SJMC Monday Memo

Scholarships available is offering three scholarships:

Act Locally Scholarship
A $1,000 ($500 x 2 winners) scholarship for students interested in giving back to their communities. Open to all students. Short essay required.
Deadline: 10/29/21

Keep Going Forward No Essay Scholarship
A $500 scholarship open to any student going through a change or new challenge in life.  Open to all students. No essay required.
Deadline: 11/30/21

The Shreddership: A Music Scholarship for the Rock Star in All of Us!
A $500 scholarship for all students who love making music, at any skill level.  Open to all students. Musical entry required.
Deadline: 10/30/21

SJMC work-study positions available

Several work-study openings are available for the 2021-22 academic year in SJMC electronic media checkout. Contact SJMC multimedia engineer Ray Fredregill ( if you are interested.

SJMC vaccination registrations are up; let’s keep going!

As of last Friday, 65% of students who are registered with SJMC as first their major have submitted proof of vaccination. That compares to 52% the previous week.Thanks to all of you who have stepped up! All members of the Drake community are encouraged to help alleviate the renewed threat of the pandemic by getting vaccinated. And, once you are fully vaccinated, please report that to the University. Required campus safety protocols in the fall will be determined by how many people on campus are vaccinated. The sooner everyone gets vaccinated, the sooner we can loosen restrictions. 

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The SJMC Monday Memo (and other days of the week as needed) is a newsletter to keep members of the wider SJMC community updated on School news, achievements, events and opportunities. If you have an item for the Memo, please send it to Dean Kathleen Richardson ( or SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider ( SJMC alums and other professionals can also subscribe to the Monday Memo via email here: