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Support from Community Leaders

Throughout the week President Martin has received many statements expressing support for our Drake community as we struggle with the racial incidents that have occurred on campus. These are an affirmation of the powerful connection that exists between Drake and Greater Des Moines. Thank you to all of the students, staff, and faculty who have...

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Standing Together: A Message from President Martin

Dear students and colleagues, Events of the last few days have reminded us—if we needed reminding—that we still have a lot of work to do to create the welcoming and supportive community we aspire to be at Drake University for all of our students. The racist note slipped under a student’s door followed by the...

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Pulitzer-winning Drake SJMC alum to speak Nov. 26

Tom Hallman Jr., a 1977 Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication alum and a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer for the Portland Oregonian, will speak on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Ave. During “An Evening of Storytelling,” Hallman will share his stories, discuss the art of...

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Message to campus: November 8, 2018

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We hope that each and every one of you continues to support each other within our Bulldog community. Yesterday, someone slipped a handwritten note containing a racist threat under the door of a student’s residence hall room. The recipient of the note wishes to remain anonymous and has chosen to...

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Gutierrez Selected as Rural Health Fellow

Dr. Cassity Gutierrez, Chair and Director of Pre-Professional Programs, has been selected for the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Fellows Program for the year 2019. Dr. Gutierrez will attend the NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute meeting on February 4-7, 2019 as well as NRHA’s Annual Conference on May 7-10, 2019. A graduation ceremony will be...

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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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Unique Educational Partnership Results in Shared Revenues

The Iowa Clinic (TIC) recently visited Drake University and presented a $75,000 shared savings check to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The payment is the result of a new partnership that has led to improved patient care and increased savings to patients and the health care system.  This unique collaboration between the two...

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Update on Campus Internet Outage

ITS is continuing to work on resolving Drake’s internet outage.This is affecting access to the internet from anywhere on-campus. It is also preventing individuals off-campus from accessing Drake resources. This includes Drake email, Blackboard, myDrake, www.drake.edu, and others. We will continue to keep you posted of progress and will let you know when this outage...

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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...