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Chippewa Valley School Press Association Conference to Be Held Oct. 3 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Aug. 20, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the Chippewa Valley School Press Association's annual Fall Journalism Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The event is sponsored by the department of communication and journalism with support from organizations including the Leader-Telegram, Jostens and Lifetouch.

The conference is intended for middle and high school students, along with their school's new and experienced advisers. It will include the basics of newspaper and yearbook production, advanced journalism techniques, photography for beginners and photojournalism.

Participants from across Wisconsin will be given the opportunity to attend instructional workshop sessions with industry professionals and university faculty. Hands-on workshops will focus on writing and reporting, photography, developing yearbooks, newspapers, magazines and more.

Laura Schaub, a national creative accounts manager for Jostens, will be the keynote speaker for the conference. Prior to joining the Jostens team, she served as executive director of the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association at the University of Oklahoma, where she also taught courses in typography, design, desktop publishing and photography. Previously, she taught journalism courses and advised student publications at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Okla., for 22 years.

Schaub is a CSPA Gold Key recipient, past Oklahoma Journalism Teacher of the Year and former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Adviser. She was inducted into the National Scholastic Journalism Hall of Fame in 1991 and served as president of the CSPAA for two terms. In 1997, she was University of Oklahoma Journalism Professor of the Year. She received the NSPA/JEA Pioneer Award in 2000, and in March 2001 she received the Col. Joseph M. Murphy Award from CSPA and The New York Times for outstanding service to scholastic journalism. In 2002, she received the James F. Paschal Award for service as a state scholastic press association director. She also recently was named one of 75 Legends in Texas Scholastic Journalism. At the spring 2004 CSPA convention, she received the Charles R. O'Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching Journalism.

Schaub has directed and taught student publications workshops throughout the United States and recently served as contributing author of "Journalism Today," a newly revised journalism text and workbook series published by the National Textbook Company. She also co-authored and edited "Scholastic Yearbook Fundamentals," a monograph published by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. She served as images editor and contributing writer for CSPA's most recent monograph, "Magazine Fundamentals."

Registration forms and fees for the conference must be received by Sept. 26. Forms are available online. Cost is $5 per student and $8 per adviser for CVSPA members. Non-member cost is $10 per student and $16 per adviser.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeanie Geurink at 715-836-5608 or jgeurink@uwec.edu.

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