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Aug. 31, 2020
Cyclones Care: Health monitoring
Thank your for continuing to show 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.

As Iowa State's COVID-19 Response website states: "It is critically important that all members of the Cyclone community monitor their health every day before coming to campus and stay home if not feeling well. This is how we can limit the spread of COVID-19. According to the CDC, symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure." Visit Iowa State's Personal Health page for more information about testing, case investigation, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, health monitoring, and mental health and wellbeing support.
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.
Reminder: Classes held on Labor Day
As part of the fall-semester plan, classes will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 7. The Greenlee School's main office will be closed.
OneApp opens Sept. 1 for current and transfer students
The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication awards over $100,000 in scholarships to its students annually.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time with a primary major in advertising, journalism and mass communication or public relations at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication for the semester in which the scholarship is issued. Students are considered full-time during the semester for which they are enrolled in ADVRT, JL MC or P R 499A: Professional Media Internship.

To be considered for Greenlee School scholarships, students must submit the General and LAS College portions of the OneApp including the five designated Greenlee School questions in the LAS application portion.

The Greenlee School scholarship selection committee will use the information available in OneApp as of the deadlines listed below. 

  • Sept. 1, 2020: OneApp open to all current undergraduate and transfer students.
  • Dec. 1, 2020: Deadline for FAFSA filing for priority consideration for financial aid.
  • March 1, 2021 (11:59 p.m.): Deadline for Fall 2021 current and transfer student scholarship applications.
Adobe software availability update
More information will be available soon for students enrolled in Greenlee classes in which Adobe programs are a critical need. 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. Thank you for your continued patience as we work out the details.
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.
Facing Facts: The Truth About Fake News and What to Do About It
When: Saturday, Sept. 12, 2-4:30 p.m.

Where: virtual, hosted by Ames Public Library

What: Faculty from Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and ISU graduate students in Psychology will lead an online, interactive media literacy workshop identifying and developing tools in order to better navigate the shifting media landscape. A team of experts will define the role of journalists versus media, identify how to develop visual literacy skills, explore why our brains are persuaded by misinformation, and share mindfulness tips around news consumption. Participants will break into small, facilitated groups to practice applying some of these concepts and skills.

Registrants will receive materials as a primer for the workshop to enhance their understanding of the concepts which will be discussed. The presentations will be recorded and shared on the Library's YouTube channel for those who cannot attend.

Black Lives, Black Stories: A Racial Justice Film Series
  • Monday, Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m., I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America
  • Monday, Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m., For Ahkeem: Challenges Facing African American Teenagers
  • Monday, Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m., Moonlight

Where: virtual via Zoom, hosted by Ames Public Library

What: Join us for a film discussion series centering on African Americans and their experiences. Participants will watch each film on their own time using the Library's free Kanopy streaming service. Then, join a live virtual conversation facilitated by Dr. Novotny Lawrence from ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of English.

Registrants will receive supplemental materials that delve deeper into the topics raised in each film. The presentations will be recorded and shared on the Library's YouTube Channel for those who cannot attend. 

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
LAS Success Grants invest in students
The LAS Success Grant program helps students overcome obstacles, achieve financial stability and continue making progress toward their academic degrees.

During the 2019-20 academic year, the college awarded $81,000 in grants to 70 LAS students. Read about it this recent story in LINK, the college's alumni magazine, that highlights the experience of Jo Allen, a senior in journalism and mass communication.
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:
#WhyGreenlee Student Blog
My remote content marketing internship with Thomson Reuters

Christina Motalebi, senior in public relations, shares what she learned during her 12-week 499A internship with Thomson Reuters, a company that serves professionals in the law, tax, compliance, government, and media industries.
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!
Your student club/org promoted here
Share student club and organization announcements in the newsletter by emailing Maria Charbonneaux at
Around Campus
How to register to vote
The 2020 Presidential election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3. Students can choose whether to vote in Ames or at their permanent address. Students must be at least 18 years old by Nov. 3 to vote. Voting in Ames: If you’ve just moved to Ames or have moved to a new residence hall or apartment since the last election, you need to (re)register. If you have an Iowa driver’s license or non-operator ID, register to vote online. If you don’t have an Iowa driver’s license, use this postage paid form to register in Ames. Fill it out, fold, tape and drop off at any U.S. post office or official mailbox. Other Iowa counties: Want to vote in another Iowa county? The Secretary of State’s web site has information you need to check your registration, register, and request absentee ballots. Iowa deadline: The deadline to pre-register to vote in Iowa is Oct. 24. Other states: To register and request absentee ballots in other states, visit ALL IN to Vote for information, including deadlines. Questions? Email

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.
Follow LAS on social media!
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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
"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