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Previewing The 2011 Fall Convention

Diana Hadley

Once Labor Day weekend is history, it’s time to look forward to our next holiday—the IHSPA fall convention scheduled for Oct. 20-21 at Franklin College.

Even though it is more than six weeks away, there are things to do as you plan to attend this annual celebration. To help you in your planning, we’ve created a special convention page with all essential registration materials.

• Remember that the Thursday evening portion of the convention is a bonus for schools that want to participate in specialized contests and/or get travel completed before Friday morning. On-site contests will continue to offer challenges in writing, design, and photography and the new multimedia maestro opportunity. (Information and registration for on-sites and lodging options in the Franklin area are posted on the IHSPA website.

• Consider running for a student or adviser office. The Executive Board meets on Saturdays four to six times per year and plans the First Amendment Symposium at the Indiana Statehouse in March and the fall convention at Franklin College in October. Board members may also plan and/or participate in outreach programs throughout the year.

• Consider nominating an adviser for the Ella Sengenberger Award, an administrator who supports the student press for the administrator award, or a person who has contributed to scholastic journalism in general for the Louie Ingelhart Award. Letters of recommendation should be collected and sent to the IHSPA office for each of these nominations. (Again, CHECK HERE for more information about each of the awards.)

• Send 2011 yearbook entries for Harvey Awards by Sept. 15, 2011. Description of categories and forms are available on the IHSPA website or IHSPA Facebook page.

• Look over the timeline of events below to plan the best convention options for your students and schedule that field trip. New advisers need to know that field trips generally have to be planned at least a month ahead.

Registration Form

Thursday evening, October 20, 2011

5:00-7:00 p.m. — Registration at Spurlock Center Lobby

7:00 p.m. — Onsite writing, design, and photography contests (preregistration required)

Multimedia maestro project (preregistration required)

Wii games and karaoke activities.

Friday, October 21, 2011

7:30-8:30 a.m. — Registration at Spurlock Center lobby

8:30-9:30 a.m. — Opening session

Keynote speech by Scott Swan, Indianapolis Channel 13 anchor, in Spurlock Center gymnasium

9:45-1:30 p.m. — Four 45-minute rounds of sessions led by journalism professionals who will share a variety of information about newspaper, yearbook, broadcast, business, management, leadership, design, photography, journalism careers, and media law/ethics

11:30-12:30.m. — Lunch (included in registration fee) options, student elections and tours of Franklin College Napolitan Student Center

11:45-12:30 p.m. — IHSPA adviser business meeting and luncheon in Branigin Room/Napolitan Student Center

1:45-2:30 p.m. — Closing session

Presentation of publication awards in Spurlock Center gymnasium

Anyone who has questions about the convention or any of the contests is welcome contact Diana Hadley. As a final reminder, all registration forms and general information about the convention are available HERE.


Office Phone: 317.738.8199

Cell: 317.341.4360

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