SJMC Monday Memo

Dean Richardson joins SciLine board

SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson has been invited to join the advisory board of SciLine, a nonprofit affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science that offers resources to help journalists better cover science issues. The Drake SJMC partnered with SciLine last August to host a workshop for journalists on covering science in the presidential race. Reporters from around the country came to campus to learn from experts about polling, energy, climate, water quality, immigration and trade. Richardson is a lawyer and former newspaper journalist.


Apply to be a Fulbright scholar: The international Fulbright scholarship program provides funds for college graduates to teach English, or conduct research or a creative project overseas. Many SJMC seniors and recent grads have received scholarships to work all over the world. The deadline for the application is October, but the process is extensive, so you need to start now. Contact associate professor Eleanor Zeff (, Drake’s coordinator of post-graduate scholarships, as soon as possible.

On-campus internship: Drake’s Information Technology Services is hiring a communications assistant for the 2020-21 school year. The IT Communications Assistant will create communication plans using social media, print, the OnCampus e-newsletter, and other avenues to promote ITS services to fellow students. The job will pay $9/hour and will be able to work 300 hours over the school year beginning in late August. Apply on Handshake by July 31.

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