News & Updates
News & Updates
May 4, 2020
Poynter Institute Exam - Summer 2020 Information
PIE graphic with June 26 due date
For summer 2020, students will take the PIE through the Iowa State University Language Primer Course Pack (Spring 2020). Students will take the exam through the Poynter Institute website on their own time from any computer with Internet access.

The summer 2020 quiz will be available Monday, May 18, 2020 until 4 p.m. CDT Friday, June 26, 2020.

All students who wish to attempt the PIE in summer 2020 must fill out the Greenlee Summer 2020 PIE Sign Up form to be eligible for the summer 2020. Students who do not fill out the form may not be able to take the exam or may not have their scores recorded. It is recommended that this survey be filled out by Sunday, May 17, 2020 to ensure access to the summer 2020 attempts.

More information about the PIE, including frequently asked questions, can be found on our website.
Greenlee COVID-19 Internship Policy for Spring/Summer 2020
4/23 UPDATE:
The Greenlee COVID-19 Internship Policy for Spring/Summer 2020 now also applies to students who are planning to graduate in spring 2021.

The coursework option that's outlined in the policy is a one-time course only available during summer 2020.

If you have questions about the policy or your specific situation, please contact your faculty adviser or Greenlee's internship coordinator, Juli Probasco-Sowers,
Updated Pass/Not Pass policy - decide soon
In response to the coronavirus pandemic in Spring 2020, Iowa State University has adopted a temporary P/NP grading option for courses impacted by the transition to virtual instruction. This temporary policy will apply to courses that were designated to be taught in person or fully online at the start of Spring 2020 semester.

An email went out to undergraduate students this morning explaining questions you may want to ask yourself when deciding on pass/no pass options.

The biggest recommendation is to take action between May 13 and May 19, 2020.

How you take action depends on if you're taking undergraduate courses or graduate courses. Read the policies for more information.

You must take action between May 13 and May 19, 2020 by clicking on a link in Access+. If no form is submitted, the letter grade will be recorded for the course. See the complete policy for more details.

Other procedures apply if you wish to change a course to P/NP, but action must still be taken between May 13 and May 19, 2020. Please read the complete policy for more information on the process.
Info for graduates
LAS Convocation Watch Party
Mark your calendar and join us for a memorable virtual Convocation Watch Party to celebrate LAS Spring and Summer 2020 graduates! At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, the convocation video will premiere on the new LAS convocation website. Hang out on the convocation website afterwards for messages from LAS departments, faculty, staff, students, and friends! Want in on all the fun? Head to:

Graduates! How are you celebrating your graduation from Iowa State? What will you miss most about being an LAS student? Let LAS know with the “ Graduate Survey ."

A message from the Greenlee School
Watch your email inbox and social media for a special message from the Greenlee School later this week! It will also be posted online at

Iowa State Commencement
Iowa State University’s Spring 2020 virtual commencement ceremonies for undergraduates, graduates, and Veterinary Medicine graduates will be available on-demand beginning at 10 a.m. (central time) on Saturday, May 9, 2020, on this webpage: President Wintersteen and campus leaders are excited to bring the pomp, circumstance, and Iowa State commencement traditions to you wherever you may be in Iowa, the country, or around the world. 
3 reasons to take ADVRT / P R 301 online this summer
If you're thinking about taking a class this summer,  ADVRT / P R 301: Research and Strategic Planning for Advertising and Public Relations may be a good option for you! Here's why:

Get ahead even while you’re away. 
Summer is a great time to focus on a course that’s required for your advertising or public relations major. The only prerequisite is P R 220 or ADVRT 230 (not JL MC 201). (It's also a required course for the advertising minor and one of the elective options for the public relations minor.)

Work at your own pace with two-week modules.
This class was designed for an online format from the start, making it flexible for those who have summer jobs or other commitments.

Enhance your research skills and your portfolio.
The project is focused on campaign development for Target. You’ll research consumer perception and behaviors, conduct a social media analysis, develop a creative concept and create campaign ideas for your portfolio.

ADVRT/P R 301 runs May 18 through July 10. For more info,  see the Iowa State course catalog.

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.
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.
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.

See the  application requirements. The GRE can currently be completed through  at-home testing.
Interested in learning more?
Contact Dr. Gang Han, Director of Graduate Education, at
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy (LAS I+E Academy)
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is launching a new two-year academy for all LAS majors, where students can engage in online, face-to-face, and interactive activities to experience and develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
Students will be matched with a mentor in the second year, and will emerge from the academy with a well-defined path to develop their big idea – or ideas they may have in the future!

Info sessions for the LAS Dean’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I+E) Academy are happening NOW:
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.
Fresh flowers for the win
We’re so close to the end of the semester as  #GreenleeGoesTheDistance ! Associate Professor Jan Lauren Boyles has a tip for finals week: “My secret to my workspace is fresh flowers every week!” 
My adventure as a media and branding consultant for startups

Caleb Woods, graduating senior in public relations, reflects on his Greenlee School experience, including working for two startups in Sydney for his 499A internship and his favorite moments in Hamilton Hall.
News, magazine, broadcast: My adventure in student media

In her first year at Iowa State, Loretta McGraw, junior in journalism and mass communication, has put her journalism skills into practice at the Iowa State Daily, Ethos magazine and Greenlee School TV.
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 4, 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
Food Pantry now open!
A temporary food pantry is now available on campus to meet the needs of our community. It is located in the lower level of the Union Drive Community Center (207 Beyer Ct) in the West Side Market space. Hours are Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to take part in this service – no student ID is required, and staff will not be asking for or taking any information. You just need to show up, follow the posted instructions and get the food you need. Find out more here .
This service is collaborative effort of units within the Division of Student Affairs and also supported by the Cyclone Strong Fund .
Returning textbooks to the ISU Bookstore
Students who rented textbooks from the ISU Bookstore will receive a message in AccessPlus with a list of books that were rented, and the options for returning them. Students can use a prepaid shipping label to mail textbooks or use curbside drop-off outside the Memorial Union. More information’s on the ISU Bookstore website.
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.
Keep Community.
Stay Informed.
Be Well.

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!
"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.