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Convention Forms, Lodging Information, Lilly Fellowships Available


The number of emails I receive from groups make me consider carefully the number I send to IHSPA members. Consequently, I try to combine some as multiple messages. Listed below are important topics of the week.

〉2014-15 IHSPA Officer Applications Available

Student Officer Application 2013

Click Above To Access Form

Officers meet four to five times per year to help plan the annual convention, symposium and regional workshops and address a variety of high school journalism issues. For more information about being an officer, anyone is welcome to contact me or other current board members.

 〉2014 Ella Sengenberger and Louis Ingelhart Nominations

The Sengenberger Award is presented each year to an adviser who has made outstanding contributions to a school’s journalism/publications program and/or state/national scholastic journalism. Nomination letters from colleagues, students or former students should be sent to Diana Hadley by mail or email by Wednesday, Oct. 1 Information about Ella Sengenberger and a list of previous recipients is available on the IHSPA website: http://ihspa.net/sengenberger-adviser-of-the-year/

 The Ingelhart (Friend Of Journalism) Award is presented to a person or group for significant support of scholastic journalism in Indiana. Past recipients have included administrators, media representatives and educational organizations. Letters of nomination should be sent to Diana Hadley by mail or email by Wednesday, Oct. 1. Information about Louis Ingelhart and a list of past recipients is available on the IHSPA website: http://ihspa.net/louis-ingelhart-winners/

 2014 IHSPA Fall Convention, Oct. 16-17

The fall convention has a one- or two-day option. Schools that travel a long distance often like to arrive the previous evening and stay in local hotels. Information about the hotels is available on the IHSPA website: http://ihspa.net/2014/08/26/2014-convention-lodging-information/

Those who decide to attend Thursday evening will want to consider opportunities for on-site competitions. Categories for this year’s on-sites include:

•Writing (news, feature, editorial or sports)

•Design (newspaper, front page, feature page, infographics)

•Yearbook design/production (student life, cover & end sheets, theme development or chronological or non-traditional spread


•Ethics and Leadership

•Photography (news/feature, sports, portfolio)

 Specific information about the categories and a registration sheet will be available on the IHSPA website IHSPA.net at the beginning of next week.

Convention Registration 2014

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 Convention registration forms are available

Click on the image (left) to download your copy of the convention registration form.

Additional information about speakers that have been sent in previous emails can also be found on the IHSPA website.


The complete program will be posted the week of Sept. 15.

 〉Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowships

Several IHSPA advisers have received Lilly fellowships. These $10,000 grants are awarded to 100 Indiana teachers each year. Currently employed licensed teachers who have held a teaching position since the fall of 2012 are eligible to apply. Deadline for proposals is Nov. 3. 

More information about the grants is available at www.teachercreativity.organd from many of our members who have benefited from the opportunities the grants provide.

 〉Rise Above The Mark

This documentary about education produced in Indiana has several free showings scheduled throughout the state. Trailers and more info about the film are available at: https://riseabovethemark.com

The Indiana Coalition for Public Education will sponsor the showings listed below. A panel discussion will follow each showing of the documentary.  Video producer Dr. Rocky Killion will be on the panel at each site. Each of the showings below will begin at 2:00 p.m.

• September 6: Indianapolis: Washington Township Education Center

      86th & Woodfield Crossing Blvd

• September 27: Merrillville ; Merrillville High School Auditorium

     276 East 68th Place

• October 4: Fort Wayne: IPFW Rhinehart Recital Hall

     2101 E. Coliseum Blvd

• October 18: New Albany NAFC Education Support Center

     2801 Grant Line Road

• October 25:  Evansville Location TBA


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