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November 12, 2013

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

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

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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 3, 2011

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.

April 25, 2011

GoldPASS- Are You Looking For A Job? Do You Need An Internship?

Many great opportunities are posted to GoldPASS on a daily basis. If you need an internship in the Twin Cities or are looking for full-time employment, your next gig could be waiting.

Visit GoldPASS today!

April 19, 2011

Section Addition- Jour 4259 Cases in Strategic Planning and Thinking

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

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

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

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.

April 4, 2011

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.

March 28, 2011

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.

March 15, 2011

GET A JOB! Seminar with KSTP-TV's Tim Sherno and U-Broadcast

Will this seminar change your life? It might! Not just for those on the Journalism track, this insightful and free seminar will cover the following:

-what it's really going to be like after graduation (tough)
-what you need to be doing now
-why resumes aren't enough anymore... not even close!
-how to avoid the H.R. black hole
-cover letters
-applying for jobs you don't want. Yes. But why?
-how to get interviews
-how to avoid big mistakes everyone makes

GET A JOB!
Today- Monday, March 21
Coffman Theater
7-9 p.m.
Click for Facebook event details

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=158403704212830.

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.

November 29, 2010

Deadline to apply for major is Jan. 28

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

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

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

November 19, 2010

Student program to hold panel discussion on professionalism

What does it mean to "be professional" in the workplace and why is this important?

Join the Student Employment Leadership Program for the What is Professionalism? panel, where a small group of employers from various industries will help us answer these very questions.

Discussion will focus on topics such as professional communication, appearance, attitude, building professional networks (in-person and on-line) and some fundamental professional etiquette tips that can apply across types of jobs, industries and organizations. Help ensure that you can be successful in any of your current as well as future positions by joining us for this event! This event is sponsored by the Office for Student Engagement.

Workshops will be held:
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30, in room 131B of the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, in room 230 of the Science Teaching and Student Services building.

November 15, 2010

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.

October 29, 2010

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.

April 8, 2010

Post your resume on GoldPASS and let employers find you!

Are you one of the 250+ journalism majors who has already posted your resume on GoldPASS? If not, now is the time to post your resume on the University of Minnesota's free job and internet database, called GoldPASS.

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January 15, 2010

Dress for Success Workshop is February 11

Look your best for upcoming interviews and career fairs by applying tips you will learn at the "Dress for Success" workshop to be held Thursday, February 11 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the President's Room in Coffman Memorial Union.

Eric Boone, a local wardrobe consultant with over 18 years of experience will be delivering an engaging presentation on the skill and art of dressing professionally on a budget. Registration required online.

November 9, 2009

End-of-Semester workshops for students

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

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

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

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

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

Get study help from a Peer Research Consultant

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

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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.

October 9, 2009

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 13 - Deadline to register for UMAA Etiquette Dinner

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

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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 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 4, 2009

October 20 - UMAA Etiquette Dinner

Do you know which fork is for your salad? Where do you place your napkin when leaving the table? Should you tell someone they have food in their teeth? Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association for the annual Etiquette Dinner and get answers to these questions and many more!

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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.

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).

May 4, 2009

Facebook group for job seekers

Fast Horse, a Minneapolis nontraditional marketing agency, has created a new Facebook group to help job-seeking college students and recent grads. The group, called The Fast Horse Experience, will be a place where job seekers can get answers to everything from interview etiquette to writing cover letters to learning about the agency's culture and work. You may view the group at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fast-Horse-Experience/65932144348.

Prepare for Finals at the Cram Slam

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

Two dates to choose from:

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

April 10, 2009

New York City housing option for summer

Students who will be interning in New York City this summer may be interested in the following opportunity that was recently shared with career services staff at the University of Minnesota:

Educational Housing Services is a Not-for-profit organization that provides safe and affordable fully furnished housing to students, grad students and interns coming to New York City throughout the year. EHS manages multiple properties throughout New York City and Brooklyn, and is a great short term housing option that offers the opportunity to live in a community of your peers.

EHS can also provide housing the summer after you graduate from your program. So if you are contemplating living in New York but don’t want to make a year long commitment, this could be a solution. Check out the website www.studenthousing.org or call today for locations, rates and availability. 1-800-297-4694

End of Semester Academic Support Workshops

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

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

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

March 30, 2009

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.


March 19, 2009

New Online Workshop

A new online workshop on cover letters and references is now available for students!

Visit: umconnect.umn.edu/coverletters for the workshop

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.