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SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 19, 2018

U.S.-Japan relations in a fraught time Fumiaki Kubo, professor of American government and history at the University of Tokyo, will speak on Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. in Mer. 106. Professor Kubo, an expert on U.S.-Japanese relations, will discuss the state of the alliance during an uncertain time in the Asia Pacific region. The lecture […]
February 19, 2018

Drake University is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars for 2017-2018

Drake University is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students.
February 19, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 12, 2018

Urban Plains sweeps BEA category Student work published on the senior capstone website Urban Plains swept the "small team" category at this year's Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. The winners were: 1st Place: Matthew Gogerty, Adam Rogan and Autumn Meyer; "500 Miles on 500 Dollars" 2nd Place: Autumn Meyer and Daniela Buvat; "Save the […]
February 12, 2018

Drake senior named Fulbright semi-finalist

Drake University senior Meghan Walters has been named a semi-finalist for the 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
February 10, 2018

Nine Bulldogs earn Forty Under 40 honors

Nine members of the Drake University community were named to the Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40 class for 2018.
February 7, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 5, 2018

PR student wins prestigious science fellowship Katrina Sletten, a public relations, astronomy and physics triple major, has received a summer internship designed to mentor undergraduate women in aerospace. The 36 Brooke Owens Fellows are selected for "their talent, their experience, their commitment to service and their creativity." Fellows are matched by industry leaders to intern positions […]
February 6, 2018

Registration opens for Drake's summer journalism camp

Registration is now open for our Media Now summer camp July 8-11, 2018, at Drake University in Des Moines. Students in the four-day summer journalism camp will stay in Drake dorms and get to experience what college life is like. This is the third year that Drake has hosted a Media Now summer camp. This […]
February 5, 2018

Drake students collaborate with Des Moines Playhouse

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is taking the show on the road this summer, and Drake students are helping the nonprofit community theater group to spread the word. 
February 2, 2018

Drake lecture to focus on U.S.-Japanese relations

A leading scholar of U.S.-Japanese relations will discuss the state of the Asia-Pacific region during heightened world tensions in a lecture on March 1 at Drake University. 
January 30, 2018

Drake SJMC student websites from Web Design class

Students in Associate Professor Chris Snider's web design class learn a variety of skills related to web design and production each semester. In addition to learning to write HTML and CSS code, they learn about SEO and analytics. Ultimately, they build their own website using hosting from Reclaim Hosting and the open source WordPress content […]
January 29, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 29, 2018

Welcome to spring semester! Spring semester 2018 brings a few changes to Meredith Hall . . . It's a girl! Weighing a teensy bit over 6 pounds, baby Coralin Jane Quinn this month joined mom Mallory Quinn, the SJMC dean's assistant; dad Ryan, and big brother Max. Mallory will be on maternity leave until spring […]
January 29, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 22, 2018

J Term class visits Drake's Mexican partner SJMC internship coordinator Carlyn Crowe, far right, and English professor Jody Swilky, back row fourth from right, are leading a January Term class to Monterrey Tec, a University partner institution in Mexico. The class is examining the "Americanization of Mexico." Spring assistantships available with University Communications University Communications has three opens […]
January 22, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 15, 2018

Ad senior is finalist for Young Professional award SJMC advertising major Sam Fathallah is a finalist for the Des Moines Young Professional Creative of the Year award. Sam is founder/owner of Sam Fathallah Creative, a film and photography agency, and he's also served as Drake Magazine art director. The winner, as determined by public votes (vote […]
January 15, 2018

SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 8, 2018

Meredith Hall is bustling again! Faculty, staff and students are back on campus to participate in January Term classes: Professor Chris Snider is teaching the first class in our new online Master of Arts in Communication program. Professors Sandy Henry and Todd Evans are collaborating on "Agency 199," which is producing a multimedia project for […]
January 8, 2018

Drake University among nation’s top 50 values in private higher education

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance placed Drake at No. 42 on its list of the 100 best values in private universities for 2018. 
January 2, 2018