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February 10, 2014

Study Abroad in Journalism and Strategic Communication Info Session

Who: Learning Abroad Center and SJMC staff will be on hand to answer any questions pre-majors or majors may have about learning abroad in journalism or strategic communications. Whether you are certain of where you want to go or aren't even sure that going abroad is a possibility, this session is for you!

What: Learn about programs in London, Italy, and Denmark! While certainly not your only options for learning abroad, these programs have proven to be great for J-school majors who are looking to transfer credit back to count toward their major.

When: Monday, February 17th from noon-1:00 p.m.

Where: 100 Murphy Hall

Why: "I urge every student to make learning abroad a top priority. Nothing comes close to matching the adventure, intellectual growth and preparation to live and work in an increasingly interdependent global community. You might forget the names of professors but you'll never forget how learning abroad changed your life." -- Albert R. Tims,
Director, School of Journalism & Mass Communication

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.


April 8, 2013

Registration Begins This Week: Policies and Procedures

Registration for May term and summer classes (which is not queued) begins at 8 am on Tuesday, April 9. Fall registration (queued) begins on Thursday, April 11 and you can find the time table here.

If you are planning to take courses that are not on your APAS/approved program plan, be sure to check in with Rebecca during a walk-in hour.

Continue reading "Registration Begins This Week: Policies and Procedures" »

November 7, 2011

Important Info Regarding Registration in SJMC Professional Courses

Help us to help you. Journalism is a very popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. However, that means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and that waitlists are likely to develop.

Here is What We are Asking You To Do:
• Register on time.
• Register only for courses you plan to take.
• Cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from the waitlists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.
• You may not skip class to register.

Who is Teaching Each Section?
• SJMC hires dozens of adjunct instructors each year to teach many of our courses.
• The names of adjuncts assigned to specific sections are entered into the Course Schedule as soon as possible, but sometimes those personnel decisions haven't been finalized before registration begins.
• We cannot answer questions about who is assigned to specific sections before the information is entered into the Course Schedule.

When a Course is "Closed,"
• you should place yourself on the course waitlist.
• if there are available seats in other sections of the same course, enroll in one of the sections with open seats or put your name on multiple wait lists in order to ensure a place in a course you need to complete your program plan.
• do not wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up, there is very little we can do to help you once classes have begun.
• any student with a place in a closed course who does not attend the first day of class will lose his/her seat to a student on the waitlist.

If You are on a Course Waitlist,
• you must attend the first class meeting for that course in order to be eligible for an open seat if one becomes available.
• your place on the waitlist for a course DOES NOT correspond to your place on the priority list for admittance to that course.

Authority to Assign Students on the Waitlist to Open Seats
• SJMC Student Services staff members are solely authorized to admit students from waitlists into courses with available seats. Admittance from the waitlist is based on a number of criteria that can only be determined by the staff in the SJMC Student Services Center.
• Individual faculty members teaching courses do not have the authority to admit students from the waitlist into their course if there are available spaces on the first class day. DO NOT make a direct appeal for a seat in a closed course to the faculty member teaching the course.
• Faculty members are instructed to submit the names of the enrolled students who attended the course and any students from the waitlist who attended and are eligible for the course to the staff in the SJMC Student Services Center in 110 Murphy.
• SJMC will not accept petitions to be admitted to a closed course.
• Repeated attempts to appeal to a faculty member, the SJMC Student Services Center staff or other SJMC, College or University personnel about admittance to a course, or attempts to persuade enrolled students to switch sections with you, or to try to manipulate in any other way the enrollment process, will not be tolerated.

Requesting Amendments to Update your Program Plan
• Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course.
• Meet with your faculty mentor to request the program amendment and remember to bring a copy of your SJMC program plan and your APAS report to the meeting.

UM Classroom Scheduling Policy
• Colleges and departments must distribute classes evenly throughout the day and throughout the week.
• It is not possible for journalism majors to schedule all their classes on a Tuesday/Thursday meeting pattern in any semester.
• SJMC will not accept petitions or appeals for admittance to courses based on a preference for a Tuesday/Thursday meeting pattern.

Getting in to Courses Reserved for Journalism Majors
• Non-majors must attend the first day of class to determine if space is available.
• If space is available on the first day and the instructor believes you have appropriate academic or professional background for the class, the SJMC Student Services staff in 110 Murphy Hall will be notified later that day.
• SJMC Student Services staff will determine which students will be admitted.
• Majors will have priority for all available places.

October 27, 2011

Save the Date for Student Advertising Summit 2012

The Student Advertising Summit is an annual event organized by professionals and student volunteers to help prepare students for their careers in advertising, marketing or communications-related fields. The event will take place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus on March 2, 2012.

This event is your chance as a newcomer in the business to network with some of the industry's leading professionals and jump-start your career. To find out more about the event and the registration process join our Ad Club's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @StudentAdSummit or check out the website at umnadclub.com.

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.

September 19, 2011

Students Receive Discount to Oct. 6 Beardsley Lecture

In honor of the late John Beardsley, the Beardsley lecture honors the public relations guru's legacy with a lecture about new ways of communicating.

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Relations Student Association (PRSA), Padilla Speer Beardsley and the University of Minnesota, this year's lecture features Michael Chorost, Ph.D., a technology theorist who, most recently, wrote his memoir about recovering his hearing with a cochlear implant.

The lecture will take place October 6, 2011 at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities West Bank Campus.

The lecture is $25 for students and $50 for the general public. But, the first 30 students (graduate or undergraduate) to register by coming to room 115 in Murphy Hall will receive a $15 discount and will only have to pay $10 (check made out to the University of Minnesota only). You must bring the check when you register.

For more information about the lecture, 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.

Win $500 in Student Essay Contest About Free Speech

As part of the Liberty Tree events taking place Nov. 14-17, 2011, a student essay contest about free speech is being held. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to enter and the winner will get $500 and have his/her essay published in The Star Tribune.

The essay topic is "Living in a World of Hate: How Should Communities Deal with Hate Speech?"

For more information about the essay contest, including how to enter, click here.
For more information about the week's Liberty Tree events, click here.

August 29, 2011

Important Announcements Regarding Fall 2011 Semester Classes


Wait lists for SJMC Courses
Final waitlists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday, September 1. If you want to add your name to one of the waitlists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First Day of Class
Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 6. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAITLIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAITLIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.
Admitted WAITLIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

May 17, 2011

Jour 3241: Creative Strategy and Copywriting

There are seats available in Jour 3241, Section 001, for fall 2011. Make sure to register for this section before the class moves to a waitlist.

Jour 3241, Section 001
9:45 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Tuesday, Thursday
Murphy Hall room 228
3 credits

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 3, 2011

Call For Entries- Manhattan Short Film Festival

An extraordinary global event takes place during the week of September 25- October 2, 2011 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Art Museums and Universities for one purpose- to view and vote on ten short films (14 minutes & under) from ten separate countries which are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

Your Assignment: Organize your very own Media Team to represent your City, town, school or University that has elected to host the 2011 MANHATTAN SHORT and report on the happenings in your town.

Each group must have people covering these four elements:
1) A Social Media Producer
2) TV Host/Hostess
3) Journalist & Team Writer
4) Photographer & DP

For more information visit Manhattan Short Film Festival.


The Film Festival's mission is to unite audiences from all corners of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Our tagline, One World - One Week- One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festival logo and its this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more then one of the world's largest short film festivals, it's the world's first global film festival.

Jour 5174: Magazine Editing and Production

If you wish to take Jour 5174 (Magazine Editing and Production) next year and have met the course prerequisites, you should take Jour 5174 in FALL semester.

Due to low enrollment in the fall, there will not be room in the spring semester class for all graduating sections who wish to take the class at that time.

Waitlist Sections added for Jour 4259 and Jour 4263

Jour 4259 Section 2 and Jour 4263 Section 4 are now open. If you wish to take either course in the fall semester, you should register or put your name on the wait list for these available sections immediately. The remaining places will be given to students on the waitlist in order of seniority this week or early next week.

Psychology of Terrorism Symposium

Join the Center for the Study of Political Psychology and the Political Psychology Minor Program as they host two visiting speakers for a symposium on the political psychology of terrorism.

Friday, May 6
Lippencott Room 1314, Social Sciences
10 am- Dr. Martha Crenshaw will speak on "Terrorism Studies and Political Psychology."
3 pm- Dr. Arie Kruglanski will speak on "Quest for Personal Meaning and the Emergence of Terrorism."

Drs. Joanne Miller and Chris Federico, will provide their perspectives as discussants. This is a free event.

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

Wait List Available- Jour 4263 Strategic Communication Campaigns

A wait list has opened for the Fall 2011 course- Jour 4263, Strategic Communication Campaigns Section 004. If you were unable to register for this class, please sign up for the wait list.

Student Services Office Availability for the Week of May 9.

There will be no walk-up advising the week of May 9, 2011, please plan accordingly. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please visit the Student Services Office.

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!

Class Cancellation- Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting

Jour 5155 Capstone: Database Reporting has been canceled.

Class Closures- Jour 4242, Jour 4259, Jour 4263 Jour 4451

Jour 4242, Jour 4259, Jour 4263 and Jour 4451 have closed.

If you want to take any of these classes, be sure to put your name on the waitlist for your preferred section. There are a few places saved for graduating seniors in each section of these classes and the wait lists determine which students should get these places.

The Student Services Center hopes to contact all students on these waitlists early next week.

April 11, 2011

Calling All Sports Journalists- APSE Scholarship Opportunity

The Associated Press Sports Editors are sponsoring four $1,500 scholarship
for collegiate sports journalists.

APSE, a national organization of sports editors, is awarding four scholarships to help motivate talented students to pursue a career in sports journalism. Collegiate sports journalists entering their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible for the scholarship which will awarded based on the students' journalistic work, their academic record, financial need, and geography. The scholarships will be awarded to students from four
different regions of the United States.

The winners will be chosen by the APSE scholarship committee, which is chaired by Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe and includes editors from all sections of the United States. Deadline is June 1.

Please have them include the following information in their letter of application:

- Personal: Name, address, age, phone number.

- Academic: A copy of the student's collegiate grades.

- Financial: A brief rundown of the student's financial situation, with
regards to how he/she plans to pay for tuition.

- Five examples of sports journalism (usually stories but could also be
sections the student has edited), using either links or PDFs.

Email information to Joe Sullivan, sports editor of the Boston Globe at
Jtsullivan@globe.com with APSE Scholarship in subject line.

If you need to use standard mail for academic information, send to this
address:

APSE Scholarship
c/o Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor
Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd.

AAJA Student Grants and Scholarship Opportunities

The Asian American Journalists Association currently has the following student opportunities. For direct links to apply, visit the AAJA website or email programs@aaja.org.

STUDENT GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Stanford Chen Internship Grants
AAJA will award one news internship grant of $1,750. DEADLINE IS MAY 2.

Broadcast News Grants
One internship grant in the amount of $2,500 is in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin.
One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund.
DEADLINE: MAY 16

Online News Grant
William Woo Print/Online News Grant: One grant of $1,000 to a college student interning at a print or online news company. DEADLINE: MAY 16

Mary Moy Quon Ing
AAJA will award one student $2,000 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 2

Vincent Chin
AAJA will award one student $500 for the 2011/2012 school year.
DEADLINE: MAY 13

Design in 7: 7 Stories, 7 Minutes

What can be shared in just seven minutes?

Listen in as seven professionals from the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, product design, housing, landscape architecture, and retail share thought-provoking, inspiring, and sometimes curious tales from the trenches. Reception with presenters follows program. Cash bar available.

Tickets
$20 General admission
$15 UMAA member
$5 U of M Students

2011 Presenters include:
- Julie Snow FAIA, founder of Julie Snow Architects
- Quan Hoang, Chief Creative Officer, Pixel Farm Digital
- Alan Arthur, President/CEO, Aeon
- Bruce Chamberlain ASLA (BLA '89), VP/Principal, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.
- Lyn Berglund CID, ASID (BS '76), Director of Interior Design, Mohagen Hansen
- Kristina Klockars, Vice President, Hot Mama
- Barry Kudrowitz, product designer/asst. professor, College of Design


Thursday, April 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Campus Club, West Wing (4th floor)
Register now!

NOTE: This event sold out early last year - advanced registration is required.
Presented by the College of Design Student and Alumni Board
Tweeting about the event? Use #D7in7

Celebrate the U!

Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for an extraordinary evening, Tuesday, May 3, celebrating the U, our alumni, and our beloved outgoing President Robert Bruininks.

Mingle and network with alumni while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, and music at a reception at the Carlson School of Management Building. Then join the group for a program at Ted Mann Concert Hall. This will be one of the last opportunities to hear President Bruininks speak before he steps down as President of the University of Minnesota. Entertainment will be provided by some of your fellow students; the Sigma Nu Quartet and the acapella singing group, 7Days, will perform.

Students who are Alumni Association members can receive a complimentary program-only ticket, or purchase a reception and program ticket for $20. Students who are not Alumni Association members may purchase a program-only ticket for $10, or a reception and program ticket for $25. Complete ticket and event information is available here.

Alumni Association Annual Celebration
Tuesday, May 3
Reception, Carlson School of Management, 5:30 p.m. - 7p.m.
Program, Ted Mann Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Registration Dates and Office Schedule Reminders

Registration for summer classes begins April 12.
Registration for fall classes begins April 14.

Please remember during the registration period, Linda Lindholm will be the only adviser in 110 Murphy Hall who will be available to assist SJMC students. Also, office hours for spring semester have been changed to 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the office may have to close during normal business hours if Linda must attend departmental or University meetings.

For these reasons, it is important to follow the guidelines below to seek help with your questions:
• If you are a journalism or individualized program major, please stop in 110 Murphy Hall to sign up for a 15-minute walk-in advising time. Due to limited office coverage, these are the only advising times that will be available in 110 Murphy Hall.

• If you are a pre-journalism major or want to check on your graduation requirements, please contact your college adviser. Pre-majors may sign up for an informational meeting in 110 Murphy Hall if they wish, but there will be many more meetings scheduled during the first two weeks of fall semester before applications are due.

• If you need an amendment to your major program plan or have other questions related to your major program or timeline, please consult with the appropriate faculty mentor listed below:

Dana Benson (professional journalism-video news only)
John Eighmey (professional strategic communication - advertising /business)
Gayle Golden (professional journalism)
Chris Ison (professional journalism)
Jennifer Johnson (professional strategic communication - advertising /creative)
Gordon Leighton (professional strategic communication-PR)
Dan Wackman (professional strategic communication - advertising/ business)

For all advising appointments, you must bring a copy of your major program plan or your APAS report. Contact information for SJMC faculty is published on a bookmark that is available in 110 Murphy Hall and on the SJMC web site. Your major requirements are available on your APAS report.

We thank you for your patience as we try to provide the best service possible to all SJMC students during this busy registration period.

Help us to help you- Registration Tips from Undergraduate Student Services

Journalism is a very popular major and we try very hard to admit as many qualified students as possible. However, that means our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and wait lists are also likely to develop.

Here is what we are asking you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to our professional classes open to all qualified students:

1) Register on time.

2) Register only for courses you plan to take. Cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from the wait lists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.

3) If the section you want is closed, put your name on the wait list. Be as flexible as you possibly can, and register for another section or put your name on multiple wait lists. Do not wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up, there is very little we can do to help you once classes have begun.

4) A reminder, you may not skip class to register.

Getting in to courses reserved for journalism majors:
Non-majors must attend the first day of class to determine if space is available. If space is available on the first day and the instructor believes you have appropriate academic or professional background for the class, the SJMC Student Services staff in 110 Murphy Hall will be notified later that day. SJMC Student Services staff will determine which students will be admitted. Majors will have priority for all available places.


Requesting amendments to update your program plan:
Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course. You can now request changes online here!

April 4, 2011

Europe in the News: Discussion with Dr. Guillaume de Rouge

Join the European Studies Consortium and the Center for German and European Studies for a session on Europe's ability to collectively respond to the revolutions through major institutions (the EU, UN, and NATO) with a talk by Dr. Guillaume de Rouge entitled, "The Libyan Crisis: First Lessons for a Common European Defense and Security Policy."

April 27
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Social Sciences Building, Room 614
For more information, visit the ESC website.

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.

SJMC Honors Students- Seniors Must Register for Fall Thesis Seminar

All SJMC honors students moving into their senior year in 2011-12 MUST register for thesis seminar, JOUR 4733H, in the FALL SEMESTER this coming year. Any student intending to complete a traditional academic thesis must take the course in the fall or they will not be able to meet that thesis seminar requirement.

Look for more reminders and announcements about Jour 4733H before registration.

You are Invited to the SPJ Monthly Meeting

The University's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, April 7, at 6:15 p.m. in the Digital Media Studios in the basement of Murphy Hall. All are welcome!

March 28, 2011

Join Fast Horse at the 2011 MN PRSA Classics Awards

Fast Horse is bringing a large contingent to the Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards banquet and ceremony on Thursday, March 31.

If interested in a free dinner at the swanky Windows on Minnesota event center and the chance to schmooze with the Fast Horse folks, visit the Fast Horse Facebook page.

THE CATCH: We're offering this to college seniors only. We want to make sure the winners are in a good position to take advantage of this great networking opportunity.

Are You Ready for Summer and Fall Class Registration?

Make the most of your upcoming adviser meeting by learning the tools to be prepared at the Grad Planner and APAS workshop.

Thursday, March 31
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
518/520 Science Teaching and Student Services

Gain familiarity and confidence with Grad Planner and APAS, prepare for your summer-fall adviser meeting and learn better organization and planning skills.
There's no need to register, email CAPE with questions: cape@umn.edu.

Study Abroad in Rome!

Enjoy a slice of pizza while attending the Study Abroad in Rome information session on Monday, April 4, 12 p.m. in 100 Murphy Hall. Learn about spending a semester or summer term in the Eternal City, meet with visiting staff and professors from the Study Abroad program and advisers from the Learning Abroad Center.

The Study Abroad in Rome program offers coursework in Architecture, Journalism and Mass Communications, Italian language, Sustainability, Leadership and more. Students participate in study tours to places like Barcelona, Tuscany, Pompeii & Naples. Internships are also available in a variety of fields.

March 21, 2011

Reach out to your fellow students through the Mental Health Training Session

There will be a Mental Health Training Session for Students who want to help other students in distress. Students have an important role to play in responding to mental health issues that often go unrecognized.

The Stamp Out Stigma Committee and the Provost's Committee on Mental Health are offering a mental health training for students on April 6, 2011 from 7:30-8:30 pm in the Mississippi room of Coffman Union. Students who receive the training will have an opportunity in the future to provide similar training to other students.

The trainers for this session will be Barbara Blacklock, MA, Disability Services, Gary Christenson, MD, Boynton Mental Health, and Salina Renninger, Ph.D. ,University Counseling & Consulting Services.

Spend a Year Abroad after Graduation with a Fulbright Grant

There will be two informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a Fulbright Grant for Graduate Research Senior Abroad Experience After Graduation. This grant supports one year of study, research, creative work, or English teaching in one of approximately 130 foreign countries.

The first session will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 3:30-4:30 in Blegen Hall 220 on the West Bank. The second session will be Monday, April 11, from 12-1 p.m. in Armory 202 on the East Bank.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the majority of their undergraduate education in the U.S.; must meet country-specific language proficiency requirements; must hold bachelor's degree by the beginning of the award. SENIORS, RECENT GRADUATES, and GRADUATE STUDENTS may apply. An institutional review and interview process is conducted on campus for currently enrolled U of M students.

Campus contact for undergraduates and recent graduates: Sally Lieberman, liebe001@umn.edu. Campus contact for graduate and professional students: Alison Skoberg, skobe001@umn.edu.

For further information and application materials, visit the Fulbright website.

2011 Silha Spring Ethics Forum with Mark Feldstein

Join Professor Mark Feldstein, Veteran Journalist and Associate Professor of Journalism and Public Affairs at George Washington University, for his discussion,"The Morality of Muckracking: Journalistic Ethics from Jack Anderson to Julian Assange" on Monday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. in Murphy Hall.

Professor Feldstein is the author of "Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack
Anderson, and the Rise of Washington's Scandal Culture." A veteran investigative journalist who has worked for CNN, ABC News, and NBC News, Feldstein has won over 50 journalism awards, including two George Foster Peabody public service awards, the duPont-Columbia award for investigative reporting, and the Edward R. Murrow broadcasting prize. He currently directs George Washington University's Journalism Oral History Project.

This year's Silha Spring Ethics Forum is cosponsored by the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists, and will be followed by a book signing.

Monday, April 4, 2011
Murphy Hall room 130
7-9 p.m.
www.silha.umn.edu

March 7, 2011

Advising hours limited during transition

School of Journalism and Mass Communication students will need to plan ahead and should expect longer wait times to get advising appointments.

Beginning March 21, 15-minute advising appointments will be available with Linda Lindholm from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The change is needed because SJMC's undergraduate student services adviser Maggie (Cosgrove) Heier is moving to Seattle to begin graduate school in student development administration. Her last day will be March 17.

On occasion, the student services offices in 110 Murphy Hall might have to close to accommodate departmental meetings.

Collegiate advisers can answer many questions if SJMC advising staff are unavailable.

February 14, 2011

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for spot news writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of Spot News Writing. This article must be a major coverage of an event, not a sidebar analysis. All articles must be published between Match 15, 2010, and March 22, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than March 22. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program, offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for multimedia news contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of Multimedia News. This category awards excellence in covering news for an online audience using multimedia techniques, with an emphasis on multimedia storytelling, the quality of journalism and creative use of the medium. All articles must be published between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 19, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than April 19. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program, offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

FAB's Spring fashion show needs you!

FAB is looking for designers, models, coordinators, and volunteers for the spring show, "Scrubbed Into Fashion."

The application for participation is due Friday and can be found on the website.

For more information, contact FABminnesota@gmail.com or check them out on Facebook.

January 31, 2011

AdFed Networking event at Spill the Wine

If you are pursuing a career in public relations, account management, interactive design, marketing or any creative advertising position, this AdFed event at Spill The Wine is for you.

Join industry professionals in a casual environment to discuss the industry and make some great contacts that can help with your post-college job search. This is a great opportunity to learn from the best and the brightest in the industry and network with professionals.

Register here for the Spill the Wine event on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students.

Registration now open for the Student Advertising Summit Event

The 2011 Student Advertising Summit (S.A.S.) will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center Feb. 11. This event aims to connect students with industry professionals in a casual atmosphere where leaders can provide insights about their professional experiences and how to navigate the tangled web that is the advertising, marketing and communications industry.

Devoted students and young professionals use this all-day event to fuse their present work with their future career aspirations. The conference provides opportunities to network with communications experts, take part in group discussions, receive feedback and honest direction on their creative work and tour agencies to better understand industry culture.

The Student Advertising Summit is a local conference in its 13th year of providing networking opportunities. S.A.S. is directly affiliated with the Advertising Federation of Minnesota (AdFed) and its subsidiary Ad2. To learn more about AdFed and register for this event, visit this website.

January 24, 2011

Deadline to apply for spring admission is Friday

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

The final application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday. Students can 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.

January 18, 2011

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks profile writing entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of personality and profile writing. Entries must be a personality sketch of someone on or off campus. All articles must be published between Feb. 15, 2010, and Feb. 21, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Feb. 21. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Attend the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention

Plan to attend the 2011 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Jan. 27-29.

The MNA Convention provides you with an opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals at the Sheraton Hotel South in Bloomington. The student registration fee is $20 and allows you to attend all sessions.

Event highlights include:

• "Great Story Ideas Hiding in Your Community. Finding stories using public data,
census information and legal notices" with Chris Ison
• "Hit a Home run with your Sports Coverage: Nuts and bolts, tips, tricks and hints for
sports coverage." Don Heinzman, moderator
• "Covering the Economy - How did we get here?" Insights from economic expert
Louis Johnston
• "The Online Comment Conundrum." Panel discussion with expert John Hatcher,
UMD
• "New Media, New Trends" with Andrew Ecklund
• Much more!

The SJMC will pay the $20 registration fee for the first 20 SJMC majors who submit a registration form and check for $20, payable to "University of Minnesota." After attending the event, bring in proof of attendance and we will return your check. If you do not demonstrate proof of attendance, your check will be cashed.

To request SJMC support to pay for the registration fee, please print and complete the registration form online and bring it to Ada Walton in room 115 Murphy Hall along with your check by noon Friday, January 21. We will process requests on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be a declared journalism major to be eligible.

To learn more visit the MNA website.

January 10, 2011

Important announcements regarding spring semester classes

Wait lists for SJMC courses
Final wait lists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday. If you want to add your name to one of the wait lists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First day of class
Spring semester classes begin Jan. 18. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

SPJ Mark of Excellence entry deadline is Jan. 26

The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting entries for its 2010 Mark of Excellence Awards.

SPJ will recognize the best student journalism in categories including newspapers, magazines, art/graphics, radio, television and online.

Entries first are judged at the regional level; first place regional winners advanced to the national competition and winners are recognized at SPJ's spring conferences.

The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a United States college or university and studying for an academic degree in 2010. Entries must have been published during the 2010 calendar year. For more information, log onto http://www.spj.org/a-moe.asp. The entry deadline is Jan. 26.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks broadcast entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks sports writing entries

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

December 20, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards: Photo News and Sports

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of news and sports photography. Entries must include two images in each category: news and sports, for a total of four photographs. To qualify, photos must have been taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 11, 2011.

Turn in completed application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-Depth Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for their next winning example of in-depth writing. Entries must illustrate the applicant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting.

Interested students must submit one article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

December 13, 2010

Ivory Tower now accepting submissions

The Ivory Tower is accepting submissions from ordinary people who happen to have extraordinary talent. This excludes established authors or sage grad students. If a piece falls under the category of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art or multimedia (anything from a painting to performance art), don't hesitate to email ivory@umn.edu.

Please note, the Ivory Tower is looking only for blind submissions. Do not include personal or contact information in the attachment. A name, current street address and University of Minnesota email address should be in the body of the email. Create. Share. Get Published.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Broadcast TV News

The Hearst Journalism Awards is looking for its next winning example of broadcast hard news reporting. Entries must be based on but not limited to public affairs reporting, business reporting, investigative reporting, science reporting, sports reporting or weather reporting with a hard focus, regardless of subject.

Interested students must submit two reports with a total run time of no more than five minutes that were produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Entrants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: Sports Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning sports article. Entries must relate to an event or issue, not a sports personality. Interested students must submit one single article published from Jan. 15, 2010, through Jan. 24, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 24. Contestants must be majoring in journalism to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

PRSA Student Classics Awards seek entries

Have you worked on public relations projects for a job, internship, student organization or class?

Submit your work to the PRSA Student Classics Awards, a competition showcasing some of the best public relations work from college students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. The PRSA Student Classics Awards competition is not limited to PRSSA members -- entries are encouraged from all communications, public relations, marketing and advertising students. Entering is a great way to show Minnesota PRSA professionals your public relations skills and help start your portfolio.

Entries are due Jan. 27, 2011. For more information, please visit the PRSA website.

Reminder: U closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 2

The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will be closed between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2.

During this time, university services and business offices will be closed as a cost-saving measure. Only essential services will be open.

Log onto http://cla.umn.edu/news/winterClosure.html for more information.

December 6, 2010

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award accepting applications

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications.

The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at The Wall Street Journal, Fox News Channel, or The New York Post. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.

A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details, visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism."

A.I. Johnson Scholarship announcement

The A.I. Johnson Scholarship, designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in public affairs and political science, is now accepting applications.

To be considered, students must be enrolled in both the fall semester 2011 and spring semester 2012, completed a 400-hour internship under POL 3080 and have previous volunteer or work experience related to public affairs. The deadline for application materials is March 1, 2011. For more information, visit the website.

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.

Melody Gilbert documentary movie marathon starts this weekend

The Parkway Theater will feature work Dec. 3 through 5 from local filmmaker Melody Gilbert. The exhibition is in preparation for her latest project, "NUMB."

Screenings include:
Friday
6:00 p.m. "Disconnected" (made with Carleton College students)
7:30 p.m. "Married at the Mall"
9:15 p.m. "Urban Explorers: Into the Darkness"

Saturday
3:00 p.m. "Whole"
4:30 p.m. "A Life Without Pain"

Sunday, Dec. 5
6:00 p.m. "Fritz: The Walter Mondale Story"

Dec. 8
7:00 p.m. "NUMB (sneak preview/fundraiser)"

The theater is at 4814 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 to $18. To purchase tickets online or to get more information, log onto online.

Hearst Journalism Awards: In-depth writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning in-depth writing article. Entries must illustrate the entrant's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. This can include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Interested students must submit one single article published from Dec. 15, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2011.

Turn in complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 4. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals.

Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards: News and sports photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning news and sports photographs. Entries must include two images in both the news and sports categories, for a total of four images taken from Sept. 1, 2009 through Jan. 11, 2011.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Jan. 11. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.

About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

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.

Alliance Francaise seeks public relations and graphic design interns

Alliance Française, the center of all things French and francophone in the Twin Cities, is seeking a public relations and graphic design intern for spring term 2011. Applicants should have an interest in French culture; speaking the language is not required, but it is a
useful skill for the organization.

Apply by sending email and cover letter to internrecruitment@afmsp.org by Nov. 24. Visit the AFMSP website for more information.

November 15, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards seeks entries for opinion writing contest

The Hearst Journalism Awards looking for their next award-winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view. Entries should be about 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009 through Nov. 23, 2010.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

Student Academic Success Services workshop

The Student Academic Success Services (SASS) office will combine elements of three workshops into one for a comprehensive presentation for students looking for an end-of-semester booster.

The workshop will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Science Teaching and Student Services building. This workshop will focus on three common needs of students at this time of the year: Stress management, organization and exam strategies.

To register, call 612-624-3323.

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

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.

AP photo internship program

The Associated Press is offering a highly selective 12-week tailored training program for students who are aspiring photojournalists or photo editors for this summer.

To apply, submit the following to Stephanie Mullen in AP's San Francisco bureau or visit the AP website:
• A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: "The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company."
• A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date)
• A portfolio of your work. Submissions should be a collection of jpeg images with captions on a CD. You should forego programs that include music or special transitions. A link to a website may be offered as a substitute for a CD.
• Two letters of reference, including at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead

Students who make it to the final round will be contacted for an interview with a local AP manager and to complete an employment application.

The application deadline for the summer 2011 program is Nov. 17, 2010.

Heart Journalism Awards Reminder- Broadcast Feature

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning broadcast feature. Entries must be two reports with a total run time of five minutes, based on -- but not limited to -- public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. This soft news, non-deadline reporting of personalities or events must have been produced and aired from Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards:
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television) and two multimedia competitions. Each division has championship finals. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles or photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation:
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services and the arts in every state.

NPR legend to discuss investigative journalism in the digital era

Broadcasting legend Bill Buzenberg will lead a discussion on investigative journalism in a digital era at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University. The topic he will present is, "The Bright Future of Investigative Journalism: How Digital Media are Creating a New Eco System."

Buzenberg is executive director of the Center for Public Integrity. The center is an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C., with a 20-year track record and 37 first place national journalism awards.

Before his work there, Buzenberg was vice president of news for National Public Radio, as well as NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, as well as the expansion of All Things Considered and the extension of NPR's newscasts services to 24-hours per day. During his tenure, the NPR News Division was honored with nine DuPont-Columbia University batons and 10 Peabody Awards.

This lecture is free and open to all. Sundin Music Hall is at 1531 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul.

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.

October 29, 2010

Internship opportunity: Newsday

Newsday summer internship applications available for 2011

Applications are now available for those interested in becoming reporters, copy editors, videographers and presentation artists for the newspaper and the Web in 2011. Applicants are encouraged to designate their preference in areas such as news, sports, entertainment, features and business, but final determination will be made by the editors. With the exception of presentation artists, interns must have completed their junior year in the spring preceding their internship. Presentation artists must have completed their sophomore year in the spring preceding their internship.

This is a paid internship and interns are entitled to reimbursement for job-related expenses. Each job in the summer program lasts a minimum of 10 weeks. Newsday operates around the clock, seven days a week, so interns can expect their hours to fluctuate. A car is needed for this internship. Log onto www.newsday.com/internships for more information.

2011 mtvU Oscars Correspondent Contest

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, to find the best college journalists to represent the college community on the red carpet alongside the AP, E!, Entertainment Tonight and 1,500 other professional journalists from around the world at the 83rd Academy Awards in February.

Students must submit a two-minute video explaining why they are the best team of journalists (one reporter, one videographer) to represent their university or college on the red carpet. This contest is open to any student in a journalism program - print, broadcast or radio.
Oscars.mtvU.com for additional information.

Asian American Journalist Association Membership

The Minnesota Chapter of the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) is looking for new student members. Student membership includes discounts to national conventions, scholarship opportunities, journalism awards and mentorship at the national and local level.

Fees are $25 a year. Registration at:
here.

Course registration tips from SJMC


Help us to help you. Journalism is a popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. That means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester, however, and that wait lists also are likely to develop.

Here is what we are ask you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to make sure our professional classes are open to all qualified students:

1) Register on time.

2) Register only for courses you plan to take. Cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from the wait lists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.

3) If the section you want is closed, put your name on the wait list. Be as flexible as you possibly can, and register for another section or put your name on multiple wait lists. Do not wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up, there is very little we can do to help you once classes have begun.

4) A reminder: You may not skip class to register.

Getting in to courses reserved for journalism majors:
Non-majors must attend the first day of class to determine if space is available. If space is available on the first day and the instructor believes you have appropriate academic or professional background for the class, the SJMC Student Services staff in 110 Murphy Hall will be notified later that day. SJMC Student Services staff will determine which students will be admitted. Majors will have priority for all available places.

Requesting amendments to update your program plan:
Majors should remember to request program amendments for any courses not on your original plan before you register for a new course. You can now request changes online: here.

October 25, 2010

Scholarship- American Copy Editors Society

College juniors, seniors and graduate students who have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for copy editing have until November 15, to apply for several scholarships awarded each year by the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society. There are five awards available, one for $2,500 and the others for $1,000. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of five experienced copy editors. For details visit the ACES website.

Summer Internship- Dow Jones News Fund, Inc

The Dow Jones News Fund, Inc, is accepting applications for their Summer Internship Program. This opportunity is open to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate Students interested in Business Reporting, News Editing, Multimedia Editing and Sports Editing. For those accepted, it includes a $1,000 scholarship to interns returning to school after the program, travel expenses to training courses and internships and free pre-internship training.

To apply visit Newsfund.org and register as an 'Intern Applicant.' The Undergraduate office will host a required writing test on Friday, October 29, at 10:00 a.m. This test is not needed for those interested in Business Reporting, as the organization will directly mail a copy for your completion.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Opinion Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning opinion piece. Entries must be signed or unsigned editorials that are well-reasoned and well-researched and express a clear and cogent point of view, containing approximately 750 words and published Nov. 15, 2009, through Nov. 23, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 23. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

Hearst Journalism Awards Reminder- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning photograph. Applications must consist of two portraits, two feature photos and one "Personal Vision" photograph for a total of five images taken between Sept. 1, 2009, through Nov. 2, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see:
Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

AdFed of Minnesota- Networking Event

AdFed of Minnesota is hosting a networking event this Wednesday, October 27, at Spill the Wine from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This event is $10 for students and there will be opportunities to win free passes through Twitter @adfedmn.

Twelve top industry experts from every area of communication will be available to talk one-on-one with those who have an interest in a variety of careers in marketing. The organizations represented include: General Mills, Fallon, OLSON and Target. The best thing about this event is there is no formal speaker, just an informal happy hour where mentors are looking to talk to students interested in their organization, industry or career path.
To register visit: http://adfed.org/events/details.aspx?EventID=119

Summer Internship- Multicultural Advertising Internship Program

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A) is now taking applications for their Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP). MAIP offers an invaluable opportunity to the most promising multicultural students by providing them a chance to prove their ability in the real world through a paid 10-week summer internship at an advertising agency.

Interested students must complete the online application no later than November 12. For more information visit the 4A website.

Spring Internship- Senator Amy Klobuchar's Office

The Washington DC Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar is currently accepting internship applications for the 2011 spring semester. Interns will support the legislative and professional staff by conducting policy research to be used for floor speeches, committee hearings, and other legislative materials. Interns will also be asked to do a variety of administrative tasks, including tours of the U.S. Capitol for visitors from Minnesota.

The spring internship runs from January through May and is available for both part time and full time schedules. To apply prepare a cover letter, resume, short writing sample and two letters of recommendation, along with the application form found here. Applications will be accepted through December 3.



October 15, 2010

Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship

The application process for the Association for Women in Sports Media Internship/Scholarship program for the summer of 2011 is open now through October 31, 2010. Internships are offered in writing (magazines, newspapers and online), broadcast, editing and media relations. The top applicant in public relations, broadcast, writing and copy editing will each be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to a paid trip to the 2011 AWSM convention in Charlotte, which includes hotel stay, $300 reimbursement for travel and free convention registration. All other students chosen for an AWSM internship will receive a $500 scholarship.

All full-time female students currently enrolled in college are eligible to apply via AWSM's online application system. For more information about the program visit: http://awsmonline.org/intern-scholarship/, contact co-chairs Stacy Hicklin and Lindsay Jones at awsminternship@gmail.com or click here to apply directly.

About AWSM-
Since 1990, AWSM has placed more than 100 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid internships with employers such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, USA Track & Field, MLB.com and some of the country's most respected daily newspapers.

Critical Language Scholarship Information Session

Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011 Critical Language Scholarships. An information session will be held Wednesday, October 20, 3:35-4:30 p.m. in Blegen Hall, room 230. The deadline for this scholarship is November 15.

These U.S. government-sponsored scholarships support intensive summer language study in the critical need languages; Azerbaijani, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu, at approved language institutes abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens; may be undergraduates at any level freshman through senior, or graduate students. All fields of study are eligible. Some institutes have language prerequisites, but many are open to beginners. All program costs are covered, including travel, room and board, instruction, visa fees, and entrance fees for program activities. Seven students from the U received these scholarships last year! Click here for further information and online application.

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.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Broadcast

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning broadcast feature. Entries must be two reports with a total run time of five minutes, based on but not limited to public affairs, business, investigations, science, sports or weather. This soft news, non-deadline reporting of personalities or events must have been produced and aired from September 1, 2009, through November 13, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

October 7, 2010

Ivory Tower submission announcement

The Ivory Tower is now accepting submissions from ordinary people who happen to have extraordinary talent. This excludes established authors or sage grad students. If a piece falls under the category of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, visual art or multimedia (anything from a painting to performance art), don't hesitate to email ivory@umn.edu by December 1, 2010.

Please note, the Ivory Tower is looking only for blind submissions. Do not include personal or contact information in the attachment. However, a name, current street address and University of Minnesota email address should be in the body of the email. Create. Share. Get Published.

Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award submission announcement

The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is now accepting applications. The winner of this one-of-a-kind honor will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and a paid internship at *The Wall Street Journal*, Fox News Channel, or *The New York Post*. This award is open to undergraduate students in all class years and free housing in New York City is available for the duration of the internship.

To apply, submit no more than two editorials, columns or news stories, per person, written in the 2010-2011 academic year. Articles specifically produced for and published by an established newspaper or magazine website will be accepted as well as internet exclusive material.
A confidential panel of judges appointed by the Foundation will evaluate the entries. The submission deadline is April 22, 2011 with the winner announced in June 2011. For more details visit the Eric Breindel website or fan the organization on Facebook

About the Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation-
The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation will present the award to the undergraduate columnist, editorialist or reporter whose work best reflects the spirit of the writings by Eric Breindel: "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism.

'Brand Yourself,' a Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association event

Join the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) on October 22, at 5:30 p.m. for a free evening of discussion, insight, food, good company and walk away with a few ideas on how to better promote yourself during the school year.

MIMA student events about self-promotion will pull professionals from various disciplines to cover
questions such as "Who is looking at my work? What are best practices in self-marketing? How do I get noticed?"

The moderator will be Kyle Meyer, Director of Interactive Design for AIGA Minnesota and author of the blog post "My Last Portfolio Sucked, Yours Might Too". The panel will include Jamey Erickson, Owner/Creative Director at Sevnthsin, Jordan Smith, Recent Graduate and Jr. Art Director at Proximity Minneapolis, Craig Pladson, Director of Interactive Strategy at
Colle+McVoy and Kathryn Duncan Talent Recruiter at FRWD.

For more information on this free event and to pre-register visit the Colle+McVoy website.

October 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Photography

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for Portrait/Personality Feature submissions. All entries must consist of two portrait photographs, two feature photographs, and one "personal vision" photograph for a total of five images. 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. Photos must have been taken between September, 1, 2009, through November 6, 2010, inclusively.

Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than Tuesday, November 2. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

Hearst Journalism Awards Submission Announcement- Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards are looking for their next winning feature. Articles must be a background, color or mood article as opposed to a conventional news story or personality profile published from October 15, 2009, through October 30, 2010, inclusively. Submit complete application materials to 110 Murphy Hall no later than October 26. Must be a journalism major to enter. For more information, see the Hearst Journalism Program Awards website.

About the Hearst Journalism Awards-
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, founded in 1960, is conducted in the public interest, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students' schools.

The 51st annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of six monthly writing competitions, three photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and two multimedia competitions - with championship finals in all divisions. Entrants must be actively involved in campus media and must have published articles, photographs or produced newscasts or multimedia pieces that can be submitted in our writing, photojournalism, broadcast news and/or multimedia competitions.


About William Randolph Hearst Foundation-
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation was established by its namesake, publisher William Randolph Hearst, in 1948 under California non-profit laws, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. Since then, The Hearst Foundations have contributed more than $759 million in the areas of education, health care, social services, and the arts in every state.

September 30, 2010

October 20 - Deadline to create a TV commercial for Jack Link's Beef Jerky®

Since its introduction in 2006, the Jack Link's Beef Jerky Messin' With Sasquatch campaign has infiltrated pop culture and attracted millions of fans worldwide. Here's your chance to write and shoot your very own Jack Link's TV spot. However, rather than Messin' with Sasquatch, you have full creative license to develop something completely new that plays off the "Messin' With..." theme. Messin' With Your Roommate, Messin' With Your Neighbor, Messin' With Your Little Brother - so long as Jack Link's Beef Jerky is featured in your video, it's 100 percent up to you.

A panel of judges representing Jack Link's Beef Jerky will view every submission and choose one winner that most exemplifies the true spirit of the Jack Link's Messin' With Sasquatch campaign. The winning submission will be aired nationally on ESPN and, in addition, the winning student will receive:
-A trip for two to Las Vegas to watch the winning commercial air live during an ESPN viewing party
-The chance to create a commercial that represents the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand
-Enough Jack Link's Beef Jerky to stay satisfied all school-year long

For the official contest rules and regulations For more information, jacklinks@clynch.com or 612.375.8524

September 10, 2010

Campaign To Reduce High-risk Drinking Launches This Week

Called "The Other Hangover," the effort is an integrated ad campaign designed by a group of undergraduates from one of the SJMC's past National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) teams. The group competed in a 2009 National Student Advertising Competition where their campaign was considered one of the best and most innovative in the country. The campaign received a $75,000 grant from The Century Council to implement and evaluate the campaign. Elements of the campaign will be visible this fall both online and across campus. Read the press release online or view the campaign website online.

September 9, 2010

Guest Lecture: National Press Club president Alan Bjerga '98

POWER AND THE PRESS: Covering Washington in the Obama Era
Alan Bjerga, National Press Club President & SJMC alumnus

Tues., Sept. 28, 4:00 p.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center
100 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St SE
University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public

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September 6, 2010

Sept. 17: Priority Deadline for SJMC Major Application

The priority application deadline for fall semester is Friday, September 17 at 4 p.m. The final deadline is Friday, September 24 at 4 p.m. We will begin accepting applications online on the first day of fall semester: Tuesday, September 7.

Students who plan to submit an Application for Major Status must attend a required Premajor Information Session. At this required meeting SJMC advising staff will give you information about the major, the three major program tracks, and the application process itself. There is time for questions.

View the listing of Premajor Information Session dates and times.

Read more about the Application Process.

Important Announcements Regarding First Day of Class

Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 7. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:


  • Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class.

  • All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the SJMC Student Services Center. If a class has vacancies, the Student Services Center will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

September 3, 2010

Fashion & Business Student Group Seeks New Members

FAB: Fashion & Business is a fabulous new student group at the U of M. The group's objective is to provide an outlet for students of all majors who share a desire to work in the fashion industry and to connect them with professionals in the field. If interested in joining email fashion@umn.edu or visit the group on Facebook -- search "FAB".

November 1 - Deadline to apply for Wall Street Journal Internships

The Wall Street Journal is looking for interns to fill internships with The Wall Street Journal in the United States, Europe and Asia during summer 2011. The application is due November 1 and requires a writing test. If you are interested please visit the Dow Jones News Fund website online.

Note: There is special demand for interns who speak Mandarin and wish to work in their growing Asia office.

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 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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April 22, 2010

Biotech Workshop for Journalists

LifeScience Alley, a Minnesota-based trade association, is hosting a Biotechnology Workshop for Journalists on Wednesday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's McGuire Translational Research Facility.

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April 5, 2010

Hearst Journalism Awards Deadline

Just a reminder that the deadline of April 12 for the Hearst Multimedia competition is fast approaching! Details are available at the Hearst Journalism Awards website.

April 1, 2010

Registration tips from Undergraduate Student Services

Help us to help you. Journalism is a very popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. However, that means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and that wait lists are also likely to develop.

Here is what we are asking you to do to help us keep the doors to our major and to our professional classes open to all qualified students:

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March 22, 2010

Pioneer Press practicum applications for Fall 2010 available

Apply for Jour 4992 Pioneer Press practicum for fall 2010.
Don't miss out on what one student called, "One of the best and most valuable experiences for me in college!"

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March 1, 2010

Career Services for SJMC Students

As students in the College of Liberal Arts, journalism majors have access to the CLA Career Services office in room 135 Johnston Hall. This office, formerly called the Career and Community Learning Center, is a great place to start researching careers and professions, getting help writing a resume or cover letter, or practicing your interviewing skills... to name just a few of their services. If you are preparing for a job or internship search, stop in to CLA Career Services to get started.

January 25, 2010

February 24 - Welcome Week leader application deadline

As a Welcome Week Leader you will help current U of M students gain valuable leadership experience and will focus on providing a quality transitional experience for first-year students. Leaders will receive training throughout the spring on group facilitation, campus resources, and University expectations. As a Welcome Week Leader, students will have the chance to work with a partner during Welcome Week in facilitating group meetings and activities with a group of 25 first-year students.This is a volunteer position.

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February 12 - Student Advertising Summit

Mark your calendar. The Student Advertising Summit goes down Friday, February 12th. No matter where you are in your advertising, marketing or communications career, the summit has much to offer. More info at www.ad2sas.org

January 19, 2010

2010-11 SJMC Online Scholarship Application now available

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, January 29, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Applying for a scholarship is easy: complete the online application form by the deadline, and you will automatically be considered for every scholarship for which you qualify.

Upon submission of a scholarship application, you will receive a confirmation and tracking number for your completed application.

Go to the online application.

January 15, 2010

U of M Student Film Fest happening in April

Student Unions & Activities will be hosting the U of M Student Film Festival on April 15-17. Students are able to direct, edit and/or write a film that will submitted into the festival. When submitting the film, students are given the option to either enter it into the film competition, where the films are judged and winners are awarded prizes, or they can submit the film into the festival viewing only. The deadline for film submissions is March 22. Find more information online.

December 14, 2009

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.

FLUX Magazine Hits the Stands on Wednesday

FLUX magazine and website, a product of capstone course: magazine production 5174, explores and interprets what the American Dream means to the millennial generation. Be sure to grab a copy on Wednesday from a university library, residence hall, Stadium Village Books on 825 Washington Ave. SE or Student Bookstore at 1501 University Ave SE.

Electronic copies will be available on the FLUX website. For more information on FLUX magazine or how to receive a copy feel free to contact Jena Barch by email at or phone at 612-850-7833.

December 10, 2009

Dec. 18 - Deadline to apply for Webby Awards

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

You can review the guidelines and apply online.

December 7, 2009

Dec. 17 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting competition

Reminder that the Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting deadline is December 17. If you are planning to apply for this award please stop in to pick up the application forms from Maggie Cosgrove in room 110 Murphy Hall. You can read the competition guidelines online. First place winners receive $2,000.

Reminder - AAJA Sports Journalism Institute Internship deadline Dec. 10

Sports Journalism Institute Internship:

* Crash course in sports journalism at the Poynter Institute
* Eight weeks of a paid internship at a daily newspaper
* $500 for students who complete the course and are going back to school
* Application due December 10, 2009.

For more information and applications visit the AAJA online.

November 30, 2009

Dec. 17 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards In-Depth Reporting competition

In-Depth Writing Competition - Entries must illustrate the student's ability to handle a complex subject clearly, precisely and with sufficient background. Entries may include explanatory, investigative and other types of enterprise reporting. Single articles only-published from December 15, 2008, through December 30, 2009, inclusively. One article of a series may be submitted but must be accompanied by not more than one double-spaced, typed page summarizing the remaining articles and describing resultant actions, if any.

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November 19, 2009

Spring 2010 classes filling quickly

Journalism courses are closing fast. If one of the journalism courses on your major program plan is closed when you register, please put your name on the wait list for this course immediately. We are carefully monitoring course enrollments and wait lists for all journalism courses and will do our best to accommodate students who need courses that are on their program plans. When places open up or new sections of classes are added, we will admit students from the wait lists in order of seniority ONLY if the course has been approved on their major program plans. In high demand classes, we are also checking if enrolled students have the course approved on their major program plans.

November 16, 2009

Jan. 27: SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards Deadline

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism.

Learn more and apply online.

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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.

November 6, 2009

Registration tips from SJMC Undergraduate Student Services

Help us to help you. Journalism is a very popular major. We try very hard to admit as many qualified students as we possibly can. However, that means that our professional courses are likely to fill each semester and that wait lists are also likely to develop.

Here is what we are asking you to do to help us keep the doors to our major open and our professional classes open to all qualified students:

1. Register on time.

2. If the section you want is closed, put your name on the wait list for all open sections that will work for you. Be as flexible as you possibly can, and don't wait until the first day because you think the section you prefer will open up then. If you take this risk and the course does not open up,t here is very little we can do to help yuo once classes have begun.

3. Register only for courses you plan to take, and cancel any courses that you decide not to take as soon as you are certain you will not want the class. This will allow us to admit eligible students from thew ait lists while they still have time to adjust their class schedules if necessary.

November 2, 2009

Ivory Tower call for submissions

The Ivory Tower is a literary and art magazine that publishes University of Minnesota Undergraduates exclusively. We only publish you. This is a great chance for you to see your work in print for the first time. Submit your creative expressions and get published now! Be Immortal. Get Published.

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Nov. 10 - Registration begins for spring 2010 semester

Registration for spring semester classes begins Tuesday, November 10. If you do not know your registration date and time you can visit the Registration page on One Stop to learn more.

October 30, 2009

Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines

Thursday, Nov. 19 - Deadline to apply for Editorial/Columns of Opinion writing competition

Monday, Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply for Radio and Television Features broadcast competition

Please review the entry guidelines and stop in to pick up the application form from Maggie Cosgrove in 110 Murphy Hall.

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October 27, 2009

Nov. 3 - CLA walk-in hours with Google, among other organizations

The College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a series of walk-in hours with various organizations, including Google, United Way and AmeriCorps.

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Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply for Hearst Awards Broadcast Feature Competition

The internal deadline to apply for the Hearst Awards Broadcast Competition I: Radio and Television Features is Nov. 2. Pick up an application in 110 Murphy Hall to be considered for this competition. You can review the guidelines and learn more at the Hearst Awards Web site.

October 26, 2009

Help coordinate Northrop noon concert series next summer

'Summer Cultural Programs' is an umbrella name for cultural arts programming during the Summer Term. Administered by the Office of Evening Classes and Summer Session in cooperation with the Department of Concerts and Lectures, this program provides support for the various organizations that sponsor cultural arts events on campus.

The centerpiece of the program is the noon concert series held almost daily on Northrop Plaza during Summer Term.

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Nov. 2 - Deadline to apply to be a 2010 Orientation Leader

As an Orientation Leader you will help implement Freshman Orientation, Transfer Orientation and the 2010 Welcome Week. Additionally, Orientation Leaders will work as a team to recruit and train a volunteer team of over 400 Welcome Week Leaders.

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Reminder - Dow Jones Internships deadline is Nov. 2

To review the application requirements visit the Dow Jones Web site.

October 16, 2009

Reminder of upcoming deadlines

October 19 - Facing Off Over Facebook: The Impact of Social Media on Women's Sports
October 19 - Hearst Awards Featuring Writing Competition deadline
October 22 - Hearst Awards Photo Competition I deadline
October 22 - Intern Night at KSTP - RSVP now
October 25 - Deadline to apply for New York Times Student Journalism Institute
November 2 - Deadline to apply for 2010 Scripps Howard Semester in Washington


View the Murphy Weekly archive for details.

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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Reminder: AP Jobs Fair Deadline is Tuesday, October 13

The SJMC will pay the registration fee for the first 15 students who register for the AP/MNA Jobs Fair, to be held Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson University Hotel. You must turn in your registration materials by Tuesday, October 13 at 4pm to be considered.

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October 8, 2009

RSVP for Intern Night at KSTP - October 22

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is hosting Intern Night on October 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at KSTP-TV (3415 University Ave., St. Paul).

At this event you will:

  • Meet managers from Minnesota newspapers, TV stations, and other media outlets.
  • Learn what it takes to find, interview for, and complete an internship in one of the top journalism markets in the country.

Bring your resume and be prepared to ask questions. Station tours will also be available before and after the program.

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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

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships

Apply now for Dow Jones Summer Internships in multimedia editing, news editing, sports editing and business reporting.

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October 2, 2009

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

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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Deadline Oct. 12: IRE Campus Coverage Project Workshop

IRE, in partnership with Education Writers Association and the Student Press Law Center, is launching a program to share investigative reporting skills with college and university students that they can apply to covering campus issues.

Seventy-five students from around the country will be selected to participate in our Campus Coverage Project.

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September 21, 2009

September 23 - Deadline to apply for CLA internship grants

The College of Liberal Arts offers $1200 grants to select undergraduate students doing unpaid internships. Apply for one if you are planning an internship this fall. Various grants awarded. Learn more and view the application instructions on the Career and Community Learning Center Web site.

Applications for Major Status

Deadline to apply for major status is Friday, September 25.

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September 14, 2009

SJMC Alumni Mentor Program

SJMC juniors, seniors and graduate students are eligible to participate in the SJMC Alumni Mentor Program. Online application forms and further information will be available online the first day of fall semester, but you must attend one of the mandatory information sessions before you submit your application. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 28 at 4 p.m.

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September 8, 2009

First day of class information

Fall semester classes begin today, Tuesday, September 8. If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:

* Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
* All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the Student Services Center (SSC)
If a class has vacancies, SSC will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.

Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

September 1, 2009

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FALL SEMESTER CLASSES

Wait lists for SJMC Courses
Final wait lists for all journalism classes will be sent to instructors Thursday, September 3. If you want to add your name to one of the wait lists, you must do so immediately. Only students who attend the first day of class will be eligible for any spaces that open up, so you must attend the first day of class even if your name is on the wait list.

First Day of Class
Fall semester classes begin Tuesday, September 8.

If you are enrolled but do not attend the first day of class, you may lose your place in class to another student.

Instructors will take attendance and will note:
   * Any enrolled students who did NOT attend class
   * All WAIT LIST students who did attend class.

Instructors will provide this information to the Student Services Center (SSC). If a class has vacancies, SSC will determine which WAIT LIST STUDENTS will be admitted, based on seniority and meeting course prerequisites.
Admitted WAIT LIST students will receive a class permission number by email, using their OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY EMAIL ADDRESS, and must enroll in the class promptly--within 24 hours--to secure their seat in the class.

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 24, 2009

August 1 - Deadline to Apply for Electronic Journlaism Scholarships

The Association of Electronic Journalists has multiple scholarships available for hard-working undergraduate students who have a focus in electronic journalism. All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Candidates must be full-time college students with at least one full year of college remaining, and they must be in good standing. To learn more about the scholarships and to apply, visit the RTNDA Web site. Application deadline is August 1.

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 11, 2009

May 27 - You've Graduated: What Now?

From 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at St. Paul Student Center, Cherrywood Room

This workshop is for recent U of M grads, or those who will graduate soon. (It's open to graduates from December 2008 to August 2009.)

Here's what you'll get out of this intensive workshop:

STRATEGIES AND TACTICS, INCLUDING:
—How to figure out where you want to work, and what your options are (businesses, nonprofits, and organizations of all sizes.)
—How to research organizations and job openings.
—How to get your foot in the door.
—How to write a resume that gets attention.
—How to impress anyone you interview with.
—How to network.
—How to find alternative job options, like AmeriCorps, Teach for America, and more.

Plus more. View full event information online at the Career and Community Learning Center (CCLC).

April 27, 2009

Congratulations to the NSAC team!

The University of Minnesota National Student Advertising Competition team won the District 8 competition this weekend in Minneapolis! Congratulations to the team and faculty adviser Howard Liszt! The U of M team will attend the NSAC National Competition in Washington, D.C. in June.

April 22, 2009

June 5 -Institute on the Environment Internship Deadline

The University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment is seeking a Communications Intern who can start work during July 2009 and stay on for the 2009-10 academic year. This is a part time paid internship that is open to current University of Minnesota students.

Qualifications

* Actively enrolled University of Minnesota undergraduate student
* Able to work 20-25 hours per week
* Excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational and people skills
* Strong interest in environmental issues
* Journalism, communications or creative writing majors with professional writing experience are preferred.

Responsibilities
Assist the IonE communications team with a wide range of projects, which may include:

* Writing, editing or research for IonE’s Momentum magazine and other print communications such as ads, press releases, annual reports, etc.
* Writing, editing or research for all IonE Web sites and e-newsletters
* Interviewing environmental experts (off-camera) during video shoots
* Expanding IonE’s mailing and e-mail distribution list (i.e. finding new contacts, entering contact info in the database and mailing items as needed)
* Locating distribution outlets on/around campus for Momentum magazine and other print pieces, and delivering them in person
* Assisting with event planning and logistics
* Other communications or administrative duties for staff and faculty as needed

To apply
E-mail cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Eve Daniels by June 5, 2009.

You can learn more about the Institute and view the full job description online.


April 10, 2009

JOUR 4992 Practicum deadline is Monday, April 13 at noon

Info Sessions with U.S. Department of State

Learn about internships and full-time positions with the U.S. Department of State. Career diplomat Dr. Brian Flora will discuss internship and career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State during three information sessions on:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
140 Nolte Hall
1:30-2:30 PM
(geared for CLA students)

1-123 Carlson School of Management
5:00-6:00 PM
(geared for business students)

1-123 Carlson School of Management
6:00-7:00 PM
(geared for Humphrey Institute students)

While sessions may be tailored to the majors or degrees for the above audiences, all sessions are open to any University of Minnesota students (undergraduate and graduate), and alumni. Not need to RSVP, simply show up!

The Department of State is the Federal agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The Department’s personnel represent the U.S. and protect its interests and citizens around the world. The State Department seeks high caliber employees with the skills and competencies needed to deal with the demands of the coming decades. It recruits a diverse group of individuals with knowledge not only in areas traditionally associated with diplomacy (such as history, political science, international relations, and economics), but also those with backgrounds in business, office management, public administration, natural sciences, communications, law, information management and security. Its 25,000 U.S. employees (Foreign Officers and Specialists and Civil Servants) serve domestically, primarily in Washington DC, and at 265 embassies and consulates in over 160 foreign countries.

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Flora -- Dr. Flora will be available for one-on-one meetings with individuals between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM in the Career and Community Learning Center in 135 Johnston Hall, and between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM in the Carlson Business Center. Please contact Dr. Flora to set up an appointment: flora.brian@gmail.com

Other questions? Please contact the Career and Community Learning Center, the career office for the College of Liberal Arts, at 612-624-7577.

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.

The Minnesota Daily Seeks Marketing Communications Director

The Minnesota Daily is seeking a Marketing Communications Director for the summer and academic year. This position is a great opportunity for an advertising or public relations major to get first hand experience, and management skills at the nations largest student run newspaper and the state of Minnesota’s 5th largest newspaper publication. View the position description and apply online.

April 6, 2009

SJMC alum and PRISM founder to read from new book

Book Reading by SJMC Alum
The founder of PRISM and former SJMC student, Murali Balaji will be reading his new book, Desi Rap: Hip Hop and South Asian America on Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Coffman Bookstore. Desi Rap is a collection of essays from South Asian American activists, academics, and hip-hop artists that explore the genre as an expression of racial identity, class, status, gender, sexuality, racism and culture. For more information, visit, www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html This event is free and open to the public.

Job Search Workshop on April 17

Strat Comm majors, jumpstart your job search! Join strategic communication faculty Gordon Leighton, Bruce Moorhouse and Martha Wilson as they lead a discussion on job search strategies on Friday April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall, room 214. All graduating seniors are welcome to attend but the session will be focused on strategic communication careers.

$5 student registration for MN News Photographers Convention

2009 Minnesota News Photographers Association Convention
Join the MNPA for their 2009 Convention, April 17-19 in Murphy Hall. The weekend will include a keynote speech by Brian Storm of Mediastorm, contest results and various discussions about new photography in our ever-changing world. The convention is free for MNPA members and only $5 for students. No advance registration is needed, walk-ins welcome! For more information about the event, visit www.mnpa.org.

April 2, 2009

Four internships with Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Public Radio has four internship openings for the 2009-10 academic year:

Public Insight Journalism Intern
The Intern will work on a project to link research about people's behavior in on-line social networks and the incentives that can be used to invite people to be more active in networks to our outreach activities for the Public Insight Network. The intern's work rhythm will include regular statuses to review work to date and adjust project direction based on findings culminating in one (if a one-semester internship) or two (if a two-semester internship) capstone presentations or demonstrations containing recommendations or mock-ups/prototypes for network applications. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View the description and apply online.

Production Intern, Magazine Shows
The Intern will assist Morning Edition and All Things Considered in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View description and apply online.

Intern, Online News Reporter
The intern (student reporter) will write stories for the web site of MPR News. The assignments will be structured so the intern has exposure to a broad range of reporting topics and situations. The intern will earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View the description and apply online.

Production Intern, Talk Shows
The Intern will assist Midmorning and Midday in the daily production of the shows. The intern must be able to earn one college credit per semester. Working hours may vary. View description and apply online.

March 30, 2009

Job Search Tips for SJMC Students

Despite the tough job market, there are concrete things you can do to make progress on your job search. Read our Top 10 Job Search Tips for SJMC Students , or pick up the handout in 110 Murphy Hall.


Mar 31- ShopNBC Site Visit Registration Deadline

Company Site Visit: ShopNBC
Friday, April 3rd from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

This is an excellent event for CLA students interested in business.
You’ll get an up-close look at a business organization, and you’ll hear
directly from human resource representatives, managers, and CLA alumni.
During the visit, you’ll talk with ShopNBC employees, learn about career
options for liberal arts majors, and get a tour of ShopNBC’s facilities.

Register today through GoldPASS. Click on
the "Career Events" tab in GoldPASS for more information and to
register. This event is open to ALL CLA students. Register by Tuesday, March 31.

Questions? Contact the Career and Community Learning Center at 612-624-7577

March 9, 2009

March 16 - Last day to drop a class

Monday, March 16 (the first day of spring break) is the last day to drop a class without filing a petition. If you are considering this possibility, we recommend that you talk with your instructor to determine the likelihood of successfully completing the class, and discussing this issue with your College academic adviser if this would be helpful. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, you can drop a class only through a petition that either documents extenuating circumstances or requests to use your one-time-only late drop option.

April 1 - Financial Planning Workshop for students

10-11:30 a.m. in 140 Nolte Hall
Learn the basics of saving, investing and money management. At this workshop you will learn tips and have an opportunity to ask questions. Topics include: how to manage debt (student loans, credit cards, auto loans, etc), investment options and taxes, emergency reserves and savings (where to keep cash and how much you should keep). This is a free event, no registration required. Sponsored by the Career and Community Learning Center.

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:

March 25 - Grad Fest 2009

Take care of all your graduation needs at the University’s annual Grad Fest: Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 26, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.
Check it out online at www.bookstore.umn.edu/grad/gradfest.html.

Submit your content for MN Daily graduation issue

The Minnesota Daily is doing something new and unique this year. We are publishing a yearbook-type publication. The publication will be printed on heavy card stock paper and will feature stories and photos from our archives that will highlight major events and happenings over the last four years at the University of Minnesota. The publication will also include: student group profiles; parent shout-outs; recognition of the top eight leaders on campus; and gradlines. 35,000 copies of the publication will be printed. 20,000 will be available on racks throughout campus beginning Friday, May 1, and the other 15,000 will be distributed at graduation ceremonies. Get started by visiting The Minnesota Daily Web site to learn more.

Mar. 31: Deadline to register for NAHJ Convention

Gather with Latino journalists and media executives at the 27th Annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more about this opportunity online. Expenses are covered for students participating in various aspects of the convention. Learn more online.

March 3, 2009

Congratulations Hearst Award Winners!

Stephen Maturen, First Place, Photojournalism, $2,000 award
Matthew Mead, Eighth Place, Photojournalism, $500 award
McKenna Ewen, Ninth Place, Broadcast (Television), $500 award

The Hearst Journalism Awards Program
is presented annually under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) with full-funding by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program's mission is to encourage and support excellence in journalism and journalism education in America's colleges and universities.

March 2, 2009

March 7- PRSSA Internship/Job Event

This Saturday, March 7, 2009 our PRSSA Chapter will be having a PRSSA Internship/Job Event! . Throughout the day there will be a series of workshops and speakers that will provide great information about internships and jobs. If you're interested in learning how to make a standout resume and portfolio, or would like to gain information about interviewing skills, this event is for you!

A networking opportunity will be available following the event. Also, enter a raffle for best resume. Lunch will be provided for those who attend. To receive a registration form send an e-mail to umnprssa@gmail.com

When: Saturday March 7, 2009
Where: Coffman Union, Room 303
Cost: UMN PRSSA members $5
Non-members $10

February 20, 2009

Roundup of upcoming deadlines

February 28 - Deadline to apply for Scripps Howard Foundation Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition

March 2 - Deadline to apply for internships with Bozell in Omaha, NE

March 13 - Deadline to apply for summer internships with The Meyocks Group in Des Moines, IA

March 13 - Deadline to apply for internships with OLSON in Minneapolis

Upcoming Hearst Awards deadlines:
February 23 - Personality/Profile
March 2 - Photo Competition III: Picture Story/Series
March 23 - Spot News

February 16, 2009

One Club Meeting this week!

Wednesday, Feburary 18, 4pm, Murphy 100
Who: Account Planners, Art Directors and Copywriters
What: Create a portfolio to show prospective employers
Questions? umoneclub@gmail.com
Also visit http://www.oneclub.org

February 2, 2009

Feb. 3 - Spring graduation deadline

GRADUATING THIS SPRING? APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 3
ALL STUDENTS: If you plan to graduate this spring, you must apply by Tuesday, February 3. Click on the “graduation�? link under “Degree Planning�? on One Stop to find and complete the online application.

Feb. 3 - Deadline for Graduating Honors Students

GRADUATING WITH HONORS THIS SPRING? APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEB. 3
Click on the “graduation�? link under “Degree Planning�? on One Stop to find and complete the online application.

If you are working on your honors thesis/project, the “honors in progress�? form must be submitted to the office by February 3. When your project is completed, submit the “graduation with honors�? form, and (for those graduating at summa cum laude) a bound copy of your summa thesis; the final deadline for submission of the thesis is Friday, May 15, the last (working) day of finals week

January 26, 2009

Jan. 30 Deadline - SJMC Scholarship Application

Apply now for a number of scholarships offered exclusively to SJMC students! Deadline is this Friday, January 30.

If you have difficulty accessing the online form or have additional questions or concerns, please contact SJMC Undergraduate Student Services via e-mail at sjmcugs@umn.edu , or call 612-625-0120 or visit 110 Murphy Hall.

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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.

Voice your ideas, get published and win up to $2,000

With a little more than two weeks remaining, now is the opportunity to learn more about Access and to submit a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay. We’re challenging Gen Y undergraduate and graduate-level students to voice their ideas on where Access will take us next and how it will impact business, technology, medicine, the environment, the economy, and more. The winner will have their essay featured in Access Review, the annual business magazine published by FedEx that explores the powerful, positive megatrend of Access through a variety of individual, social, economic, and global lenses. Winners will also receive full registration to the 2009 Net Impact Conference at Cornell University, and Net Impact is providing cash prizes of $2,000 (1st place), $1,000 (2nd place), and $500 (3rd place). Essays are due: Friday, February 6, 2009.
For more information and contest requirements, visit www.netimpact.org/access or e-mail access@netimpact.org.

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!