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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 13, 2014

What we’re up to

The Public Affairs Reporting/Radio News Reporting class is producing the SJMC’s first-ever election preview show for broadcast on 94.1 KDRA.

All students in the class are producing stories about prominent races, candidates and issues for the 30-minute show, and all also have a role in the live-to-tape production. The hosts will be Angela Rogers and Hunter Phillips. The show is tentatively scheduled to air Nov. 1 at 9 a.m., and Nov. 3 at 7 and 10 p.m. The election is Nov. 4.

The stories and program will also be posted to Drake Digital News.


Registration for spring semester starts Nov. 3. Keep an eye out for an email that Carla will be sending soon with lots of information about registration. It is even more important than ever that you visit with your adviser prior to registration this time. Here is a sneak peek:

  • Because of changes made by our accrediting organization, the SJMC credit requirements for Arts and Sciences credits and non-SJMC credits have changed. SJMC students are now required to take 80 credits outside the SJMC, with 48 credits of A&S course work.
  • Check out this website for more registration information.

Hatch a great idea

The Lorentzen Student Hatchery is accepting applications for the summer 2015 program. The Hatchery provides teams of Drake student entrepreneurs with up to $10,000 to cover costs of a startup project. At the end of the program, students pitch their business idea to a group of potential investors. The program is open to any Drake student. Applications are due Nov. 7 and are available at the Entrepreneurship Center in Aliber Hall or online. Questions? Contact Professor Tom Swartwood at tom.swartwood@drake.edu.

The Next American: Population 2043

Matt Vasilogambros, a 2011 SJMC grad and Washington, D.C., reporter, will be one of the moderators at a “town hall” sponsored the National Journal on Oct. 22, 9-11:30 a.m. In Parents Hall. Register here.


Stay connected

The Drake University app is a great way to stay connected. With blueMobile, students, faculty and staff can use the app on their mobile devices. Stay connected to the latest from campus-wide events to updates of your midterm and final grades. The app has a detailed class schedule that can be synced to your device’s calendar. Search the University and student directories or use the interactive campus map. The free blueMobile app is available on the App store and Google Play.

BSC issues statement on T-D vandalism

The Board of Student Communications is a joint faculty/student body that governs campus media. The voting members of the BSC voted in favor of the following official statement:

“The Board of Student Communications condemns the recent vandalism of The Times-Delphic. No matter what their motive was, the vandals destroyed the hard work of the newspaper’s writers and editors, and undermined — rather than enhanced — an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas. Drake University is and should always remain a place of open inquiry, and the BSC denounces any acts that threaten to shut down conversation. We stand behind all of our student editors, writers, and broadcasters.”

Explore your global opportunities

There is now a planning blog for the May Term class to Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic (JMC 133 International Advertising: Ethnographic Exploration and Cultural Immersion).