News & Updates
News & Updates
April 27, 2020
This week is the last chance to take PIE!
Deadline is Friday, May 1
Due to the extension of remote learning at Iowa State University, the Poynter Institute Exam (PIE) will be offered online for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. Students will no longer come into Hamilton Hall on the designated testing days. Instead, students will take the PIE through the Poynter Institute website on their own time from any computer with internet access.

Students will have until 4 p.m. CDT Friday, May 1, 2020 , to use their 5 attempts at the test. Passing requires a score of at least 78% (117 questions right out of 150).

Students who have already taken the exam will have those attempts count toward their total. For example, if a student already took the exam twice in person for spring 2020, they would have three more attempts to complete online.

Please find the directions for the online PIE on the   Greenlee website . If you have any questions, please email Kelsie Poe at .
Two opportunities for summer internship funding
Apply for Greenlee 499A internship scholarships

Greenlee primary majors: Apply today to be considered for a 499A internship scholarship. That’s $1,000 (or more) to offset your expenses this summer while you’re doing your 499A internship.
Students who wish to be considered for an  internship scholarship  from the Greenlee School must be pursuing an opportunity they have discussed with their faculty adviser to fulfill the requirements for  ADVRT/JL MC/P R 499A .

Please apply through  OneApp , Iowa State University's scholarship portal. As a reminder, ALL steps MUST BE COMPLETED to be considered for a Greenlee School 499 Internship Scholarship.

Final Application Deadline is Friday, May 1 (11:59 p.m.).

Questions about internship scholarships? Contact Stacy Horner at .
Apply for LAS unpaid internship scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) awards a limited number of scholarships to LAS undergraduate students during the semester they are enrolled in an internship where no compensation is paid by the employer. 

Students will need to enroll in an internship course for course credit or R-credit and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Students will be notified of the awarding of a scholarship within two weeks of the deadline. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000 and will be applied to the student’s UBill the semester of the unpaid internship.

Applications for the summer 2020 semester will be accepted through April 30. Apply through this form in CyHire .

Questions about internships? Contact LAS Career Services at .
Spotlight on Greenlee summer courses
Tell a friend about
JL MC 101

Do you know someone who is thinking about switching majors or looking for a fun summer course? Encourage them to take JL MC 101; Mass Media and Society!

This course explores the impacts of the messages that are all around us in the video games, films, music, books, television, magazines and newspapers we consume. Focusing on examples from current pop culture, you'll learn how these messages shape society and vice versa.

6/15/20 – 7/10/20
Instructor: Erin Wilgenbush
Prerequisites: none
Get a jump-start with ADVRT / P R 301

Summer is a great time to take ADVRT / P R 301: Research and Strategic Planning for Advertising and Public Relations, a requirement for all advertising and PR majors.

The course will be structured in two-week modules that let you work at your own pace. The project is focused on campaign development for Target, including researching consumer perception and behaviors, conducting a social media analysis, developing a creative concept, and creating campaign ideas for your portfolio.

5/18/20 – 7/10/20
Instructor: Michael Wigton
Prerequisites: PR 220 or ADVRT 230
Summer and fall 2020 class registration
If you haven't scheduled your virtual advising appointment to register for summer and fall 2020 classes, NOW is the time to do so! Your adviser remains your point of contact for your RAN and questions related to class registration.

If you have a faculty adviser, please contact your adviser directly to set up an appointment. If you have an academic adviser (Jessica Hansen-Moench, Kelsie Poe or Juli Probasco-Sowers, please schedule through AccessPlus > ISU Appointment or call 515-294-4342 to schedule your RAN appointment.

See the Office of the Registrar website for more info .
Fall 2020 Greenlee Short Course Intensives
ADVRT/JL MC/P R 391N: Professional Networking (from the guy who wrote the book on it)
Fridays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30, 1:10-3 p.m.
Creating your professional network is a key element of making your transition from college to the professional world. This Greenlee Short Course Intensive will guide you on the design of your professional network, help you take your first steps in activating your network, give you structured practice in interacting with your network, and help you understand how networking benefits the people in your network. This course is suitable for Advertising, Journalism, and Public Relations majors in any year of their program.
Food Photography
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Meredith Corporation, Des Moines
Learn the basics of publication-worthy food photography from veteran professionals. Photographers, food editors, art directors and food stylists will share the basics of making food look visually appealing. Discover the tips and tricks of still-life food shots and step-by-step recipe images. Note: This is a hybrid course. Online assignments also will be due before and after the Oct. 10 Meredith classroom event.
Photojournalists: Earn a $5,000 grant from Getty Images
Getty Images will award eight $5,000 grants to photojournalists working to safely capture COVID-19 stories worldwide in 2020.

Particular consideration will given to those working in their home locations or immediate regions. Recipients will be selected from a global pool of entrants and judged by an esteemed panel of photographers, journalists and creatives.

Submissions close on Friday, May 15 at midnight EST.
Updated: Greenlee COVID-19 Internship Policy for Spring/Summer 2020
For students who (a) are or were working in their approved 499A internship during the spring or summer semesters of 2020 or (b) are planning to graduate in spring, summer or fall 2020, we are offering  several options. Students should consult with their advisers as they consider what is best for their situation.

NOTE: The policy has been updated to include more information about the online coursework option   for students who started approved internships or intended to secure approved internships during spring or summer 2020 and who, because of disruptions from COVID-19, including safety concerns, (a) are unable to complete at least 200 of the required 400 hours of their approved internship or (b) are unable to secure an approved internship:

You may fulfill the internship requirement by completing 3-credits of online coursework in summer 2020 that will help prepare you for working in media and communication and guide you through a project related to your professional goals. This course begins May 18. To account for the continuing uncertainty surrounding employment opportunities this summer, students will be allowed to add this course through June 30. Students interested in this option should ask their faculty adviser to contact the Greenlee Internship Coordinator and request to be added to this section of 499A.

Your job or internship search in the time of COVID-19
Are you concerned because you've secured an internship or full-time job but haven't heard from your employer recently?

Have you submitted applications but haven't heard back?

Are you preparing for a phone or video interview?

LAS Career Services has got you covered. For help in these situations and more, check out their helpful guide to COVID-19 Career Resources for Students.
Drive-up Wi-Fi available outside Jack Trice Stadium
Students, faculty and staff who need Wi-Fi service can now access an ISU internet connection from their vehicle in a Jack Trice Stadium parking lot. Those with an active ISU Net-ID can park in lot S7 (near gate 2) and use their ISU credentials to connect to the   Eduroam network   from their vehicle.
Adobe Creative Cloud, coursework and other reminders
Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31.  Instructions for enabling this access are here. 

Equipment checkout (cameras, microphones, etc.) and open labs will be closed during our period of online instruction. Your instructors have been notified and will be offering alternative assignments as necessary.

We also have an option to use your personal computer to remotely log into one of our lab computers to access additional software resources. Your instructor will provide the necessary instructions if this pertains to your course.
Updated Pass/Not Pass policy
Iowa State passed a new policy to allow students in any course that was changed to virtual instruction as a result of COVID-19 to take the course as Pass/Not Pass and still have it count towards curricular, major, academic progress, and graduation requirements. This temporary policy now also applies to courses that were designated to be taught fully online at the start of Spring 2020 semeste r (e.g. courses with a section designator starting with an “X”).

More details:
Enhance your skills through Greenlee's grad program
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
Advising from a DIY desk
Greetings from another home office as #GreenleeGoesTheDistance. "While my daily commute has gotten less stressful, I'm not a huge fan of how quite my new office is!" says Sherry Berghefer, associate teaching professor. Any music, podcast or other suggestions for Sherry and others who miss some background noise?
Getting along with new coworkers
After more than a month together, Julie Roosa's coworkers resort to bribing the boss.
How are you learning from home? Share photos of yourself from your at-home workspace on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #GreenleeGoesTheDistance. We may repost them on the Greenlee accounts.
My 499A internship at the Octagon Center for the Arts

Annie Cassutt, junior in public relations, shares how a 499A internship scholarship supported her internship at a local nonprofit organization during summer and fall 2019.
My adventure finding the major that's right for me

Bridget Hepworth came to Iowa State as an elementary education major but found her footing in public relations. Now a senior, she shares how her campus job, study abroad experience, and involvement with student organizations have shaped her career goals and boosted her confidence.
Share your #WhyGreenlee story
Call all Greenlee adventurers! We're looking for standout students to feature on the Greenlee blog and website in spring 2020. Contact Maria Charbonneaux at if you're interested in being featured or would like to nominate a fellow student.
Clubs and Organizations
Apply for Cardinal Eats' executive team
Cardinal Eats is currently recruiting for its Fall 2020 executive team. Positions include content marketing, content creation, events and fundraising, assistant creative director, assistant photography directory and assistant editorial director. The application deadline is May 1, 2020. Contact Editor-in-Chief Ritika Agrawal with questions. Apply here.  

Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at .
Around Campus
Prioritize your well-being

ISU Wellness offers resources and strategies for students to keep community, stay informed, and be well while practicing social distancing during online classes at Iowa State University.

Follow ISU Student Wellness on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook for daily tips, strategies, and information to help you keep community, stay informed and be well!
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy (LAS I+E Academy)
Have you ever thought,  “There’s got to be a better way”  – or maybe you’ve envisioned how to solve a problem to make the world a better place.

Whether your big idea is an  innovative  product, a way to  ignite  social change, or a way to  transform  an organization, you can acquire the skills, knowledge and personal networks to become an agent of change in the LAS Dean’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I+E) Academy!

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is launching a new two-year academy for all LAS majors, where you can engage in online, face-to-face, and interactive activities to experience and develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. We’ll even match you with a mentor in the second year, and you can emerge from the academy with a well-defined path to develop your big idea – or ideas you may have in the future!

The program is geared to first and second-year LAS majors. Participants must be enrolled in an LAS major and maintain a minimum 2.25 GPA.

Opportunities on campus like  ISU’s Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship and  CYstarters student accelerator  are a natural next step for students completing the academy, and we’ll help you get there.

To learn more about this program, visit the website or fill out the interest form.

More info can also be found here.
"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.