Chapter Meeting Minutes
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Feb. 16-27 – Duck Hunt
Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Dr. Smudde’s agency test workshop
Tasty Tuesday: Rosati’s
Thursday, March 5 – PRSA Dinner (Peoria)
Friday, March 6 – Tour
Saturday, March 21 – Regional Conference
April 6-10 – COM Week
Thursday, April 9 – Career Institute
CAREER TRIATHLON CLOSING CEREMONY
Congratulations to our winners:
• Jessica Backer
• Brett Cozzi
• Lily Sherer
Applying to the Public Relations Major
If you are applying to the public relations major, please contact Dr. Smudde for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A benefit of being a dues-paying member includes free access to Cision certification. Email the account if you would like access or for more information.
Executive Board Shadow
Are you interested in being an executive board member? Come see what happens at the executive board meeting at 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 in Fell 162.
Get Involved Interviews
Executive board members will only be available before Chapter at 7:30 p.m. on the following days: Feb. 24, March 3, and March 17 for the COM 178 Get Involved project. Executive board members will not be available during other times unless special accommodations are made in advance. Alternate arrangements will not be made after March 1.
COM Week 2015
COM Week 2015 is April 6–9 with 15 panels and six keynotes. This year’s theme is “Inspiring Innovation.” The Career Institute is from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 9 in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Please email the account if you are interested in volunteering for the Career Institute.
Agency Test Workshop
Faculty Adviser Dr. Pete Smudde is presenting on writing tests used in the hiring process at agencies next Chapter Tuesday, Feb. 24.
The next PRSA dinner is at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in Peoria. Sign up by next Chapter Tuesday, Feb. 24. We will leave from the Bone Student Center at 5 p.m. The fee is $25 for dues-paying members, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 25.
The next tour is Friday, March 6 in Chicago. We will tour Zeno Group and Walker Sands. There is a $10 deposit to secure your spot, which will be returned to you the morning of the tour to give to your driver for gas. Please bring cash for parking and money for lunch.
The Loop Chicago: DIVERGENT is Saturday, March 21 in Chicago and hosted by Columbia College Chicago and Loyola University Chicago. The cost is $45 and the deadline to register is March 9. There are less than 100 tickets left. For more information, visit theloopchicago.com. Please email the account when you sign up.
Member of the Week
Congratulations to Katelyn Jelley for being member of the week for volunteering at fundraising events and consistent meeting attendance.
Duck Hunt Challenge
The School of Communication Academic Advisement Center is hosting a duck hunt. It began Monday, Feb. 16 and continues until Friday, Feb. 27. Summer session ducks are hidden around Fell Hall and lead to prizes. They are also sharing duck location hints on social media using #DucksoftheDay. Bring all ducks to the Advisement Center in Fell 450.
The Miller Park Zoo has a new opening of volunteer coordinator. Applications are filled with the City of Bloomington. If you have any questions, email Hailey Lanier at email@example.com.
The Normal CornBelters are looking for summer interns. Send resumes to Mike Rains at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 27.
Special Olympics Illinois is also looking for summer interns. If you are interested, please contact Michele Evans at email@example.com.
Help raise money for the Chapter and eat at the Rosati’s near Schnuck’s from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. You don’t need the flyer, but don’t forget to mention PRSSA.
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