CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Dues are due!
Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4 – Regional Conference
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2 – National Assembly
Wednesday, March 1 – Study Abroad app due
FleishmanHillard – March 1, 2017
STUDY ABROAD: NETHERLANDS
The summer 2017 study abroad program will be taking place at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningon from May 24 through June 16. Classes will be taught by professors in English and will explore multicultural competence and communication, the legal financial, and political aspects of the Eurozone, and European cultures from the business perspective. The 4-week program also includes excursions to selected destinations in The Netherlands, including Amsterdam. The study abroad program now counts for 6 academic credits. The application deadline is March 1. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Smudde: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer 2017 study abroad program will also be taking place in Panama City, Panama from June 25 – July 23 and will focus on mass media and journalism. If you are interested in learning more please contact Jobn Baldwin email@example.com
CERTIFICATE IN PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS: STAND OUT WHEN YOU START OUT
Graduating seniors must complete the computer-based exam 6 months before graduating or 6 months after graduating. The exam cost is $150 and the recommended online study course is $50. Online study materials can also be found on www.prcertificate.org. The Certificate in Principles of Public Relations is the stepping stone to Accreditation in Public Relations (APR). If you are interested please contact Dr. Smudde: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLEISHMANHILLARD: is accepting applications from graduating seniors for the 2016 Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship program Nov. 1 – March 1. Priority review will be given to those who apply before Feb. 1. Current fellows have had the opportunity to work on client projects, media relations, events, and new business pitches. Program includes: 6-12 month fellowship, competitive pay, challenging work experience in one of our U.S. offices, and senior level mentorship. If you are interested, please contact: DiversityFellowship@fleishman.com
WGLT is Blooming-Normal’s Public Media and a service to Illinois State University’s School of Communication. Internships are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters to undergraduate students. Internships are unpaid but can be worth 3-5 credits depending on hours worked. Internship work areas include: music programming, photography, public relations and development, reporting (news and sports), and social media. Outstanding students who successfully complete an internship may be considered for part time employment. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact WGLT General Manager, R.C. McBride. RCMcBride@IllinoisState.edu
Epiphany Farms is currently looking for a Public Relations and Marketing Intern. Interns work closely with the administration office on website development, social media marketing, menu and promotion development, and performing administrative tasks. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Google Tools, Adobe programs, social media platforms, and web design is a plus. Students pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Graphic Design, Business Management, or a related field are ideal candidates.
Epiphany Farms is also looking for a Special Events intern. Interns in this field work closely with the Director of Special Events in planning and executing events on a variety of scales.
PRSSA FORMAL 2017:
Thanks for coming!
FLY PROGRAM POTLUCK SOCIAL:
The FLY social has been canceled. Stay on the lookout for upcoming FLY activities.
If you are interested in becoming a member or continuing your PRSSA membership, you must pay dues by Tuesday, Feb 21. Dues are $55 for seniors (one semester) and $80 for all other members (two semesters/the calendar year).
Benefits include: Internship opportunities, scholarship opportunities, leadership positions, agency tours, National Conference, Regional Conference, PRSA dinners, and many other exclusive resources.
PHOTOS FOR SENIOR SEND OFF AND PRSSA SCRAPBOOK
Attention seniors! Please send in your baby photos for our senior send off!
We will also be collecting any photos from chapter meetings, agency tours, or other PRSSA events for our end of the year scrap book!
Please send all photos to Manny: email@example.com
UPCOMINF AGENCY TOUR:
Save the date! The next agency tour is scheduled for Friday, March 31. More details to come.
COMMUNICATIONS/PUBLIC RELATIONS TUTOR:
Need help studying? Emma Lipka is here to help! Office hours: Monday 1:30 – 3:30 Fell 116, Tuesday 3 – 5 Fell 140, Wednesday 6 – 8 Fell 116, Thursday 9 – 11 Fell 140, and Friday 12 – 2 Fell 116.
We will be ordering chapter baseball tees! If you would like to reserve a tee, please sign up in chapter by providing your name, email, and tee size. The last day to sign up will be Tuesday, March 7. The order will be placed over Spring Break and tees will be available for pick up in chapter on Tuesday, March 21. Payment will not be collected until this date. The estimated price of tees is $16 each but depends on the total number ordered. If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
REGIONAL CONFERNCE: DEPAUL PR PALOOZA
Regional Conference will be taking place at DePaul University in Chicago on March 3 and 4. DePaul’s PR Palooza is all about media and entertainment PR! The cost is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Please let Deja know it you are interested in going! Registration ends Feb. 17. Register here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prpalooza-tickets-28643713117?platform=hootsuite
Being a member of PRSSA gives you access to potential scholarships. A full list of scholarships and application deadlines (deadlines vary among scholarships) can found here: http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships_competitions/individual/
Congratulations to our member of the week, Brittany Wendt
Krista Bilow has been accepted into the Illinois State University Public Relations Graduate Program. Congratulations!
Keep up the good work everyone!
On Tuesday, Feb. 28 we will be having guest speaker, Dr. Hunt! Please dress business casual!
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help! Email us at email@example.com
Katie Helander - President