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Middle School Contest Results: Spring 2014 

Congratulations to the following students for their awards from the KSPA Middle School Mail-In Contest from the Spring of 2014. We are excited to celebrate you accomplishments as middle school journalists. If you are a middle school adviser and interested in a free membership, sign up here. Feature Excellent: Southwest…...

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KSPA seeking contest judges . . . like you?

We are seeking hard-working and expert judges of scholastic journalism. If you are an active or retired adviser, or perhaps an active or retired journalist, we hope to include you in this great activity. Please see the variety of contests below. We offer high-quality student work that is great to review…...

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New Administrative Assistant joins KSPA

Barbara Sutterfield has recently joined the staff at KSPA.  She is the Administrative Assistant to Eric Thomas, Executive Director of KSPA. She has been at the University of Kansas for 24 years.  Her past positions have been with The Office of Admissions, The School of Fine Arts, and KU Research.…...

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Fall Conferences 2014

Every day in the newsroom is filled with ethical, legal, moral and, yes, journalistic decisions. We make decisions of style and taste, but also of right and wrong. We make decisions of grammar and punctuation, but also truth and libel. How do we make better decisions in the newsroom? By…...

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2014-2015 KSPA Membership Open

Advisers can fill out our online membership form to enjoy all of the great KSPA benefits for the coming school year....

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New executive director named

Eric Thomas, a former high school media adviser and teacher from Kansas City, has been appointed as the next executive director of KSPA. Thomas advised online, yearbook and newspaper students at St. Teresa’s Academy, where students earned top national, state and regional awards. His time at KU will be split…...

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2014 All-Kansas Award winners announced

Below are the All-Kansas Award winners for 2014. 2014 All-Kansas Yearbooks Middle School The Stampede, Maize South, Shelly Walston, adviser 1A The Wigwam, St. Francis Community High School, Brenda Day, adviser 2A Eagle, Canton-Galva, Jessica Bowman, adviser Speak, Chase County Jr.-Sr., Linda Drake, adviser The Trojan, Hillsboro, Bob Woelk, adviser Thunderbird, Skyline, Judy Hampel, adviser 4A…...

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Maize South Middle to offer middle school journalism opportunities

A middle school workshop will be held at Maize South Middle School on Saturday, April 5, from 9-1. Cost is free and all materials and snacks are provided. Details about the workshop. The mail-in middle school contest must be postmarked by April 21. Cost of $12 provides for postage to…...

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21 yearbooks earn All-Kansas distinction

Twenty-one high school journalism programs earned All-Kansas distinction from the KSPA All-Kansas judging and critique service for fall 2013. The winners will receive All-Kansas plaques at the State Contest, scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. Fifty-six yearbooks were sent to judges across the U.S.…...

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Schedule for 2013 Fall Conference in Lawrence posted

8 a.m. —Kansas Union Fourth Floor Registration 8:45 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome, Awards and Opening Comments (Dean Ann Brill, KU journalism school; Kara Lynch, KSPA Interim Executive Director; Jim McCrossen, KSPA President) — Alderson Auditorium 9:10 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Ron Johnson, the director of Student Media…...

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