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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

Adventure journalist, filmmaker to deliver free lecture

Drake alumnus Jon Bowermaster will discuss his career as a National Geographic adventure journalist, filmmaker and environmental activist at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Meredith Hall 101.
March 26, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | March 26, 2018

SJMC hosts exhibit by local high school students The north lobby of Meredith Hall will host a photo exhibit featuring the photos of local high school students, through the end of April. The show is a product of CultureALL, a Des Moines non-profit that encourages communication across difference through cultural programming.  DBS Relays Want to […]
March 26, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | March 19, 2018

Welcome back, Mallory! Dean's assistant Mallory Quinn has returned from maternity leave. Stop by Mer. 119 and welcome her back to Meredith Hall. SJMC students nominated for Emmys Two SJMC students have been nominated for awards in the Upper Midwest Regional Student Television Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Sam Fathallah […]
March 19, 2018

2018 Alumni Award winners

The Drake University National Alumni Board will recognize six exceptional alumni with awards for professional achievement and loyalty to their alma mater.
March 6, 2018

Drake University applications reach record high

A record number of prospective first-year undergraduate students have applied for admission to Drake University for the fall 2018 semester.
March 5, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | March 5, 2018

Applications open for campus media leadership Anyone interested in applying for a leadership position in a campus media organization for the 2018-19 academic year is encouraged to submit an application to the Board of Student Communications: faculty chair Jeff Inman ( and SJMC senator Jake Bullington ( Available positions include president of Drake Broadcasting System, […]
March 5, 2018

Katrina Sletten receives Brooke Owens Fellowship for women in aerospace fields

The maximum course load at Drake University is 18 credit hours per semester. Senior Katrina Sletten has had six 18-credit semesters as she strives to graduate with a triple major across disciplines, studying physics, astronomy and public relations with a minor in mathematics. In addition to her full academic schedule, she has worked at the […]
February 27, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 26, 2018

Multimedia journalist Sarah Hoye in residence this week Sarah Hoye — a multimedia journalist who has worked for CNN, Al Jazeera America and for newspapers and TV stations in Florida and Texas — will be on campus this week to meet with SJMC students, visit classes and provide portfolio feedback. Below is Hoye's itinerary. All […]
February 26, 2018

Drake University’s accreditation reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.
February 22, 2018