SJMC Friendship Party, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Join us in Meredith East (1213 25th Street) for an SJMC Friendship Party on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Play fun “Minute to Win It” games with conversation hearts and jelly heart candies. We’ll also have pizza available on a first come, first served basis. Celebrate the holiday with our SJMC Family! 

Women in Leadership panel on March 1 

Drake SJMC will host a Women in Leadership panel on Wednesday, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m., in Levitt Hall.  Emily Abbas will lead four female Drake alumni from Bankers Trust through discussions about their leadership experiences. Students can meet with the panelists in a small group to ask questions or ask for additional advice.  

There’s no better opportunity to learn about the issues you may face as a leader than from fellow Bulldogs who have been where you are sitting. Take this time to connect with others from across campus and help encourage each other to be the leaders you are meant to be.  

Register to attend through Eventbrite here

BSC accepting applications for 2023-2024 

The Board of Student Communications is now accepting applications. Students interested in being the leader of the Times-Delphic, Drake Mag, DUiN, Drake Broadcasting System, Periphery or Drake Political Review should submit a resumé and cover letter in PDF format to and Contact with questions. The deadline to apply is March 10 at 4:59 p.m. 

ASME Next Edit Panel open to students and early-career editors

Join ASME NEXT, Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 7 p.m. CT, for a panel on what hiring editors are looking for on edit tests—the do’s, the don’ts, and the best practices for print and digital. Commonly asked edit-test questions will be provided.

Use the promo code NEXTEDU when registering to attend at the ASME-member rate of $15. Register here. Details at

Keep up with the news 

Drake students can subscribe to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal for free through Cowles Library. Subscribe to the NYT here. Subscribe to the WSJ here. The Times normally costs $25/month, and the WSJ nearly $40/month, so, as always, thank a librarian!  

Registration open for SJMC’s high school summer camp 

It’s time to get signed up for summer’s favorite camp! 

Registration for our Media Now high school camp is officially open. Aspiring high school journalists should join us July 10-13 on campus for the perfect amount of fun mixed in with journalism training. 

We only have 100 seats available and there’s a $100 discount on registration through April 1. Don’t delay, sign up today! 

Next SJMC digital media workshop on Feb. 22 

Des Moines Smartphone Video Workshop: Join Professor Snider in this one-day workshop to learn to shoot and edit video using your smartphone. Get more details and sign up here

SJMC Trivia 

What SJMC faculty member is part of a Department of Defense grant to research the relationship between personalization algorithms and sociopolitical radicalization? Click here to respond and enter a drawing for an SJMC prize. 

Have a news item for the Memo? 

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 SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider ( SJMC alums and other professionals can also subscribe to the Monday Memo via email here: