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Five chapters receive regional programming grants

Region 5 campus chapter programming grants for 2011-2012 will help finance programs ranging from a symposium on the future of college radio news to a freedom of information forum.

Here are the chapters and programs that will be supported by $100 grants from Region 5 Director Liz Hansen:

Loyola University of Chicago–Future of College Radio News Symposium
DePaul University–Freedom of Information Forum
Eastern Kentucky University–Local Reporting Made Local
Northern Kentucky University–Lunch with the Pros
Western Kentucky University–First Amendment Free Food Festival

$$$ available for student chapter programming

Region 5 again has money available to fund up to five $100 grants to campus chapters in the region to be used for programming during the 2011-12 academic year. The grants can be used to support any type of programming your chapter holds before May 1, 2012.

Proposals should include:

— The chapter name and region number
— A contact person and his/her complete contact information including mailing, e-mail and telephone number. (If your chapter receives grant funds, this person will receive all communication concerning the grant).
— The name of the proposed program
— Date the program will be held
— A description of the program, including objectives.
— How the program will benefit the chapter’s members
— Any relevant details of the program, such as speakers and format
— The requested grant amount, not to exceed $100
— A preliminary budget on how the grant funds will be spent

Proposals must be submitted by midnight, EST, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Additional Details

— Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
— If your chapter is selected to receive a grant, the funds will be distributed AFTER your chapter submits the required grant program recap. To receive the grant funds, awarded chapters must file this report within one month of the completion of their program. Receipts for program related expenses should be submitted with the report. After the report/receipts are reviewed, your chapter will be reimbursed the amount of your grant (not to exceed $100) for expenses incurred for the program. The program must take place by May 1, 2011.
— Grant funds may cover travel expenses for speakers, but funds will not be awarded to cover speaker fees or honorariums.

Send your proposal to: Liz Hansen, SPJ Region 5 Director, at spjliz@gmail.com

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

Zeleny to discuss covering presidential elections at DePaul

SPJ DePaul is sponsoring a talk entitled “Covering Presidential Elections” by New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30, on the school’s Loop campus, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., room 1130. The talk will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend the event, please RSVP to chapter adviser Mike Reilley by March 18 at mreille1@depaul.edu.

The event is being funded in part by a Region 5 programming grant.

Jeff Zeleny

Information provided by Mike Reilley.

Region 5 Campus Chapter Grants Available Again

SPJ Region 5 again has money available to fund up to five $100 grants to campus chapters in the region to be used for programming during the 2010-11 academic year. The grants can be used to support any type of programming your chapter holds before May 1, 2011.

Proposals should include:

— The chapter name and region number
— A contact person and his/her complete contact information including mailing, e-mail and telephone number. (If your chapter receives grant funds, this person will receive all communication concerning the grant).
— The name of the proposed program
— Date the program will be held
— A description of the program, including objectives.
— How the program will benefit the chapter’s members
— Any relevant details of the program, such as speakers and format
— The requested grant amount, not to exceed $100
— A preliminary budget on how the grant funds will be spent

Proposals must be submitted by midnight, EST, on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  

Additional Details

— Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, Dec. 10, 2010.
— If your chapter is selected to receive a grant, the funds will be distributed AFTER your chapter submits the required grant program recap. To receive the grant funds, awarded chapters must file this report within one month of the completion of their program. Receipts for program related expenses should be submitted with the report. After the report/receipts are reviewed, your chapter will be reimbursed the amount of your grant (not to exceed $100) for expenses incurred for the program. The program must take place by May 1, 2011.
— Grant funds may cover travel expenses for speakers, but funds will not be awarded to cover speaker fees or honorariums.

Send your proposal to:   Liz Hansen, SPJ Region 5 Director, at spjliz@gmail.com

DEADLINE: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Ethics and Cookies at Ball State

The Ball State University chapter sweetened its discussion of ethical dilemmas with two “Cookies and Ethics” programs in April 2010. The events were funded by a Region 5 Campus Chapter Programming Grant. Here’s the chapter’s description of the programs:

The April 1 session focused on the use of euphemisms in writing. Faculty adviser Renée Petrina’s presentation focused on specific examples of commonly used euphemisms in journalistic writing. While enjoying cookies and milk, attendees discussed the repercussions of such incidents and participated in an activity involving the identification of commonly used euphemisms. The National Association of Black Journalists was a co-promoter of the event.

The April 29 session focused on ethical issues within the journalism industry. Chapter president Megan Faulkner led discussion about junkets, “infotainment,” school-sponsored student media and numerous other ethical dilemmas pertaining to the field of journalism. Students were provided with free cookies and milk during the hour and a half discussion. The Ball State Daily News and various other student publications were represented at the event.

Todd Frankel speaks at Western Illinois University

The SPJ chapter at Western Illinois University received a Region 5 Campus Chapter Programming Grant to cover the costs of speaker Todd Frankel, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter and ASNE award winner. Frankel spoke at WIU on Wednesday, March 10, and his speech was covered by SPJ member Lauren Finkler for the Western Courier.  Read the article at   
 http://media.www.westerncourier.com/media/storage/paper650/news/2010/03/12/News/A.Man.Of.Few.Words-3889684.shtml

Region 5 campus chapters receive programming grants

Six campus SPJ chapters have been awarded $100 regional programming grants to support activities during the remainder of the spring 2010 semester. As Region 5 director, I had originally planned to give five grants but when six worthy proposals were submitted, I decided to fund all six from regional funds.

Here’s how campus chapters plan to use the money:

The Western Illinois University chapter will bring Todd Frankel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch to campus March 10 for two speeches focusing on “Finding and Telling the Overlooked Story.”

 The newly formed Ball State University chapter will use its funds for a portfolio and resume critique (held Feb. 22) and for a series of “Cookies and Ethics” discussions Thursday nights in March.

 The Western Kentucky University chapter plans to bring writer Mary Meehan and photographer David Stephenson, who worked together for several years on a series titled “A New Dawn” for the Lexington Herald-Leader, to campus to discuss relationships between reporters and photographers.

Two of the grants will support First Amendment Free Food Festivals at the University of Southern Indiana March 18 and at Indiana University in April. Eastern Kentucky University will use its grant to support First Amendment Week activities April 5-8, which also will include a “No Free Lunch” event as well as a day-long visit to campus by journalist and former hostage Terry Anderson, and a film festival.

Congratulations to all of the grant recipients.

Region 5 Campus Chapter grants deadline is Monday

The deadline for applying for a Region 5 campus chapter programming grant is midnight Monday, Feb. 22.  Here are the details:

SPJ Region 5 has money available to fund up to five $100 grants to campus chapters in the region to be used for programming during the remainder of the spring 2010 semester. The grants can be used to support any type of programming your chapter holds before July 1, 2010.

Proposals should include:

— The chapter name and region number
— A contact person and his/her complete contact information including mailing, e-mail and telephone number. (If your chapter receives grant funds, this person will receive all communication concerning the grant).
— The name of the proposed program
— Date the program will be held
— A description of the program, including objectives.
— How the program will benefit the chapter’s members
— Any relevant details of the program, such as speakers and format
— The requested grant amount, not to exceed $100
— A preliminary budget on how the grant funds will be spent

Proposals must be submitted by midnight, EST, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  

Additional Details

— Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.
— If your chapter is selected to receive a grant, the funds will be distributed AFTER your chapter submits the required grant program recap. To receive the grant funds, awarded chapters must file this report within one month of the completion of their program. Receipts for program related expenses should be submitted with the report. After the report/receipts are reviewed, your chapter will be reimbursed the amount of your grant (not to exceed $100) for expenses incurred for the program. The program must take place by June 30, 2010.
— Grant funds may cover travel expenses for speakers, but funds will not be awarded to cover speaker fees or honorariums.

Send your proposal to:   Liz Hansen, SPJ Region 5 Director, at liz.hansen@eku.edu

DEADLINE: Midnight EST Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

Region 5 Campus Chapter Programming Grants Available

SPJ Region 5 has money available to fund up to five $100 grants to campus chapters in the region to be used for programming during the remainder of the spring 2010 semester. The grants can be used to support any type of programming your chapter holds before July 1, 2010.

Proposals should include:

— The chapter name and region number
— A contact person and his/her complete contact information including mailing, e-mail and telephone number. (If your chapter receives grant funds, this person will receive all communication concerning the grant).
— The name of the proposed program
— Date the program will be held
— A description of the program, including objectives.
— How the program will benefit the chapter’s members
— Any relevant details of the program, such as speakers and format
— The requested grant amount, not to exceed $100
— A preliminary budget on how the grant funds will be spent

Proposals must be submitted by midnight, EST, on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  

Additional Details

— Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, Feb. 26, 2010.
— If your chapter is selected to receive a grant, the funds will be distributed AFTER your chapter submits the required grant program recap. To receive the grant funds, awarded chapters must file this report within one month of the completion of their program. Receipts for program related expenses should be submitted with the report. After the report/receipts are reviewed, your chapter will be reimbursed the amount of your grant (not to exceed $100) for expenses incurred for the program. The program must take place by June 30, 2010.
— Grant funds may cover travel expenses for speakers, but funds will not be awarded to cover speaker fees or honorariums.

Send your proposal to:   Liz Hansen, SPJ Region 5 Director, at liz.hansen@eku.edu

DEADLINE: Midnight EST Monday, Feb. 22, 2010

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