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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...