Thursday, December 5, 2013

New professor joins COJO Department

A new professor, Leah LeFebvre, will join the COJO Department in January. To learn more about her, see this story in the department newsletter.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Scholarship applications due Feb. 10

The deadline for COJO scholarship applications is 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Students also can submit applications electronically to
Scholarships will be awarded at the department reception in April. Recipients should plan to attend the reception to receive their scholarship.

Professor Gladney to teach at KazNU

Professor George Gladney will be in the Republic of Kazakhstan, in the city of Almaty, where Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is located. It has 19,000 students and is one of the oldest and most established universities in Central Asia. He will be there from March 16 through May 5 and will teach at least one course and probably give some additional lectures or workshops. His trip is in conjunction with a cooperative agreement finalized last year between KazNU, as it is known, and UW.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Internship deadline extended

The Dow Jones News Fund has extended the deadline to apply for summer 2013 internships in digital, news and sports editing and business reporting to Nov. 8 because of Hurricane Sandy. The extension includes completing the reporting and editing exams.

Applications are online on the Fund's website at
For more details, visit the College Internships page.

Participating news organizations must pay interns at least $350 per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. The average salary is $450 per week.

Interns will be trained at Dow Jones headquarters in New York and several college campuses -- the University of Missouri, Western Kentucky University, Temple University, Penn State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Texas -- before reporting to work. The Fund covers travel costs to and from training then to newsrooms. Students who return to school after a successful internship will receive $1,000 college scholarships. 
Questions can directed to the Fund at 609-520-5929 or email

Cross-cultural fundraising effort successful

(Above) Valeria Mrema, director of the Women's Education and Economic Centre in Tanzania, speaks at an Oct. 25 fundraising reception for the centre sponsored by Dr. Tracey Patton’s Cross Cultural Communication class held at the Laramie train depot. (Below) The Wyoming African Students Association and UW Belly Dance Club provide entertainment for an Oct. 25 reception sponsored by Dr. Tracey Patton’s Cross Cultural Communication class at the Laramie train depot to raise money for the Women's Education and Economic Centre of Tanzania.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Banquet raises funds for Tanzanian women

COJO's cross-cultural communication class will host a banquet to raise money and general awareness for the women of Tanzania Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-10 p.m. at the Laramie train depot.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Landreville studies presidential campaign

Dr. Kristen Landreville, an assistant professor in the COJO Department, received funding from The Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy to study Wyoming residents’ feelings of connection and engagement, media use, and political knowledge. The project was titled “Small Town, Big Election: A Look at New, Alternative, and Emerging Media Sources Used by Rural Residents during the 2012 Presidential Campaign”.
            The study took place over the summer at various communities within Wyoming. The focus groups revealed where Wyoming residents learn about politics through media, including how residents use new media for politics. The study also showed how residents use and negotiate information within a rural state during a presidential campaign. A second part to the study will examine how 2012 presidential debates influence young Wyoming voters and how these voters use new media to communicate about the presidential debates. The findings will be reported to a symposium on Nov. 14 that will be held in the Wyoming Union.