Biweekly Update

March 24

In this issue…


NATIONAL COMMITTEE UPDATES

Plan Ahead for National Conference
National President Nick Lucido
As you continue your leadership transition within your own Chapter, one of the important things to begin planning is the Chapter’s attendance at the PRSSA 2011 National Conference in Orlando. The Conference promises to be an exciting event full of opportunity to enhance your career. The deadline to register is Sept. 12, which is very early in the school year. Plan ahead and arrange your travel plans early.

Recruit Diverse Chapter Membership
Vice President of Advocacy Adam Aisner
As you elect new officers into your Chapter and begin plans for the fall semester, think about diversity. How can you Chapter recruit a diverse membership? Reach out to other majors and disciplines within your school. Form programming for all interests within different sectors of public relations. For more information on how to recruit diversity into your Chapter, please contact Adam Aisner.

Last Call to Submit for the FUNdraising Bowl
Vice President of Chapter Development Kim Cielsa
Submit before March 31 for the chance to win two FREE National Conference registrations and national recognition via the PRSSA website. Remember, any fundraising amount is accepted. Questions? Contact Kimberly Ciesla.

Apply for the Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship
Vice President of Member Services Jemalyn Chavez
If you will be a public relations senior this fall, consider applying for the Ron Culp Scholarship for Mentorship. Winner is selected for their mentoring of others and their promotion of public relations as a career choice.

Enhance Your Own Professional Development
Vice President of Professional Development Therese Kuster
Participating in PRSSA and student-run firms are two great ways to enhance your own professional development, but want to do more? Search online for free webinars, downloadable white papers and e-newsletters to follow.  Some great starting points include PRSA.org, The Social Media Examiner, Hubspot.com, Awareness and PRQuickStart.org.
   
Check Out Last Regional Activities
Vice President of Regional Activities Rachel Sprung
The 2011 Regional Activities are underway. Upcoming events include Utah State University on March 24–25, Pennsylvania State University on March 25–26, Indiana University on April 8–9, University of Nebraska at Omaha on April 8–10, and Ohio State Univeristy on April 16.

Visit the PRSSA Blog for Regional Activity Lessons
FORUM Editor in Chief Kara Robinson
Have you attended a Regional Activity in the past few weeks? Do you plan to attend one soon? Check out the PRSSA Blog for Regional Activity articles and lessons. Read the posts, learn something new and respond to the questions – it’s that easy.

Register Today for PRSSA 2011 National Conference
Conference Co-Director of Communications Lauren Canina
Reserve your spot today for the PRSSA 2011 National Conference. The Conference, which will be held Oct. 14–18 at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at SeaWorld, will feature notable speakers and groundbreaking sessions that will inspire present and future young professionals to learn more about public relations. Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.  Registration is $295 for PRSSA members, $300 for affiliate members and $330 for non-members. PRSSA members will also receive a special discount on hotel rates. Contact the Conference Committee for more information.