Biweekly Update

April 17

In this issue ...


NATIONAL COMMITTEE UPDATES
 
Join Us in Scottsdale, Ariz. for the PRSSA Chapter President's Leadership Rally
National President Brian Price
Calling all 2014–2015 Chapter Presidents! The PRSSA 2014 Leadership Rally will be Friday, May 30 to Sunday, June 1 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Registration is free and PRSSA covers the hotel stay. Hosted at the Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, this exclusive event is designed to help incoming presidents transition smoothly and provide resources and strategies on how to lead your Chapter. Register now to start your year as a leader off on the right foot.
 
Speak with Agency Recruiters in New York
Immediate Past President Lauren Gray
Attend the PRSA New York career forum on Thursday, May 1 from 1–5 p.m. at the New York Institute of Technology at 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd). Hear from keynote Stephanie Smirnov, managing director of consumer marketing at Edelman, and talk to recruiters from MWW Group, Edelman, Porter Novelli, Ketchum and more during the career forum. Registration is $10 for PRSSA students. See more information and register here.
 
Discover Your Ethics IQ
Vice President of Advocacy Jessica Airey
Want to discover your Ethics IQ? You don’t have to be a seasoned professional to take the Ethics Quiz. PRSSA members can access the quiz by downloading the PRSA Ethics App  for free in the iTunes store or visiting the PRSA website.
 
Apply for a Chapter Development Session at PRSSANC
Vice President of Chapter Development Chris Bonelli
There is still time to apply to host a Chapter Development Session at the PRSSA 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. The deadline is May 1 and we would love to see your application. Check out these past presentations for reference. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to showcase what your Chapter does best.
 
Help Your Chapter Gain Money
Vice President of Membership Services Heather Harder
PRSSA has $3,500 available for the winning Chapters of the Dr. F.H. Teahan Chapter Awards. Applications for the awards are due June 6. Chapters may qualify by excelling in 12 categories, including Chapter diversity, community service and Chapter development. Get started on the application now to get recognized.
 
Apply for PRSA Associate Membership
Vice President of Professional Development Helma von Zadow
Are you still thinking about what you want for graduation? What about a PRSA Associate Membership? It’s not only a great graduation gift but an investment in your future that will further enhance your professional development. As a PRSSA member, you are eligible to join PRSA up to five months before graduation for the discounted rate of $60. To apply complete the membership application or log on to your MyPRSA account.
 
Showcase Your Chapter's Accomplishments through Chapter News
Vice President of Public Relations Ben Butler  
Submitting a press release about your Chapter's events and activities to Headquarters should be included in all of your promotional plans. Chapter News showcases the accomplishments of various Chapters from across the Society and is updated frequently.
 
Ending of Regional Conference Season
Vice President of Regional Conferences Erica Brown
The 2014 Regional Conference season is ending with the last conference hosted by San Jose State University. Sincerely PR: More than Technology is from April 2527 and if you or any other Chapter members are interested in attending do not forget to register.
 
Catch up on Progressions Articles
Publications Editor in Chief Mallory Richardson
Progressions provides resources for Chapter members at any stage in their education, including insight into industry trends, Chapter development, internship advice, PRSSA events and more. Recent blog posts have included how to think like an entrepreneur in your career, interview do’s and don’ts and a diversity series. Any member may contribute, for more information on contributing or to pitch an idea, contact Mallory.


CHAPTER UPDATES
 
Pacesetter Chapter Recognition
Illinois State University PRSSA won the March Pacesetter Chapter Recognition for putting substantial effort into promoting its "March Brandness" event. The Chapter set the pace for others by fundraising, extending invitations to non-communications majors, exceeding the attendance goal, promoting the event on social media and securing media coverage. Is your Chapter setting the pace? Apply for the April Pacesetter Chapter Recognition.

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 21 — Bimonthly mailing to Chapters
  
April 28 — Online distribution of FORUM
 
May 5
Leadership Rally registration deadline