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SJMC Monday Memo | June 18, 2018

Meredith Hall featured at architectural gala The Iowa Architectural Foundation hosted a reception last week to mark the completed renovation of the Catholic diocese's downtown pastoral center. Because the center, like Meredith Hall, was designed by famed architect Mies van der Rohe, an exhibit that featured Drake architecture and Meredith was part of the festivities. […]
June 18, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | June 11, 2018

First-year Orientation has begun in Meredith Hall. Welcome to our new students as they begin their Drake adventure! Broadcaster Soledad O'Brien to speak at Drake Broadcast journalist Soledad O'Brien will meet with faculty and students in a question-and-answer session on Thursday, June 14, 5-6 p.m. in Sussman Theater. The session will be moderated by KCCI anchor Rheya […]
June 11, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | June 4, 2018

Welcome to summer break. We will continue to publish weekly, so long as there is enough "breaking news"! Networking event for D.C. interns, alums The Drake alumni chapter in Washington, D.C., is hosting its annual networking event for alums and for students interning in the nation's capital. This year's social is Tuesday, June 19, 6-8 […]
June 4, 2018

Drake journalists named national SPJ finalists

Drake University student journalists have been recognized as among the best in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards. Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, was in the top three finalists for Best Independent Online Student Publication in the 2017 contest. A story by senior Katherine Bauer was a top […]
May 21, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | May 21, 2018

Move your documents from Career bluePrint Drake has partnered with Handshake - a modern career development platform - to replace our current Career bluePrint system this summer and be your one-stop-shop for job searching. Handshake offers a user friendly system, enabling you to: Access personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests Browse job postings from top […]
May 21, 2018

SJMC alum recognized in profile-writing contest

Angela Ufheil, a 2017 graduate of the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, placed 14th in this spring's national Hearst personality/profile-writing contest. There were 114 entries from 61 schools received in the 58th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards. Ufheil was recognized for a feature she wrote for her senior capstone project, the multimedia website Urban Plains. […]
May 14, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | 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 […]
May 14, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | May 7, 2018

Ad capstone hosts alumni The advertising capstone class hosted a professional panel with four alumni who work in various aspects of the ad industry.  Visiting were (from left) Jason Wells, JO'04 (Trilix), Peter Zemansky, JO'12 (Two Rivers), Haley Austin, JO'15 (Trilix), and Danny Herzberg, JO'15 (Stelter). Take an online summer class Six SJMC classes are […]
May 7, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | April 30, 2018

Volunteers needed for On Painted Street The application is open for students to take over Drake's student-led Instagram account @OnPaintedStreet. A different student takes over this account each week, all year. The summer dates will be from May 21 through Aug. 27. The summer accounts typically show off the cool internships and other opportunities that Drake […]
April 30, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | April 23, 2018

Seniors, we have a gift for you! Seniors can pick up their SJMC coffee mug from Shari Tenney in Mer. 118. Internship workshop on April 30 How do you maximize your internship experience to further your career? Come hear from a panel of pros and students who'll talk up networking, journaling, building your portfolio, professional […]
April 23, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | April 16, 2018

SJMC student wins two Midwest Emmys Anna Steenson, digital media production senior, won two Emmys at last week's Upper Midwest National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2018 awards contest. She won in both the Animation/Graphics/Special Effects and Director categories of the college/university contest. Anna won awards in last year's contest as well.  Drake rakes in […]
April 19, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | April 9, 2018

Documentary filmmaker alum to speak, meet with students Jon Bowermaster, JO'76, will discuss his career as a National Geographic adventure journalist, filmmaker and environmental activist at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Mer. 101. The speech is titled "From Journalism to Advocacy: 30 Years Reporting on the Planet’s Health."  Bowermaster is founder of Oceans 8 Films, reporting […]
April 9, 2018

Q&A with Jon Bowermaster, adventure filmmaker

Jon Bowermaster, JO’76, discusses his work, his time at Drake, and the future of journalism in advance of a free public lecture in Meredith Hall on April 11.
April 4, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | April 2, 2018

Welcome to PR Week! PR Week is dedicated to understanding and networking in the communication and professional industry. All events are open to the public! Monday: Guest speaker Catherine Huggins, chief advisor to Gov. Kim Reynolds (Mer. 102 at 5 p.m.) Tuesday: Resume and portfolio critique (Mer. 102 at 6 p.m.) featuring SJMC alum Corey Carlson, […]
April 2, 2018

Quick guide to public events at Drake (March 28 - April 15)

With so much going on at Drake during the next couple of weeks, there’s something to keep everyone intellectually stimulated.
March 28, 2018