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SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 5, 2018

Drake Magazine, Urban Plains win national honors Drake Magazine has received the top award in college journalism, winning a national Pacemaker honor at the recent Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention in Louisville, Ky. Urban Plains, the multimedia website produced by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication seniors, also won Associated Collegiate Press...

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SJMC to host speaker from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Eric Schmalz, the community manager for the History Unfolded project at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in Sussman Theater of Drake’s Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave. Schmalz’s talk is entitled, “The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown: Newspapers, Op-Eds and American Responses to Anti-Semitism.” It will address the role the...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 29, 2018

Cool jobs, snacks and . . . Griff! Celebrate all things Drake SJMC this week with snacks in the back lobby of Meredith Hall! This year’s JMC Days also coincides with Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Week, sponsored by the Innovation Studio and Entrepreneurship at Drake. Some of the events on tap this week: Cool Jobs Expo, tonight,...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 22, 2018

JMC Days, Innovation Week events scheduled The week of Oct. 29 is both JMC Days, the annual celebration of all things SJMC, and Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Week, the brainchild of the Pappajohn Innovation Studio and Entrepreneurship at Drake. Some of the events scheduled: SJMC Cool Jobs Expo, Monday, Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. in various...

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Drake students, alums shine at local PR conference

Drake students and alums were front and center at the Public Relations Society of America Central Iowa Chapter’s annual conference on Oct. 18 at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in downtown Des Moines. Guest speakers included Andy Gerlt, JO’02, senior director of global innovation communications of Visa, and Emily Abbas, JO’97, MCL’09, senior...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 15, 2018

Advertising class visits local agency The Advertising Account Planning class visited Trilix agency to learn about their use of research in developing consumer understandings for strategic media planning. Alumna Haley Austin, bottom right, the Digital Media Specialist at Trilix, ran the session and then led students through a tour of the agency. 100 attend SJMC-hosted talk by...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 8, 2018

Welcome Denise to SJMC! Denise Ganpat will join the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on Wednesday as the newest member of the SJMC team. Denise will become the School’s administrative assistant, in charge of making sure the office runs smoothly for students, faculty and staff, and helping with School events and other important initiatives....

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Drake students present at international PR conference

Students from Drake’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) were invited to present at the international PRSSA conference in Austin, Texas, Oct. 7-9. The student conference is held in conjunction with the annual professional public relations conference. Seniors Karoline Sandusky, Emma Haselhuhn, Meghan Kearney and Ellen Converse, and junior Ben Heinze  presented...

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 1, 2018

Graduate, undergraduate, professional PR scholarships offered The Central Iowa Public Relations Society of America chapter offers three scholarships annually to help students and professionals in the pursuit of public relations education. Ferne Bonomi and Dr. Henry Milam Undergraduate Scholarship: $1,500 scholarship for a PRSSA member (student scholarship) Advanced Degree Scholarship: $500 scholarship for PRSA member...