News & Updates
October 28, 2019
Get your "America Needs Journalists" T-Shirt today!
October proceeds benefit
First Amendment Days
America needs journalists—just like those we train here at Greenlee. That's why we're excited RAYGUN is now offering a special Cyclone-friendly red and gold version of its popular T-shirt. Through Oct. 31, 10 percent of proceeds for this red/gold design support the annual First Amendment Days celebration held each spring at Iowa State University. Purchase your shirt. >>
Submit your work for Hearst Awards consideration
The Hearst Journalism Awards program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools.

The 60th annual program offers up to $700,000 in awards and consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, one radio competition, two television competitions and four multimedia competitions – with championship finals in all divisions. It's a great resume builder and could be a networking opportunity if you advance to the next rounds.

The Greenlee School may submit two entrants' work per competition.

Photo I - News and Features (due by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 29)
  • An entry consists of a minimum of four images (at least two news and two features) and a maximum of eight images.
  • News: breaking news, general news or news photos relating to sporting events.
  • Features: features, portraits, sports, documentary photography.
  • All photos must have been taken during the following time frame and one image must have been disseminated in print, online or both from Sept. 1, 2018 through Nov. 4, 2019.
  • See full photo competition criteria.

 Television I - Features (due by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5)
  • Entries must be non-deadline reporting of personalities, events, or issues.
  • Each entry must consist of at least two reports totaling no more than ten minutes.
  • Entries may be accompanied by multimedia versions of the reports entered as long as they were produced primarily by the entrant. Entries must have been disseminated on air or online or both from September 1, 2018 through November 11, 2019.
  • See complete television competition criteria.

Submit your entries to Deni Chamberlin at .

Plan ahead! See the Greenlee deadlines for the remaining competitions on our website.
Prep now for spring 2020 class registration
Registration is right around the corner. If you have not already done so, please log into AccessPlus and click on the "Current Student" tab to view your assigned Registration Start Date and Time.

Set up an appointment

If you have a faculty adviser, please contact the faculty member directly to set up an advising appointment.

If you have an academic adviser (Jessica Hansen-Moench, Kelsie Poe, or Juli Probasco-Sowers), please schedule through AccessPlus > ISU Appointment or call the front office at 515-294-4342 to schedule your RAN appointment. Jessica, Kelsie, and Juli ask that you call now to schedule appointments as appointment times will fill up fast. HOWEVER, please request a meeting time that is just a day or two before your assigned registration date. This way, when we meet to discuss classes, we will have a better idea of what classes are still open and what are closed.
Additionally, please remember to bring your completed  Registration Worksheet to your advising appointment.

Consider spring 2020 short, experimental and special topic courses
Dates, times and complete descriptions of the following spring 2020 experimental and special topic courses in a dvertising, journalism, and public relations can be found here :

One credit short courses
  • ADVRT/JL MC/P R 391B Audio LabCreating your own podcast
  • ADVRT/P R/JL MC 391EFrom Posts to Profits: How to Tackle Social Media Influencer Marketing
  • ADVRT/JL MC/P R 391JThe Basics of Video Storytelling using Live Sports Production 

Special topic classes
  • ADVRT/JL MC/P R 390J—Fashion and Beauty Writing
  • ADVRT/PR/JLMC 497D—First Amendment Freedoms and Conflicts: Know your rights
  • ADVRT/JL MC/P R 497L—Strategic Planning for Social Media (online)

Experimental courses
  • JL MC 140X—Identity, Diversity and the Media (online)
  • P R 324X—Brand Storytelling (dates/times TBA)

Rotating courses
  • JL MC 406—Media Management (online)
Fall 2019 PIE Testing Dates

Passing the Poynter Institute Exam (known in Greenlee as PIE) is a prerequisite for JL MC 201. The exam is offered as part of an online course, Iowa State University Language Primer Course Pack (Fall 2019), offered through Poynter's News University. Students must receive a score of 78 or above to pass the PIE.

Although you can work through the course and the practice drills from any browser,  you must take the exam in Hamilton Hall during a testing day for your score to count. You can only take the exam once per testing date.

Visit our website for more information and to learn how to sign up, study for and take the test.

Fall 2019 Testing Dates:
  • Friday, Oct. 11
  • Friday, Oct. 25
  • Friday, Nov. 8
  • Friday, Nov. 15
  • Friday, Dec. 6

The final exam will begin in Hamilton 10A or 10B on the hour between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Friday. Students do not need to sign up for a specific time. Students should arrive 10-15 minutes to log in to the exam.
Questions? See the FAQ section and study resources on our websit e . Other questions should be directed to Kelsie Poe at  or 101 Hamilton Hall.
Win a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Apply for the Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship by Dec. 1
The Hugh S. Sidey Scholarship recognizes Greenlee majors who exhibit extraordinary understanding of the responsibilities of covering the chief executive and the core principle of social responsibility that resides with journalists. The recipient receives $5,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital. Past recipients attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner . Applications are due Dec. 1. Learn more about the application criteria and guidelines. >>
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.
Catt Center undergraduate research opportunity
Greenlee Assistant Pr ofessor Kelly Winfrey is recruiting freshmen, sophomores or juniors with an interest in research related to gender and politics for a new research opportunity with the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. She is particularly interested in s tudents in journalism, public relations, advertising, communication studies, political science, event management, women and gender studies, and speech communication.

Through this Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), students will have the opportunity to participate in original research focused on women and politics, get experience working with graduate students and faculty in a real-world team environment, and receive up to three credit hours in the Spring 2020 semester. After participating in the program for a semester, students may have the option to continue and help mentor new students in the program. Apply here >>
Apply for the summer 2020 ASME Internship Program
Applications are now open for the Magazine Internship Program sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors. This 10-week program places rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington.  The 2020 ASME internship program will run from May 27-Aug. 7.
Recent participants have worked at ESSENCE, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Men's Health, National Geographic, People, Rachael Ray Every Day, Women's Health  and more . Iowa State students have been selected in the recent past, interning with The Knot, The Forward and Inc. Magazine .
Applicants must complete their junior year before June 2020 and expect to graduate in spring 2021. Only full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 will be considered for an internship.
How to apply

The Greenlee School may recommend up to two students for the program. (Applicants recommended by journalism departments or career-guidance offices are given preference over students from the same school.) 
To be considered for an official Greenlee School nomination for the program, students must submit pdfs of their applications (all in one PDF, see list below) to Deb Gibson at by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 .
Applications must contain the following:
  • A completed application. To access the application, register on ASME's website and log in. Save, but do not submit your answers or pay the $40 processing fee at this time. Include the questions and your answers in the PDF you prepare for Deb.
  • A one-page cover letter (addressed to Sidney Holt, Executive Director, ASME) explaining why you are interested in magazine journalism; why you want to participate in the Magazine Internship Program; and what qualifies you to be an ASME intern. The selection committee wants to know how your course of study has prepared you to be an ASME intern and how you plan to use the skills and insights you gain from participation in the Magazine Internship Program not only to advance your career but to benefit the publications where you work your senior year 
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an educator who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from an intern supervisor or employer who can attest to your abilities and experience
  • A current resume
  • No more than 10 clips from a college newspaper or magazine or from a newspaper or magazine where you have interned or worked that demonstrate reporting skills as well as an interest in and knowledge of a range of topics
Greenlee School selections will be made the week of Nov. 18. You will be notified in time to upload and submit your complete application, including the Greenlee School's one-paragraph letter of nomination, and pay the $40 processing fee online before  ASME's official Saturday, Dec. 1 deadline .  

Learn more about the criteria, how interns are chosen by ASME, internship dates and finances/housing on ASME's magazine program website.

Questions? Contact Deb Gibson .
Are you interested in grad school?
The Greenlee master’s program is a 32-credit course of study culminating in a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in journalism and mass communication. Two tracks are available: one for students who desire specialized study in communication theory and research and one for students who wish to develop or strengthen their professional and strategic communication skills.

Within the master’s program, you will explore new ideas through a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to your individual interests and program of study. We will challenge your thinking and deepen your expertise to prepare you for a successful future.

Interested in learning more?
Contact Dr. Gang Han, Director of Graduate Education, at
Study the History of African American Images in Film
What:  Engl 445: History of African American Images in Film
Who: Taught by Dr. Novotny Lawrency, Associate Professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the English Department
When: Spring 2020
  • What was the catalyst for #OscarsSoWhite in 2016? 
  • Why is Black Panther considered a cinematic milestone when other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have also performed incredibly well at the global box office? 
  • In September 2018, why did actress Viola Davis state in interviews that she regrets appearing in The Help (2011)? 

This course is an historical and critical examination of the diverse images of African-Americans in cinema since the medium emerged as a popular form of entertainment. This cinematic exploration will be informed by discussions of U.S. politics, economics, and culture, important factors that play a significant role in the construction of African American filmic identities. While narrative and non-narrative cinema are the primary focus of the course, Black representations also subject to exploration may include hip-hop music/videos, television news, reality television, sports, memes, YouTube videos, and other relevant media as they arise over the duration of the semester.  More info >>>
Student Spotlight: Sami Hiatt
Last week's homecoming festivities required hard work from members of the Iowa State community, including students from the Greenlee School! Sami Hiatt (left), a junior in advertising and dietetics, detailed her experience as a part the homecoming display committee and how her Greenlee experience has prepared her to take on new challenges. Read more >>
Clubs & Organizations
Join Cardinal Eats!
Calling all designers, photographers, public relations specialists and marketers to join our group of foodies!

Cardinal Eats is a campus publication about the one thing in life that we all love-food. From tasty recipes you’ll love, to the more serious ways that food impacts our lives, we want to open up a discussion about the most basic reflections of ourselves. 
We meet in 163 Hamilton Hall every Monday at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there!

Join Veritas!

Calling all writers, photographers, graphic designers and communicators!

Veritas is currently looking for students to contribute to their next issue focused on the caucuses.

Veritas, Latin for truth, is a non-partisan publication that focuses on in-depth coverage of law and politics.

Our next meeting is October 30 from 1-2 p.m. in Hamilton Hall Room 172.

If interested or have any questions, please contact Olivia Benjamin,
Join the Advertising Club!
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • December 4

Ad Club meets in 163 Hamilton Hall at 7 p.m.
Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at .
Around Campus
Workshop: Networking with Confidence

Please RSVP for these LAS Career Services presentations through CyHire. The events can be found under the Career Presentations tab in your CyHire account. Simply select RSVP once you find the event. There are two times available:

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:10-1 p.m.
LASCS Conference Room, Carver 171

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:10-4 p.m.
LASCS Conference Room, Carver 171
Apply to be a TEDx Speaker
Have an idea that is worth spreading? Are you excited to create, innovate and inspire others? Apply now to be a TEDxIowaStateUniversity Speaker!

Email questions to  and check out  our website  for more information! Applications are open to anyone and everyone.
Environmental Martyrs and the Fate of the Forest
When: Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Sun Room, Memorial Union
What: Rob Nixon will address the current surge in environmental martyrdom against the backdrop of the resource wars in the Amazon and beyond. The talk will offer an international perspective on the value of our planet’s inhabited forests and the threats to their viability. Nixon asks: what is the relationship between the sacrificial figure of the environmental martyr and the proliferation of sacrifice zones under neoliberal globalization? And what is the relationship between the fallen martyr and the felled tree? This lecture is held in conjunction with the 2019-2020 Department of English Goldtrap Speaker Series. Learn more >>
Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: Media and the 2020 Election
When: Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union
What: Alexander Heffner is the host of  The Open Mind  on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life, and millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. His work has been profiled in the  Washington Post , the  New York Times , the  Des Moines Register  and numerous other outlets. This lecture will provide students with the opportunity to engage with Mr. Heffner about their importance in the Iowa Caucuses and the 2020 elections. Students will be able to register to vote at the event.
"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.