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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 9, 2017

Training for journalists covering sexual violence

All are welcome to attend the Public Affairs Reporting class this week during sessions devoted to how journalists can cover sexual violence responsibly and ethically.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10, advocates from the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence will present a media guide to students and discuss approaching and interviewing victims.

On Thursday, Oct. 12, Des Moines Register reporter Courtney Crowder and Caleb Byers, a sexual assault survivor whom Crowder profiled this summer, will talk about how that story came to be. They will be joined by a state prosecutor who prosecutes sex crimes.

The class meets in Meredith 125, 12:30-1:45 p.m. No RSVP needed; we have plenty of room. Questions? See Jill Van Wyke.

Want to volunteer for HuffPost “Listen to America” forum tonight?

HuffPost is bringing its national Seeking Civility: Listen to America tour to Drake tonight, Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., in Sussman Theater of Olmsted Center. The website is hosting a community forum on “Hear Our Voices: Equity in Income, Wealth, Health, Housing, Education, Environment and Justice.” The event is open to the public. If you’d like to volunteer to help out with registration and running microphones for audience participation, contact Dean Kathleen Richardson at kathleen.richardson@drake.edu. To attend, just show up or RSVP at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/full-schedule-for-listen-to-america_us_59a81b47e4b0a8d14573a953

Balanced federal budget: Why it matters

The Concord Coalition brings its interactive, educational, multi-generational exercise on the United States’ national priorities to Drake on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m. in Olmsted Center. Students, staff, faculty and the public are invited to discover how challenging it is to balance the federal budget and why it matters.

Real-life exercise in brand sampling

What happens when the class topic is brand audits and you find out there’s brand sampling occurring on campus? You take your class to the sampling!

Ad professor Dorothy Pisarski took her JMC 113 students to Olmsted while the Coke Zero Sugar sampling was taking place. Students were able to ask the marketing team questions about their schedules, the series of sampling events, and the sampling analytics, in addition to tasting their samples.

Pictured above, left to right, ad students Sara Snyder, Bailey Zander, Jenna Cornick and Rebecca Banger.

SJMC students have extended access to Meredith Hall

SJMC majors have extended access to Meredith Hall public spaces and labs (Mer. 2, 104, 124B, 124C and 125) from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. If the building is locked, SJMC students can access the building during those hours by swiping their IDs; students can also remain in the building after it closes. SJMC students who need access to the building outside of 7 a.m.-2 a.m. should see administrative assistant Shari Tenney in Mer. 118 to be put on an electronic “late pass” list that is submitted to Drake Security.

Hours when Meredith Hall is unlocked:

  • Sunday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (labs are usually not open on Saturday)

Drake Mag seeks online writers

Drake Magazine needs online staff writers! Students looking to cover a variety of subjects ranging from music to fashion to food will fit right into the Drake Mag profile. Writers will be expected to submit a story once every other week. Interested? Reach out to Online Executive Editor Will Muckian (will.muckian@drake.edu).

GO ANDES during January Term

Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile, is offering short-term classes during January Term, which is summer in South America. Two-, three- and four-week sessions, worth 3-5 credits, are available Jan. 3-26, 2018. GO ANDES attracts students from throughout the world and provides an overview of contemporary Chile and insight into its culture, history, politics and economics. The program is conducted entirely in English, with Spanish as a Foreign Language class. Because UAndes is a partner university, Drake students do not pay tuition, but a $550 program fee that includes Spanish lessons, field trips, some meals and off-campus activities. Students would have to arrange their own airfare.

For more information about GO ANDES see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZPEeof0yng

For applications see https://goo.gl/forms/D8TEi94gST9SswQq2

Rafaela de Grazia at UAndes is head of International Programs: rdegrazia@uandes.cl

DU AdVantage meets every Tuesday night

DU AdVantage meets every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Meredith 235. The organization is open any student interested in advertising, marketing, design, social media and media planning.

Peer editing offered at Magazine Center

Senior SJMC students are offering to look through fellow students’ class assignments and article drafts to provide constructive feedback prior to submission. The peer editing sessions are offered Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies (Mer. 111).

Have a news item for the Memo?

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 (kathleen.richardson@drake.edu) or  SJMC webmaster and multimedia professor Chris Snider (christopher.snider@drake.edu). 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.

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