News & Updates
January 27, 2020
Through the Banks of the Red Cedar, a play on the Michigan State University fight song, following legendary players as they become members of the first fully integrated college football team in America, later making history as first round picks in the 1967
'Through the Banks of the Red Cedar' viewing, Q&A
Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Maya Washington and her father College Football Hall of Famer and 50 Greatest Minnesota Vikings Honoree Gene Washington

When: Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 - 7 p.m.
Where: Great Hall, Memorial Union
What: A play on the Michigan State University fight song, Through the Banks of the Red Cedar follows legendary players as they become members of the first fully integrated college football team in America, later making history as first round picks in the 1967 draft. In the award-winning film, the daughter of football legend Gene Washington uncovers how early pioneers changed the game forever. Learn more. >>
First Amendment Series:
Iowa State Daily Panel Discussion
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 12:10-1 p.m.
Where: 163 Hamilton Hall
What: Please join us for a special panel discussion with the staff of the Iowa State Daily in recognition of #StudentPressFreedom Day, a national day of action to celebrate and support student journalists. Hear first-hand how the Daily, an award-winning, nationally recognized student news operation, works 24/7 to provide the most comprehensive coverage of news, sports and entertainment in the area. First Amendment Specialist Julie Roosa will moderate. Questions from the audience are encouraged. This event is free and open to the public.
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First Amendment Series:
First Amendment Trivia Night
When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 9:30-11 p.m.
Where: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave.
What: First Annual “First Amendment Trivia Night,” Iowa Newspaper Association/Iowa College Media Association Convention
Get in the mix at Greenlee - Feb. 11, noon-1:30 p.m.
Save the date for a Greenlee School open house on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from noon-1:30 p.m. in 172 and 178 Hamilton Hall . You'll have the chance to mingle with faculty and fellow students, learn about Greenlee School opportunities, meet clubs and organizations related to your major, win door prizes, and make your own trail mix. Plus, Greenlee experts will be on hand to answer any questions related to scholarhips, internships and more. This is one of several events planned as part of LAS Week (Feb. 10-14) .
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Apply for 2020-21 Greenlee Scholarships by March 2
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 March 2, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. for current undergraduate and transfer students.
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.

Photojournalism II - Picture Story/Series (due by noon Tuesday, Jan. 28)
  • Each entry must include one picture story/series (still images) with up to fifteen images on any subject.
  • Optional: entrant may include a video that contains the images submitted in the picture story, not to exceed 60 seconds.
  • Nat sound or dialog is acceptable, but not necessary.
  • All photographs must have been taken during the following time frame and one image must have been disseminated in print or online or both from September 1, 2018 through February 3, 2020.
  • See complete photojournalism competition guidelines.

Television II News Guidelines (due by noon Tuesday, Feb. 11)
  • Entries must be based on coverage of breaking or developing news stories related to campus, community, national or international issues, sports, business, investigative, science, weather or other current newsworthy matters. Reports must have a hard news focus, regardless of subject. Each entry must consist of at least two reports totaling no more than ten minutes. The reports may be part of a longer newscast, but the entry itself is limited to ten minutes.
  • Entries may be accompanied by multimedia versions of the reports entered as long as they were produced primarily by the entrant.
  • All entries submitted must have been disseminated on air or online or both from September 1, 2018 through February 17, 2020.
  • See complete television competition guidelines.

Submit your entries to Deni Chamberlin at .

Plan ahead! See the Greenlee deadlines for the remaining competitions on our website.
Spring 2020 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 (Spring 2020), 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.

Spring 2020 Testing Dates:
  • Friday, Feb. 28
  • Friday, March 6
  • Friday, April 3
  • Friday, April 17
  • Friday, April 24
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

First Amendment Days: April 6-10, 2020
This year's First Amendment Days theme is " Some Assembly Required " with special attention on the rights to assemble and petition.

Highlights include:

April 7, 7 p.m., 127 Curtiss: Bonnie Siegler keynote, "Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America"
April 8, 8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union: Nadine Strossen keynote, "Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech"
April 9, Central Campus: Democalypse March, Feast on the First

Feb. 19 Iowa Cubs on-campus internship interview opportunity
The Iowa Cubs are seeking qualified individuals to join their video team for the 2020 season. Interns produce broadcasts for the stadium video boards as well as the internet webcast and in-house close circuit feeds during the 98 games at Principal Park.

Interns arrive approximately one hour before game time to set up the four-camera operation. Interns rotate positions among camera operators, director, replay operator and graphics coordinator. These positions are mostly game-time only.

Pay is $10 per hour. Academic credit is available.

The Iowa Cubs have 70 home games starting April 14. They also host the 28-game high school state baseball tournament in late July.

Half-hour interview slots are available from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. Sign up for your interview time in 101 Hamilton Hall.
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 & Organizations
Ethos meeting Tuesday!

Interested in joining a magazine? Ethos is an award-winning student publication that is currently seeking writers, photographers and designers! Our next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. in Hamilton 163. Hope to see you there! Questions? Email .
Trend meeting Tuesday!

TREND Magazine's first meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the MacKay lecture hall, room 0117.

TREND is a great opportunity for journalism, advertising and PR majors, as well as anyone interested in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, to expand their portfolios. The magazine offers many opportunities for people to express their creativity through fashion and writing, and we offer a range of committees for people to join. Every major is welcome, we love the diversity of ideas to add to the club. Questions? Email

Cardinal Eats meeting tonight!

Find out how you can be a part of Cardinal Eats, a student food publication at Iowa State. The first all-staff meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. in 163 Hamilton. Questions? Email .
Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at .
Around Campus
Read suffrage speeches aloud, make $$$

The Catt Center is seeking student readers to present selections from key suffrage speeches and documents as part of the statewide kick-off commemorating the 19 th  Amendment. The event will take place at ISU in the Memorial Union on Friday, Feb. 14. Student performers will work with Dr. Kelly Winfrey to identify and rehearse their selections. The session will run two hours and the Catt Center will pay participating students $50 each. Students must be available from 3-5:30 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
If you’re interested in performing, please contact Dr. Kelly Winfrey at  by  Monday, Jan. 27.
Affording Study Abroad info sessions
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4-5 p.m. 
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m. 

Where: 031 Parks Library

What: Cost is the #1 deterrent for students to study abroad, and yet so many scholarships exist. Attend one of two sessions to h ear from study abroad and financial aid advisers and students who have been there. Learn about the multiple study abroad offices on campus, ISU scholarship opportunities for study abroad, nationally competitive scholarship opportunities, how financial aid can apply to study abroad programs, and how to budget for these programs. 
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Save the date for spring 2020 events:
"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.