By Nicole Onken
AMES, Iowa--The Greenlee School hosted the Iowa regional of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 25. Fourteen students gathered in Iowa State’s Hamilton Hall on the rainy morning to participate in the 2017 competition.
A jobs placement report for 2015-16 shows that each degree offered by the Greenlee School, including the master’s in journalism and mass communication, enjoyed an exceptionally high rate of employment within six months of commencement.
Undergraduate rates in Advertising, Journalism and Public Relations now average 97.6%, up from 95% reported in the 2014-15 academic year.
By Malik Newson
Photo by Emily Blobaum
Editor’s note: Malik Newson, junior in journalism and mass communication, attended the Freedom Fund banquet hosted by the Ames Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) on Feb. 17, 2017, with members of the Greenlee School Diversity Committee and several Greenlee students.
By Garrett Kroeger
To be successful in the communications fields of advertising, journalism and public relations, a firm grasp of the English language — including correct grammar usage — is obviously a must. This academic year (2016-17), Greenlee majors have a new way to test their knowledge of punctuation, pronoun, plurals and more through the Poynter Institute Exam (PIE).
Greenlee School average student debt—at record lows for Advertising students with decreasing debt for Journalism and Public Relations majors—has fallen to an average $26,200 compared to the University’s $27,563, latest data show.
Advertising students had an average debt of $24,226, dropping from a high of $34,095 in 2012-13. Journalism students’ debt has fallen below the $30,000 mark at $27,588. Public Relations, established in 2013, fell in the past academic year to $26,751.
AMES, IOWA -- Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was one of four recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Newspaper Association at its 2017 Convention and Trade Show, held Feb. 1-3, 2017, at the Des Moines Marriott Hotel in Des Moines.