance, oversight and leadership to increasingly complex organizations.

This course is offered in a mixed on-line and face-to-face format (4 meetings throughout the term). It begins by exploring the nonprofit sector and examining what make nonprofits unique. From that foundation, we will examine governance and accountability of nonprofit boards, the funding challenges and program evaluation, strategic management theory and practice, the role of nonprofits in policymaking and the unique aspects on nonprofit finance. Making generalizations about nonprofits can be difficult because of the size and diversity of the sector and therefore the types of organizations in it. We will endeavor to be sensitive to that challenge by drawing upon examples from the many subsectors including, health, religious institutions, performing arts, human services and advocacy organizations.

The teaching method will be an interactive model drawing upon readings, asynchronous discussion boards, presentations from practitioners from the local nonprofit community, online presentations of material with podcasts and video casts, teaching cases, and collaborative projects.

Students may contact the instructor, Julia Classen, for further information at julia@auroraconsult.com.

End of Semester Academic Support Workshops

The end of the semester can be a difficult time to stay energized and focused on classes & assignments. Student Academic Support Services is offering 3 workshops that can help with test-taking, managing time demands, and getting caught up in your classes as the end of the term approaches. Workshops are informative and offer straight-to-the point tips and strategies that can be used right away.

Thursday, April 23 - Time Management Refresher, from 1-2 p.m.
Monday, April 27 - Staying On Track, from 3-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 - Ace Your Finals, from noon to 1 p.m.

All sessions are held in room 202 Eddy Hall. To register, call 612-624-3323 or visit the University Counseling and Consulting Services Website.

March 30, 2009

April 15 -Study Mission to Israel Deadline

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering qualified campus leaders the opportunity to go on a FREE study mission to Israel, June 8-17, 2009.

ADL’s Campus Leadership Study Mission to Israel provides student journalists and politically active leaders with an up-close and personal perspective of Israel by learning about the strategic and social challenges facing Israel today. Mission participants will meet with key decision-makers, government and military officials, diplomats, journalists, students and everyday Israelis --Arab and Jewish -- from diverse communities, cultures and backgrounds. Participants will visit sights of historical, religious and contemporary interest. The group will take all necessary security precautions and will avoid potentially dangerous areas. The group will travel by private bus.

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April 22 - Rail Europe Info Session

4 p.m., University International Center, Room 101

Are you traveling to Europe soon? Do you want to learn the best way to get from city to city? This info session will give you an introduction to train travel in Europe, describe the different types of Rail Europe passes available, and help you to maximize your travel time. Don’t miss out on this helpful info. Free pizza!

April 29 - Teach English Abroad Info Session

4 p.m., University International Center, Room 101

Wondering what to do during the summer or after you graduate? Looking for opportunities to live abroad and get paid? Thinking about making a career change? Come and learn about exciting opportunities to teach English abroad. What better way to learn about a culture than to become immersed in it! There is demand for English teachers all over the world. Discover where and how, while hearing from people who have taught abroad themselves. Free pizza!

April 15 - Work Abroad info session

4 p.m., Heller Hall Room 110

Learn about exciting opportunities to work abroad! If you are interested in travel, learning about other cultures, and gaining cross-cultural work experience while getting paid then this is the info session for you. Picture yourself working at a café in France, in the tourism industry in New Zealand, with kids in Spain, or at a university in Ireland. We’ll explore options for short term working abroad during the summer or after you graduate. Free pizza!

March 19, 2009

The Sports Institute Summer Program

The Sports Institute is offering an intensive 4-week program of study designed to give participants real world experience within the sports journalism field.

Students will take courses in print and broadcast journalism. They will also enroll in multimedia sports and a sports seminar series in one of the most spirited and historic cities in the nation.

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March 9, 2009

Mar. 23 Deadline: Washington Center for Politics & Journalism

The Politics & Journalism Semester is a program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism. The Center brings 12 or 13 college student journalists, whose career goal is political reporting, to Washington each semester. Students learn about campaign, governance and interest group politics in twice-weekly seminars, featuring political consultants and operatives, elected and party officials, and national political journalists. They receive practical experience and exposure to national politics as reporting interns in major Washington news bureaus. Review the program details online. To apply, submit your application materials to room 110 Murphy Hall by our internal deadline of March 23. SJMC will then nominate candidates for the program.

Apply by Apr. 15 for summer non-credit learning abroad funding

The Learning Abroad Center has funding of up to $500 for students participating on non-credit work, intern, volunteer or teaching programs during summer 2009.

Students must complete an application and submit a 250-300 word essay illustrating their reasons in choosing the program, how it will impact their personal, professional, academic or long-term goals, and how they plan to fund the program in addition to the awarded fellowship.

Preference will be given to students participating on non-paid programs.

Deadline: April 15 at 4:00pm
Notification: May 1

Please visit the Learning Abroad Center's website to find a list of approved programs:

Apr. 1: Deadline for Student News Challenge

The NAA Foundation News Challenge is a cutting-edge training session for college students that will harness their creativity to create new content and business models for the news industry.

The one-week program will take place at the campus of the University of Nevada/Reno from May 31 to June 6, 2009. The 15 participating students will be divided into teams to develop real-world prototypes for the newspaper industry. They will interact with digital news executives, advertising and marketing directors, educators and more over the course of the week.

Learn more and apply online at the Newspaper Association of America Foundation's Web site.

Mar. 25: Deadline NAHJ fellowships in NYC

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Kick your journalism career into high gear with a summer fellowship with NBC Universal in NYC. Work for 10 weeks on top NBC shows. Stipend to help cover living expenses. Learn more and find the application online.

June 1 -Deadline for Capital Semester on Political Journalism

The Fund for American Studies, in partnership with Georgetown University, is sponsoring a fifteen-week academic internship program in Washington D.C. They are now taking applications for the fall 2009 and spring 2010 programs. Participants will experience a hands-on journalism experiences along with full-time academic experience at Georgetown University. You can learn more about the program online. If you are thinking about applying, please consider talking to the students services staff in room 110 Murphy Hall. The SJMC is pleased to nominate students on behalf of the School, and this could afford you special admissions and scholarship consideration.

Deadline for fall 2009 program is June 1.
Deadline for spring 2010 program is November 1.

February 16, 2009

Mar. 23- App deadline Politics & Journalism Semester

Spend the fall semester 2009 in Washington, D.C., learning about all aspects of politics, hearing from national political reporters, elected and party officials, political consultants and operatives, and interest group leaders. Plus, participate in 16-week internships at major news bureaus in Washington, D.C. To learn more visit the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism Web site or stop in to 110 Murphy Hall.

February 23 - John Ydstie: MPR Broadcast Journalist Series

Minnesota Public Radio is proud to present the 13th season of the Broadcast Journalist Series, an opportunity for the Twin Cities community to connect with top working journalists and correspondents about the people and events that have shaped their careers.

John Ydstie
with MPR News' Jeff Horwich
Monday, February 23, 7 p.m., Macalester College


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February 15, 2009

The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism

The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Atlanta, GA provides six one-year fellowships for U.S. journalists to report on a selected topic regarding mental health or mental illnesses. The Fellowships are designed to increase accurate reporting on mental health issues and decrease incorrect, stereotypical information.

Each journalist awarded will receive a $10,000 stipend. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience in print or electronic journalism, submit an application packet (packet found online), and attend orientation and presentation meetings in September at the beginning and end of the Fellowship year. Fellows will not be required to leave their current employment. Awards will be announced July 10, 2009. Deadline: April 20, 2009.

To learn more visit the Carter Center Web site.

January 26, 2009

New mass communication study abroad program

The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) has recently added a Communication & Mass Media program to their curriculum. A unique feature of the DIS program is a one-week study tour to London which includes a visit to the BBC. This study tour and a shorter regional tour are included in the cost of tuition. Linda Lindholm recently attended a week-long Educators Workshop at DIS in Copenhagen and would be happy to talk with any students who are interested in this study abroad program. Contact: lindh001@umn.edu.

SPH Public Service Announcement Contest

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is sponsoring its 3rd annual “It’s Global�? public service announcement (PSA) contest. School of Public Health (SPH) officials hope it will attract talented novice and seasoned filmmakers from across the country and beyond to heed the call and submit their work.

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January 9, 2009

Strategic Communication M.A. Program Information Night

Interested in the Strategic Communication M.A. program? Come to one of our information nights!

Monday, January 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
100 Murphy Hall
Meet Professor John Eighmey, Mithun Chair of Advertising and academic director for the program. Join us to learn more about the program and have your questions answered! We look forward to meeting you!



January 8, 2009

Timberwolves & Lynx Sports Internship & Career Fair

February 20, 1-4 p.m. at Target Center, downtown Minneapolis
Network with professionals from organizations in the Sports/Entertainment Industry, including: Timberwolves, Lynx, Vikings, Twins, Alexandria Beetles, Waterloo Bucks and more! Cost is $25 and includes participation in the career fair and a ticket to the Timberwolves game vs. Indiana that night. Learn more: hr@timberwolves.com.

U of M Job and Internship Fair

February 9
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Minneapolis Convention Center
This is the biggest student career fair in Minnesota, and it was created just for you. More than 150 organizations will be recruiting U of M students and alumni for hundreds of jobs and internships. Register online.

Washington Politics & Journalism Semester Application Deadline

Application deadline for Washington Politics & Journalism Semester is Feb. 28.
Interested in political reporting? Apply for this semester-long program of the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism.

Scripps Howard Foundation National Collegiate Reporting Competition deadline

The Scripps Howard Foundation is offering nine winners an expense paid journalism study experience in Japan and South Korea June 13-27, 2009. Learn more and apply online
Deadline is February 28.