Biweekly Update

Sept. 9

PRSSA 2010 National Conference

National Committee Updates

PRSSA 2010 National Conference

"The Capital Connection: People, Press and Politics"
Oct. 15–19 at the Washington (D.C.) Marriott Wardman Park

Learn Chapter and Professional Best Practices
Conference is your opportunity to learn about public relations from both peers and professionals. At the Chapter Development Sessions, eight PRSSA Chapters from across the country will help you strengthen your Chapter by sharing their best ideas. In our professional development sessions, practitioners in agency, corporate, nonprofit and education will share their effective public relations tactics with you. Browse the Conference Brochure online to learn more.

Grunig Lecture and Speed Networking Sessions Closed
The Third Annual Grunig Lecture and the Speed Networking Sessions have both reached capacity. Congratulations to the students who registered early and took advantage of these opportunities. For those who will not be attending, be sure to take advantage of networking opportunities at the PRSA General Sessions and PRSA/PRSSA Coffee Break.

Registration Deadline: Sept 13. Space is limited; register early.
Registration: Members $295; Affiliates $300; Nonmembers $330.
Hotel Reservations Deadline: Sept. 15. Washington (D.C.) Marriott Wardman Park. Room Rates: $239 (one or two occupants); $249 (three occupants); $259 (four occupants)

National Committee Updates

Receive Recognition for Your Student-run Firm, Chapter Ethics or Internship
Vice President of Member Services Jemalyn Chavez
Highlight your Chapter’s best practices by applying for available scholarships and awards. Submit an application for the Student-run Firm Awards or the Ethics Advocacy Awards by Sept. 13. If you've done a great internship this year, you should also apply for the Altschul Internship Award by Sept. 13. Download the applications online. Questions? Email Jemalyn.

Participate in the Community Service Initiative
Vice President of Chapter Development Kimberly Cielsa
Every year at Conference we have a community service initiative as a way to give back to our host city. For the 2010 Conference, we have partnered with For the Love of Children, an organization that encourages academic and personal success through educational services. For information about how your Chapter can help them raise money for new computers, contact Kim.

Submit Your Chapter News
Vice President of Public Relations Danielle DuPree
Why not Chapter News? Chapter News is a great opportunity for all Chapters to highlight their successful campaigns, community service efforts, international fundraising and more. Gain recognition and share your Chapter story to encourage other PRSSA students locally and abroad. For more information or to submit a press release, contact Danielle.

Visit the JobCenter
Vice President of Internships/Job Services Scott Thornburg
From reputable internships to career opportunities in international communications, countless resume-building opportunities are available to you through the PRSSA JobCenter and PRSA Jobcenter. Chapter Presidents, update your Chapter information online to allow Scott to provide Chapter login information and share these benefits.

Get Involved With FORUM
FORUM Editor in Chief Kara Robinson
Going to the PRSSA 2010 National Conference in Washington, D.C.? Become a Conference reporter for FORUM to get exclusive interviews with presenters, and be a Conference tweeter or photographer. Positions are limited, contact FORUM. Deadline for submitting all articles for the winter issue: Oct. 20.

Apply for a Student-run Firm Award
Vice President of Professional Development Therese Kuster
If you’re a Nationally Affiliated student-run firm it’s not too late to apply for the Student-run Firm Awards. An award will be given for “Best Tactic” and “Best Campaign” and the deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 13. This is a great chance to earn some recognition for your firm. Download the application from the PRSSA website or contact Therese.


Ethics Month

Sept. 10 — Regional Activity Bid Form Due

Sept. 13 — National Conference Registration Deadline

Sept. 13 — National Conference Hotel Reservation Deadline

Sept. 13 — Student-run Firm Awards Application Deadline

Sept. 13 — Altschul Internship Award Application Deadline

Sept. 13 — Ethics Awards Application Deadline

PRSSA/PRSA Relationship Month

Oct. 15-19 — PRSSA 2010 National Conference