Registration is open for the 2019 Greenlee Summit, Sept. 5-6, 2019
The Greenlee School will host its second annual Summit Sept. 5-6, 2019.

This year’s  Greenlee Summit  has a unique focus on the relationship between communications, politics and civility.

Panels and moderated discussions will be led by experts from all industry segments and high-profile organizations. These sessions will identify how we can foster civil discourse and help people understand we are a more informed and productive society when we are committed to civility – as individuals and professionals.

Thursday Keynote Speaker:
S.E. Cupp
CNN political commentator, culture critic and author
Great Hall, ISU Memorial Union
Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.
The Thursday keynote address is free and open to the public.

Friday Keynote Speaker:
Leslie Gaines-Ross
Chief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick
Iowa State Center, Scheman Building
Friday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.
Plus, additional panels and discussion will be offered all day.
Registration is required   for professionals, community leaders and educators Friday’s event's. Students do not need to register.
Kim Guthrie selected as 2019 James W. Schwartz Award recipient
Kim Guthrie has been named the recipient of the 2019 James W. Schwartz Award. The annual award recognizes distinguished service to journalism and communication and is the highest honor conferred by the Greenlee School.

Guthrie ('84 journalism and mass communication) is the president of Cox Media Group, an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. She will be recognized at the LAS Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 24.
Bugeja named Iowa State University Distinguished Professor
Michael Bugeja
Michael Bugeja has been awarded the title of Iowa State University Distinguished Professor. He is the first professor in journalism and mass communication at Iowa State to earn this distinction. Additionally, he joins fewer than 10 other Iowa State Distinguished Professors in the humanities since the title was first awarded in 1956.
Wald honored with 2019 Cassling Innovation Award
Dara Wald , assistant professor, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Cassling Innovation Award by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was recognized for her extensive collaboration with faculty and students in several disciplines across campus and her innovative approach to research and education.
Wilgenbusch named recipient of 2019 LAS Advising Award
Erin Wilgenbusch , senior lecturer, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Ruth W. Swenson Award for Outstanding Advising by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The award recognizes faculty or professional staff who have continued to demonstrate outstanding performance in advising Iowa State University undergraduate students throughout their professional career.
Pincombe lands prestigious ASME internship
Madison Pincombe , senior in journalism and mass communication, has been chosen to intern for the  American Society of Magazine Editors  (ASME) program this summer. Pincombe will serve as an intern for  The Knot in New York City.
Announcing the 2019-20 Meredith apprentices
Ten Iowa State undergraduate students have been selected to participate in the  Meredith Apprentice Program  for the 2019-20 academic year.

Now entering its 16th year, the Greenlee School's partnership with Meredith Corporation places Iowa State students in apprenticeships with several of its Des Moines-based media brands and departments. This year's assignments include editorial/digital, graphic design and consumer revenue positions.

Powers to serve on ASJMC executive committee
Angela Powers , Greenlee School director and professor, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) Executive Committee. In this role, she will represent medium-sized journalism and mass communication programs. Her term begins in August.
Boyles named vice chair of AEJMC Council on Divisions
Assistant Professor Jan Lauren Boyles has been elected to serve as vice chair of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Council of Divisions. In August, Boyles will begin her two-year term as vice chair, which will be followed by a two-year term as chair. In this position, she will also begin a four-year term on AEJMC’s Board of Directors.
Iowa State Daily selects new editors-in-chief
Annelise Wells and Emily Berch at the Iowa State Daily offices
Annelise Wells (left) and Emily Berch.
Photo by Kennedy DeRaedt/Iowa State Daily
The Iowa State Daily publication board has selected Annelise Wells as the fall 2019 and spring 2020 editor in chief, and Emily Berch was selected as summer 2019 editor in chief. Wells is a sophomore in journalism and mass communication, and Berch is a senior majoring in journalism and mass communication and political science.
Schlesselman places second at IBNA awards
Hollie Schlesselman, recent graduate in journalism and mass communication, received second place honors in the student television political coverage category at the Iowa Broadcast News Association awards for her role in producing "Passion and Purpose: Launching a Political Journey." This piece is about Iowa Secretary of State candidate Deidre DeJear and her historic run as the first woman of color in Iowa to be nominated by a major political party to run for this seat. Hollie worked with Grace Provenzano, lecturer, in an Independent Study last fall to shoot and edit this production.
Dahlstrom recognized at LAS medallion ceremony
Professor Michael Dahlstrom was honored at a medallion ceremony on April 25 at the Knoll for his Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professorship. Dahlstrom, pictured here with LAS Dean Beate Schmittmann (left) and President Wendy Wintersteen (right), is one of three LAS professors selected for the inaugural professorships.
Dimitrova recognized for university service
Professor Daniela Dimitrova was recognized with a Service Award from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for her role as Chair of the University Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equity (UCW) on April 30. 

Pictured: Dimitrova and Dr. Reginald Stewart, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Iowa State University.  
McNair scholars share their research
Greenlee McNair scholars Nayelie Valenzuela and Julian Neely presented their research at national conferences and ISU research events during the spring semester. Valenzuela analyzed how AAU universities use Twitter as a recruiting tool to communicate with the public and promote diversity. Neely researched the representations of #blackjoy on Twitter. They are advised by Professor Daniela Dimitrova.
Advertising students present civility campaign ideas
Each semester students in Senior Lecturer Michael Wigton's Advertising Campaigns (ADVRT 434) take on a client, and this semester it was Iowa State University. They were tasked with developing a civility campaign for the Division of Diversity and Inclusion using data from the campus climate survey. On May 9, the groups presented their campaigns to President Wendy Wintersteen; Dr. Reginald Stewart, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Dr. José Antonio Rosa, Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion; and Dr. Angela Powers, Greenlee School director.
Kappa Tau Alpha initiates nine new members
The Michael Bugeja Chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha at Iowa State University inducted its newest members on May 7: Luci Bessinger, Sarah Elizabeth Feehan, Yean Xen Lim, Stephanie J. Schubert, Lindsey L. Settle, Kaylee Shelton, Brittni Wendling, Samantha Woodrow and Muhammad Noor Fakhruzzaman . Kappa Tau Alpha is a national academic honor society for students in journalism and mass communication programs. Top-ranking undergraduate and graduate students in journalism, public relations and advertising are invited to join. Iowa State's chapter was established in 1986. 
Congrats to graduating master's students!
Tracy Lucht (left) and Mumtahin Awny
Our end-of-year potluck to celebrate the exceptional scholarship of our master's students is a favorite Greenlee School tradition, and this time our KTA initiates joined in on the fun, as well! Congrats to our spring and summer master's program graduates: Mumtahin Awny, Carlos Back, Selchia Cain, Brad DePrez, Muhammad Fakhruzzaman, Saige Heyer, Ana Ramirez and Britney Walters-Chester . Plus, a special shout out to Awny, the recipient of the Peter Meehan Graduate Scholarship.
Greenlee School Advisory Council meets at Meredith Corporation
The Greenlee School Advisory Council held its spring 2019 meeting on April 12 at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines. The agenda included presentations on the State of the School, Greenlee's master's program, faculty research, grant funding, LAS (by Dean Beate Schmittmann), and the 2019 Greenlee Summit, along with tours of the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen and Meredith photo studios. We also recognized and thanked Gladys Nortey , Donna Ramaeker Zahn and Ann Omvig Maine , who completed their terms and welcomed new member Teresa Krug . Thanks to all who attended and to Meredith for hosting!
Q&A: Keaton Lane
Keaton Lane pursued his passion for storytelling as a double major in journalism and mass communication and performing arts. The recent graduate led his final show as Jesus in Godspell on April 14.
Q&A: Alex Connor
Alex Connor, recent graduate in journalism and mass communication, shares her experience attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner as the 2018 Hugh Sidey Scholar.
The Greenlee School hosted its biggest First Amendment Days celebration ever April 8-12, 2019. The week was filled with panel discussions, presentations and other activities on campus. Musician, activist and author Simon Tam of The Slants, above left, delivered the keynote lecture about his band's U.S. Supreme Court battle over its name. Artist Timmy Ham created a street-art inspired mural on Central Campus during the Feast on the First. The event is planned by the First Amendment Committee, led by First Amendment Specialist Julie Roosa. It's made up of representatives from the Greenlee School, Iowa State Daily Media Group and Leo Mores Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. #isufirst #whygreenlee
Assistant Professor  Jan Lauren Boyles  will present a paper on data literacy at the Midwest Engaged Journalism Research workshop at the University of Minnesota. This work will be published as a book chapter in 2020. Boyles also has been invited to join a panel discussion at AEJMC on data management ethics, sponsored by the Media Management and Economics division. This month, Boyles reviewed a manuscript for the J ournal of Computer-Mediated Communication , as well as AEJMC conference papers for the Newspaper & Online News Division and the Graduate Student interest group. She is also reviewing applications for the AEJMC/Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor in Social Media.
Associate Professor Joel Geske's Allen Essman Fellowship has been renewed for a second year. From Angela Powers: “I am pleased to inform you that CLAS has accepted your report for renewal of the Essman Faculty Fellowship. As you know, the Allen Essman Fellowship honors a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in the education of advertising and public relations and allows for the recipient to advance research and student initiatives in advertising. Congratulations on this award, and thank you, Joel, for your outstanding accomplishments this past year.”
Assistant Professor Andy King gave a keynote on April 23 at a symposium on visual health communication hosted by the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication (which is part of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research at the University of Amsterdam, ranked the best in the world for the second year in a year according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject). The talk was called “Visual Imagery and Health Communication: Current Research and Ideas for Integrating Innovative Methodological Approaches to Improve Theory and Practice.” He also served on a dissertation committee there, the defense for which was also that week.
Associate Professor Novotny Lawrence was selected to receive the Foreign Travel Grant. He will use the funds to attend the European Conference on Media, Communication and Film, which is being held from July 12-13 in Brighton, UK. 

Earlier this month he was elected Vice President of Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusion of the Popular Culture Association. 

His article, "Strictly a Laughing Matter: The Significance of the Blaxploitation Movement and  Black Dynamite  as Parody," will be published in the spring 2019 issue of the peer-reviewed journal,  Black Camera .
Lecturer Lisa Munger gave a speech about Navigating Millennials to the annual convention of the Womens Clubs of Iowa with May ’18 grad Emily Barske who now serves as news editor for the Marshalltown Times Republican.
Lecturer Gary Sawyer has been invited to participate in the 2019-20 Teaching and Learning Academy presented by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Iowa State.
Senior Lecturer Erin Wilgenbusch reports the following:

  • PRSSA: Chapter members judged submitted entries from Iowa high school FFA chapters in the Agricultural Communications CDE (Career Development Event). High school students submit these plans to the state FFA office for judging in advance of the state FFA convention (April 15-16, 2019).
  • I served as an on-site judge for preliminary and final rounds of the Agricultural Communications CDE for the state FFA convention. High school FFA students made 15-minute presentations of their agricultural communication plans. The competition took place on April 16, 2019, in the Hansen Agricultural Center.
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