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SJMC Monday Memo | Feb. 19, 2018

U.S.-Japan relations in a fraught time

Fumiaki Kubo, professor of American government and history at the University of Tokyo, will speak on Thursday, March 1, 7 p.m. in Mer. 106. Professor Kubo, an expert on U.S.-Japanese relations, will discuss the state of the alliance during an uncertain time in the Asia Pacific region. The lecture — sponsored by the SJMC, the politics department and the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago — is free and open to the public. Professor Kubo is on a national speaking tour, and the Japanese consulate chose Drake as one stop because of the University’s key role in electoral politics.

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Seventeen names Drake a “cool school”

Seventeen magazine named Drake as one of its “cool schools” for readers to check out. Drake was cited for its expertise in politics (including political communication and journalism) and the opportunities Des Moines affords for a front-row seat to presidential politics.

2015 alum joins Washington Post staff

Meagan Flynn, JO’15, was introduced to Washington Post readers as a new member of the newspaper’s Morning Mix team. Meagan previously reported for several newspapers in the Houston, Texas, area.

Workshops teach tools for academic success

The Drake academic success office is offering a series of events this spring to help students navigate the college experience. The workshops will be presented by Josh Wallace, M.Ed., academic success and retention specialist.

Next Steps: Tools for a successful semester
Thursday, March 1, 4-6 p.m.
Cowles Library 201

Goal Setting
Wednesday, March 21, 5-6 p.m.
Cowles Library 201

Time Management Workshop
Wednesday, April 4, 5-6 p.m.
Olmsted Conference Room 310

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