Upcoming SJMC events:

  • Week of November 14 – Look for an SJMC table in the south Hubbell entryway or the Olmsted breezeway for opportunities to express your thankfulness.
  • November Date TBA, Thanksgiving Lunch at the dining center.

Election discussion

Faculty from the Political Science department will hold an informal, off-the-record discussion of the US midterm elections and current events around the world on Friday, November 11, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., in the Cowles Library Reading Room. All interested students are welcome.

TikTok influencer visits Digital Media Strategies

Brad Podray, a TikTok influencer with more than 4.5 million followers, visited Digital Media Strategies class last month. Podray discussed his social media journey and made a TikTok with the class. The TikTok he made was to prove that fake content grows faster than real content on the network. The video has more than 6.5 million views.

Fall Global Speaker Series events

The Principal Center for Global Citizenship is hosting a fall term global speaker series. The links below provide detailed information about location, registration, and other event details.

  • November 15, 2:00-3:15 pm

Current Challenges in Europe: War in Ukraine, Brexit, Inflation

Visiting Scholar Robert Pichler, Austria

  • November 29, 6:00-7:00 pm

Human Rights Advocacy

Visiting Diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford

  • November 30, 6:30-7:30 pm 

U.S. Foreign Affairs

Visiting Diplomat Elizabeth Shackelford

SJMC Alumnus Highlight: Izaah Knox, JO ’02, MEd ‘10

See Luke Claussen’s Times-Delphic story on alumnus Izaah Knox.

SJMC faculty spotlight

Associate Professor Jill Van Wyke, who lives in Denver and teaches in the SJMC’s online programs, led a workshop, “Be a Better Writer in 30 Minutes,” to about 40 high school journalism students on Oct. 28. The workshop was part of the Continental League Media Day, which drew students and media advisers from 10 suburban Denver schools.

SJMC trivia

The early November trivia question is: What local employer provides an apprenticeship program for Drake SJMC students? Click here to respond and enter a drawing for an SJMC prize.

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