Week of February 18, 2013
Quote of the Week
“The dogmas of the quite past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”
PRSA Pro-Am Day to be Held On-Campus – March 15th: Each year, the St. Louis chapter of PRSA (public relations practitioners) holds a Pro-Am day to bring together professionals (PRO-) and (AM) amateurs (students!) for a day of networking and education. We are thrilled to be hosting the event right here on campus on Friday, March 15th from 10am-2pm. Please save the date and plan to attend! This is an incredible opportunity close to home! More details will follow about registration.
Strategic Communication Student Organization: Professor York is developing a strategic communication student group with several of our current students and they will be working this semester to select a nonprofit organization and run an event for them, among other things. If you are interested in participating in this exciting group, plan to attend their meeting this Wednesday at 3:45pm-4:45pm at Kaldi’s. We would love to get as many of our students as possible involved in this, so plan to attend!
Maryville University’s Inaugural Undergraduate Research Conference: In addition to our department’s research symposium, which features only communication and organizational leadership students, Maryville is starting a new tradition with a undergraduate research conference this year on April 5th. Please see the attached document for more information and you can submit your work for this conference online. I hope many of our communication students submit their work to both our program’s conference AND Maryville’s overall conference! Let me know if you have questions. The deadline to submit is March 1st! More information is attached.
Communication Spring Research Symposium Information: The Communication and Organizational Leadership Student Research Symposium will be held this Spring on Friday, April 26th from 2:30-6:30pm. We are very excited to have this third annual event include graduate and undergraduate students presenting research papers and posters. If you have a class paper that you are proud of and you want to present it in the form of a paper or poster, please apply for this symposium today! The deadline for this symposium is April 1st. More information is attached.
Technology Training: Several students have recently asked me about additional technology training beyond what we do in class, so I want to share this resource with you all. Lynda.com has an incredible set of videos designed to help you learn many different technology tools, such as Adobe Captivate, Photoshop, Illustrator, and many social media sites. You can get a Lynda account for free as a Maryville student. Click here for more details.
Alumni News: We were thrilled to hear this week that Melissa Graham (’12 Alum) has been hired as Public Relations Coordinator at Neiman Marcus. Congratulations, Melissa! We are thrilled for you. Alumni, please send news as it happens so we can celebrate your accomplishments with you!
Young Professional Event THIS Thursday: Focus St. Louis is sponsoring a Dialogue and Drafts event this Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm downtown at 815 Olive St #110. The speaker is Aaron Perlut who has a wonderful career and will be discussing his leadership journey. This is a free event, but registration closes soon, so reserve your spot today!
Volunteer Opportunity: Professor Dohrman is leading a small group of Maryville students to volunteer at an organization called Girls on the Run, which teaches young girls self-esteem through an after-school running program. The next two volunteer dates are March 6th from 1-3:30pm and April 18th from 5-8pm at their office in Maplewood. We will be helping them with sorting materials for their girls and coaches. If you are interested in volunteering and learning more about this organization, e-mail me at email@example.com.
National Communication Association Conference: The NCA Conference, which is the largest communication conference for communication researchers, is accepting submissions for the November 2013 conference which will be held in Washington DC. This is an incredible opportunity to meet other communication students and professors and would be a wonderful opportunity to showcase your research. If you are interested in submitting, check out this site or speak with your adviser. The deadline for submissions is March 27th at midnight.
Summer Registration: Summer Registration opens February 25th. We will be offering a section of COMM 223 (Professional and Organizational Communication) with Professor Carver and an elective, Social Media Campaigns with Professor Dohrman. The information about these classes will be online later this week. If you have questions about these courses, please contact the your adviser. Fall Registration starts on March 25th, FYI. You will be hearing from your adviser in early March to set up an appointment.
Pawprint Update: The Pawprint staff has been working hard by creating their newest issue, marketing their issues through Valentine’s Day hearts, a window in the DUC, and post-it notes spread throughout campus, digital signs in the hallways, and preparations for a new website (coming soon!). They recently hit 1,300 weekly hits! Check it out! Congratulations to Professor York, Editor Michelle Lawrence, and the entire Pawprint crew!
Video Editing Student Examples: Two of our students recently created some great videos for their internships! Katie Burke edited a video for the Missouri Botanical Garden for the Orchid Show and Whitney Dutton edited a video for Maryville’s Magnolia publication (no audio because it was used for digital signs). Great work!
Etiquette Dinner on April 9th: The 2013 Etiquette Dinner for Maryville Students will be held on Tuesday, April 9th this year. Save the Date! It will be held from 5-7:30pm on campus and many students have said how much they enjoyed this event in recent years. Contact the Career Education office or see future UGABs for more information.
UGAB Change: UGAB will be a biweekly newsletter for the remainder of the semester, instead of a weekly newsletter. We look forward to bringing you news of jobs, program information, and student/alumni news as often as possible!
CRTNET: If you are considering graduate school in communication, you may be interested in the CRTNET (pronounced “critnet”) listserve run by the National Communication Association. You can subscribe to this listserve on the NCA website and it will give you access to conference submission calls, journal submission calls, and other interesting information about the communication discipline.
- St. Louis Public Radio (unpaid, part-time): St. Louis Public Radio is looking for interns for their Summer and Spring programs. More information is available on their website. The deadline for summer interns is March 22. (h/t Lauren Durand)
- SAVVIS Inc.: SAVVIS Inc has an immediate opening for a Sales & Marketing Intern. They office is located very close to campus and this is a wonderful St. Louis organization!
- St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (paid, full-time, post-graduate internship): This organization has a Director of Sports Information/Assistant to the Commissioner internship available for graduating students interested in sports communication. This full time, paid position would be perfect for many of our graduates.
- City of Maryland Heights (paid, summer, full-time internship): The City of Maryland Heights is looking for a Communications intern to work full time this summer.
- Part-Time Non-Profit Positions: There are several part-time positions posted on the Rome Group website that would be great for summer work. Go to this link to see the full-list.
- Maryville Career Connections: For many more opportunities, be sure to look at Maryville’s Career Connections website. It is a wonderful resource where a lot of St. Louis companies send their job postings.
What We’re Reading: Edelman had an interesting post on their website recently discussing the need to reinvent public relations. What do you think?
Tech Tip: Have you noticed I have put “h/t” in parenthesis with someone’s name? That is short for “hat tip” or “heard through” which means I am giving credit to the person who is listed as the person who sent me that news item. Thanks to everyone who sends me great info to make this newsletter have a good variety of information. I send a h/t to you all!