Undergraduate Announcement Board (UGAB) for Communication
Week of April 9, 2012 – Week 13 of the Semester – Four weeks left!
Quote of the Week
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and make a trail.
-Harold R. McAlindon
Lunch and Learn: Nonprofit Communication! Students interested in nonprofit communication can join Dr. Dohrman at 12:30 TODAY (Wednesday) in the dining hall at a big table near the window side of the hall for a conversation about nonprofit organizational structures, jobs, and resources in St. Louis. Questions such as: What is a nonprofit? How do nonprofits fund their organizations? What could I do in a nonprofit organization with my communication degree? will be answered…and more! I hope to see you there!
Plan to attend the 2012 Research Symposium! The Symposium will be held April 20th starting at 4pm in ABAC 3249. Several student will be presenting their research and we have a great keynote speaker lined up, Halcyone Brown, who earned her degree from Maryville some years ago and now is working at the Science Center doing volunteer and intern management. She is excited to return to campus and we are lucky she is willing to speak about volunteer management at a nonprofit organization. This should be a great event. We hope to see you there!
Internship update! Several of our students have secured internships for this summer and fall recently….we are very excited for each of you!
- Alex Gresick has accepted an internship with VolunTEEN!
- Erin Edwards has accepted an editorial internship at Town & Style for this summer and Edward Jones for this fall (a full time internship!)
- Lexie Purcell has accepted a summer internship at the MS Society!
Recent Pawprint Articles: Pawprint writers are covering all sorts of campus news this week, including SaintsTalk (Maryville’s own radio show/podcast!), and article about Maryville’s growth, and the interior design fashion show and much more. Check it out!
Young Nonprofit Professionals Networking April Luncheon: YNPN is hosting their April Luncheon on the topic of nonprofit finance on Thursday, April 19th from 11:30-1pm at the Central Reform Congregation in the Central West End. This event is $5 and is a great chance to meet some other young people interested in nonprofit organizations. Save the date for their May and June events, too!
- May: Speed Networking/ Happy Hour in Partnership with AmeriCorps St. Louis, Thursday, May 17, 5:30-8p.m.
- June: Nonprofit Messaging, Thursday, June 21, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Better yet, consider joining the YNPN Programming Committee and work with the chair, Jim Shallom – firstname.lastname@example.org – to help plan events like this that will be of interest to young nonprofit professionals! Email Jim for more information.
Portfolio Defense: For those of you that started here at Maryville (transfer or freshman) this past Fall 2011, you will do a portfolio defense the year you graduate at our annual research symposium (see above for more information about this year’s symposium). A few students have asked me what they can do in preparation for that defense, so I wanted to remind you to keep copies of the class assignments and papers that you are most proud of. Likewise, each class syllabi should have a portfolio piece notation or your professor can tell you what the portfolio piece is for any given class. That piece should also be included in your portfolio, along with other pieces that you like. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about this requirement.
IABC April Social Media Seminar: The International Association of Business Communicators is hosting a half-day session about social media on April 19th at the Center of Clayton. They have a great line up of speakers and networking time is also built into the schedule. The cost is $50 for students but that price doubles once you graduate, so take advantage of the student price while you can. Registration and more information can be found on their website. If the cost seems too high, consider this: IABC-St Louis is looking for someone to assist with light administrative duties such as online database management, monthly meeting prep and managing the IABC email inbox (approx. 2-5 hours/week). In exchange, IABC St. Louis will pay for your annual IABC membership and monthly professional development meetings. For more information, please contact Jessi Goodhart at email@example.com. IABC also offers free webinars that anyone can attend if you want to learn something new without paying anything!
What We’re Reading: Up this week...an article about Facebook’s choice of the Nasdaq for their IPO. It’s important to understand the IPO process, especially if you are interested in a corporate or technology-driven organization. Enjoy!
What people are talking about in the halls…..summer, media criticism and Jack Shafer, summer study abroad!, classes at the Broadcast Center, video editing.
What is UGAB? The Undergraduate Announcement Board is the weekly newsletter for the undergraduate Communication program at Maryville University.
Make it a great week!
Assistant Professor, Communication