Home School of Journalism and Mass Communication SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 7, 2015

SJMC Monday Memo | Dec. 7, 2015

Drake grad places third in national writing contest

Kayli Kunkel, a May magazine and graphic design graduate, has received third place in the 56th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program.  A record 159 feature writing entries were received in the competition from 83 schools from across the nation. Kayli’s competition in the contest included entries from Penn State, University of Missouri and Arizona State University. Drake was the only private school among the top 20 finishers.

Kayli’s article was an essay about her father’s death and handling grief while in college that was published in Paste Magazine. The article previously won a first-place award at the AEJMC national contest this summer. Kayli is currently a graphic designer at Lexicon Content Marketing in Des Moines.

Advertising senior advances in national media fellowship contest

Advertising senior Megan Leverenz has advanced to the semi-final round of the competitive IRTS Summer Media Fellowship program.

Thirty students will be selected from the national applicant pool to intern in New York City for nine weeks next summer.  Winners receive a salary, round-trip airfare, free housing and a living stipend. The original application included seven pages of essay questions and challenges.

FullSizeRender[2]Drake Magazine launch party

Look for the fall issue of Drake Magazine around campus, and join the staff for the launch party Dec. 11, 8-10 p.m., at Mars Cafe.

Meredith labs open on Saturday

Rooms 2, 124C, 125, and 104 will be open on Saturday to allow students to finish the semester’s work.

Be sure to check your finals schedule

Final exam periods are next week. Double-check the final exam schedule or ask your professor to make sure you know the time and place of your exam; they can be different than your regular class time and place.

Semester grades due at 10 a.m. on Dec. 23

Check online for your fall semester grades after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Drake offices will be closed from noon on Dec. 23 until Jan. 4, if you have any questions about your grades or academic status.