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EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 9-29-2008 Issue 3.5

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events:

Hello Everyone!!

Sept. 29th-Showboat

We hope everyone had an awesome weekend and is ready to start another great EMA-filled week.

Branson Belle Tour,

We have a lot of new and exciting activities going on this week, so be sure to get involved and spend

5:45 p.m. meet at Cherry

some time with your fellow EMA members and friends.

St. Parking Garage Sept. 30th-Informational EMA Meeting, for

Meeting This Week st

We have an all-member

EMA meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.

in Glass 102. We will have free food from Old Chicago at the start of the meeting, so be sure to get

members not able to

there early!! Old Chicago just opened off of Glenstone and Independence St. They offer real

attend regular meetings,

Chicago-style pizza, calzones, pasta, sandwiches and much more! They also carry 110 beers from all

6:30 p.m., Glass 343

over the world. Definitely check them out and tell them thanks for the generous donation to EMA!

Oct. 1st-EMA Meeting,

We will also have a guest speaker from the Disney College program to talk about opportunities for

5 p.m., Glass 102, Free

internships. Come and join your EMA Leaders and Industry Reps to keep up to date with what’s going

Food from Old Chicago!

on and enjoy some yummy food from Old Chicago!

Oct. 2nd-After Hours Carnival, PSU, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Oct. 8th-Social, Incredible

Event Spotlight: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Corn Maze Every weekend in October (Thursday-Saturday) EMA will be participating in the Rutledge-Wilson Farm Corn Maze. Shifts are from 5-9 p.m. and dinner and a t-shirt will be provided. This is a great service opportunity that will

Pizza, Time & Price TBA

be a lot of fun. The farm offers a 10-acre corn maze along with a pumpkin

Oct. Every Weekend-

patch and hay rides. There are a lot of opportunities to participate since it

Service Opportunity,

is going on every weekend, so we hope you can join us for this awesome

Rutledge Wilson Farm

Fall service opportunity. For more information and to sign-up, contact

Corn Maze, Thursday-

Scott Keuss at Keuss797@missouristate.edu.

Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online th

through the EMA Facebook Webpage or Blackboard and pay your dues by Tuesday, October 14 , 2008. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Please complete the application as soon as possible. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class will get 3 extra credit points for every event they attend and 1 extra credit point for chalking before meetings, but you must be a paying member in order to get the points.

Member Spotlight: Jay Cadman is an Entertainment Management major and graduates in 81 days (who’s counting?!) He is originally from Lee’s Summit, MO and is interested in the music side of the entertainment industry. This summer he was the Production and Operations Intern at the Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. Jay is very excited to attend Pollstar in 2009 to learn more about the music industry and network with professionals. Something interesting that you may not know about Jay is that 311 is his all-time favorite band. He has seen them live 13 times in four different states (MO, KS, TN, LA) and finally got the opportunity to meet them while interning at the Sandstone Amphitheater. A word of advice from Jay: “Be Nice!” Introduce yourself to Jay at the next EMA event!!


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 9-22-2008 Issue 3.4

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events:

Hello Everyone!!

Sept. 23rd-Majors Fair,

Welcome back to another great week filled with awesome Entertainment Management Association

9 a.m.-3 p.m., PSU

events!! We have a lot going on this week and we hope our members will be able to join us at our

Sept. 24th-Fall Career Fest,

meeting, service opportunities and our first tour of the semester!

9 a.m., Glass Hall Sept. 24th-Annual EM Stakeholder’s Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Glass 102 th

Annual Entertainment Management Stakeholder’s Meeting The Annual Entertainment Management Stakeholder’s Meeting will be held this Wednesday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m. in Glass 102. You will learn everything you need to know about the EM major and also hear from your EMA executive team. Dr. Philip Rothschild, Director of the

Sept. 27 -St. John’s Day,

Entertainment Management Program, will have an awesome slideshow filled with information about

10 a.m., Celebration City,

the EM program. You can also hear from EM Alumni and see what they have been up to. There will

Branson

be a panel of experts from the entertainment industry ready to tackle any questions you have. Along

Sept. 27th-Into The Streets

with all of the fun and the detailed information, we will have free Chipotle burritos, chips and

Service Opportunity, Time

beverages!!! Lastly, we will have prizes and giveaways for those in attendance. We hope everyone is

& Place TBA Sept. 29th-Showboat Branson Belle Tour, 5:45 p.m. meet at Cherry

able to attend this great event and gain a better understanding of what the EM major is really about.

Event Spotlight: Showboat Branson Belle Tour Our first tour of the semester will be held on Monday, September 29th. We will be meeting at 5:45 p.m. in the Cherry

St. Parking Garage

St. Parking Garage (Bear Park North). The tour of the Showboat

Oct. 1-EMA Meeting,

begins at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Janet Oller, one

5 p.m., Glass 102

of our EM professors, will be covering the cost of the show, but would like each participant to bring $7 for the wait staff. Please contact Jordan Wood at Wood842@missouristate.edu as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Also, if you are willing to drive to Branson, let her know and EMA will reimburse you for the gas. This is a very fun tour, so we hope you can come!!

Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online through the EMA Facebook Webpage or Blackboard and pay your dues by Tuesday, October 14 th, 2008. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Please complete the application as soon as possible. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class will get 3 extra credit points for every event they attend and 1 extra credit point for chalking before meetings, but you must be a paying member in order to get the points.

Member Spotlight: Dan Ortega is an Entertainment Management major and a junior here at MSU. He is originally from Colorado Springs, CO and is excited to be a part of the EMA team as the Sports Industry Rep. He is most excited about gaining experience through EMA and attending the Super Bowl in the spring. He hopes to one day work for a Major League Soccer team or any other professional sports team, preferably in Colorado. One thing you might not know about Dan is that he is a military brat and has lived all over the world from Germany to Italy, including all over the U.S. Stop by and say Hi to Dan at the EM Stakeholder’s Meeting this Wednesday!


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 9-15-2008 Issue 3.3

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events:

Hello Everyone!!

Sept. 17th-EMA Meeting,

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall outside! We hope everyone had a great weekend and is off to a

5 p.m., Glass 102

good start this week. Homework is probably starting to pile up but hopefully everyone has some free

Sept. 18th-Rescheduled

time to enjoy EMA events this week!

BBQ Social, 5-8 p.m., Phelps Grove Park th

Sept. 20 -Cider Days, 7 p.m., Jordan Valley Park th

Meeting This Week th

We are having our next meeting this week on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Come and hear what information your leaders have to share this week. There will be important information about the Super Bowl and potential fundraising & service opportunities. Also, the Industry Reps will

Sept. 24 -Fall Career Fest,

have updated information about their specific sectors to share with members. We will have free food

9 a.m., Glass Hall

and this will be another great time to get to know other members and the leaders. Hope to see you

Sept. 24th or 25th-Annual

there!

EM Stakeholder’s Meeting, Time & Place TBA

BBQ Social

Sept. 27th-St. John’s Day,

Don’t forget about the EMA BBQ Social this week. It will be held

10 a.m., Celebration City, Branson Oct. 1-EMA Meeting,

this Thursday, Sept. 18th from 5-8 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring snacks to share and also bring some friends! Hopefully the weather will hold up for us and we can enjoy spending some time together outside of school.

5 p.m., Glass 102 Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online th

through the EMA Facebook Webpage or Blackboard and pay your dues by Tuesday, October 14 , 2008. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Please complete the application as soon as possible, so we can form our committee teams and start planning more events for EMA. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class will get 3 extra credit points for every event they attend and 1 extra credit point for chalking before meetings, but you must be a paying member in order to get the points.

Member Spotlight: Shanna Mott is a senior and an Entertainment Management major. She is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is most excited about developing the music industry side of EMA and further developing her leadership skills through serving as the Music Industry Rep for EMA. Her favorite EMA memory was her trip to New York last spring for the MEISA (Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association) conference. Something interesting about Shanna is that she is Native American, more specifically Cherokee. Currently she is working as a stagehand at Juanita K. Hammons Hall and with Lemon Drop Records to build experience in the music industry. She also helped develop a MEISA student chapter here at MSU. She plans on interning at a venue, either at the House of Blues or back home in Tulsa. If you’re interested in the music side of entertainment, Shanna is definitely your go-to person! Be sure to say hello to her at the meeting this Wednesday.


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 9-8-2008 Issue 3.2

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events:

Hello Everyone!!

Sept. 10th-Resume

The third week of classes are well on their way and hopefully everyone is getting back into the swing

Madness, 9 a.m., Glass Hall

of things here at Missouri State. Last week’s meeting was a great success!! We were excited to see

Sept. 17th-EMA Meeting,

all of the new people interested in EMA and ready to learn about what we have to offer this year.

5 p.m., Glass 102 Sept. 18th-Rescheduled

There was a lot of information discussed, so if you have any questions please contact a leader and stay in the loop about what EMA is doing. Also, if you were not able to come to the meeting, check out the PowerPoints located on Blackboard.

BBQ Social, 5-8 p.m., Phelps Grove Park th

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Sept. 20 -Cider Days, 7

We apologize for the short notice of the BBQ Social cancellation. We were holding out, hoping the

p.m., Jordan Valley Park

weather would clear up, but it definitely wasn’t a nice enough day to grill out. We are planning on

Sept. 24th-Fall Career Fest,

rescheduling the BBQ for Thursday, Sept. 18th from 5-8 p.m. at Phelps Grove Park. Hamburgers, hot

9 a.m., Glass Hall

dogs, and beverages will be provided. Please feel free to bring any snacks to share. Hopefully the

Sept. 24th or 25th-Annual

weather will be nice and we can enjoy hanging out and meeting new friends.

EM Stakeholder’s Meeting, Time & Place TBA th

Sept. 27 -St. John’s Day, 10 a.m., Celebration City, Branson

Next Meeting Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Your leaders will have more opportunities available for fundraising and service events, as well as updated information for the national tour to San Francisco, California that will be held over Fall Break. Be sure to attend to stay up to date on the latest information from EMA. There will be free food and beverages provided.

Oct. 1-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102

Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online th

through the EMA Facebook Webpage or Blackboard and pay your dues by Tuesday, October 14 , 2008. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Please complete the application as soon as possible, so we can form our committee teams and start planning more events for EMA. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class will get 3 extra credit points for every event they attend and 1 extra credit point for chalking before meetings, but you must be a paying member in order to get the points.

Member Spotlight: Cassie Alsbach is from Festus, MO and is a senior graduating this May with her Entertainment Management degree. She is currently the Event Industry Representative for EMA and is excited about finding opportunities within the event industry that she can share with fellow students. She is also working as Dr. Rothschild’s Student Assistant and will serve as a great resource for students who have questions about EM classes and internships. Cassie is looking forward to attending Pollstar in the spring so she can network with industry professionals and gain more experience in the field. This summer she worked as the Marketing and Box Office Intern at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO. Something interesting about Cassie is that she recently found out that she will be her sister’s maid of honor in January, which she is very excited about! Be sure to stop by and say hello to Cassie at the next EMA event.


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 9-1-2008 Issue 3.1

Welcome Back EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events:

Hello Everyone!!

Sept. 3rd-First EMA

We hope that all of our Entertainment Management Association members and friends have had

Meeting, 5 p.m. Glass 345

a great summer. We are excited to be back for the Fall semester and we look forward to all the

Sept 6th-BBQ Social, 1-4

exciting events we have planned for you in the upcoming months.

p.m., Phelps Grove Park Sept. 6th-Ozark Blues Festival, 7 p.m., Bass Pro Shop Parking Lot Sept. 24th or 25th-Annual EM Stakeholder’s Meeting, Time & Place TBA

Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd at 5 p.m. in Glass 345. There will be free food and beverages. Come and meet your Executive Leadership Team and the newly elected Industry Reps for this year. This will be a great time to join in on the fun and get to know your fellow EMA members. Introduce yourself to someone new and hear about all the fun ideas the Leadership Team has planned for you this year!!

Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online at http://theemlife.com and pay your dues by Tuesday, October 14th, 2008. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class will get 3 extra credit points for every event they attend and 1 extra credit point for chalking before meetings, but you must be a paying member in order to get the points. Also, if you are unable to attend the meeting this week, please apply for membership online and select your Committee preference to be sure you are in the group of your preference. Event Spotlight: The first EMA social of the year will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6th from 1-4 p.m. Come enjoy BBQ & friends at Phelps Grove Park. Food & drinks will be provided, but members are welcome to bring their own snacks to share.

Member Spotlight: Becky Migas joined EMA this year from Columbus, Ohio and is working towards her MBA at Missouri State. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2004 and worked at the Nationwide Arena for 4 years, PromoWest Productions for 2 ½ years, and Music In The Air, a festival production company, for 1 year. She has been appointed as the Venue Industry Rep for EMA and is excited to be a part of the organization. She hopes she will be able to bring her experience and knowledge of the venue industry to EMA. She is most excited about meeting new friends and going to Pollstar in the spring. Something you might find interesting to know about Becky is that she has been to over 100 concerts in the last 5 years. During the first meeting be sure to stop by and say hello to Becky!


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