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Aug. 24, 2020
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Cyclones Care: Keep up the good work!
Thanks to everyone who is showing Cyclones Care by wearing face coverings (all hours on campus), maintaining physical distance (6 feet), washing or sanitizing hands often, and staying home if you are ill. The success of this semester is up to all of us. We appreciate all your efforts not only in Hamilton Hall, but elsewhere on campus and in our community.

If you forget your face covering, remember disposable face coverings are available in 101 Hamilton.
Did you miss face covering pickup?
LAS students can pick up their two free cloth face coverings in Catt Hall at the advising information table located on the first floor between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.
Student food pantry open in Beyer
The Students Helping Our Peers (SHOP) food pantry is open for the fall semester in its new location — 1306 Beyer Hall. Hours are Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are available.
Greenlee labs and equipment checkout
Procedures regarding Greenlee labs and media equipment for the fall 2020 semester can be found on our website on the Greenlee Labs & Equipment page.
Adobe software availability
  • Student licenses for personal laptops are still coming. ISU is in negotiations with Adobe to obtain the best pricing possible for student purchase. More information will be shared as we know more. 
  • If your computer cannot support Adobe programs, you can apply to be part of the Laptop Loaner Program through the University Library. Requests for participation in the Laptop Loaner Program will be accepted now through 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, Aug. 28. Students with the greatest financial need and those who have exhausted other options for financial aid will receive priority as laptop requests are processed. Loaners will have Adobe software available to install through Self Service.
  • Adobe software will continue to be available in our Greenlee labs. See “Open labs by appointment” for more information on how to reserve a time.
Reminder: Advising 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.

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 (
Stay in the loop
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:
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
Attend the Association of LGBTQ Journalists Virtual Convention
NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is offering Virtual Convention (October 23-25) registration to journalism students for only $25. Connect with industry recruiters, learn invaluable information from 30+ breakout sessions and network with other news professionals. The convention is open to all, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. As an added bonus, all students who are not already members will receive a complimentary one-year membershipLearn more and register at

About NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists:
We are a journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. We promote diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the industry accountable and providing education, professional development and mentoring. Learn more at
Follow LAS on social media!
LAS social media handles
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
#WhyGreenlee Student Blog
My communications internship with Kreg Tool Company

Erin Czyzewski, senior in public relations, shares about her experience interning remotely this summer with Kreg Tool.
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
PRSSA – Sept. 1 meeting
PRSSA's first meeting of the semester will take place virtually on Sept. 1. To be added to the mailing list to receive the Zoom link, please contact club president Maddie Casady,
Join a TREND magazine committee
TREND magazine is a student-run publication that focuses on lifestyle, fashion and beauty. We have women's fashion, men's fashion, editorial, advertising, PR, online, event planning and social media committees that ANY and ALL majors are encouraged to be part of! Please fill out the Google form below if you're interested in joining TREND, and look through the PowerPoint if you would like more clarification about the committees. If you have more questions, please email!"

Get involved, get experience
Check out our Clubs/Orgs highlight on Instagram (@isu_gsjc) to hear about opportunities this semester with the Iowa State Daily, Ethos, Cardinal and Gold, Greenlee School TV, and more!
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Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at
"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.
Cyclones Care: wear a face covering, stay 6 feet apart, wash your hands often, stay home if you are ill