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Sue Kopen Katcef
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
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Bio (click to expand) Sue Kopen Katcef is an award winning reporter who's currently the Broadcast Bureau Director for the Capital News Service operated by the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Sue has been a member of SPJ since 1974 (when it was still Sigma Delta Chi) while a student at the University of Maryland. She is a past president of the Maryland Pro Chapter and a former long-time board member of the Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter. She has previously served on the SPJ national board as a campus adviser at-large and is currently SPJ's National Vice President of Campus Chapter Affairs. Sue has served on SPJ's Awards & Honors Committee for a number of years. As chair of the committee, Sue led the panel in what is now an on-going review of both the MOE and SDX awards to try and contemporize both contests. Sue has submitted MOE entries (on behalf of her students) as well as judged and coordinated (regionally) the Mark of Excellence contest and served as a judge for many years of the Sigma Delta Chi contest.

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Programs in a Box: What it is

Is your campus chapter in need of a simple, cost efficient program to draw in members or just have fun? If so, we can help!

Because we understand that sometimes the clock just moves too fast and budgets are just too small, we've recently created Programs in a Box to help you implement a successful program with little planning and little cash.

How it works

"PIB" contains a variety of pre-planned programs for your chapter to utilize at any time. Each program includes nearly all materials that you'll need — even fliers! Just choose a program that interests you, download the "stuff," and watch it come to life.

Feedback and suggestions

If your chapter has used one of the programs included in "PIB," we would love to know how it turned out! Please share both successes and failures so we can continue to build and improve.

Additionally, if you've held a successful program that you think another chapter could benefit from or just have something to add to our list, please let us know!

Direct all feedback to SPJ's National Student Representatives:

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Rahim Chagani
Columbia Journalism School
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Hayley Harding
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Available Programs

Journalism Movie Night

If your chapter is worn out on all the professional skill building, resume critiquing and service projects, maybe it's time for some good, plain fun. Try out the J-Movies Night. We've got everything here for you in our little box of tricks, including fliers you can customize and a long list of movies having something to do with the profession we all love. The only thing we can't do? Pop the popcorn. Enjoy!


Slice 'n' Dice

Grab a slice and let the pros dice. That's right, it's Slice 'n' Dice, a program that brings together students and professionals for networking, résumé critiques and grub. We've got everything you need in the "virtual" box, including directions, flyers and a sign up sheet. There are even some nifty table tents to spruce up the place. All you need to do is bring in the pros and order some pizza.


First Amendment Free Food Festival

At the First Amendment Free Food Festival, students symbolically sign away their First Amendment rights in exchange for a free lunch in a make-shift land ruled by a dictatorship. Once students get their food, they cannot:

— Sit together (no right to peaceably assemble).
— Complain or protest (no right to petition for the redress of grievances).
— Exercise any form of religious demonstration (no freedom of religion).
— Report or cover the event (no freedom of the press).

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