A day late and a dollar short, happy '18! Welcome back to Comm-Announce, the weekly newsletter for U of L Communication students. Information on our archives, winter weather cancellations, and new internship opportunities are coming at you.

Given this morning's weather, the University wants to remind you of procedures for school closings and delays. For a list of the different types of severe weather announcements that UofL employs, go to:

When possible, we will announce decisions regarding morning classes by 5:30 a.m. and decisions regarding evening classes by 3 p.m.

We will provide school closing information in a variety of ways. The easiest way to receive the information is by signing up for UofL Alerts, which will send a text message to your phone and an email to your university account. Sign up for alerts at:

Additionally, we will officially announce the closing in the following ways:

* A notice on the university home page,

* A recorded message at 502-852-5555

* A notice on university telephones

* Postings on the university's official Facebook and Twitter sites

These are the only official methods by which we will communicate with the campus community. Information posted on traditional or social media should be verified through one of the official channels.

If no announcement is sent, the university is open and operating on its regular schedule.

In instances where we announce a delayed schedule, we will cancel classes up to a certain time and begin with our full class schedule at that point. For instance, if we delay opening until 10 a.m., classes that end before 10 a.m. will be canceled. Students who normally would be in class at or after 10 a.m. should go wherever they would be at that time unless they have received other instructions from their instructor in advance, which should be included in the course syllabus. So if we delay classes until 10 a.m. and your class usually runs from 9:30 to 11, you would go to that class at 10 a.m.

For clarification and a list of the different types of severe weather announcements that UofL employs, go to:

A number of employers are looking now for assistance in a variety of paid and non-paid positions. Go to our website at and click the link that says internships/part-time positions for our full listings. Here's some hot opportunities:

UofL Office of Industry Engagement and Technology Transfer: paid position producing video and textual content for website, social media and newsletter:

USA Cares-paid position includes social media, writing press releases, editing photos and more:

Reset Strategies-paid position includes digital marketing, stratcomm:

Opus ACT-Unpaid position doing research, social media, video and more:

The BMW Winter Conference is looking for two paid camera operators January 13 and 14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Need to cover the 14 hours of show time, over the course the conference. With the exception of two (2) 25-minute musical performances, all presentations are spoken word and behind a lectern. Positions pay $17/hour. For more information or to apply, please contact Bruce Braun ASAP (

The deadline is fast approaching to apply for prestigious Kentucky Press Association internships in newspaper journalism and public relations. Several UofL Comm students have been awarded these internships over the past couple of years. All are paid positions $3,000) for a 10-week period this coming summer. For an application go to the KPA Web site ( Application deadline is January 15.

That's it for this first edition of Comm-Announce for 2018. We normally publish on Mondays but next week is MLK Day so we'll publish on Tuesday. If you have an announcement of interest to Communication students, please submit it in writing to our office staff in 310 Strickler at least one full week prior to desired publication. Have a good semester.