First, let me welcome you to my new blog. I hope the format will make communicating with members easier and perhaps stimulate ideas and comments about the IHSPA or about what is said here. The blog makes it easy to do so. You will see a link to my new blog on the IHSPA website.
It’s exciting to see the final details for the second IHSPA First Amendment Symposium coming together. A mailing that includes additional information about the program’s essay contest should arrive in schools next week. In the meantime, we hope you have marked March 4 from 4-7 p.m. as a special event to attend. There is no formal registration or fee, but if you let us know you’re coming it helps us calculate chairs and refreshments.
Also remember that the David Adams First Amendment Award and Hoosier Star newspaper critique deadlines are both due Jan. 25.
Student Journalist of the Year applications and First Amendment essays are both due Feb. 15.
Additional information and forms or brochures for all of these opportunities are posted on the Web site, but feel welcome to call or e-mail if you have additional questions.