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Job: Comm Specialist, Village of Whitefish Bay

Communications Specialist  Village of Whitefish Bay   The Village of Whitefish Bay is seeking a part-time, Communications and Social Media Specialist (10 hours per week) to drive the Village's social media engagement and public information initiatives.  This position will be responsible for print and online communication/social media initiatives for the organization.  The ability to be a self-motivated,...

Internship newsletter

Diane Bacha, Publisher at Kalmbach Publishing Company (magazines), shares this terrific SFJ newsletter that provides help to students seeking internships and making the most of them. Enjoy!  

Scripps Howard Foundation Semesters

March 15 is the deadline for students to apply for fall internships with the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington program. These are paid internships ($3,346) with free housing in furnished apartments.   The interns report, write, take photos and make videos. They also tour Washington journalism and government institutions and take part in weekly seminars to...

Op/Ed essays wanted!

Conservative (but not partisan) essays wanted!   WPRI website is looking for brief (500-700 words), smart, well-reported opinion and commentary essays from students and other writers with fresh and clear voices.   Start here to learn about WPRI: http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/About-WPRI.htm   And hit these links to see previous essays that hit the mark.   http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/Commentary/Its-Time-to-Toll.htm   http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/Commentary/Milwaukees-inner-city-needs-good-fathers.htm   http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/Commentary/The-conservative-response-to-climate-change.htm   http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/Commentary/What-Wisconsin-Can-Learn-from-Illinois-Fiscal-Predicament.htm   http://www.wpri.org/WPRI/Commentary/Wisconsin-Has-a-Spending-Problem.htm   Background:   The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Inc., established in 1987, is...

Internship at Andersen

A summer internship in internal and external corporate communication/marketing-related functions in Stillwater, Minnesota, with a forward-thinking and innovative window-making company, Andersen Corporation. If you are interested, one of our smart and successful alum is there, and if you worked with her, you'd be working with a real pro. Check out this link for more information! https://andersencorp.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=76861&src=JB-10060

Shaq, John Irving, Meryl, and Me

This is NOT a photo of me and Shaquille O’Neal. However, she’s about my height, so this illustrates the story I’m about to tell you.   SEEING A FAMOUS PERSON is like seeing a mouse run in front of you. It’s startling. Larger than life. Odd, even. It suddenly transforms a routine stroll across the kitchen to...

Why Do Men Hit?

THINGS TO CONSIDER while dating: Do we both like Szechuan? Does he get along with my cat? Will he kill me? For women, the chief relationship issue isn’t how to find one. It’s how to survive one. If a woman is abused, beaten, or killed, it will most likely be by her husband or her boyfriend. Being...

The (Belated) Graduate

I GRADUATED FROM college last month, at the ripe old age of never-you-mind. Mine might’ve been the last cohort of young people who could earn a good living without initials stuck to the end of our names. While the boys older than us stayed on in grad school to avoid Vietnam, we Nixon-era kids dropped out...

Mother & Child Reunion

I WASN'T TOO HAPPY about him leaving at kindergarten, either. As I watched my son Ian race up the steps to the school’s front door, he suddenly looked defenseless and tiny. I had obviously not been feeding him enough, causing malnourishment in some essential way. He bravely disguised it with that twinkle in his eye, that...

The Best of All Worlds

Being half Irish and half Norwegian means, among other things, never having learned to cook   MY FATHER WEARS orange on St. Patrick’s Day. According to him, it is the only honorable thing for a Norwegian to do. He maintains that the most worthwhile traits among the Irish were deposited by Vikings who visited the Emerald...