We’re celebrating 100 years
of the Drake SJMC
Early leaders of the program, including executives from The Des Moines Register and Tribune and Meredith Corp., set communications education on a course that emphasized experiential learning and a professional orientation.
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Prior to the opening of Meredith Hall in 1965, communications courses were scattered throughout campus and “operated with the most primitive of equipment,” according to a history of the program.
Drake student work, both curricular and extracurricular, is consistently recognized in local, regional, and national contests. In 2016-2017 alone, student work in all majors won more than 75 awards.
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Keep up to date on happenings in the Drake SJMC by reading our Monday Memo online or getting it delivered to your inbox every week.
We look boldly to the future. Help support future work by the Drake SJMC by donating to our Centennial Fund and the Meredith Hall renovation.
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2805 University Avenue
Meredith Hall 118
Des Moines, Iowa 50311