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Learn how to manage change

Continue your professional development, work towards the ELD Certificate, and learn how to manage change!

Change is constant. However, findings show that people don’t mind changes so much; they mind “being” changed. Take charge of the changes you find yourself in and learn tools to navigate through the “Four Step Change” process. Join Jul Bruns, Employee and Family Resources’ workplace services consultant, to learn how to respond positively to resistance and apply resiliency to grow and adapt. This will be held Thursday, March 24, 9–11 a.m., in Olmsted Center, Room 310-311.

Participants will receive two credits toward the Excellence in Learning & Development certificate. For the list of remaining programs, visit the Learning and Development site, accessible through blueView.

—Marlene Heuertz, Assistant Director, Benefits

Golf: For Business and Life program

Who: Drake University students (priority for upperclassmen)
What: Learn to play golf from a professional and how to use it as a business tool from local business professionals

The non-credit course is two parts. The first part is 7–10 group golf lessons and then a small best ball golf outing. You will choose which golf time works for you, Monday or Tuesday evenings.

The second part comprises four classroom speakers who will discuss the importance of golf in the business world. These sessions will be on various Wednesday evenings, 5:30–6:30 p.m., throughout the semester.

You must be available for both parts of the class.

When: First classroom session will be Wednesday, March 9. Lessons will begin after spring break.

Why: To gain the knowledge and skills to utilize golf as a vital business skill

Cost: $75

Applications are online at www.drake.edu/recservices. Applications must be submitted by March 4.

For more information, please contact Lisa Murphy at lisa.murphy@drake.edu or 271-4710

—Submitted by Lisa Murphy, Director of Recreational Services

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Spring 2016

The first of our monthly lunch/discussions of the Scholarship of Teaching Learning (SoTL) is on Friday, Feb. 19, in Cowles 201. These lunchtime discussions are opportunities for those engaged in SoTL, thinking about SoTL, or just curious to get together and discuss ideas or concerns about teaching. If you would like us to provide a lunch for you, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/SoTLFeb to register for the event.

—Art Sanders, Associate Provost

SJMC news: Week of Feb. 1

SJMC students awarded Dow Jones News Fund internships
Two news-Internet juniors have landed highly competitive Dow Jones News Fund internships for summer 2016. Tim Webber will intern at the Kansas City Star, and Sarah LeBlanc at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Both will work on the copy desks.

About 85 students were selected from more than 700 applicants, including graduate students, nationwide. In addition to the paid internship, interns receive a $1,000 scholarship. Senior Austin Cannon, also a news-Internet major, was a Dow Jones intern last summer for the Hartford Courant.

Ad majors win American Advertising Awards
Three SJMC students have won American Advertising Awards in the American Advertising Federation of Des Moines Annual Award Competition. Vickie Chai, Paityn Langley, and Kelsey Rooney will find out if they have won silver or gold awards at the AAF awards ceremony on Feb. 20.

Multimedia professor offering spring workshops
Professor Chris Snider will offer three workshops this spring on social media strategies, new digital tools, and shooting better smartphone video. The workshops are free for Drake students, faculty, and staff who sign up in advance.

For details, see the SJMC website. The workshops are sponsored by the E.T. Meredith Center for Magazine Studies.

—Submitted by Kathleen Richardson, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Add learning & development to your New Year’s goals

Are you curious about the “Generation on a Tightrope”? Would you like to learn about the balanced scorecard? How do YOU manage change? These are just a few of the topics that remain as part of the 2015–2016 Excellence in Learning & Development program. Check out this program, as well as other development opportunities, on the Learning & Development website. Pre-registration is requested, but not required.

—Submitted by Debra Wiley, Assistant Director, Human Resources

Stand Up, Speak Up: A Drake University Women & Leadership Symposium

Save the date for “Stand Up, Speak Up: A Drake University Women & Leadership Symposium.” This unique, all-day event will take place on March 8, 2016, in the Olmsted Center’s Parents Hall. The symposium will feature some of Des Moines’ most accomplished female leaders as they share information on forging your leadership presence, building your network, and creating a concrete action plan.

As an added bonus, attendees will receive credit toward the Excellence in Learning & Development Certificate. Faculty and staff are welcome to join for all or part of the day, and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

RSVP for the event at: http://tinyurl.com/DrakeWomenLead2016. For questions, please email any of the event organizers listed below.

Drake University Women and Leadership Committee:
Cris Wildermuth
Annique Kiel
Eliza Dy-Boarman
Stephanie Cardwell
Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp
Shelley Hurst
Debra Wiley
Alyssa Young
—Submitted by Eliza Dy-Boarman, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Apply for a Staff Development Grant today

Drake full-time staff can apply for a Staff Development Grant to pursue professional development opportunities that will enhance performance consistent with the needs of the department and/or University. These opportunities may include off‐campus conferences or workshops, online webinars or video training programs, and non‐credit classes such as those offered through community educational programs. The maximum award is $800.

Please see the Staff Development Grant policy for eligibility and complete details on how to take advantage of this benefit.

—Submitted by Cindy Adams, Associate Director, Human Resources

Applications open for faculty and staff travel seminar

The Office of Community Engagement and Service Learning is pleased to offer a new professional development opportunity for the first time in 2015–2016, “Best Practices in Global Service-Learning: A learning community and travel seminar for faculty and staff.” The cohort will consist of faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines and departments.

Who should apply:

  • Faculty or staff who have developed a global service-learning course (on campus, as a travel seminar, or at a partner institution)
  • Faculty or staff interested in developing a global service-learning course
  • Faculty or staff involved with experiential learning at Drake

Find more information on learning goals, program components, what’s included, and the application here. 

Questions? Contact Maria Rohach, global learning program coordinator at maria.rohach@drake.edu

—Submitted by Maria Rohach, Global Learning Program Coordinator