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02 Aug

Royal Purple yearbook staff seeks marketing staffers for 2019 Royal Purple yearbook team

In Uncategorised by collegianit / August 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Royal Purple yearbook seeks marketing staffers for the 2018-2019 Royal Purple yearbook. Our organization is one of the largest student employers on campus; annually we hire over 150 students to contribute to several publications, business team and other student positions in our organizations.

In this position, students would help brand, promote and market the sales for our 2019 Royal Purple yearbook through numerous events throughout the year. This includes summer orientation, monthly marketing campaigns, group photos, senior portraits and yearbook distribution in May 2019. Marketing staffers earn commission from every pitch that leads to a K-State student purchasing a 2019 Royal Purple yearbook.

If interested, please contact RP editors Ashley Read and Lane Dickinson, [email protected] and [email protected].

For questions about other student positions and opportunities at CMG, please email RP adviser Spencer O’Daniel at [email protected].

28 May

Collegian columnist becomes National Winner in SPJ Mark of Excellence contest

In Uncategorised by collegianit / May 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Congratulations to columnist Kyle Hampel for his award-winning series on campus hate/bigotry at Kansas State University. Hampel is the national winner in the General Column Writing (Large School Division) category!

National Mark of Excellence award judges could select one national winner and up to two national finalists (runners-up) in each category.

National winners will be acknowledged during the Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference at the Student Union event on Friday, September 28 in Baltimore, MD.

30 Apr

Summer opportunities-2018 CMG staff internships

In Uncategorised by collegianit / April 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

2018 summer internship directory


Hannah Whitton-Royal Purple marketing staff-Finance Department-Cargill-Wichita, KS
DeAundra Allen-Collegian sports editor-Sports Journalism Institute-Kansas City Star-Kansas City, MO
Katelyn Harbert-Office staff-Communication internship-Kansas Dairy-Remote
Abigail Harbert-Office staff-Food Safety Quality Regulatory intern-Cargill-Dodge City, KS
Allie Deiter-Creative staff-Media Planner-The Richards Group-Dallas, TX
Rafael Garcia-Collegian Editor-in-Chief-Reporting Internship-Wichita Eagle-Wichita, KS
Alex Masson-Web Developer-Software Engineer -HitchPin-Manhattan, KS
Madison Obermeyer-Collegian reporter-Reporting Internship-Wichita Eagle-Wichita, KS
Lizzy McEntire-Royal Purple staff manager-Congressional Internship-Washington D.C.
Acacia Thalmann-Creative Team designer-Flint Hills Discovery Center-Manhattan, KS
Allie Deweese-Office staff-Grain Merchandising Internship-Quincy, IL
Lane Dickinson-Royal Purple staff writer-Promotional Writer-College of Education-Manhattan, KS
Amber Kelly-Collegian writer-Communications department-USDA Rural Development-Topeka, KS
Gabriela Faraone-Photographer-Fitness/Nutrition internship-Beyond Movement-Long Island, NY
Savannah Rattanavong-Royal Purple Assistant Editor-in-Chief-Writer/Designer-313 Magazine-Manhattan, KS

18 Apr

Royal Purple yearbook competes in CSPA contest for first time in seven years, takes home eight Gold Circle Awards

In Uncategorised by collegianit / April 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

The 2017 Royal Purple staff competed in the CSPA collegiate journalism contest and brought home several student awards:

  • First Place, Feature Writing, Abby Cambiano
  • First Place, Tara Magana, Sports Reporting
  • Second Place, Feature Writing, Abby Cambiano
  • Second Place, Academic Writing, Lynsey Akin
  • Second Place, Student Life Spread, Tucker Love
  • CM, Alternative Form, Tucker Love
  • CM, Organization/Greek Writing, Tara Magana
  • CM, Personality Profile, Savannah Rattanavong
18 Apr

Collegian Media Group lands over 20 awards at annual KCM conference in Wichita

In Uncategorised by collegianit / April 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

On April 8, nine Collegian Media Group staffers traveled to Wichita for the annual KCM spring conference.

CMG submitted over 40 total entries and placed in 22 contests for the 4-year public university division. This includes six first-place entries, a Gold Medal for Manhappenin’ magazine and an All-Kansas award for the 2017 Royal Purple yearbook.

Please congratulate the following Collegian Media Group staffers for their journalism achievements:

First Place, Feature Photography, Olivia Bergmeier
First Place, Feature Writing, Katie Marolf
First Place, News and Event Writing, Katie Marolf
First Place, Table of Contents, Emily Lenk
First Place, Feature Photography, Meg Shearer
First Place, Cover Design, Emily Lenk
Second Place, Feature Writing, Rafael Garcia
Second Place, Page Design, Andrew Nevins
Second Place, Feature Writing, Savannah Rattanavong
Second Place, Cover Design, Emily Lenk
Second Place, Copyediting On-Site Contest, Dene Dryden
Third Place, Front Page Design, Audrey Hockersmith
Third Place, Sports News Writing, Nathan Enserro
Third Place, Cover Design, Andrew Nevins
Honorable Mention, Column Writing, Kyle Hampel
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, Hannah Johlman and Jill Seiler
Honorable Mention, Column Writing, Kyle Hampel
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, Hannah Johlman and Jill Seiler
Honorable Mention, Front Page Design, Audrey Hockersmith
Honorable Mention, Page Design, Andrew Nevins
Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, Emily Lenk
Overall Four-Year Public Yearbook-All Kansas-Royal Purple Yearbook
Overall Four-Year Public Magazine-Gold Medal-Manhappenin’ Magazine

18 Apr

The Collegian scores three first-place winners at SPJ regional conference in Iowa

In Uncategorised by collegianit / April 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

DeAundra Allen and Nathan Enserro

Please congratulate DeAundra Allen, Nathan Enserro and Kyle Hampel for winning their respective categories (Sports Column/Column Writing) at the SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards at Iowa State University on Saturday, April 14.

These are CMG’s first winners in the SPJ contest since 2014 and the most finalists for this contest that the Collegian Media Group has ever had.

06 Apr

CMG photographer brings home National Photographer of the Year award.

In Uncategorised by collegianit / April 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Congratulations to CMG sports photographer Cooper Kinley, who is the 2018 Dan Harrison Scholarship winner and Great Plains Student Photographer of the Year. Kinley competed against collegiate photojournalists from eight states in the Midwest region. The award also comes with a $1,500 scholarship to use for the 2018-2019 school year.

28 Mar

Seven staffers qualify as finalists for Mark of Excellence Awards, 2017 Royal Purple grabs prestigious ACP Pacemaker finalist nomination

In Uncategorised by collegianit / March 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Some fantastic news over Spring Break for the Collegian Media Group. Seven of our staffers placed in the Region 7 competition for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards. These journalists competed against top students from elite journalism programs in the Midwest and are now finalists for the conference at Iowa State in mid March.

Please congratulate the following Collegian and Manhappenin’ staffers:
Finalist, General Column Writing, Kyle Hampel, The Collegian
Finalist, Sports Column Writing, DeAundra Allen, The Collegian
Finalist, Sports Column Writing, Nathan Enserro, The Collegian
Finalist, Feature Photography, Meg Shearer, Manhappenin’ magazine
Finalist, Feature Photography, Emily Starkey, Manhappenin’ magazine
Finalist, Photo Illustration, Olivia Bergmeier, Manhappenin’ magazine
Finalist, Photo Illustration, George Walker, Manhappenin’ magazine
Finalist, Sports Photography, Cooper Kinley, The Collegian

Along with these individual achievements, the 2017 Royal Purple yearbook titled “If You Think About It” is one of eight finalists in the country for the prestigious Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award, honoring the best of collegiate work in yearbooks.

Thank you to all JMC staff that have devoted countless hours to fine-tuning the craft of our talented journalists and staffers on the north side of Kedzie Hall. We look forward to announcing even more awards between now and the end of the school year!

08 May

New assistant director, adviser to the Royal Purple and Manhappenin’ hired

In Uncategorised by collegianit / May 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Spencer O’Daniel has accepted the job of assistant director and adviser to the Royal Purple and Manhappenin’, assuming the position that will be left vacant when Kelly Glasscock becomes the executive director of JEA. Spencer is a journalism and English teacher at Wichita West High School, where he created a monthly broadcast about the community and school. He also advises The West Word, a monthly student newsmagazine (here’s the current issue), as well as The Trail Yearbook. He has been at West High for six years, and, among many other feathers in his cap, has been a convention speaker for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, a speaker for JEA, is a member of KAB, was a participant in the Reynolds Institute of Journalism as Arizona State U., and was a research assistant for the Upward Bound program at Wichita State. He holds an M.A. in communications and a B.A. in education, both from Wichita State.