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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

Drake seniors honored for achievements in public relations

Drake seniors Maddy Gildersleeve and Sarah Mondello received honors during the PR News PR People Awards Luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., this month.
December 19, 2017

Drake student wins national writing award

Adam Rogan, a senior in the Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication, placed in the top 10 of the Hearst Journalism Foundation's annual feature writing contest. His first-person multimedia story on boxing was published in Urban Plains, the School's award-winning senior capstone website. Rogan's work placed seventh in the national contest, which attracted 154 […]
December 15, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 11, 2017

Have a good finals week and great winter break! See you in January! — SJMC faculty and staff Public relations students win national recognition Two Drake public relations seniors were recognized at the recent PR News annual awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.  Maddy Gildersleeve was named PR News Student of the Year. The award recognizes “an […]
December 11, 2017

PR students win national honors

Two Drake public relations seniors were recognized at the recent PR News annual awards luncheon in Washington, D.C.  Maddy Gildersleeve was named PR News Student of the Year. The award recognizes “an outstanding student who has demonstrated leadership, talent and passion" for public relations and communications. Sarah Mondello received honorable mention for PR News Intern of […]
December 9, 2017

Drake recognized for outstanding student voting rate in the 2016 election

After a campaign season brimming with politicians and pundits, Drake students cast their votes at an exceptionally high rate in the 2016 presidential election.
December 8, 2017

Drake’s 143rd commencement features nearly 70 Des Moines teachers

Drake University will hold a commencement ceremony this month to celebrate the accomplishments of 325 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students who completed their degree requirements as of the conclusion fall 2017 semester.
December 7, 2017