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SJMC Monday Memo | July 16, 2018

SJMC faculty host African visitors

Drake faculty members Dorothy Pisarski (at bottom right in photo), Catherine Staub (next to Pisarski) and Matthew Thornton (at top right) hosted several Mandela Fellows as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Drake is hosting a group of the fellows for the third consecutive summer. The YALI program seeks to identify and support the next generation of African leaders by placing groups of them at universities throughout the United States for six weeks of academic coursework, leadership training and networking.

Architectural preservation experts to tour Meredith Hall

The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host a tour on Thursday, July 19, in conjunction with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions forum in Des Moines this week. Conference attendees will tour Meredith Hall, which opened in 1965 and was designed by famed architect Mies van der Rohe. The tour will include a discussion of the building’s history and a presentation by architects who are working on plans to update the building. The group will also tour the recently renovated downtown Des Moines Diocese Pastoral Center, which was also designed by Mies.

SJMC sophomore wins broadcast scholarship

Lucius Pham, an SJMC sophomore majoring in Strategic Political Communication and Digital Media Production, has been awarded a scholarship from KWQC, the NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa.

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