Biweekly Update

Sept. 22

In this issue…


Registration Open for PRSSA 2011 National Conference Until Sept. 23
Conference Director of Communications Lauren Canina
Registration for the PRSSA 2011 National Conference is now available until Friday, Sept. 23. Beyond this date, registrations will be accepted at the on-site rate of $315 for members, $320 for affiliates and $350 for non-members. Single day registrations after Sept. 23 will cost $190 for members, $195 for affiliates and $210 for non-members.

For updated session descriptions, speaker details and event information, check the Conference schedule.


Free Webinar About The Future of Public Relations
National President, Adam Aisner
The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. EST. The topic is “Agency for the Future: A Look Inside.” Fred Cook, CEO and president of Golin Harris will lead the webinar. To register for this free webinar, visit the Plank Center website. Kick off your semester with professional development and be sure to share this opportunity with Chapter members.

Look Into Professional Transition Tips
Vice President of Internships/Job Services Joe Clarkson
Are you a senior worried about making the transition from student to public relations practitioner? Check out these professional transition tips located on the new Career Resources page of the PRSSA Internship Center. For more information about the PRSSA Internship Center or to get your Chapter code, contact Joe Clarkson.

Gain Portfolio Work in a National Publication
FORUM Editor in Chief Amy Bishop
We’re currently looking for writers for the next issue of PRSSA’s tri-annual publication FORUM. Use this opportunity to gain valuable writing experience, expand your portfolio and improve your résumé by being published nationally. To pitch an article idea, receive a general assignment or to be involved in National Conference reporting, email Amy Bishop.

Tell Your Chapter Story: Submit Chapter News
Vice President of Public Relations, Lauren Gray
What does your Chapter have planned for this year? What is your new executive board doing? Submit Chapter News about what your Chapter is discovering this year. To submit a Chapter News press release contact Lauren Gray.

Tweet Ethics Into the Hearts and Minds of Your Chapter

Vice President of Advocacy, JR Rochester
Did your Chapter participate in the PRSSA Twitter chat Tuesday, Sept. 20? This was a great way to get excited about Ethics Month and a great way to invite your Chapter to participate in PRSA’s Ethics Month. Check out the PRSSA Blog for a recap of the chat and get your members to take the PRSA Ethics Quiz. You can find all of PRSA’s ethics events, including a #PRethics chat on Sept. 27.

Continue to Work Towards Chapter Awards
Vice President of Member Services, Vanessa Perkins
Even though the deadline for the Ethics Advocacy Award isn't until spring 2012, your Chapter can begin to incorporate ethics programming into your meetings. Remember, it's never too early to begin working on Chapter Awards or individual scholarships. You'll find that preparing for one can make you eligible for others.

Gain Professional Development Through PRSA
Vice President of Professional Development, Jessica Noonan
Hear from new PR professionals through this free PRSA brown bag teleseminar on Friday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. EST. Utilize this teleseminar to build your professional development and connect with PRSA as PRSSA/PRSA relationship month approaches.

Chapter of the Month: California State University, Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton’s PRSSA Chapter is September's “Chapter of the Month” for their #hands4ethics program, which included organizing and hosting a #hands4ethics event on campus (a Titan Walk in honor of PRSA Ethics Month on Sept. 7) and online. The Chapter created fliers, designed images and established a hashtag for conversation and interaction on their social media pages. Read more about Cal State Fullerton PRSSA’s PR Ethics Month program #hands4ethics on their website.


Sept. 23 — National Conference registration deadline (to not pay additional fees)

Sept. 28Plank Center “Agency for the Future: A Look Inside” webinar

Oct. 14–18PRSSA 2011 National Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Oct. 17Chester Burger Scholarship for Excellence scholarship deadline

Oct. 25 — #PRSSA Twitter Chat

Oct. 28Bateman Case Study Competition intent-to-enter forms due