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Two of Four Competitive Grants Go to UI Students

Two University of Idaho students have been awarded Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA) intern grants. An accolade only four students lay claim to this year.

Senior Kaitlyn Krasselt, and junior Ryan Tarinelli, both journalism majors and employees of the Argonaut are two of four recipients of the PNNA grant. The $1,500 educational grant is provided to students who secure an internship accompanied by a letter of recommendation.

“It’s an endorsement to the 25-odd newspapers in our region that these people are quality. It tells them that they’ll have a good employee and for our students to have an opportunity like this is so cool,” said student media adviser Shawn O’Neal.

Krasselt, of Moscow, has worked at the Argonaut since her first year, originally as an office assistant and now serves as a news editor. Tarinelli, of Bellview, Wash. is the current opinion editor and an accomplished trombone player.

“It’s a significant achievement for us. These are the awards we strive for,” said O’Neal.


Scholarship Honors Sandra Haarsager

The School of Journalism and Mass Media has established a scholarship to honor the memory of Sandra Haarsager, a long-time University of Idaho administrator and JAMM faculty member who died October, 2007.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates Sandra’s intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary interests and strong writing abilities.

Contributions may be sent to the Trust and Investments Office, PO Box 3143, Moscow, ID 83844-3143. Checks should be made payable to the University of Idaho Foundation; the memo line should indicate “Sandra Haarsager Scholarship, designation code DE630.” Contributions also may be made through the University’s secure Web site.

For more information, contact JAMM Director Kenton Bird.

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In Memoriam: Connie Owens, 1938-2016

Posted Tue, 10 May 2016 12:40:00 -0700

Connie Jean Owens, who taught in the University of Idaho School of Communication from 1982 to 2002, died April 18, 2016, in Boise. Owens earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from UI and a master's degree in rhetoric and communication studies at Washington State University. At UI, she taught public speaking, small-group communication and other courses. She had previously worked as a journalist at the Moscow Idahonian and the Appaloosa News. A memorial service is planned later this summer in Moscow. Read more

In Memoriam: Steven E. Nelson, 1968-2016

Posted Mon, 09 May 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Steven E. Nelson, a former University of Idaho staff member, died April 29, 2016, near Caldwell. Nelson earned a bachelor's degree in public relations in 2011 from the School of Journalism and Mass Media. After graduation, he worked at Shari's restaurant, as a custodian for UI Facilities and in the annual giving office for University Advancement. Since January, he had worked at Boise State University. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Barnwell Room of the Student Union Building at BSU.
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Student Media, Alumni Win Big at Idaho Press Club

Posted Mon, 02 May 2016 13:30:00 -0700

The annual Idaho Press Club Awards were held Saturday, April 30, in Boise. The University of Idaho was well-represented, with student media The Argonaut and Blot came home with a number of awards. A number of Vandal alumni also received high honors.
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KHQ Reporter-Anchor, UI Alumna to Speak at JAMM Senior Reception

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:00:00 -0700

Hayley Guenthner, a reporter and weekend anchor for KHQ-TV in Spokane, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media’s senior celebration Thursday, April 28. Read more

Five Teams Earn Vandal Ideas Project Grants

Posted Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:00:00 -0700

Proposals for neural modeling for brain research, enhancing education in a digital world, integrating evolution principles into video game design, improving scientific research through statistics, and uniting art and science rose to the top of a diverse field of projects to win the University of Idaho’s inaugural Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grants. Read more

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