Home School of Journalism and Mass Communication SJMC Monday Memo | March 27, 2017

SJMC Monday Memo | March 27, 2017

SJMC student named VP for student activities

News major Anna Jensen was recently elected the student body’s vice president for student activities. Congratulations to Anna!

Student recognition reception set for April 9

The annual SJMC student recognition reception to honor SJMC award and scholarship winners will be Sunday, April 9, 4-6 p.m. in Levitt Hall of Old Main. Come have a snack and celebrate our successes. Business dress suggested.

First Dialogue at Drake event this week

The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center and Drake Student Life will host the first Dialogue at Drake event on Thursday, March 30 at 7-8:30 p.m. in Olin 101. The event will dive into the issue of political polarization and how to have a respectful conversation about politics.

Current Iowa Republican Party Chair Dr. Jeff Kaufmann and former Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire will discuss the current state of politics in Iowa as well as their friendship despite their natural opposition, followed by a quick question and answer period. Jerry Parker, Dean of Students, will speak to the state of polarization on campus. Scott Raecker, the Director of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, will do a presentation on how to have a civil conversation, and there will be a short, small-group discussion afterwards on how to move forward.