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SJMC Monday Memo – April 15, 2024

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Apply for Drake Mag staff positions

Drake Mag staff applications are open for the 2024-2025 school year. Open positions include Associate Editor, Art Director, Photo Editor, and Digital Media Director. All materials are due on Friday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. Send applications and questions to the upcoming EIC, Bella Spah ( See this link for more information.

Upcoming visitor

The SJMC welcomes Nicole Saylor fom the Library of Congress May 5. All are welcome to attend.

Casting call for short film

SJMC senior Chris Veninga is filming at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday in West Des Moines. Contact Chris for more information.

Watch Veninga’s latest film, Infamy.

Ray Fredregill given True Blue Award

Here is an excerpt from his nomination: Ray is a critical member of our SJMC Family and the Drake campus. When the world had to pivot due to pandemic shut-downs, Ray was a vital resource for SJMC faculty who had to not only teach virtually but also implement full-scale television productions in a virtual environment. He leaned on his professional industry connections and MacGyver-like skills to ensure the technology was in place to support students’ learning. … Ray’s constant focus on student support and fiscally responsible innovation is a valuable asset, and he epitomizes the Call to be True Blue! 

Learn about life after Drake

Tuesday, April 16 – Join SJMC alum Kyle Tekautz on Zoom to learn more about life after Drake. Kyle is a communications specialist for Best Buy in Minneapolis.