Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Anna Steenson, digital media production senior, won two Emmys at last week's Upper Midwest National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2018 awards contest. She won in both the Animation/Graphics/Special Effects and Director categories of the college/university contest. Anna won awards in last year's contest as well.
SJMC student work was recognized this weekend in the Region 7 (Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska) Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards in Ames:
The regional winners advance to the national competition, with those winners announced late spring/early summer.
Bruce Ganzer, vice president for creative services at Strategic America, and Tyra Washington, graphic designer at Strategic America, will give advice on compiling portfolios tonight at 6 p.m. in Meredith 104. Drop in from 6-6:30 p.m. for a presentation and advice on portfolios. From 6:30- 7:30 get your portfolio reviewed one-on-one. Don’t be shy! Stop in and get great advice from a seasoned professional and a young professional.
Save the Date!
How do you maximize your internship experience to further your career? Come hear from a panel of pros and students who'll talk up networking, journaling, building your portfolio, professional demeanor and much more.
Making the Most of Your Summer Internship
Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m. in Mer. 101
Register for prizes
Welcome and kick off by Andy Fales of WHO-TV. What's bugging Andy about internships? Come find out!
The annual SJMC student awards reception will be Thursday, April 19, 4-6 p.m. in Levitt Hall of Old Main. Everyone is invited to help celebrate all scholarship and award winners from throughout the year. Plus, help us say goodbye to Professor David Wright, who is retiring after this year.
Earlier this semester, students in all SJMC classes completed a "climate survey" to provide feedback on whether they found the School a welcoming place. The results will be discussed at two forums: Tuesday, April 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Both sessions are in Mer. 124B. Enjoy snacks, find out the survey results, and provide feedback and recommendations for next steps.
Students should have received several invitations to participate in the Drake Student Survey, which gives you an opportunity to provide feedback about your Drake experience and learning. The results of the DSS are used by the University and by the SJMC to improve how we do things. As of last week, only 19 percent of SJMC students had participated, so dig up that email and respond today!
The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is hosting two guests this month at its Student Lunch and Reception Series:
These are unique opportunities for students to meet Rowena Crosbie and Elizabeth Buck, to participate in intimate conversations about their careers and professional experiences, as well as to ask questions and network.
You can register here:
Dennis Ryerson, former editor of The Des Moines Register, and Neil Hamilton, director of the Drake Agricultural Law Center, will discuss the journalistic and environmental legacy of famed editorial cartoonist Jay "Ding" Darling. The discussion will be held Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cowles Reading Room.
Academic Achievement Seminars will be held every Wednesday, Feb. 28-May 2, 6-7 p.m. in Cowles Library, 201. Get individualized attention to help build the skills for academic success.
The SJMC Monday Memo is a weekly 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 Dean Kathleen Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider (email@example.com). SJMC alums and other professionals can also contact Chris to have the Memo delivered via weekly email.
The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to create a community of scholars that represents the complexity of the human experience in regards to race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, gender identification, religion, age and physical abilities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and celebrating our differences through the lens of the First Amendment value of freedom of expression.