Drake University Calendar


Monday, Oct. 2 – Remembering Robert Ray

  • A panel discussion featuring:
    • Jon Bowermaster JO’76 – former National Geographic documentarian, filmmaker and author of several books, including Governor: An Oral Biography of Robert D. Ray
    • Ken Quinn – former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and World Food Prize leader
    • David Oman – Former chief of staff to Governor Ray
    • Scott Raecker – Executive Director of The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University 

7-8:30 p.m.; Sussman Theater; open to the public


Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Resumé critiques and headshots for all campus, provided by Career Services

2-4 p.m.; Room 124C Meredith Hall; open to all Drake students


Wednesday, Oct. 4 – Internships Unveiled: Building Skills and Networks for Future Success

10-11 a.m.; Broadcast Studio, Meredith Hall


Thursday, Oct. 5 – Intro to Multimedia Generative AI Tools

  • Generative AI is much more than ChatGPT. This session by SJMC Professor Chris Snider will highlight tools for creating images, audio and video using generative AI. Bring your computer and be ready for a hands-on session learning how to create quality image prompts and more. 

3-4 p.m. Room 125, Meredith Hall; open to all Drake students


Friday, Oct. 6

  • Drake SJMC Day of Service – SJMC students will volunteer throughout the day at a venue of their choice.  Students may participate in any manner they choose and can track through DUGood under “Drake SJMC”
  • PRSSA Star Day – PR students will have the opportunity to tour creative agencies – see Maria Heath for details


Monday, October 2, 2023 to 12:00am

Meredith Hall
2805 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Event Type

Special Events




Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Parents, Graduate Students, Transfer Students

School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Contact Name

Timm Pilcher

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