Spring Conference 2017 Wrap Up

KCM LogoThe 2017 KCM Spring Conferenced and Journalism Awards Banquet drew 140 journalism faculty and students from 16 colleges to Wichita, Kansas on April 9 – 10, 2017.     Congratulations to those who won individual awards.  The top awards this year were awarded to the following college publications and individuals:

Journalist of the Year Competition

  • 2-Year: Loribeth Reynolds, Hutchinson Community College

  • 4-Year Chance Swaim, Wichita State University

All-Kansas Awards

  • 4-Year Private Newspaper:  The Vantage, Newman University
  • 4-Year Public Newspaper: The Daily Kansan, University of Kansas
  • 2-Year Newspaper: The Campus Ledger, Johnson County Community College
  • Magazine: Breakaway, Garden City CC
  • Yearbook: The Kanza, Pittsburg State University
  • Online Site: The Kansan, University of Kansas

Jackie Engel Award

Congratulations to Bill Gasper, Hays High School, who received this year’s Jackie Engel Award for Top High School Journalism Adviser.

Conference Program: download a copy of the conference program: KCM_Program_2017


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Registration now open for spring 2017 KCM conference in Wichita

The 2017 KCM Conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview, 400 West Douglas Ave., in Wichita on Sunday, April 9 and Monday, April 10. The deadline for making hotel reservations is Wednesday, March 22. Room rates are $99 for a single, $109 for double, $119 for triple and $129 for quad occupancy. Rooms are being held for our group under “Kansas Collegiate Media”. For reservations call 316-262-5000 or click on the link below. If anyone has problems with making reservations, please contact Kevin Page.
Registration Now Open. Registration for the 2017 KCM Conference is now open. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 22, 2017. If any of your students have special dietary needs, please indicate so on the form. Special meals must be arranged in advance. Any special needs not presented until the day of the conference will be the responsibility of the student’s adviser.
Click on this link for registration:
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2017 Journalist of the Year competition

Click 2017_joy to download the instructions on how to enter the 2017 Journalist of the Year competition. There is no charge to enter, and nominations are due to Kevin Page by Feb. 22.

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Spring contest entry forms now available

Contest entry forms for the 2017 competition can be found under the Contest and Awards menu link (click on *Forms).  Remember that contest entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.  If you have questions, contact the coordinator for your division, or the contest coordinator, Kevin Page.

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Spring contest deadline announced

The deadline to submit spring contest entries to their respective coordinators is Wednesday, February 8. In the coming days. check this website, your e-mail, and social media for more information, including a list of and contact information for contest coordinators.

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Information on the spring 2017 conference

Please keep the following deadlines in mind: Spring 2017 contest entries are due to their respective coordinators by Wednesday, Feb. 10. A complete list of coordinators and contest submission instructions will be forthcoming.

The Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference will take place Sunday, April 9, and Monday, April 10, at the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview. Registration information will be provided soon.

Help is still needed coordinating both the contest and the conference. If you can help, please contact First Vice President Kevin Page (kpage@benedictine.edu) or any other member of the executive board.


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Fall 2016 adviser retreat minutes


Please refer to the attached minutes for the fall 2016 adviser retreat from secretary Amy Chastain.

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