Congratulations to fellow CJ student

Congratulations to fellow CJ student, JaCey Yonke! In December JaCey will earn her B.A. in Integrated Strategic Communications-Public Relations and Marketing. She has accepted the position as Digital Marketing Specialist at Summit Mortgage Corporation in the Twin Cities after graduation. We can’t wait to see her do great things and succeed in her career!23916515_1481043931991368_2568495249781154110_o


CJ Person of the Week

Meet Abby! She is a junior in the CJ Department who is majoring in ISC – Advertising with a minor in Multimedia Communication. She is a part of the campus organization PRSSA and Protégé, the PR firm. Their client is Vibe Nutrition, a new business that is located on Water Street. Abby works mainly with their social media to help promote and manage content to increase user interaction for their business through media outlets. Feel free to give a follow and check them out! VIBE Nutrition23737909_1474481972647564_9047447912907591510_o

CJ Person of the week

Meet John! He’s a 5th year senior in the CJ Department and has been involved with PRSSA for three years. John believes in building connections, learning outside the classroom, and that trying new things is vital when preparing for your career. He has had internships with USA TODAY NETWORK, the Eau Claire Express, The Spectator and Blugold Dining. John learned to say “yes” to career/internship opportunities that seemed uncomfortable at first but were game changers for him. “My passion for digital marketing and storytelling via social media has been solidified after my internship with USA TODAY. Understanding consumer attention is an area of communications/marketing I am interested in.”


CJ Person of the Week

Introducing our first CJ Person of the Week, meet Emily! She’s a senior in the CJ Department and is currently the Firm Director with the organization Public Relations Student Society of America. Within her firm, they work with local business to help them with their advertising and public relation needs that vary from social media, graphic design and other traditional PR aspects. She believes this is a great opportunity for students to show and enhance their skills outside of the classroom!22999987_1457490507680044_7643622638444247134_o

Communications & Marketing Internship opportunity

$12.50 per hour

Company Information:
Feed My People Food Bank
Rebecca Baader

Position Description:
The team at Feed My People Food Bank is currently seeking a Communications & Marketing Intern. Feed My People Food Bank partners with over 125 hunger-relief agencies in west central Wisconsin to provide food to community members in need.

You’ll be joining a team that is passionate about making a difference locally. The organization is looking for the Communications and Marketing Intern to work with FMP through December 2017, and will expect the individual to work approximately 10 hours per week, depending on the student’s schedule, for a total of 120 hours for the semester.
Intern Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with Market Segmentation Research
• Create Graphics to be used for Social Media Promotion
• Shoot and edit digital video content
• Help with database management and entry
• Provide support at upcoming events
• Assist communications and development staff with additional projects


Applicants must have more than 60 credits and should currently be enrolled in a Marketing, Communications, or related academic program.
• Community minded
• Dependable
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with great attention to detail
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Intermediate computer proficiency in Windows applications
• Comfortability and knowledge of photography and videography

Applicants must be a junior or senior in good academic standing and must demonstrate financial need.

Application Instructions:

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Career Services via email to, Subject line: Communications & Marketing Internship, Feed My People Food Bank, include your Student ID in the email. After determining financial eligibility, all eligible candidates’ information will be forwarded for review and selection.

Wisconsin Public Radio Intern

CJ Students! The Wisconsin Public Radio is seeking a Public Relations-Event Planning Intern during spring semester of 2018. This unpaid internship at WPR’s office on West Clairemont

Avenue includes the following opportunities:

– Manage publicity for two weekly radio programs, “The West Side” and “Spectrum West,” including news releases, social media and web postings.
– Work with marketing and events staff to assist with staging of an Old Time Radio Drama special presentation at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
– Write articles for WPR’s regional newsletter to members and listeners
– Observe the variety of public relations efforts directed toward WPR as a media source

WPR is dedicated to helping the intern build portfolio materials, and we intentionally offer strong supported references for each intern who successfully completes the term.

To apply or learn more, please contact:

Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
1221 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire WI 54701
715-839-2936 (office)
715-214-8498 (cell)23032396_1455486147880480_8188497934192414062_n


Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a new peer mentor program brought into the CJ department. It focuses on helping students with any questions or confusion they may have about anything multimedia. This includes photography, design, DSLR camera use, Mac vs. PC, and many of the Adobe Programs. The PALs are Monica Gross, a junior Spanish major/Multimedia minor and Ryan Bramwell, a junior Spanish and Public Relations major. Along with CJ professor, Ellen Mahaffy, Ryan and Monica are piloting the Peer Assisted Learning program this semester.

PAL meets every Monday night from 6-8 p.m. in Hibbard’s CJC (typically in HHH106B). Each session holds a new topic or skill that will be taught by the peers. Thus far they have held sessions on DSLR camera use, audio, filming interviews. This is a great opportunity for students to improve their multimedia skills, and get to know talented faculty and peers here on campus!Screen Shot 2017-10-25 at 9.42.46 AM

Meet the new CJ interns

Alexa Laws

Hi! My name is Alexa Laws and I’m from Naperville, Illinois a large suburb located outside of Chicago. I am a senior this year and will graduate in May with my B.A. in Mass Communications-Advertising and Multimedia Communications. Post graduation I plan to relocate either to Minneapolis or Denver. I plan to pursue my ambition of working in an ad agency where I will collaborate with a team of professionals. Outside of school, I love to travel. I recently did an 18-mile backpacking trip with the Environmental Adventure Center (EAC) located here on campus. We backpacked through the Porcupine mountains which are located along the coast of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.




Maggie Cipriano

My name is Maggie Cipriano. I am from a suburb outside of Chicago called Glen Ellyn. I am a transfer student here at Eau Claire from Saint Louis University, majoring in journalism and minoring in environment, Culture and Society. My dream profession would be to become Anthony Bourdain; travel journalist and food enthusiast. When I am not studying, I am adventuring. This past spring semester I did an exchange program in Hawaii on Big Island where I worked on an organic farm. Outside of farming, I hiked volcanoes, swam with sea turtles, ate incredible food and met amazing people. IMG_6033.jpg


On Thursday, Nov. 7, 2017, The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is welcoming local high schools to join us in the Chippewa Valley SchoolJournalism Association’s event where communication and journalism is promoted to area high schools through hands-on workshops and excite students about the possibilities available with a degree in communication and journalism. The event will be held in the Davies Center and run from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. with varying activities during the day to educate students about the communication and journalism field.

CVSJA logo.jpeg

Throughout the day, students will get the chance to participate in many different activities, including an organization fair displaying UW-Eau Claire organizations, a fun photo booth, an opportunity to attend panels with UW-Eau Claire Communication and Journalism students and professionals and participate in hands-on workshops. Students who submit work have the opportunity to receive awards and recognition if their piece is selected as best in their category by the judges.

The theme will mimic the board game “Life” to help create a fun way to get students moving through workshops and the day’s activities. CVSJA is a great way to get students thinking about where they will go next if they choose a career in communication and journalism. This is an exciting experience that holds many opportunities for high school students in the region. So if you see a young new face walking around campus that day, feel free to say, “Hi,” and welcome them to our campus!

Eau Queer Film Festival

 Facebook+Cover Eau Queer

Tuesday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 14, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 8th annual Eau Queer Film Festival in Davies’ Woodland Theater. The Eau Queer Film Festival celebrates and expresses the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual communities through the screening and discussion of fascinating documentaries, remarkable features, quirky comedies, and short films. According to the Eau Queer website,

“We embrace difference, promote equality, encourage activism, and challenge and educate through the powerful medium of film.”

This is a powerful festival that likely will inspire many faculuty, students, and Eau Claire locals. Come to the Woodland Theater and enjoy great films and support those at UW- Eau Claire who made this all possible for the 8th year in a row!

Schedule of films being screened:

Tuesday, Oct. 10:

Saturday Church at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11:

A Queer and Pleasant Danger: Coming Out with Heart at Noon

Stumped at 5 p.m.

Just Charlie at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12:

Girl Unbound at 12:30 p.m.

Shorts: Liberate at 3 p.m.

Chavela at 5 p.m.

Signature Move at 7 p.m.

The Streets Are Ours: Two Lives Cross In Karachi (proceeding Signature Move)

Friday, Oct. 13:

Shorts: Queer Nations at 12 p.m.

Princess Cyd at 3 p.m.

QUEERCORE: How To Punk A Revolution at 5 p.m.

After Louie at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 14:

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson at 11 p.m.

Apricot Groves at 1 p.m.

Shorts: Getting Real at 3 p.m.

God’s Own Country at 5 p.m.

Freak Show at 7 p.m.

For more information or to contact organizers, please visit Eau Queer’s website.

Continue reading “Eau Queer Film Festival”