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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

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