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SJMC Monday Memo – Oct. 30, 2023

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Apply for ASME internship

For 60 years, the ASME Internship has been the most prestigious internship in magazine media. Previous Drake ASME interns now work at Google,People magazine, Architectural Digest, Trusted Media Brands, DotDash Meredith, and more. You could be next. 

Every year, Drake SJMC forwards the applications of two students for consideration. To be one of those students you must have completed your junior year by June 2023. You also must be willing to spend the summer—late May to early August 2023—working at a top magazine media brand in New York City or Washington, D.C. Previous experience as an intern for a publication or with a campus magazine is preferred.

To apply, send a single PDF via email or cloud drive link to Professor Inman ( by 5 p.m., Fri., Nov. 17. Your application must include the following: resume, cover letter, and 3-5 published work samples. Get all the info you need and more here.

Sign up for Everclass events

November 9, 2023 
Everclass – An Evening with Adam Davis, JO’06: Unveiling the Creative Marvel Behind the Silver Screen 
Join us for an evening with distinguished Drake University alumnus, Adam Davis, JO’06, as he takes us on a captivating journey through the world of cinema, creativity, and the magic of storytelling. 

November 16, 2023 
Everclass – Al McCoy, FA’54, Phoenix Suns Hall of Fame Announcer 
Experience a one-of-a-kind conversation with legendary Phoenix Suns broadcaster, Al McCoy, FA’54. Recently retired after an incredible 51 seasons as “The Voice of the Suns,” Al McCoy is a true NBA icon. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at his remarkable journey from the small town of Williams, Iowa, to Drake and the NBA. 

SJMC student releases music video

SJMC student Chris Veninga recently directed, wrote and produced Ghost On The Dance Floor, a blink-182 fan-made music video. Watch it on YouTube.

Slices with Shriver

Students are invited to join Tim Shriver for conversation and pizza ahead of the Fall 2023 Sussman Lecture – “Dignity: The Foundation of a New Patriotism.”

Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics International and co-founder of UNITE – an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences. Students can come to the Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2023, for a chance to chat with him, ask him questions, and get a slice of pizza. No RSVP required!

Email with any questions or accommodation requests.

Registration starts today

Registration for J-term and spring begins on Monday, October 30.  Your registration date and time is determined by your earned credit hours, not your total credit hours.  You can find your earned hours by viewing the ‘Transcript Totals’ section of your unofficial transcript (earned credit hours do not include any courses you are currently enrolled in and do not have a grade for), or by visiting the Prepare for Registration link after you visit the registration page in Self Service.  Registration start dates and times are available here.   

You can schedule an appointment with your SJMC Advising Specialist through Starfish.  If you can’t find your advisor’s schedule, please email them directly to find out how they would like you to sign up for an advising time.   

Students – check your email for a message from Mallory Quinn with more important registration information.

December 4, 2023