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Kicking Off Spring Semester 2011

Happy Spring 2011 everyone!! St. Edward’s PRSSA chapter is very excited for a fun and busy semester. We kicked off the semester with our first meeting Monday, January 31 at 8pm in Bain boardroom inside The Ragsdale Center on campus. Our meetings for the continuation of the semester (any change will be noted) will be on MONDAY’s @ 8PM IN BAIN BOARDROOM.

 Today was the St. Edward’s student organization Involvement Fair and PRSSA had a great turnout at our booth. We are still encouraging students of all majors and interests to come to a meeting, send us an email, or checkout our Facebook page, blog, and Twitter. We are accepting new members through FEBRUARY 21st.

Showing our Topper Pride at 2011 Student Organization Involvement Fair

We are looking forward to some fun activities and events this semester for both PRSSA members and the St. Edward’s community.  As a chapter we are planning on participating in the St. Edward’s Fundraising Fair in February, sending a delegate to PRSSA National Assembly this semester in Seattle, Washington, hosting a mixer with both students and professionals with opportunities to network and get all of your questions answered later in the spring, and other ideas, opportunities, and events in the works. We look forward to a great semester and as always, welcome any thoughts or ideas on other activities and events St. Edward’s PRSSA can get involved with. Stay warm this week! 

 To contact PRSSA:      Email: PRSSA@stedwards.edu       Twitter: @SEUPRSSA

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Officer Elections for 10-11

Officer elections will be held tonight (April 7th) at 7:00PM in Fleck Hall 314 – see you there! Please feel free to contact prssa@stedwards.edu with any questions or concerns.

Hilltoppers Attend PRSSA National Assembly in Hometown

This week seven St. Edward’s University students will attend the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) National Assembly.  For the first time, the National Assembly will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Austin.

The PRSSA National Assembly will host students and elected Chapter delegates from 248 universities nationwide. PRSSA members will receive leadership training as well as vote on the National Committee representatives. The conference will include a Day of Competition sponsored by the CW network and numerous keynote speakers.  The Assembly begins on Thursday, March 11th and continues through Sunday, March 14th.

“We are very excited to have the National Assembly hosted in our hometown, because it provides our chapter with a greater opportunity to send students who want to participate and get involved,” said Ally Hugg, St. Edward’s PRSSA Chapter President.  

Local PRSSA Chapters at The University of Texas, Texas State, and St. Edward’s University , along with the Austin PRSA Chapter, will be hosting a “Networking Bingo” that will give students a chance to meet each other and network with Austin area communication professionals. This opportunity will allow students to work on interviewing skills, and discuss recruitment opportunities following Assembly activities on Friday, March 13th at 5:30PM at the Hyatt.

The St. Edward’s University Chapter will be live Tweeting from the Assembly and the “Networking Bingo” from @SEUPRSSA and from personal Twitter accounts. Students will also be posting information on the Chapter blog and Facebook account.
                                                                                                                                              
Contact:
Courtney Medford
St. Edward’s PRSSA Secretary
cmedfor@stedwards.edu

Networking that makes you say “Bingo!”

Have you heard? Delegates and members from PRSSA chapters from all over the country will congregate in Austin from March 11-14th for the annual PRSSA National Assembly.

Take advantage of this opportunity and join PRSA Austin, PRSSA National and the PRSSA Chapters of Texas State University, The University of Texas and St. Edward’s University for the chance to work on interviewing and networking skills and discuss recruitment opportunities!

And you won’t want to miss out on “Networking Bingo,” a fun and exciting way to meet successful Austin-area communication professionals. Bingo winners will receive awards and raffle prizes will be given throughout the night!

Fees:
Students: Free
Members & Non-Members: $10

RSVP to Becky Squires at beckysquires@earthlink.net

St.Edward’s PRSSA National Assembly Attendees

The PRSSA National Assembly is only one week away. Our Chapter is very excited that the event will be taking place in Austin this year, as this is our home. We hope to meet lots of students from all over the country and look forward to sharing the city with them.

Our Chapter has elected a delegate, Courtney Medford, to represent our Chapter vote in the Assembly.

We will also be sending several non-delegates to the Assembly.

  • Ally Hugg – SEUPRSSA President
  • Sara Roberts – SEUPRSSA Vice President
  • Ginny Torok – SEUPRSSA Director of Recruitment
  • Eddie Rojas – SEUPRSSA member
  • Veronica Adamcik – SEUPRSSA member
  • Brian Brown – SEUPRSSA member

So, if you’ll be in Austin for National Assembly, be sure to find us! We’re happy to chat and show you around the town. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for live updates from the Assembly.

Welcome Back

Hopefully everyone had an amazing holiday break and a very happy new year.  Now, it’s time to get back to the books and into the swing of things. Our first meeting will be held next Wednesday, the 20th at 7:00PM (location TBA). There are lots of things going on this semester so we have much to talk about. If you are not currently a member, please feel free to drop by this meeting to get some information about our Chapter. We will be accepting new members for the Spring semester through the end of February. If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail: prssa@stedwards.edu.

There is no better way to start off this semester than by attending the PRSA Networking Happy Hour.

New Year Happy Hour and Networking
Kick off the new decade with the PRSA Board of Directors
Join us and meet your new Board over Happy Hour downtown at J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge on West 6th Street. Catch up with friends/colleagues and let us know what topics you’re interested in as part of our professional development programming this year.

What: PRSA Happy Hour and Networking
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location:
J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge
710 West 6th Street
http://www.jblacks.com

Fees:
Members and Students: $5
Non-Members: $10

SEU PRSSA Art Show a Success

Last week our PRSSA Chapter hosted an Art Show at St. Edward’s University. What a fun event to host on a rainy Friday evening. We featured 7 artists from the Austin community who proudly displayed their work in Mabee Ballroom. With good snacks and friends, the Art Show was a hit. Students passing by stopped in to view art work and listen to the featured band – Crowded Hill. One lucky guest even won a lovely painting in the silent auction. With a small door donation, our PRSSA Chapter was able to raise funding for upcoming events – such as the PRSSA National Assembly, which will be held in Austin this year. The Art Show was a great experience both for those attending and for the members who helped prepare for the event. Members gained valuable experience in event planning, organization, and promotion. We look forward to hosting a similar event in the future.  Below you will find some pictures from the event. Please feel free to inquire about any of the artists. Also be sure to check out the video clip of Crowded Hill’s performance. Thanks again to everyone who came out to support our Chapter and the artists.