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U/GAB Newsletter: December 10, 2013

on December 10, 2013 by Rebecca Dohrman

  • Model United Nations – New Elective Option for Spring: If you need an elective for your communication major or minor, consider taking Model UN in the Spring. This class is rooted in the skills of debate and would be great for any communication student looking to gain this important interpersonal skill of structured argument. The course is offered as PSCI 295-01 on Tuesdays from3:05-5:45pm. I highly recommend this course!
  • New Majors: We are thrilled to welcome several new students to the major as of the Spring 2014 semester. Welcome Kim Hill, Melvin Turner, Kaitlin Berry, Niesha Shelton, Kelly Grundig, and Michael Willard!
  • Apply for Graduation: If you plan to graduate in May 2014, but sure to fill out the “Application for Graduation” in the portal under AccessMU for Students/Academic Profile. You can also fill this out by visiting the Student Service Center in Gander Hall. This must be done ASAP!
  • FleishmanHillard Visit: FH, a global communication firm headquartered in downtown St. Louis, has invited Maryville’s communication students to their office on Tuesday, January 7th from 1-4pm. Their office is located at 200 North Broadway on the 28th floor. Anyone planning to attend must register here: This is a free event.
  • The Campus Activities Board is offering a special opportunity to Communications and Marketing students starting Spring 2014.  As a part of the newly formed Marketing Committee, students will gain valuable leadership experience while working to develop their skills in social media and organizational marketing.  For more information, please contact Carter Harbert at or 314-529-9205.
  • The Undergraduate Research Scholars Program is an opportunity where several Maryville undergraduate students are selected to conduct research over the summer and you are given free housing on campus and a stipend of $1,500 for your work. You conduct the research under the direction of a faculty member in your discipline. We have had communication students apply for this every year and this year, there is a new funding mechanism to allow an extra position for a student from the social sciences. If you are interested in undergraduate research, consider attending one of the information sessions on either January 20 from 12-12:45pm or January 23 from 12:15-1:00 in Pritchard Room in Gander Hall. Also, you can talk to your professors for help in developing your research project. Applications are due February 17, 2014. Details.
  • Digital Photography: A Minor to Consider: Have you wondered about which minor to add as a complement to your communication major? If so, check out the Digital Photography Minor! It is a great option for students with room in their schedule.
  • SPCH 101 Test Out Information: If you are interested in testing out of SPCH 101, you can participate in the once-a-semester test out experience. Details here.
  • Internships: Have you ever wondered what an internship in the field of communication is like? If so, check out some recent blog posts from our students who have recently interned at organizations all over St. Louis.
Student News:
  • The SPSC students took a tour of Weber-Shandwick with Professor York as a reward for their work this semester! Consider joining SPSC so you can go on the next agency tour in the Spring! Contact Professor York for more information.
  • Congratulations to Linda Zajac for getting an internship with the Children’s Services Coalition!
  • Several COMM 232 (Intro to New and Social Media) students recently took a tour of T-Rex, an incubator for high-tech and fashion startups in downtown St. Louis. See photos and more detailson our blog.
Faculty News:
  • We are thrilled to welcome Caprice Moore and Geri Dreiling to our faculty as new part-time instructors for the Spring 2014 semester. Geri will be teaching COMM 241 (News Writing and Editing) and Caprice will be teaching COMM 597 (Organizational Communication). We are thrilled to have them here!
  • Professor Carver gave a presentation to the Mouton Society titled “Communicating Across the Generations.”
  • Professor Carver is also serving on the Strategic Planning Task Force on Strategic Innovation and Partnerships.
  • Professor York had an article about nonverbal communication printed in PR Daily a week ago! Entrepreneur Magazine also picked it up! Great news!
  • Professor York also spoke at the UMSL Social Media Speaker Series about social media’s impact on campaigns.
  • Professor Dohrman recently spoke about outreach activities and the National Center for Women in Information Technology at Monsanto to a group of women in IT. Professor Dohrman is chairing the St. Louis Award for Aspirations in Computing Regional Celebration this year!
  • Professor Dohrman also had a co-authored research presentation presented at the National Communication Association annual meeting in Washington DC. The paper is titled “Toward a Theory a D/discourse Punctuation: Materialities and Moments of Discursive Shifting.” Professor Dohrman is also chairing the Strategic Planning Task Force on Recognition, Excellence, and Innovation.
Networking Opportunities:
  • CSPRC Luncheon January 14: On January 14th, join several nonprofit PR professionals at the CSPRC luncheon at the Clayton Sheraton from 11:30am-1:15pm. Register here.
  • The Missouri History Museum is sponsoring a lecture titled “From the Mad Men of the 1960s to Today’s Chicago Ad Execs: How Pop Culture Influences Career Choice” on December 10th at 7pm in the Lee Auditorium. This is a free event. More Info
  • The Missouri History Museum is sponsoring a panel discussion titled “Madvertising: A Look at Women in the World of Advertising” on Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in the AT&T Multipurpose Room. This is a free event. More Info
Internship Opportunities:
  • Read about some recent student internships on our blog!
  • Intern, Swoosh: This internship experience is a paid experience only for Maryville students! The intern will do a variety of daily tasks and will work 10-20 hours a week managing social media tasks. Details. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Professor York. (hat tip to Professor York)
  • Intern, Sustainable Therapy: Chuck Gulas, Dean of the School of Health Professions, told us that an organization for which he is a founding board member, Sustainable Therapy, is looking for an unpaid intern to help them with their newsletter, social media, and marketing management and strategy. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work on a meaningful project related to taking physical therapy students to Haiti to help Haitians. If you are interested, contact Chuck Gulas with your resume and availability.
  • Web Design and Communication Intern, Children’s Services Coalition: Several Maryville communication students have served as interns for the Children’s Services Coalition, an organization which serves as a coalition for several nonprofits working on children’s services in the St. Louis area. Linda Zajac, a current communication major, is finishing her internship this semester and we would love to find another Maryville student to pick up where she, and several other Maryville students before her, left off. Please contact Denny O’Brien if you are interested in applying for this opportunity. It is an unpaid internship with the hours determined by the student’s schedule. Denny is a wonderful mentor for many students at Maryville and would be an excellent person to work with.
  • Intern, Maude’s Market: Students interested in sustainability and wellness might want to apply for an internship with the small business/farmer’s market Maude’s Market. Maude’s Market is located near the old location of Maryville University in south St. Louis. Send Dr. Dohrman your resume if you are interested in applying.
  • Intern, Storman Academy: Storman Academy is a private elementary school located in north St. Louis. They are looking for students to assist them with marketing and publications. This is a great opportunity for students interested in working in the educational sector. Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply.
  • Intern, Kids in the Middle: Kids in the Middle is a nonprofit working with families and children experiencing divorce. They are looking for interns to help with a variety of communication tasks.  Send your resume to Dr. Dohrman to apply.
  • Intern, KTRS The Big 550: McGraw Milhaven is looking for interns who can work 2 hours a day five days a week on his radio show. This would be a fun and exciting internship great for any student interested in broadcasting. Please contact Brittany Beggs, Maryville staff member, for more information.
  • Development/Marketing Intern, Food Outreach, Inc: Details.
  • PIRG: For students interested in political communication, consider looking at this internship opportunity with a local policy group. Details.
  • CSPRC Job Board Internships: Check out this site for a few internship postings.
  • Cat5 Intern Open House: Cat5, located in Chesterfield Valley, is doing an intern open house on December 12th at 5:30pm. They currently have openings for marketing interns. Details.
  • Arch Grants: ArchGrants, headquartered at TRex,is looking for unpaid interns to commit to 5-10 hours of work a week at their downtown building. Arch Grants works on funding small startups in the St. Louis area to create a vibrant and exciting business culture. Email Ben Burke your resume and availability.
  • Make-a-Wish Graphic Design Volunteer Position: Make-a-Wish is looking for a student to help their staff with graphic design and web design. This is a volunteer position and would be a great experience with a company located just across the highway from Maryville! Contact Julie Soffner if interested. Details.
  • Marketing Intern, McCollum Place: This is a facility that works on eating disorder recovery and they are looking for a marketing intern. Contact: Travis Stewart. Details.
  • American Junior Golf Association Traveling Internship: Details
  • State Farm Marketing and Business Communications Internship: Paid opportunity! Details.
  • Read about Past Students’ Internships on our Blog: Each month, we’ll be posting a couple of internship retrospectives that communication students have written about recent internships. Feel free to check them out here. For a full list of locations where recent students have interned, check out our blog.
  • 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.
Job Opportunities:
  • Community Coordinator, TRex: Details.
  • Assistant Director of Public Relations and Publications, Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Details.
  • Member Services Associate, Q&A Business Solutions: Details
  • Nestle Purina: There are several great entry-level communication positions open right now at Nestle: Assistant Community Manager and Community Manager (Social Media). Thanks to recent alum Michelle Lawrence for sending me these jobs for UGAB!
  • Jacobson Staffing Communications and Social Media Internship: E-mail Andreal Rogers with your resume to apply. Details
  • Nonprofit Positions: Check out The Rome Group for several open positions in nonprofit communication.
  • 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 People Are Talking About In the Hallways...COMM 344 Video about Physical Plant on Campus!, Shark Tank presentations, COMM 231 final book project (good luck!), SPSC’s table in the dining hall!

What We’re Reading: Professor York found a great article on Ragan about a PR student who ran a campaign to raise money for their tuition! How creative!

Rebecca Dohrman

Dr. Rebecca Dohrman is an Associate Professor of Communication at Maryville University.

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