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SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 25, 2016

January 25, 2016

Welcome back to Drake and Iowa Caucus craziness!

SJMC students awarded Dow Jones News Fund internships

Two news-Internet juniors have landed highly competitive Dow Jones News Fund internships for summer 2016.

Tim Webber will intern at the Kansas City Star, and Sarah LeBlanc at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both will work on the copy desks.

About 85 students were selected from more than 700 applicants, including graduate students, nationwide. In addition to the paid internship, interns receive a $1,000 scholarship. Senior Austin Cannon, also a news-Internet major, was a Dow Jones intern last summer for the Hartford Courant.

Ad students win American Advertising Awards

Three SJMC students have won American Advertising Awards in the American Advertising Federation of Des Moines Annual Award Competition. Vickie Chai, Paityn Langley and Kelsey Rooney will find out if they have won silver or gold awards at the AAF awards ceremony on Feb. 20.

Help Carla celebrate her retirement!

SJMC dean's assistant Carla McCrea is retiring on Feb. 10 after 28 years at Drake. Come wish her well at a reception on Friday, Feb. 5, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the back lobby of Meredith Hall.

Reminders from Carla's office

Remember that you need to attend the first class of the semester in order to validate your enrollment in the class; if you don't attend or notify the professor beforehand you will be dropped from the class.

Drop/add reminders: The last day to add a class is Friday, Jan. 29; the last day to drop a class is Feb. 5.

NPR's 'Morning Edition' broadcasting from Smokey Row

NPR Host David Greene will broadcast Morning Edition live from Smokey Row Coffee in Des Moines on Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 4 – 9 a.m.  Drake SJMC faculty, staff and students are invited to come for a behind-the-scenes look at radio journalism and to meet David.  Plus, you’ll have the chance to participate in live discussion about the Iowa Caucuses from such people as political commentator David Yepsen, pollster Ann Selzer, and maybe a presidential candidate or two. (They are especially eager to get early birds or night owls to show up to be a live audience at 4 a.m.!)

Society of Professional Journalists seeks interested students

The Drake student chapter of SPJ is looking for students interested in working with Dean Richardson to rejuvenate the chapter. If you are interested in getting involved, contact kathleen.richardson@drake.edu.