Student news and accomplishments
J-School students Maria Ernst and Jack Graham finished in the top three in a sales simulation competition earlier this month and won cash prizes. The competition, sponsored by VMware, was open to all KU undergraduates and was hosted by the Professional Selling Program at the KU School of Business. Students had to submit a 200-word response to the prompt, "Why I am a good entrant for the VMware Sales Simulation Competition." Selected participants then received a mini-case study for the competition, which was held the week of Nov. 13.
Christian Hardy, Amie Just (j'17), Danya Issawi and Brandon Cotter were finalists in the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards contest. The University Daily Kansan also was a finalist in best social media presence.
Jackson Kurtz wrapped up his internship at CBS News as part of the winning news intern team. His team's segment, "Frozen Melting Pot," aired on CBSN. Watch Kurtz and the winning story below.
Conner Mitchell, University Daily Kansan editor-in-chief, and Darby VanHoutan, Kansan news editor, participated in a webinar hosted by the Student Press Law Center on Dec. 5. They discussed Kansan reporting on sexual misconduct. Watch the webinar here.
Conner Mitchell interviewed conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos during his internship with the Palm Beach Post this summer. Read the story.
Roseann Pluretti, J-School Ph.D. student, was nominated to emcee the first interdisciplinary Red Hot Graduate Research event of the semester on Sept. 22. Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines.
JD-Ph.D. student Harrison Rosenthal delivered the 2017 Convocation Address to his high school alma mater, The Barstow School, in Kansas City, Missouri. He encouraged students to identify and practice their core personal values before leaving high school to maximize happiness in college. Watch a video of the event here (Rosenthal's address begins around 19:30).
The Kansan ad staff was named a finalist for the College Media Association 2016-17 Pinnacle Awards in three categories: Best Ad Supplement/Special Section, Best Display Ad and Best Multimedia Campaign. Kansan.com also was named one of three finalists in the Pinnacle Awards online category for four-year college website of the year.
Caitlin Ungerer received the Tom Murphy Fellowship to begin her career at Octagon Sports Marketing. Victoria Baldwin, 2014 J-School graduate, was one of her supervisors.
KUJH-TV, the KU student news TV station, is now on Instagram. Follow @kujh_tv to keep updated on local events and see what work the journalism students are doing.
Emma Dougherty: Sporting Kansas City
Dayton Hammes: Kansas Athletics and Sporting Kansas City
Ashley Hocking: Lawrence Journal-World
Matt Hoffmann: The Hutchinson News
Sarah Kenny: Sporting Kansas City
Nicholas Marak: Jack Stack Barbecue
Gabrielle Marmon: Kansas Union
Taylor Matthews: Channel 6 News
Brianna Mears: KU Alumni Association
Jack Nadeau: Midco Sports Network
Austin Reed: KMAN Radio
Elizabeth Schraeger: University of Kansas Medical Center
Kailin Stinson: Keypath Education
Juniper Valeo: College Fashionista
WINTER BREAK 2017-2018
Emily Beckman: Wichita Eagle
Abby Bamburg: Sarahscoop.com
Mattie Carter: Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Audrey Devries: Service Management Group
Hailey Dixon: Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah
Greer Martin: Kansas City Mavericks
Mitch George: Let Me Play
Patrick Liston: Lawrence Humane Society
Michael McCurdy: Page Communications
Conner Mitchell: Lawrence Journal-World
Sacha Meyer: Ballard Community Services
Aliana Souder: Allied Global Services
Aungelina Taglia: Crown Video Productions for the Kansas City Royals
Ryan Travisano: TLC Communications
Morgan Twibell: Service Management Group
Mollie-Jane Martin: Target
Connor Mitchell: Kansas City Star
Note: We always look for ways to expand internship offerings to our talented students. If your organization has an internship program (paid or for class credit), please share opportunities with Steve Rottinghaus, career and outreach coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org