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SJMC Monday Memo | May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

Good luck on finals and have a great summer!

SJMC internship coordinator honored for community service

SJMC internship coordinator Carlyn Crowe has been honored with the university's annual Madelyn M. Levitt Distinguished Community Service Award. The award honors a Drake faculty member or employee who demonstrates a personal commitment to volunteerism and community service through an outstanding record of involvement in community projects contributing to the quality of life in our region; and professional and personal values that typify the ideals of “giving back to others.” 

In addition, several Drake faculty have been honored as outstanding teachers and mentors. Kelly Bruhn has been nominated for Levitt Teacher of the Year. Todd Evans, Jennifer Glover Konfrst and Sandy Henry have been nominated as Levitt Mentor of the Year. The Levitt award winners will be announced at commencement on Sunday, May 20.

Drake community partner wins Engaged Campus award

The Des Moines Area Religious Council, which has partnered with Drake classes on its food pantry and other initiatives, last week received a Community Partnership Award from Iowa Campus Compact. This competitive awards honors  a campus-community partnership or collaboration that is deep, reciprocal and transformational. DMARC was nominated by SJMC internship coordinator Carlyn Crowe, who has worked with the organization in her First Year Seminar and other classes.

SJMC faculty earn promotions

The Drake board of trustees recently approved the promotions of two SJMC faculty members. Advertising teacher Sandy Henry earned promotion to full professor and magazine instructor Jeff Inman was promoted to associate professor. 

Take an online summer class

Six SJMC classes are being offered online this summer. Five of them will fulfill Drake University AOI requirements. The classes being offered are:

May 21-June 8
JMC 030 - Mass Media In A Global Society - Information Literacy AOI
JMC 066 - Media Responsibility Over Time - Engaged Citizen AOI
JMC 099 - Social Media Strategies - Information Literacy
JMC 105 - Web Page Design
JMC 123 - Public Relations Writing - Community Engaged Learning, Written Communication AOIs

July 9-Aug. 10
JMC 076 - Advertising Principles - Critical Thinking AOI

Sign up for summer classes in MyDUSIS.

Seniors, pick up your coffee mug

Seniors are encouraged to stop by the SJMC dean's office (Mer. 118) to pick up their SJMC coffee mug and Drake pennant from Shari Tenney. 

Report your internship, win a prize!

Do you have an internship or part-time position this summer that gives you experience in your chosen field?  Please tell us about it!  The SJMC is tracking all internships so that we may map where our internship employers are located and what kinds of positions they are providing. Also we want to ensure the best internship experiences for our students.

Please let us know by completing this short form.  If you complete the quick report and an evaluation at the end of the internship you'll be entered to win $50, $25 and $10 iTunes gift cards. Drawing held in the fall.

Internship Report Form

This form is for paid and unpaid internships.

The information you provide will be used to assess internship providers and locations. The SJMC may use this information to contact internship employers about the opportunities they provide.

Beware of parking issues this week

Drake finals week this year coincides with the Iowa state high school track meet, Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19, at Drake stadium. Parking will be scarce around campus. This means that if you have final exams on Thursday or Friday, allow extra time to find parking, or plan for alternative transportation. 

Have a news item for the Memo?

The SJMC Monday Memo is a weekly newsletter to keep members of the wider SJMC community updated on School news, achievements, events and opportunities. If you have an item for the Memo, please send it to Dean Kathleen Richardson (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) or SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider (christopher.snider@drake.edu). SJMC alums and other professionals can also contact Chris to have the Memo delivered via weekly email.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to create a community of scholars that represents the complexity of the human experience in regards to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, gender identification, religion, age and physical abilities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and celebrating our differences through the lens of the First Amendment value of freedom of expression.