Posted by Jill Van Wyke

Drake arrives in DC!

Drake arrives in DC!

All 12 Drake University students arrived safely in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Jan. 5. We spent the day settling into our rooms and, in the evening, walked to the U.S. Capitol. On Sunday, Jan. 6, the students are on a “scavenger hunt” to find interesting sites all around the city, but with a catch: They can’t … Continue reading

Drake in DC: Round 4  | January 2019

Drake in DC: Round 4 | January 2019

January 2019 – In 2013, Drake students ventured to Washington for the second presidential inauguration of President Obama. Two years later, in January 2015, a new group of students traveled to Washington for two weeks of learning about the city, Congress and the media. In 2017, another group of students traveled to the capital for … Continue reading

My name is Jill, and I’m a news junkie

By Jill Van Wyke* I’ll be one of the fearless leaders of this happy, cohesive and exemplary group. I teach several classes in Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, including beginning and advanced news writing and reporting, magazine writing, editing, multimedia, and visual communication. In spring, I also oversee the student-produced capstone magazine, Urban … Continue reading

Drake in DC: The Return

January 2017 – In 2013, Drake students ventured to Washington for the second presidential inauguration of President Obama. Two years later, in January 2015, a new group of students traveled to Washington for two weeks of learning about the city, Congress and the media. And now, in 2017, another group of students is traveling to … Continue reading