CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Tuesday, March 28 – Chapter shirts ready for pick up ($16)
Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2 – National Assembly
Friday, March 31 – Agency tour & executive board apps due
Friday, April 7 – Gamma Phi Circus
Saturday, April 8 – Gamma Phi Circus
Thursday, April 13 – PRSA dinner
Saturday, April 29 – COM CUP
Saturday, April 29 – Uptown Downtown Social
Sunday, April 30 – FLY check-in due
PUBLIC RELATIONS RESOURCES:
Want to learn more about the Public Relations major? Check out the links below!
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: email@example.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.
*If you know of any internships that would be valuable for our members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEER: GAMMA PHI CIRCUS
We need volunteers for the Gamma Phi Circus on Friday, April 7 at 5 p.m., Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.. Member you work two events will be entered into a drawing to win a $35 gift card. All money raised from the events will go directly toward funding the chapter for the upcoming year. Please help us support our chapter!
Chapter tees will be ready for pick up at our next meeting Tuesday, March 28. If you did not pick up your shirt, please bring $16 cash to the next meeting or set up a time to meet with Katie. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com
JOIN THE ISU PRSSA EXECUTIVE BOARD 2017-2018
Are you interested in becoming part of the ISU PRSSA Executive Board 2017-2018? It’s that time of year to start thinking about if a leadership position is in your future! Feel free to reach out to any of the current executive board members to learn more about our positions. Applications are currently open and will are due by Friday, March 31. Interviews will be held on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7. Please send your top three executive positions, cover letter, and resume in one pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRSSA will be hosting a COMWeek keynote in chapter on Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in SCH 138. Speaker, Aaron Schoenher, is the co-founding partner of Greentarget Public Relations and will be giving his presentation titled “The Chase”. If you would like to chat with Schoenher before the presentation, please arrive by 7:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided.
FLY PROGRAM CHECK-IN
The FLY April on-line check in will require members to meet with their FLY partner outside of chapter, snap a picture, and post it to the FLY Facebook page with a short paragraph about your progress by the end of the month. Questions? Talk to Chloe! email@example.com
There will be a PRSA networking dinner on Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. at the Illinois State Alumni Center. The cost is $25. Speaker, Mike Fernandez, will be giving his presentation on “The State of PR”. Registration is now open on the PRSA Central Illinois website. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The COM Cup is a field day for all School of Communication RSOs. The event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at Underwood park. If you are interested attending or being a part of the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
UPTOWN DOWNTOWN SOCIAL
The Uptown Downtown Social will take place on Saturday, April 29. If you would like to order a shirt please visit the PRSSA Facebook page for instructions.
UPCOMING AGENCY TOUR:
The next agency tour is scheduled for Friday, March 31. We will be visiting Lipman Hearne and Edelman. If you did sign up but would like to attend, please contact Deja as soon as possible: email@example.com
NATIONAL ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS COMPETITION (NODAC)
PRSSA we will be taking part in the National Organ Donor Awareness Competition (NODAC). The event will take place on campus April 19, 2017. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our planning committee. Please let Tyler know if you are interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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.
Congratulations to the member of the week Elizabeth Lynch!
Congratulations to LaShaun Scherae who was accepted into the Public Relations major!
Congratulations to Audie Lauf who was featured in a story on the Illinois State website and has been chosen to present his research project at the University Research Symposium on Friday, March 31.
On Tuesday, April 4 we will be watching a movie in honor of Betsy Plank Day!
Please follow the PRSSA social media accounts to stay up to date on news and upcoming events!
Use our chapter hashtag: #RedbirdPR
Like us on Facebook (PRSSA-Illinois State University)
Follow us on Twitter (@ilstuprssa)
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Follow us on LinkedIn (ISUPRSSA)
Add us on snapchat (RedbirdPR)
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