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11 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Celebrate Drake SJMC in Des Moines, Kansas City, Chicago and Minneapolis

Current faculty, alumni, and students have many things to be proud of this year. Join us as we celebrate our many accomplishments, including the promotion of SJMC Dean Kathleen Richardson, SJMC’s independent status on campus, a Pacemaker for Urban Plains, the new Strategic Political Communication major, Drake Magazine’s Pinnacle Award for best website, and the PR […]

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11 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Drake University public relations students hold “PR Day of Service”

Drake University’s public relations students hosted the inaugural “PR Day of Service” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, to celebrate their Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR), a prestigious global credential. One of only 36 programs worldwide—and the only university in Iowa—to earn the CEPR, Drake’s public relations students and faculty received the award in Washington, D.C. in […]

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10 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 10, 2014

Welcome to JMC Days 2014! Look for the posters around Meredith Hall and for the full list of JMC Days events here, including guest speakers in classes all week. All students are invited to sit in.

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03 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

2014 JMC Days are Nov. 10-15

The School’s annual JMC Days, a celebration of all things SJMC, will be held Nov. 10-15, 2014. Look for posters around Meredith Hall with details. All students are invited to attend classes with guest speakers. Monday, Nov. 10 Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Leonard Pitts Jr. will be on campus for a public lecture at […]

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03 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Nov. 3, 2014

Mark your calendars for JMC Days 2014! The School’s annual JMC Days, a celebration of all things SJMC, will be held next week, Nov. 10-15. Look for posters around Meredith Hall with details. Some highlights: Monday, Nov. 10: Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Leonard Pitts Jr. will be on campus for a public lecture at […]

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02 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Urban Plains wins Pacemaker award

Drake students scooped up national awards, including a magazine Pacemaker and three writing awards for senior Meagan Flynn, at the annual National College Media Convention last weekend. Urban Plains won the coveted Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award. A nine-student team of senior magazine majors created four mini magazines on their way to a final comprehensive […]

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01 Nov Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

Philly: City of Journalism Love

Philadelphia, Pa. – The SJMC was well-represented at the National College Media Convention in Philadelphia last week. Five students and one professor attended and presented sessions, nabbed national awards, underwent critiques of their publications, saw the sights of Philly – and sampled more than a few cheesesteaks. Courtney Fishman and Austin Cannon of The Times-Delphic; […]

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29 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

TV-8’s Eric Hanson Visits JMC100

KCCI (TV) storyteller and morning anchor Eric Hanson shared video samples and “How-To” discussion with JMC100 students Oct. 29. The winner of significant state, regional and national news awards told students finding story focus and interesting characters are critical steps toward compelling, memorable results.

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27 Oct Posted by in SJMC news | Comments

SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 27, 2014

We rock! Both undergraduate and graduate SJMC students were recognized at last week’s PRSA of Central Iowa PRIME Awards. The Master of Communication Leadership capstone project — a comprehensive communications plan for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Iowa — was recognized for excellence at the annual ceremony. Savana Morrison, Kelly Marble, Laura Plumb and Paige […]

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SJMC Monday Memo | Oct. 20, 2014

Drake in D.C. The PR sequence had a productive fall break in Washington, D.C., at the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) conferences. Drake PRSSA members were invited to present to the International Conference, sharing insights on chapter management and development. Drake was also awarded the coveted […]

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