News & Updates
September 9, 2019
Sign up for Greenlee's FREE Data Boot Camp
Learn how to turn dull columns of information into compelling infographics and meaningful stories by attending Greenlee’s 2019 Data Boot Camp. The two-day workshop, Sept. 28-29, will bring a national expert from Investigative Reporters & Editors to Hamilton Hall, and the fee for students has been waived through a grant. Similar workshops in other cities cost hundreds of dollars. We have room for about 20 total participants, and no experience is necessary. You'll quickly move through learning the basics of Excel to creating publication-worthy infographics with Tableau software.  Please email Brenda Witherspoon ( ) and/or Gary Sawyer ( ) by Friday, Sept. 13, if you are interested or have more questions.
Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair - Oct. 1, 2019
The fall 2019 Jump-Start Internship and Networking Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.

Hosted by the Greenlee School, this boutique-style internship and networking fair connects relevant employers with students who are preparing for careers in advertising, journalism, public relations, communications and other related fields. It is open to all Iowa State University students. Students do not need to register in advance.

Students who are new to the fair can participate in a Jump-Start introductory tour, which allows them to visit with several employers in a group setting rather than alone. Sign up to join a tour in 101 Hamilton Hall. Discover more ways to prepare.
Prepare for the fairs: LAS Career Services workshops
Tuesday, Sept. 17
2300 Marston, 4:10-5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19
2157 Pearson Hall, 3:10-4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 30
172 Hamilton Hall, 4:10-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 2
172 Hamilton Hall, 4:10-5 p.m.

Joel Davis on set at WRAL News
Save the Date: Futures Forum - Oct. 3, 2019
Joel Davis, Greenlee School alumnus and Vice President/General Manager at WRAL TV and WRAZ TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, will share career and networking advice for students at the Greenlee School’s 2019 Futures Forum at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The lecture will be located in the Memorial Union Campanile Room.
Reynolds Journalism Institute Student Innovation Competition
What:  The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute is hosting a student development competition that allows interdisciplinary U.S. college students to come together to develop an app, prototype, program that could solve a journalism challenge. This year’s challenge is to create a program, tool or prototype for photo, video or audio verification. Deep fake videos, fabricated photos and audio are among the biggest challenges the news industry faces. Lawmakers have considered legislation against false images, but how long will it take for policies to be implemented and will they be able to solve the problem?
Who:  This year’s competition is open to  all U.S. college students . Typically teams come from various backgrounds including computer science, journalism and business. This year there must be at least one journalism or communications student on the team. 
Where:  Develop the idea from your school or university. If your team is selected as a finalist, you would come to the Missouri School of Journalism on Sat. Feb. 8 to present in front of a panel of industry judges and the public. 
When:  Students who plan to enter the competition have the next three months to build their tool, prototype or program.
Why:  1. Chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money
          2. Looks good on your resume.
          3. Your finished prototype could turn into a future business opportunity. 
How:  Find out more about the prizes, entry rules, eligibility requirements, contact info for all of your questions, as well as the judging criteria and timeline here: .

Apply for 2020-21 Greenlee Scholarships
We see your ambition, your drive and your desire to make your mark, and we want to invest in your success. Because of the generosity of our donors, the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication awards over $100,000 in scholarships to its students annually.

Apply for Greenlee School scholarships, along with other scholarships available through Iowa State University, using  OneApp . You must complete the five designated Greenlee School questions in the LAS application portion of OneApp by the stated deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The Greenlee School scholarship selection committee will use the information available in OneApp as of the deadlines listed below for current undergraduate and transfer students:
  • Sept. 1, 2019: OneApp open to all current undergraduate and transfer students.
  • Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline for FAFSA filing for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • March 2, 2020 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for Fall 2020 current and transfer student scholarship applications.
Study mobile photography in Italy
In the spring of 2020 Iowa State University will offer, for the third time, a spring semester in Urbino, Italy, in cooperation with the University of Urbino. The program is led by Greenlee School Associate Professor Deni Chamberlin.

Classes will focus on photojournalism with a focus on mobile phone image making, Renaissance art history, literature, food and culture, and Italian language. Classes will take place in the historic city center but many class sessions will also take place outside of the traditional classroom, including trips to Florence, Siena, Rome and other towns closer to Urbino.

For more firsthand info, check out our Greenlee student blog where we'll highlight Urbino student experiences throughout the month.

Questions? Contact Deni Chamberlin or attend the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The application deadline is Oct. 1, 2019 .
Clubs & Organizations
Join the Ethos team
Ethos magazine is an award-winning student publication. We are looking for new creative students to join our team. All writers, designers, photographers and advertisers are welcome. We meet in 163 Hamilton Hall every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Hope to see you there!
First PRSSA meeting - Sept. 17
The Iowa State chapter of the the Public Relations Student Society of America will have its first meeting of the semester at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in 169 Hamilton Hall.
Get involved! Attend ClubFest Wednesday, Sept. 11
Fall 2019 ClubFest is Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Central Campus. ClubFest is an opportunity for students to browse through many clubs and organizations at Iowa State to find out how to GET INVOLVED on campus. While not all of Iowa State's student organizations can make it to ClubFest, a great sample will be on Central Campus with informational handouts, large displays, demonstrations, and giveaways to highlight their club and recruit new members!
Around Campus
Roy Reiman entrepreneurial lecture – Friday, Sept. 13
WHAT: "The Importance of Being Different" by Roy Reiman
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 13, 3:30-5 p.m.
WHERE: 0117 MacKay
RSVP: This event is free and open to Iowa State University students, faculty, staff and the community. Visit for more info and to RSVP.

Roy Reiman was born on a farm near Auburn, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University in 1957 with a degree in agricultural journalism. He joined Capper’s Farmer magazine in Topeka and became managing editor at the age of 23. He later launched his own company in the basement of his home. Reiman Publications employs over 500 people and publishes nine advertising-free national magazines including Country, Farm & Ranch Living, Country Woman, Reminisce, Taste of Home, Crafting Traditions, and Birds & Blooms.

Reiman Publications is principally owned by Madison Dearborn Partners Inc., a Chicago investment firm, and senior management of Reiman. In April 2002, Reiman Publications was sold to Reader’s Digest Association Inc., for $760 million in cash. The purchase price makes the acquisition the biggest the magazine industry has seen since 1998.

More recently, Reiman launched Our Iowa and Our Wisconsin, the magazines that celebrates all that’s great about living in Iowa and Wisconsin.  The Reimans support the Pappajohn Center’s speaker series and entrepreneur internship program.
Save the date: Iowa State University career fairs
Fall 2019 People to People Career Fair
When: Sept. 25, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Scheman Building
What: Focused on Human/Social Services, Education, Health/Wellness, Government, and Hospitality – Hosted by the Colleges of Human Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fall 2019 Business, Industry and Technology Fall Career Fair
When: Sept. 25, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Hilton Coliseum
What: Organized and hosted by the Colleges of Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Human Sciences.
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