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SJMC Monday Memo | April 25, 2016

Urban Plains 2015 wins regional SPJ awards

The debut edition of the multimedia senior capstone website Urban Plains won three awards at the regional Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards: best online student publication, best use of multimedia and best online in-depth reporting. The winners advance to the national contest.

Graves wins global service learning award

Congratulations to PR senior Adam Graves, who has received the 2016 Ron and Jane Olson Outstanding Global Service-Learning Student Award.

Free tuition for summer class in Chile

Drake’s partner institution in Santiago, Universidad de los Andes (University of the Andes), is offering an intensive three-week course on the Chilean economy and culture, including basic Spanish. There is no tuition charge for this program, which is the equivalent of approximately one U.S. semester credit. Chilean and British students are also enrolled in the class, which is taught in English and runs July 18-Aug. 5.

Application is open through May 30. For more information, contact education abroad adviser Breanne Davis at breanne.davis@drake.edu.

sjmc-mugThink of SJMC when you drink your morning coffee

Seniors, remember to stop by the SJMC office, Meredith 118, to pick up your SJMC coffee mug.

Fulbright grant offered for fall program in Berlin

The German-American Fulbright Commission is offering scholarships for U.S. journalism students to attend a program in Berlin on Nov. 13-19, 2016. The program offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. This intensive program consists of a series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in English.

The grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs including hotel accommodation, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, local transportation, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a small incidental allowance. The application deadline is June 7. The program description and the application form can be accessed at: www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/berlin-capital-program/

Applications for Admission Fellow due April 29

The Drake University Admission Fellow Program selects one student of senior standing to represent the University in a variety of settings throughout the academic year. The primary function of the Admission Fellow is interaction with prospective students and families. The Fellow will meet with students during campus visits, represent the University at college fairs and other external events, and be involved in an array of admission-related activities throughout the academic year, including working directly with the Admission Coleition, a student volunteer program. The position, which pays $8.25 per hour, requires at least 8 – 12 hours of work per week during the fall and spring semesters (including occasional Saturday duty).

 The Admissions Fellow Program is a vital part of the admissions process. Candidates seeking the position should seriously consider their commitment to Drake University and to the Office of Admission.

Selection for the program is competitive. Interested students should complete and submit the application found on Career Blueprint in Blueview by April 29, 2016. Candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified by telephone. Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, all applicants may not be invited for an interview. Those students selected for interviews will be contacted by the Office of Admission as soon as possible and interviews and selection will be completed by the end of the school year.

In the past, training for the Admission Fellow position will begin in August prior to the start of the fall semester; however, other arrangements can be made if necessary.

Any questions regarding the Admission Fellow Program should be directed to Deneen Dygert, Office of Admission, Cole Hall, 271-2096 or deneen.dygert@drake.edu.

Check your final exam schedule

Check your final exam schedule here to make sure you know when your exams are and to check for any conflicts.