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Miles Maguire, who is the faculty adviser for UW Oshkosh’s David J. Lippert Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, has been awarded a $1,000 research grant from the national organization of the journalism honor society.

Maguire will use the grant funding to continue his study of “genius journalists,” the reporters, photographers, and documentarians who have received so-called “genius grants” from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. These no-strings-attached awards are bestowed in a variety of fields by the foundation, which cites little more than creativity and promise as reasons for selection.

The chapter adviser grants, which are made through a competitive process, are designed to provide research assistance to advisers and to recognize and reward them for their work with KTA, which is the seventh oldest national honor society.

Kappa Tau Alpha was founded at the University of Missouri, the world’s first school of journalism, in 1910. Nearly 60,000 students have been inducted since then into its 94 chapters.

Department of Journalism Associate Professor Miles Maguire submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.