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Illinois State University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America

PR emier

March 2015

“COM” on, Get Happy :

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t is finally spring at the School of Communication. Soon the birds will be chirping, flowers will blossom, and the corridors and classrooms of Fell Hall will be abuzz with words of keynote speakers, professionals, and students alike. It is that time of year again‒ COM Week 2015 has fallen upon us. Over the course of four days beginning Monday, April 6 and ending April 10, Illinois State University will hold the annual COM Week program. COM Week is an annual communication convention designed to connect students with real professionals and emphasize the importance of professional development and career exploration. A plethora of speakers and panelists will come to share their expertise about their careers and spark students’ interest about the field of communication. The theme of this year’s COM Week encourages us to “Be Innovative” as we network and learn more about what the communication industry has to offer. Keynote speakers will include Joe Benarroch of Facebook’s corporate communications team; Rory Swikle, vice president of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide; Jessica Tenuta, ISU alumna who is the co-founder and head of design at Packback Books; and Michael Rigsby, CEO of DirtonDirt.com.

In true SoC fashion, there will be something to pique the interest of every student within the SoC, from future public relations professionals all the way to broadcast journalism majors. Students will have access to the Career Institute, the Documentary Film Festival, and 13 different panels. Panels include, “Communication after Graduation,” “PR in a Digital World,” “Navigating the Nonprofit World,” and “Agency Pros,” among others. To keep up with the festivities, follow the SoC on Twitter (@ISUSOC) to engage in the conversation and download the official Illinois State University app and access the full COM Week 2015 schedule.

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Real World D.C.

Letter from Executive Board Lauren Vahldick Page 3

Tour Train: Zeno Group + Walker Sands Page 4

PRSSA Regional Conference Page 5

PRSSA National Assembly Page 6

Upcoming Events

by Deja Whitt

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Profile for Illinois State University PRSSA

PRemier Newsletter: March 2015  

This issue of PRemier incudes a preview of COM Week 2015, Real World D.C. with Randy DeCleene, Letter from Executive Board member Lauren Va...

PRemier Newsletter: March 2015  

This issue of PRemier incudes a preview of COM Week 2015, Real World D.C. with Randy DeCleene, Letter from Executive Board member Lauren Va...

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