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Aug. 13, 2020
TODAY: We apologize for the delayed newsletter this week. Hamilton Hall's power and Internet has been restored, and Greenlee's website is available again after Monday's storm. Campus storm recovery updates can be found here.
Pick up two free face coverings Aug. 13, 14, 17
Iowa State University students can pick up two free ISU face coverings at three locations on Thursday, Aug. 13, Friday, Aug. 14 and Monday, Aug. 17. Each of the locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students will need to show a student ID. Also, students cannot pick up extra face coverings for friends, roommates or others. The three locations are:
Lied Recreation Center, a tent located on the southwest corner of Lied Recreation Center. Walk to Lied or park in Lot 100.
ISU Alumni Center, a tent located on east side. Walk to the Alumni Center or park in Lot A-2.
Central Campus, a tent located on the Sloss House Lawn, close to Curtiss Hall. Take CyRide, park in Memorial Union Ramp or walk to campus.
Two face coverings have been distributed to each student during the move-in process for the residence halls and campus apartments, and to Greek houses, and also distributed to student athletes.
Laptop loaner request deadline extended
Beginning in fall 2020, all students at Iowa State University will be required to own or obtain a laptop computer or other device appropriate to their discipline. Iowa State University Information Technology Services established an information page about the requirement.

To support students, there is funding available through the CARES Act and loaners available through the Iowa State Library Laptop Loaner Program. For details, visit the ITS information page, and click on “What if I can’t afford to buy my own laptop computer?” Requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, Aug. 28 (updated deadline).

Our IT staff has provided additional information on Greenlee-specific recommendations for optimum compatibility with Greenlee lab computers. (These specific recommendations are not required purchases.)
Updates from Hamilton Hall
Faculty and staff have been preparing Hamilton Hall for your return to classes on Aug. 17. Here are a few updates for this week.

Face coverings and physical distancing
Please take time to review the revised face coverings policy, released by President Wintersteen last week. Per the policy, cloth face coverings are required indoors in all university buildings, including Hamilton Hall, and outdoors when others are or may be present where physical distancing is not possible (with some exceptions and clarifications). If you forget your face covering, disposable face coverings are available in 101 Hamilton.

In Hamilton Hall, two circular routes — around the first-floor student interaction area and in the lower level — have been designated one way to help with traffic flow. In areas of two-way traffic, please keep as far to the right as possible. Signage and floor markers have been posted around the building to designate the routes and help you find your way to classrooms and labs in the building.

In communal areas and hallways, some furniture has also been removed to create more space for physical distancing. Hand sanitizer stations have also been placed in several locations throughout the building.

Greenlee School main office hours
The main office, located in 101 Hamilton Hall, is open, and regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) have resumed. You can continue to reach the main office staff by phone (515-294-4342) or by email (

Advising and appointments
Advising appointments are by appointment only (virtual or in person if there's a pressing need). Schedule advising meetings with the academic advisers (Jessica Hansen-Moench, Kelsie Poe and Juli Probasco-Sowers) through EAB or by calling 515-294-4342 whenever possible rather than coming into the main office.

For in-person appointments, please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. A designated waiting spot is marked in the hallway near the men's restroom on the first floor.

Faculty office hours and meetings (including advising meetings, student organizational meetings, thesis/creative component defenses) should take place in a virtual environment this semester unless there is a pressing need to meet in person. Even then, some individuals may still require virtual options. Refer to our faculty directory for contact and appointment scheduling info for individual faculty members. (Updated Fall 2020 faculty office hours will be posted by Aug. 17.)

Greenlee labs and equipment
While open campus computer labs will be closed during the fall 2020 semester, the Greenlee School is working on ways for students to safely access the necessary software and equipment for our skills courses. More information will be shared soon.

Stay in the know
Greenlee and Hamilton Hall-specific updates will be sent in this newsletter, posted on our Greenlee COVID-19 Updates page and shared on social media: Twitter (@isu_gsjc), Instagram (@isu_gsjc) and Facebook (@greenleeschool).

Iowa State's COVID-19 response website remains the most comprehensive source of info on the fall 2020 semester. Find important info, including:
Reminder: Review your class schedule!
Updated class lists, indicating delivery mode and locations, are now available on AccessPlus. At this time, students who wish to change their schedule to achieve more online or in-person courses, or switch sections of the same course, have the opportunity to do so in AccessPlus. (Please note, some courses could still change, however the majority of the fall schedule is finalized.) This graphic illustrates a comparison between delivery modes. Instructors will be in touch with more info as the first day of school nears.

Classes begin on Aug. 17, and students may make changes to their schedules without instructor and/or adviser approval until Friday, Aug. 21. Students who need assistance in changing their fall course schedule should contact their adviser.
Cyclones Care: wear a face covering, stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands often, stay home if you are ill
Fall 2020 PIE - online instructions
Passing the Poynter Institute Exam (known in Greenlee as PIE) is a prerequisite for JL MC 201. The exam is part of an online course offered through Poynter’s News University. Passing three assessments in grammar, punctuation, and word use will establish a solid foundation for JL MC 201. Students must receive a score of 78% or more (39 out of 50) on each assessment to pass the PIE.

Students have three attempts to pass each of the three assessments with a 78% or more (39 out of 50). Students must use these attempts by 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Student can use these attempts with any computer with internet access.

Visit our website for more information on signing up, studying for, and completing the final assessments.

Questions? See the FAQ section and study resources on our website. Other questions should be directed to Kelsie Poe at
Now hiring: Greenlee communications team
Want to gain experience in your field and build your portfolio? Apply for a position on the Greenlee Communications Team. We're currently hiring a multimedia/digital assistant and a graphic design assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year.

For more info, see the complete job postings (04345-20003) and (04345-20004) on the Student Job Board in AccessPlus. Descriptions can also be found here.

Questions? Contact Maria Charbonneaux,
Welcome back to Greenlee
Stop by the Hamilton Hall West Lawn to say hello and grab a cookie to go during the following times:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 19 – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Aug. 20 – noon to 3 p.m.

A Greenlee rep will be on hand to answer your questions. Cyclones Care: Face coverings will be required, sanitizer will be available and physical distancing measures will be taken. Please stay home if you are ill.

Throughout the first week of school, we'll also share info about Greenlee student clubs and organizations and student media on our Instagram stories. Follow us (@isu_gsjc) to learn about all the ways you can get involved this semester as you look for opportunities that are the right fit for you!
Sign up for fall sections of LAS 203
LAS 203 is a one credit, 8-week course designed to provide students with knowledge on foundational career-related topics such as resume writing, interviewing, negotiating offers, and other career related topics. Students will develop effective strategies for overall professionalism and internship/job seeking methods to positively impact future career success. In-person and online sections are available. No textbook is required. This course has consistently earned nearly perfect instructor and course content ratings.

Important Dates
  • Aug. 17: Classes begin
  • Aug. 19: Welcome Back to Greenlee, 9 a.m. to noon, Hamilton Hall West Lawn
  • Aug. 20: Welcome Back to Greenlee, noon to 3 p.m., Hamilton Hall West Lawn
  • Aug. 21: Last day students can make schedule changes without adviser/instructor approval
  • Sept. 7: Labor Day, classes held
  • Sept. 28: Academic advising for spring semester 2021 begins
  • Sept. 29: People to People Career Fair (virtual)
  • Sept. 30: Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair (virtual)
  • Oct. 1: Greenlee School Futures Forum (more info to come)
  • Oct. 7: Registration for spring semester 2021 begins
  • Oct. 10: Midterm grades available in AccessPlus
  • Oct. 23: Last day to drop a full-semester course
  • Nov. 21, 23-25: Finals (Please note the correct dates for finals. We regret we listed them incorrectly in the previous newsletter.)
#WhyGreenlee Student Blog
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Spring 2020 grad Hannah Fuller's Iowa State experience included a Pella Corporation internship, Dance Marathon, sorority involvement and study abroad. She shares her advice for current students.
Share your #WhyGreenlee story
Calling all Greenlee adventurers! We're looking for standout students to feature on the Greenlee blog in spring 2020. Contact Maria Charbonneaux at if you're interested in being featured or would like to nominate a student.
Clubs and Organizations
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"This Week at Greenlee" is a weekly newsletter sent on Mondays during the academic year. It is curated by the Greenlee School communications team for Greenlee School students, faculty and staff. Student clubs and organizations relevant to journalism, advertising and public relations are welcome to submit news and announcements for inclusion in the newsletter. Send your news to Maria Charbonneaux, communications specialist, by 11 p.m. on Sunday for inclusion in the next day's newsletter. Previous editions can be found on our website.