Introducing Student Media Leader Jesse Stewart

KSTM, the student radio station, is under the direction of senior Jesse Stewart. Jesse is a senior from Marble Rock, Iowa majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in music. He has been the station manager for two years. Jesse has a passion for the music industry.

The station has many new additions this year.  KSTM has picked up new student programming including news at the top of the hour and weather reports twice an hour. The station is working towards a structure that allows students to experience the atmosphere of a real radio station. Students are able to do what they want in terms of their show and the music they choose to play. This year there are approximately 20 student DJs on air from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Another new addition this year is syndicated programming. KSTM will feature many talk radio shows from national leaders in radio.

KSTM will be taking part in College Radio Day on October 2, 2012. The radio station will feature many contests, a concert in the evening, and many other exciting happenings that day. Another big project this year is the involvement of more promotions. With the assistance of Director of Marketing, Kelsey Hagelberg, KSTM and The Simpsonian will be moving to a 24 hour media collaboration. There will be breaking news always available across campus.

Other students leaders for the radio include Zach James, program director and sports manager, and Sylvia Koss, news director.

Theatre Simpson Calendar 2012/13

Theatre Simpson Calendar 2012/13

Simpson Student Media Host College’s First Free Speech Wall

Words before bullets.

Carpe Diem.
With God anything’s possible.
Aquaman > Batman. 

Expressing thoughts large and small, serious and silly, Simpson College students, faculty and staff celebrated Constitution Day by exercising their right to freedom of speech.

They did so by penning their thoughts on giant boards referred to as a “Free Speech Wall” in the middle of campus.

Some of the writings were profound, some profane, but all were designed to encourage the Simpson community to reflect on the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

“It’s a celebration of freedom that most Americans take for granted – the freedom to express yourself as part of a community of responsible and engaged citizens,” said Brian Steffen, professor of communication and media studies.

Simpson Student Media sponsored the wall, which will was reassembled and placed in the Great Hall for Tuesday’s Constitution Day lecture.

Jeffrey Rosen of George Washington University, a noted constitutional scholar, spoke at 7 p.m. in Great Hall. Get more information on the Constitution Day Lecture

Simpson’s Maurer Experiences Iowa Domestic Violence Coalition

Simpson College helps students get great internships in their majors. Tara Maurer, a senior from Delhi, Iowa, majoring in multimedia journalism with minors in philosophy and women and gender studies, spent this summer as development and communications intern with the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Tara was able to use her studies at Simpson College to help her complete tasks for her internship. She was able to use her editing and design course as a framework to help her design handouts for the organization. As a past staff writer and photographer for The Simpsonian, Tara was able to complete tasks such as copy editing and writing grant letters, and some stock photography projects. Many of the communications department professors incorporate the use of social media into their courses. This allowed Tara to make a greater impact for ICADV via Twitter and Facebook. Tara was also in charge of calling to request for donations, as well as heading the donations for an auction.

One of Tara’s main tasks while working for ICADV was developing multiple videos. Her work as a staff videographer for the athletic department gave her a great start in her future career. Through her internship, she made a video about the Skylark Project within AmeriCorps that was entered into a national contest and gave the organization national recognition. Tara’s other major project from the summer was a general video about ICADV and their staff. This will act as great promotional material as ICADV continues to grow.

BPAC 202 Room Reservations

This is the BPAC 202 room calendar. We will open up appointments slots to reserving the space in two week increments. At this point we have one week active beginning September 10. The calendar below will give you a sense of what times are available, but you will want to go to the appointment calendar to book the space.

Please note the BPAC 202 is a specialized space and you should not use shoes while in the space. Also, it is important that you clean the space after using it. If you are requesting to use the space after regular business hours (e.g. Friday after 5:00 and on Saturday) you will need to fill out a form to request to have the building and the room unlocked.

Due to the high demand of 202 it is important that 1. if you book the space and then find that you don’t need it that you CANCEL the appointment through the Google calendar and 2. book only in one hour increments (this does not include classes or rehearsals for Theatre Simpson productions).

This is the link to the Google reservations calendar for BPAC 202: BPAC 202 Reservations

BPAC 202 Room Reservations

This is the BPAC 202 room calendar. We will open up appointments slots for reserving the space in two week increments. At this point we have one week currently active beginning September 10. The calendar below will give you a sense of what times are available, but you will want to go to the appointment calendar to book the space.

Please note the BPAC 202 is a specialized space and you should not use shoes while in the space. Also, it is important that you clean the space after using it. If you are requesting to use the space after regular business hours (e.g. Friday after 5:00 and on Saturday) you will need to fill out a form to request to have the building and the room unlocked.

Due to the high demand of 202 it is important that 1. if you book the space and then find that you don’t need it that you CANCEL the appointment through the Google calendar and 2. book only in one hour increments (this does not include classes or rehearsals for Theatre Simpson productions).

Here is the link to the calendar to book BPAC 202: BPAC 202 Reservations

Kristina Kelehan- 2012

Photo of history student Kristina Kelehan“This summer I was the history intern for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. I was able to do some research about what records the organization has been able to keep over the years. Some of the artifacts I discovered include an 1888 aerial photograph of downtown Des Moines (prior to the airplane), the 1927 visit of Charles Lindbergh to Des Moines, and so many other amazing and interesting things.”

Roxanne Vance and Allison Stevens- 2011

Roxanne Vance and Allison Stevens Photo“On February 12, 2011, Allison Stevens and I presented the research that had been conducted over the last two semesters and the summer for the Fort Des Moines Museum. The research was done over African-American officers who earned their commission at the fort during World War I in 1917. By using original documents, newspaper articles, books, decedents and an many other sources, we were able to piece together the lives of these men and create biographies that had not been done before.”

Out of 639 names that were researched, 30 of the most significant men were chosen to be highlighted…Overall, my time working at Fort Des Moines on the Black Officers Project was both challenging and fun.”

 

 

Rawley Butler- 2012

“I completed and added consistency to biographies on African-American officers that had been compiled by past interns. This was a very rewarding educational experience, and at times, frustrating. I learned of the importance that the commissioned African-American officers at Fort Des Moines played in our society through hands on research.”

Allie Walker- 2012

Allie Walker“This summer I interned at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. The hotel is going to go through extensive renovations, and as a historic landmark its owner wants to incorporate the hotels rich history in the planning. My job was to search through and catalog documents, artifacts, and any other items into an archive. It was fun to read articles and letters from famous hotel patrons such as Vice President Spiro Agnew and Kathryn Hepburn.”