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SJMC Monday Memo | July 16, 2018

SJMC faculty host African visitors Drake faculty members Dorothy Pisarski (at bottom right in photo), Catherine Staub (next to Pisarski) and Matthew Thornton (at top right) hosted several Mandela Fellows as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Drake is hosting a group of the fellows for the third consecutive summer. The...

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Drake student PR campaign wins national award

Work produced by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication public relations seniors in spring 2017 recently won a 2018 Clarion Award in the national Association for Women in Communications contest.  According to the AWC website, “The Clarions — named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity — symbolize excellence in clear, concise communications....

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SJMC Monday Memo | July 9, 2018

SJMC public relations campaign wins national award Work produced by the Drake SJMC public relations seniors in spring 2017 recently won a 2018 Clarion Award in the advertising or public relations campaign category of the national Association for Women in Communications contest.  According to the AWC website, “The Clarions — named for the medieval trumpet known...

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SJMC Monday Memo | July 2, 2018

SJMC ad alum describes her career trajectory Lauren Hong, JO’07, describes her journey from advertising major and Drake student body president to Fulbright scholar and now president of her own marketing firm based in San Diego: http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-communications-bay-ho/ Lauren is a member of Drake’s national alumni board. Study abroad in Chile during January Term Universidad de los Andes...

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 18, 2018

Meredith Hall featured at architectural gala The Iowa Architectural Foundation hosted a reception last week to mark the completed renovation of the Catholic diocese’s downtown pastoral center. Because the center, like Meredith Hall, was designed by famed architect Mies van der Rohe, an exhibit that featured Drake architecture and Meredith was part of the festivities....

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 11, 2018

First-year Orientation has begun in Meredith Hall. Welcome to our new students as they begin their Drake adventure! Broadcaster Soledad O’Brien to speak at Drake Broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien will meet with faculty and students in a question-and-answer session on Thursday, June 14, 5-6 p.m. in Sussman Theater. The session will be moderated by KCCI anchor Rheya...

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SJMC Monday Memo | June 4, 2018

Welcome to summer break. We will continue to publish weekly, so long as there is enough “breaking news”! Networking event for D.C. interns, alums The Drake alumni chapter in Washington, D.C., is hosting its annual networking event for alums and for students interning in the nation’s capital. This year’s social is Tuesday, June 19, 6-8...

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Drake journalists named national SPJ finalists

Drake University student journalists have been recognized as among the best in the nation in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards. Urban Plains, the senior capstone website, was in the top three finalists for Best Independent Online Student Publication in the 2017 contest. A story by senior Katherine Bauer was a top...

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SJMC Monday Memo | May 21, 2018

Move your documents from Career bluePrint Drake has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform – to replace our current Career bluePrint system this summer and be your one-stop-shop for job searching. Handshake offers a user friendly system, enabling you to: Access personalized job recommendations based on your major and interests Browse job postings from top...