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SJMC Monday Memo | July 26, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | July 26, 2021

SJMC alumnae named “women of influence” Two Drake SJMC alumnae were named among the Des Moines Business Record’s 2021 “Women of Influence.” Emily Abbas, JO’97, MCL’09, is chief retail banking and marketing officer for Bankers Trust. Tiffany Tauscheck, JO’01, is chief operations officer for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. University Communications and Marketing seeks “models”...

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SJMC Monday Memo | July 12, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | July 12, 2021

Help us get back to “normal” — report your vaccination All members of the Drake community are encouraged to help alleviate the 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 — including mask wearing and social distancing —...

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SJMC Monday Memo | July 5, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | July 5, 2021

Sign up for the SJMC’s “big/little” mentorship program The SJMC is once again creating a mentorship program to welcome our incoming first-year students. We’re also expanding this program to include sophomores this year, recognizing that many of them may have never stepped foot on campus due to Covid. SJMC juniors and seniors: Would you be...

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 28, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | June 28, 2021

SJMC creating “big/little” mentorship program The SJMC will once again create a mentorship program to welcome our incoming first-year students. We’re also expanding this program to include sophomores this year, recognizing that many of them may have never stepped foot on campus due to Covid. SJMC juniors and seniors: Would you be interested in serving...

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 21, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | June 21, 2021

Hope you had a happy summer solstice! Drake SJMC places in top 10 in national writing contest The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication placed seventh in the national Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition for 2020-21. The competition, often called “the Pulitzers of college journalism,” is a yearlong series of monthly contests in writing,...

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Drake SJMC places in top 10 in national Hearst writing contest

Drake SJMC places in top 10 in national Hearst writing contest

The Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication placed seventh in the national Hearst Intercollegiate Writing Competition for 2020-21. The competition, often called “the Pulitzers of college journalism,” is a yearlong series of monthly contests in writing, photojournalism, audio, television and multimedia. Student winners earn points for their institutions. Three Drake students won writing...

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 14, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | June 14, 2021

“Joy is shorthand for the beginning of anything new. It includes curiosity, spontaneity, and not-knowing.”— Author Neal Allen Rebuilding our community — together After more than a year of pandemic cocooning, many of us will venture back to campus next fall to rebuild our community and connections. What will our “new normal” look like? What...

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 7, 2021

SJMC Monday Memo | June 7, 2021

Upper Midwest Emmys reopens award entries The Upper Midwest Emmy Foundation has reopened entries for the pandemic-delayed student production awards. Entries submitted now will roll over into next year’s competition. The two-year eligibility period is for work produced for class or school media platforms between Jan. 1, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021. Find awards rules...