Welcome to PR Week!
PR Week is dedicated to understanding and networking in the communication and professional industry. All events are open to the public!
Monday: Guest speaker Catherine Huggins, chief advisor to Gov. Kim Reynolds (Mer. 102 at 5 p.m.)
Tuesday: Resume and portfolio critique (Mer. 102 at 6 p.m.) featuring SJMC alum Corey Carlson, JO’87, a grant specialist at Physio Control, the world leader in emergency medical response products
Wednesday: Tie-blanket community service event (Mer. 101 at 8 p.m.)
Thursday: Guest class speaker Terry Clark, JO’ 92, chief marketing officer of United Health Group, one of the nation’s largest companies (Mer. 235 at 9:30 a.m.)
Friday: Agency tours with networking event to follow (1-6 p.m.)
For more information or to get a ride for the agency tours, contact Meghan Kearney at email@example.com.
Congratulations to 2018-19 Drake media leaders
The Board of Student Communications has chosen next year’s editors and presidents for campus media organizations:
- Drake Broadcasting System: Noah Manderfeld
- Drake Magazine: Morgan Noll
- Drake Political Review: Haley Hodges
- Periphery: Graham Johnson
- Times-Delphic: Lorien MacEnulty
SJMC alum working for Amazon to discuss job opportunities
Kaylen Jelinske, JO’12, will speak Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in Mer. 104 about Amazon, its culture and how to apply for a job at the company. Kaylen is a fashion expert at Amazon, leading a team of 60 stylists, programmers and data scientists working on the Echo Look, Amazon’s personal styling assistant. Kaylen’s team is building algorithms and using machine learning to help create an all-digital stylist.
Her visit is sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Magazine Center.
Local entrepreneurs’ coffee club comes to Drake
1 Million Cups, a local group dedicated to encouraging the local startup community in Des Moines, is taking a field trip to Drake. Join the group at Patty’s Place in the Turner Jazz Center at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 4, for free coffee, networking and to learn more about nonprofit record label Station 1 Records from SJMC January Term instructor Tobi Parks. 1 Million Cups is always fun and informative; there is an innovative energy that participants have come to love. 1 Million Cups’ mission is to engage, educate and connect entrepreneurs.
Ding Darling’s nature legacy
Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Jay “Ding” Darling was also one of America’s most famous naturalists. Drake history, biology and environmental science faculty members will discuss this story in “A Conversation With Nature: Ding Darling’s Legacy” on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Reading Room.
National Geographic journalist, alum to visit campus
Jon Bowermaster, JO’76, will discuss his career as a National Geographic adventure journalist, filmmaker and environmental activist at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Mer. 101. The speech, titled “From Journalism to Advocacy: 30 Years Reporting on the Planet’s Health,” is free and open to the public.
Bowermaster is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. He is founder of Oceans 8 Films and One Ocean Media Foundation, reporting on the health of the world’s oceans. His first assignment for National Geographic was documenting a 3,741-mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. He has written a dozen books and produced/directed more than 15 documentary films. His recent work has been in environmental activism, including anti-fracking films and a series of short documentaries on the Hudson River.
Bowermaster will also visit classes and meet with students and faculty. His visit is sponsored by the Principal Center for Global Citizenship.
Ad Principles added to fall schedule
JMC 76 Advertising Principles CRN 3058 has been added to the fall schedule. It is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Students invited to marketing conference
Catch Des Moines is putting together a marketing conference, Market515, on Wednesday, April 18. It’s a great learning and networking experience!
Drake University is a partner for the event. Registration for students is $25 and for the general public is $50. It includes light breakfast, lunch and happy hour. For details on the day’s program, see:
Annual student awards reception April 19
The annual SJMC student awards reception, which recognizes student scholarships and achievements, will be Thursday, April 19, 4-6 p.m. in Levitt Hall of Old Main.
Weekly academic help offered
Academic Achievement Seminars will be held every Wednesday, Feb. 28-May 2, 6-7 p.m. in Cowles Library, 201. Get individualized attention to help build the skills for academic success.
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