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SJMC Monday Memo | Jan. 9, 2017

SJMC students win national writing awards Two SJMC students finished in the top 10 in the recent Hearst contest feature-writing competition. May graduate Cole Norum finished second and senior Molly Longman finished 10th. There were 140 entries submitted to the contest from 74 JMC programs nationwide. The only other institution that had two top-10 winners was […]
January 9, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 12, 2016

Good luck on finals and have a great and restful winter break! — The Drake SJMC faculty and staff 2017 Upper Midwest Emmy Scholarship available The Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter offers scholarships to college students who have completed at least two years of school and are majoring in electronic media.  The grants will be used for […]
December 12, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 5, 2016

Drake SJMC partners with global Google News Lab Google has announced an initiative that partners the tech giant with journalism programs around the world — and Drake SJMC is part of the initial cohort of 48 institutions. The Google News Lab University network aims to "provide journalism educators with the same level of training and support that we’ve […]
December 5, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 28, 2016

Sign up for SJMC networking bus trip to Minneapolis The SJMC's annual student bus trip will visit Minneapolis for agency visits and networking on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3. The schedule tentatively includes stops at Target, the Olson and Space 150 agencies, along with alumni networking and a gathering with prospective students, professional […]
November 28, 2016

Event to focus on "The Press, the Polls and the Presidential Campaign"

Public opinion researcher J. Ann Selzer and political expert David Yepsen will discuss the fallout of the 2016 presidential campaign in a wide-ranging discussion at Drake University on Tuesday, Nov. 29. “The Press, the Polls and the Presidential Campaign 2016: Where Do We Go From Here?” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library […]
November 21, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 21, 2016

Stand out from the crowd: Tips from the pros A professional panel will present today (Monday, Nov. 21) at 6 p.m. in Mer. 106 on what it takes to get an internship or job, and how to assemble a winning portfolio. Panelists include: Claire Celsi, Communications Consultant/Public Relations Princess Josh Fisher, Iowa Wild Dustin Kass, Local […]
November 21, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 14, 2016

Annual JMC Days are here! JMC Days, the annual celebration of all things JMC, will be held this week, Nov. 14-18. There will be treats all week in the Meredith back lobby and events including... Professional Headshots will be held Monday from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to JMC Days on Facebook and […]
November 14, 2016

2016 JMC Days are Nov. 14-18

JMC Days, the annual celebration of all things JMC, will be held Nov. 14-18. There will be treats all week in the Meredith back lobby and events including... Professional Headshots will be held Monday from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Friday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP to JMC Days on Facebook and help spread the word. Monday, Nov. […]
November 10, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 7, 2016

PR students finalists for PR News honors Public relations major Madison McConnell has been named a finalist for PR News' Student of the Year. Tom Scearce is a finalist for Intern of the Year. Ad senior on winning GRIT team Advertising senior Jeff Hersheway was on the winning team at the recent GRIT student conference sponsored by […]
November 7, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 31, 2016

Drake students win 10 College Media Association awards Drake student work was honored with 10 Pinnacle awards, including six first-place honors, at this weekend's College Media Association contest in Atlanta. Two of the top three student magazines in the country were produced by Drake students: Drake Magazine won first place for magazine of the year and […]
October 31, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 24, 2016

Three Pacemakers for Drake media Drake University student publications won three Pacemaker awards Saturday at the Associated Collegiate Press conference. Drake Magazine won a magazine Pacemaker; DrakeMag.com and Urban Plains won online Pacemakers. Only two other schools, University of Miami and University of Oregon, won three Pacemakers. The Pacemakers honor the very best of collegiate […]
October 24, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo on Wednesday | Oct. 19, 2016

Welcome back from Fall Break! Urban Plains launch party at Des Moines Social Club Urban Plains, the senior capstone class for the electronic media, news and magazine students, is hosting its launch party on Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Social Club. There will be a photo booth, desserts and a cash bar. […]
October 19, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 10, 2016

Come meet with international journalists Drake is hosting nine guests from Latin America. They are journalists, citizen activists and professionals associated with NGOs who are in the United States, sponsored by the State Department. They are being brought to Drake by the Iowa International Center. They will be on campus Monday, Oct. 10, 2-3:15 p.m. in the […]
October 10, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 3, 2016

'Meet the Pros' at networking event The local chapter of the American Advertising Federation is sponsoring a professional networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. in Mer. 124B. Meet industry professionals who are working in the career you dream about: Client Services, Art/Design, Media, Public Relations and more. The AAF of Des Moines Meet the […]
October 3, 2016

SJMC Monday Memo | Sept. 26, 2016

More honors for JMC students The recognitions for SJMC students' outstanding work keep rolling in. Susanna Hayward, a May magazine graduate, is a three-time finalist in the Associated Collegiate Press contest. She is recognized for cover design, infographic and magazine spread design for Drake Magazine. Cole Norum, a May news-Internet graduate, is also a finalist […]
September 26, 2016