ESC Weekly Update - September 25, 2014

Welcome to the ESC Weekly Update – your source for internships, job openings and news from the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University.

Studio B, the Elliott School’s student-produced TV newscast show, is trying a new format this semester – taking the show on the road. With so many new things and places at Wichita State, students are not being tied to a studio. They are getting the experience of shooting on location and putting the newscast together. Check out the first show online. The class, led by ESC associate professor Kevin Hager, will produce its next newscast Oct. 8.

Communication Week 2014 is set for Oct. 15-16. Help celebrate the Elliott School’s 25th birthday with networking, a student competition, parties and more. Watch for more information soon. Questions? Contact Eric Wilson at 978-6059 or Dr. Matt Cecil, 978-6077.

Wu’s Big Event is WSU’s first annual event for community service. Join together and serve the Wichita community in a variety of different projects ranging from animals to youth development. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are welcome to participate. The event will take place Oct. 3-Oct. 4. Visit http://www.wichita.edu/bigevent to sign up or get more details about the projects and organizations.

Believable Brands, on behalf of the Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau, is conducting research to gain insight into the brand perceptions of Wichita. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/wichitabrandsurveyem by Sept. 30 to access the survey. The survey will take about 15 minutes to complete and responses will be confidential.

The Dean Humphrey scholarship, a new scholarship presented by the Wichita Aero Club in 2013, is available to ESC students interested in aviation and aerospace. The H. Dean Humphrey Scholarship is the latest addition to ongoing efforts to encourage aviation education. This scholarship is designed to support students who wish to work in communications, administration or other non-technical roles in aviation-related organizations. Applications are due by close of business Oct. 1. To apply, visit http://www.wichitaaeroclub.org/award-and-scholarship/scholarship/ or call 316-681-4491 for more information.

For advising help in Elliott Hall, visit undergraduate advisers Sandy Sipes and Eric Wilson. Sandy is available from 9-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays in 102M Elliott Hall. Call 978-5465 for appointments. Eric is available from 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays in 214 Elliott Hall and by appointment at 978-6059. The Elliott School does not offer full-time advising, unlike some campus departments. 

Looking for funding for a research project? Considering applying to grad school and want to strengthen your research portfolio? Undergraduate research grant applications are reviewed on a two-week cycle from Sept. 1 to March 15. Go to http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3302 for information. To apply, go to http://www.wichita.edu/uggrantapp.

Faculty Accomplishments
Becky Nordyke represented the Elliott School at the Core Outcomes meeting Sept. 12 at Johnson County Community College. Representatives at the meeting, sponsored by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Transfer and Articulation Council, voted to approve the learning outcomes for Interpersonal Communication and other general education courses in preparation for KBOR approval for seamless transfer between Kansas two-year and four-year institutions.  

Jobs and Internships
KPTS is hiring a full-time content producer to develop local on-air content and material for other platforms such as social media outlets and the Web. The ideal candidate should have skills in writing, producing, operating camera equipment and strong storytelling abilities with an emphasis on local relevancy. Bachelor’s degree in journalism with related experience required. To apply, send résumé, writing samples and any on-air examples to Michele Gors, 320 W. 21st St. North, Wichita, KS 67002, or email to mgors@kpts.org.

The Wichita Downtown Development Corporation is looking for a part-time website management intern to assist in daily website data input and clerical tasks. Marketing or graphic design experience preferred. Position requires 10-15 hours weekly at a set schedule in a business casual environment and pays $10 per hour. Contact Jaimie Zellner, jaimie@downtownwichita.org. Upon successful hire, student must enroll with the WSU Co-op office for academic credit.

The Hays Daily News in Western Kansas is looking to hire a full-time sports reporter. Duties would include coverage of area high school sports, as well as Division II Fort Hays State University. Sports knowledge and proven writing skills required. Photo and pagination skills or willingness to learn are preferred. This is a small sports staff with nearly 40 schools in its coverage area, so versatility is important. December graduates are welcome to apply. For more information contact HDN managing editor Nick Schwien at nschwien@dailynews.net, or ESC alumnus Austin Colbert, HDN assistant sports editor, acolbert@dailynews.net.

The Times-Sentinel Newspapers seek a full-time general assignment reporter with extensive writing and photography skills. Times-Sentinel Newspapers produces three suburban-rural weeklies, two metro monthlies and a variety of special sections. To apply, send résumé, cover letter and work samples to Travis Mounts, managing editor, P.O. Box 544, Cheney, KS 67025, or news@tsnews.com.
The Marion Record is looking to hire an energetic, talented full-time reporter to join its award-winning team. This is a position for a recent graduate seeking to explore different aspects of journalism, assemble top-notch clips and become personally involved in a rural community. Skills with photography and developing ideas from social media are a plus. To apply, send résumé and three to five work samples to Eric Meyer, eric@marionrecord.com.

The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle is hiring an editor and all-around news leader. The position is for an experienced reporter who wants to move into a lead role in all facets of a small newspaper. Some weekend, evening hours and skills in managing the day-to-day operation of a newsroom, including page layout, are required. A degree in journalism or related field is desired. To apply, send résumé, samples of writing and page design to Lisa Seiser, managing editor of The Junction City Daily Union, at du.editor@thedailyunion.net.

The Hutchinson High School debate team is looking for volunteers to judge debate rounds at the 2014 Tom Kelly invitational debate tournament in Hutchinson Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. To sign up and get more information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/HHSJudges or email ESC alumnus and Hutch High debate coach Zachary Brown at brown.zachary@usd308.com. No experience necessary and hospitality will be provided.

Looking to do something different for spring break next year? Join Global Faith in Action College, a registered WSU student organization, for its second annual alternative spring break in Haiti. Students have the opportunity to work in a classroom, local clinic or do service projects with Haitian young adults. If interested, go to http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3296 to fill out an application. Information sessions will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in 258 RSC; Tuesday, Oct. 7, in 238 RSC; and Wednesday, Oct. 15, in 202 RSC.

The Elliott School Update is published on Thursdays from August to May when classes are in session. Questions or content for consideration? Contact Eric Wilson, ESC outreach director, eric.wilson@wichita.edu or 978-6059.

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