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EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 11-17-2008 Issue 3.12

Happy Thanksgiving! Upcoming Events: Nov. 19th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 Nov. 22nd-Men’s Basketball Concessions, 4 p.m. Nov. 23rd-Women’s

There are only a few more weeks left in the semester! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we know that school is keeping everyone busy as we finish up our final projects and assignments. We hope that you can take a break from all the school work and enjoy some wonderful EMA events throughout the next month. Due to Thanksgiving break, we will not have a Newsletter next week. Enjoy your break and spending time with family and friends. The next Newsletter will be published on December 1st, so keep an eye out for it!

Basketball Concessions, 11 a.m. Dec. 7th-Super Bowl Meeting, Time TBA Dec. 10th-EMA Meeting Social, 5 p.m. Glass 102 Dec. 12th-Silver Dollar City Tour, Branson, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 28th-St. Louis Blues Game, 5 p.m., Scottrade Center

Next EMA Meeting Our next EMA meeting will be held this Wednesday November 19th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Join your fellow EMA members to find out what is coming up in the next month. PB&J sandwiches will be provided along with drinks and chips. We have a lot of fun events left this semester, so be sure to attend and sign up for upcoming fundraising opportunities, socials, and tours. Look forward to seeing you all there! Event Spotlight: Silver Dollar City Tour On Friday, December 12th, EMA will be touring Silver Dollar City in Branson from 4-9 p.m. There will be numerous lights and decorations displayed for the Holiday season. Silvery Dollar City is a great place to visit for the Holidays and the tour should be a learning experience for all those who attend. We will get behind the scenes information about what it is like running a theme park and also will get to enjoy the many festivities the park has to offer. Cost will be $10. If you would like to attend or want additional information, contact Matt Bosslet at Bosslet773@missouristate.edu Reminder: The deadline for member dues payment has already passed. You can still become a member of EMA this semester, $35 for new members (includes EMA polo) and $20 for returning members, but you will not be eligible for funding for trips or tours. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class who did not reach the payment deadline will not receive any extra credit. If you have any questions about membership, contact Kacie Broadhurst at Kacie646@missouristate.edu


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 11-10-2008 Issue 3.11

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events: Nov. 10th-Men’s Basketball Concessions, 4:30 p.m. th

Nov. 13 -Eagles Concert, Fundraising Opportunity, 5 p.m., JQH Arena Nov. 15th-Football Concessions, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22nd-Men’s Basketball Concessions,

We hope everyone had an awesome weekend and stayed warm…it’s starting to feel like winter outside again! Thank you to those who have been participating in the fundraising events so far at the new JQH arena. There will be a lot more coming up soon, so make sure to check the events schedule. Event Spotlight: Eagles Concert The long-awaited Eagles Concert is finally here! This Thursday, November 13th, EMA will be working during the concert to raise money for the organization. This is the first concert to be held at JQH and should be a great experience for those involved. Due to the overwhelming response of people wanting to volunteer for this event, decisions will be made based upon how many fundraising events and other volunteer opportunities members have participated in. For more information or to find out if you are eligible to volunteer, contact Alex Weber, Fundraising Chair, at Weber1@MissouriState.edu.

4 p.m. Nov. 23rd-Women’s Basketball Concessions, 11 a.m. Dec. 7th-Super Bowl Meeting, Time TBA th

Dec. 12 -Silver Dollar City Tour, Branson, 4-9 p.m. Dec. 28th-St. Louis Blues Game, 5 p.m., Scottrade Center

Reminder: The deadline for member dues payment has already passed. You can still become a member of EMA this semester, $35 for new members (includes EMA polo) and $20 for returning members, but you will not be eligible for funding for trips or tours. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class who did not reach the payment deadline will not receive any extra credit. If you have any questions about membership, contact Kacie Broadhurst at Kacie646@missouristate.edu Member Spotlight: Sara Klepper Sara Klepper is a Freshman majoring in Entertainment Management with an emphasis in sport management. She just joined EMA this semester and is most looking forward to volunteering at the Super Bowl in the Spring. Her favorite event so far this semester was working at the Corn Maze and just getting to know more people. Sara would love to work for the NFL because football is her passion. Something you may not know about Sara is that she is a kid at heart and absolutely loves Disney movies. She admits to having a crush on Aladdin when she was younger. Words of advice: Dream big, because everything is possible. Get to know Sara at the next EMA event!

Industry News: Local Music Scene The FourFour Fest is coming up this weekend, Saturday, November 15th. Forty-five bands, including The Verbs, As of Now, and the Spacetones, are participating in the event along with other bands that represent a wide variety of musical genres. Nine venues in Springfield will be hosting the concerts throughout the night, including Nathan P. Murphy’s, Outland, Lindberg’s, and Ground Xero. It’s $10 for a wristband and that gets you access to all concerts and venues or you can purchase a single-venue entry for $1 per band cover. MEISA is involved with the FourFour to help promote the festival so come out and support the local music scene! For more information visit http://www.thefourfour.com.


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 11-3-2008 Issue 3.10

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events: Nov. 3rd-Men’s Basketball Concessions, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3rd-Chalking, 6 p.m., Meet outside Glass Hall sliding doors Nov. 5th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102, Speaker Marla Calico, International Association of Fairs & Expositions Nov. 6th-Signature Chefs Auction, Service Opportunity, Oasis Convention Center, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 10th-Men’s Basketball Concessions, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13th-Eagles Concert, Fundraising Opportunity, 5 p.m., JQH Arena Nov. 15th-Football Concessions, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22nd-Men’s Basketball Concessions, 4 p.m. Nov. 23rd-Women’s Basketball Concessions, 11 a.m. Dec. 28th-St. Louis Blues Game, 5 p.m., Scottrade Center

Happy November! We hope everyone had a Happy & Safe Halloween this weekend! Also, that extra hour of sleep should have everyone well-rested and ready to go this week. We have a lot of fun events coming up in November, especially now that basketball season has started and we can begin our fundraising events in the new JQH Arena! We look forward to seeing everyone at this week’s EMA meeting. Election Day th Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day as most of you are probably aware. Please go out and vote if you haven’t already done so!! Vote for the issues that are important to you and contribute to the future of America. Also, if you go into any Starbucks locations and tell them you voted, they’ll give you a free Tall cup of freshly brewed coffee!! Next EMA Meeting The next EMA meeting will be held this Wednesday, November 5th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Stop by for some great information about all the events coming up in November. Marla Calico with the International Association of Fairs & Expositions will be speaking. Also, if you’re going to the Super Bowl next semester, the $200 non-refundable deposit is due by this date. Event Spotlight: MSU Basketball Concessions at JQH Arena Now that basketball season is here, more fundraising opportunities will be available at the JQH Arena. The games are exciting and fun, and you get to help raise money for EMA and if you are a paid member (before the deadline), a portion of the money raised will go into your individual fundraising account to be used for trips, tours, events, or other expenses. Check out the left side of the Newsletter to see when the next Basketball games will be held. Also, the number of fundraising events you work at will help you to be eligible for the Eagle’s concert coming up next week. For more information or to volunteer for an upcoming fundraiser, contact Alex Weber, Fundraising Chair, at Weber1@MissouriState.edu. Reminder: The deadline for member dues payment has already passed. You can still become a member of EMA this semester, $35 for new members (includes EMA polo) and $20 for returning members, but you will not be eligible for funding for trips or tours. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class who did not reach the payment deadline will not receive any extra credit. If you have any questions about membership, contact Kacie Broadhurst at Kacie646@missouristate.edu Member Spotlight: Kimi Most Kimi Most is a Freshman here at Missouri State and is an Entertainment Management major with an emphasis in music. She joined EMA right away in order to meet more people and get more experience in the Entertainment Industry outside of the classroom. She is most looking forward to meeting new people in her major and making new friends. She is still unsure about what she wants to do for her career but looks forward to the new opportunities that EMA will provide to help her in the future. Kimi loves to play her guitar and sing, it’s her favorite past time! Her favorite piece of advice is to always smile, because it gives a good impression before you even say anything. Be sure to introduce yourself to Kimi at the next EMA event!! Industry News: Local Events First Friday Art Walk is this Friday, November 7th from 6-10 p.m. in downtown Springfield. You can experience what the downtown galleries have to offer including photography, paintings, pottery, and sculpture. It’s always a fun experience walking around downtown with your friends and it’s free to look at the art! For more information visit http://www.springfieldarts.org/firstfridayartwalk. Also this Friday, November 7th as part of the Art Walk, is the Cake-Decorating Contest and Culinary Art Exhibition. It is held from 6-9 p.m. at The Creamery Arts Center located at 411 N. Sherman Parkway and it’s free! You can come and sample the Culinary Arts Finale. The winners will be chosen by two local pastry chefs and it will be announced at 7:30 p.m. during the Exhibition. Prizes include $100 Best of Show, $50 1st place Individual Category, and $50 1st place Team/Organization Category. For more information, visit http://www.springfieldarts.org/sampletheculinaryarts.


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 10-27-2008 Issue 3.9

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events: Oct. Every Weekend-Service Opportunity, Rutledge Wilson Farm Corn Maze, Thursday-

Happy Halloween!! It’s the last week in October, which means Halloween is right around the corner. We hope a lot of you were able to participate in the fun EMA events this weekend and we are looking forward to all of the new opportunities that will be coming up next month.

Sunday, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 1st-“Preview the Q,” 9-11 p.m. Nov. 3rd-Men’s Basketball Fundraiser, 4:30 p.m., JQH Arena Nov. 3rd-Chalking, Meet Outside Glass Hall Sliding Doors, 6 p.m. Nov. 4th- Fitness Fest, Service Opportunity, 11:30 a.m.3 p.m., Bass Pro Shop th

Nov. 5 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 w/speaker Marla Calico, International Association of Fairs & Expositions Nov. 6th-Signature Chefs Auction, Service Opportunity, Oasis Convention Center, 5-9 p.m. Nov. 9th-Women’s Basketball Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m., JQH Arena th

Nov. 10 -Men’s Basketball Fundraiser, 4:30 p.m., JQH Arena th

Nov. 13 -Eagles Concert,

Event Spotlight: Signature Chefs Auction The March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, is holding a formal dinner and auction event on Thursday, November 6th at the Oasis Convention Center. EMA is volunteering for this event from 5-9 p.m. to help with set up, the silent auction, and tear down. This event features some of Southwest Missouri’s top chefs and great auction items that will benefit the March of Dimes. Some of the participating restaurants include Fire & Ice, Ocean Zen, The Argentina Steakhouse, & Trolley’s. This will be a great experience to see how an event comes together start to finish and it’s for a great cause. To get more information or to sign up to volunteer for this event, contact Scott Keuss at Keuss797@missouristate.edu. Reminder: The deadline for member dues payment has already passed. You can still become a member of EMA this semester, $35 for new members (includes EMA polo) and $20 for returning members, but you will not be eligible for funding for trips or tours. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class who did not reach the payment deadline will not receive any extra credit. If you have any questions about membership, contact Kacie Broadhurst at Kacie646@missouristate.edu Industry News: Venues Comcast-Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, is installing two large interactive I-Walls at the Wachovia Center. They will provide fans with an intense experience and futuristic displays including memorable video highlights from the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko stated that, “We always want to be on the cutting edge of technology and offer our fans the ultimate sports and entertainment experience each and every time they visit.” Luukko wanted to be the first to bring this new technology into a sporting arena. Each I-Wall is 24 feet long and the fans will be able to control the content on two LCD monitors. These interactive high definition screens were unveiled on October 11th. I-Walls can be found in the world’s most esteemed museums and science centers. For more information, visit www.wachoviacenter.com.

5 p.m., JQH Arena Nov. 15th-Football Concessions, 10:30 a.m. nd

Nov. 22 -Men’s Basketball Fundraiser, 4 p.m., JQH Arena rd

Nov. 23 -Women’s Basketball Fundraiser, 11 a.m., JQH Arena Dec. 28th-St. Louis Blues Game, 5 p.m., Scottrade Center

Member Spotlight: Zack Larsen Zack Larsen, EMA Treasurer, is an Entertainment Management Major graduating this December. In the Spring he will start the MBA program here at Missouri State. Zack is interested in sports and events and would like to work in game day operations or corporate relations for a professional soccer team. He worked with SGF soccer this past spring for his internship and currently works with the event staff for Intercollegiate Athletics and as a Freelance PR person for the Springfield Soccer Club. Zack is looking forward to meeting new members this year in EMA. Something you might not know about Zack is that he was born in Reno, Nevada. Some words of wisdom from Zack: “Don't be afraid to talk to industry professionals, the more you talk to them now, the more comfortable you will be talking with them when you are looking for a job or find a job. Also take any advice professors give you seriously, because they would not bother to mention it if they did not think it would help you.”


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 10-20-2008 Issue 3.8

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events: Oct. Every WeekendService Opportunity,

Welcome Back Everyone!! We hope that all of you had an awesome Fall Break this past weekend and were able to relax and catch up on things before the semester comes to a close. Enjoy your week and we hope to see some of you at the EMA events coming up soon.

Rutledge Wilson Farm Corn Maze, ThursdaySunday, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 22nd-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 Oct. 22nd-Spooktacular, 6:30 p.m., Dickerson Park Zoo Oct. 25th-Football Concessions, 11 a.m. Oct 26th-Saw Movie Marathon, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 13th-Eagles Concert, Fundraising Opportunity, JQH Arena

Next EMA Meeting The next EMA meeting will be held this Wednesday, October 22nd at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Come celebrate Halloween with the leaders and wear your favorite costume. Free yummy Halloween candy will be provided!! We’ll have lots of new information about events coming up, including information about fundraising and speakers later on in the semester. We hope to see all of you there. Event Spotlight: Spooktacular This Wednesday, October 22nd, the Dickerson Park Zoo will be holding their annual trick-or-treating event, Spooktacular. It starts at 6:30 p.m., so if you are attending, please wear a non-scary costume to the meeting and be ready to leave when it’s over. You’ll be able to hand out candy to kids as they roam through the zoo all dressed up for Halloween. This is a fun service opportunity! For more information contact Scott Keuss, Service Chair, at Keuss797@missouristate.edu. Bonus Event: Saw Movie Marathon EMA will be holding a Saw Movie Marathon on Sunday, October 26th from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. It will be held at Machelle Farmer’s apartment complex in their state of the art movie theater. Come hang out and get caught up on all four of these movies before the 5th one hits theaters. More details and directions will be provided at the meeting or you can contact Machelle Farmer at Machelle57333@missouristate.edu.

Reminder: The deadline for member dues payment has already passed. You can still become a member of EMA this semester, $35 for new members (includes EMA polo) and $20 for returning members, but you will not be eligible for funding for trips or tours. Also, students in Dr. Rothschild’s class who did not reach the payment deadline will not receive any extra credit. If you have any questions about membership, contact Kacie Broadhurst at Kacie646@missouristate.edu


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 10-13-2008 Issue 3.7

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events: Oct. Every WeekendService Opportunity, Rutledge Wilson Farm Corn Maze, ThursdaySunday, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 16-19thNational Trip to San Francisco Oct. 18th-

Hello Everyone!! It’s almost Fall Break, which means we are half way through the Fall semester! It has gone so fast and we hope that everyone has been enjoying everything so far. We still have a lot more events coming up this year that you can get involved in. nd

Upcoming Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 22 , in Glass 102 at 5 p.m. Come celebrate Halloween with your fellow EMA members. The leaders will be dressed up in costumes and there will be free food & candy! Of course there will be new information about what’s going on in EMA as well. Be sure to join us for a guaranteed great time! Event Spotlight: National Tour to San Francisco: It’s almost time for the long awaited national tour to San Francisco, California! EMA members are leaving this week to head to California and Jordan Wood, Tours & Speakers Leader, has a lot of great tours planned. Some of the tour highlights include AT&T Park, the Great American Music Hall, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and the Moscone Center. This is sure to be a great trip for all those attending! We’ll be able to hear all about their experiences at the next EMA meeting on Oct. 22nd. If you have additional questions about the trip, be sure to contact Jordan at Wood842@missouristate.edu. Industry News: Music Local: This Friday, October 17th the Space Tones, one of LemonDrop Records’ bands, will be playing at Nathan P. Murphys downtown at 8 p.m. LemonDrop Records is a local company owned and operated by Missouri State’s own Kevin Ehlers and Charlie Rosenbury. Other artists playing that night will be The Reverend Skeez and DJ Roach. It is an all ages show, costing $3 for 21 and up and $7 for minors. It would be great for EMA members to come out and show support for LemonDrop and it should be a great show! It is over Fall Break, so if you are still in town, be sure to check it out. For more information visit http://www.lemondroprecords.com.

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Oct. 22 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 nd

Oct. 22 Spooktacular, 6:30 p.m., Dickerson Park Zoo Oct. 25thFootball Concessions, 11 a.m. Oct 26th-Saw Movie Marathon, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 13thEagles Concert, Fundraising Opportunity, JQH Arena

MEISA: The first MEISA (Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association) meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 8 p.m. It will be at the Magic Bean at the corner of Grand and National in the Bear’s Mall (next to the Conoco). The Wisenheimers will be playing at 10 p.m. If you attend the meeting, MEISA will cover the $2 charge to get into the show. This will be a great way to get involved in MEISA and learn more about the organization and the music industry. If you are interested in the music side of the entertainment industry, this organization is for you! For more information contact Shanna Mott, Music Industry Representative, at shanna432@missouristate.edu. Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events and get extra credit in Dr. Rothschild’s class, you must apply for membership online through the EMA Facebook Webpage or Blackboard and pay your dues by Tuesday, th 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. R’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. Springfield Cardinals Internship Program: It provides a hands-on learning experience in specific areas, as well as a comprehensive view of minor league baseball administration. Applicants should have a strong interest in pursuing a career in professional sports, be highly motivated and hard working, and have a willingness to work long hours and weekends. The start date for these unpaid internships is mid-March. It would be preferred that applicants be available for the entire 70-game season (beginning of April though Labor Day Weekend). You must be receiving college credit to be eligible. Training positions include, but are not limited to, the following: Ticket Sales, Group Sales, Promotions, Baseball Operations, Stadium Operations, Media Relations, Public Relations, Community Relations, & Various Game Night Duties. The application process has started for the 2009 season. To be considered for an internship, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and list of references to Duane Miller at dfmiller@stlcardinals.com. Member Spotlight: Amy Hargrove is currently a junior here at Missouri State majoring in Entertainment Management with an emphasis in music. She is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma and transferred to MSU because of the EM program. Since she just moved to Springfield, she is very excited about meeting new people in EMA that share her interests and can help her get involved in the community. Something interesting about Amy that you may not know is that she has been singing and performing since she was 5 years old. She’s been in numerous talent competitions and performed at various festivals throughout the Midwest. Her career goal is to become her own agent/manager and promote herself throughout the music industry or promote someone else that she believes could make it. She also works a Iron Horse Stables, which is a biker bar/motel/restaurant in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. She bartends/waitresses and gets to sing every Saturday night. She loves being able to meet new people every time she performs. Overall, Amy is very excited to be a part of the EMA program and learn more about the entertainment industry. Make sure to say HI to Amy at the next EMA event…maybe she’ll even sing for you!


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 10-6-2008 Issue 3.6

Hello EMA Members & Friends! Upcoming Events: Oct. 8th-Social, Incredible Pizza, 6-9 p.m., $7 for paid

Hello Everyone!! Welcome back to another great week filled with awesome EMA events. Fall Break is right around the corner, which means the San Francisco National Tour is coming up!! We hope everyone is enjoying the great fall weather and has been able to relax and enjoy the weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone at the great events coming up this week!

members, $14 for nonpaid members Oct. Every WeekendService Opportunity, Rutledge Wilson Farm Corn Maze, ThursdaySunday, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 11th-MSU Football Fundraising Event, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Oct. 12th-Super Bowl Informational Meeting, 7 p.m., Meyer Library Oct. 16-19th-Trip to San Francisco Oct. 22nd-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102

Event Spotlight: Incredible Pizza Social This Wednesday, October 8th, EMA will be holding a social event at Incredible Pizza located off of South Campbell Road, just north of Battlefield Road. It will last from 6-9 p.m. and will cost $7 for paid members and $14 for non-paid members. This will include unlimited pizza buffet, drinks, and unlimited games for one hour. Please contact Matt Bosslet at Bosslet773@missouristate.edu if you will be attending so we can reserve the correct number of people for the event. We hope to see you there!!! Industry News: Events Local This past weekend on Saturday, October 4th, the Taste of Springfield was held downtown along South Street and into the Square. It was a festival full of food, music, competitions, and activities for children. Festival-goers were able to purchase 10 tickets for $10 and taste great food from local restaurants, such as Trolley’s, South Avenue Pizza Company, Fire & Ice, and Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. There were two Iron Chef Competitions held between local restaurants and cooking demonstrations from local chefs and restaurant owners. Along with all of the food there was live music throughout the day and numerous activities for kids to enjoy. National th The VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 premiers tonight, October 6 , at 9 p.m. Tracy Morgan is the host this year and expects an amazing event honoring Hip Hop’s contribution to the music industry. “Every year VH1 celebrates the vision, innovation, and groove power of the seminal artists who helped make hip hop such a strong cultural force around the world” (VH1.com). Be sure to tune into VH1 tonight to watch the event and celebrate Hip Hop’s honorable musicians.

Oct. 22nd-Spooktacular, 6:30 p.m., Dickerson Park Zoo Nov. 13th-Eagles Concert, Fundraising Opportunity, JQH Arena

Industry News: Venues New Opening! The new BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma celebrated its grand opening on August 30-31. The downtown entertainment venue started construction three years ago and the management team at SMG planned a free weekend for everyone to enjoy the opening with events such as Garth Brooks and the Eagles. This 19,199-seat arena will offer a wide array of events from concerts, to football games, to hockey matches. The waiting is now over and fans can finally enjoy everything this new venue, the BOK Center, has to offer. For more information, including career opportunities, be sure to check out http://www.smg.com. 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: Robert Stewart, Jr. is a senior majoring in Mass Media and Digital Film production. The number one thing he is looking forward to this year is meeting new people and volunteering whenever possible. Robert is also looking forward to Pollstar in the Spring. One of his past experiences with EMA that he will never forget is going to LA and Chi town. He got to know really great people and got a chance to be part of history when the writer’s strike happened in LA, which allowed him to connect with some writers. Upon graduation Robert wants to go to film school somewhere which is in the works as we speak! One thing that you might now know about Robert is that he recently got his certificate in Screenwriting for Television and Film from MSU this past summer. WORDS OF ADVICE-Don't wait until the last minute to get involved, get involved early and get connected to a network that can open doors for you later along the road.


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!


EMA Newsletters  

11/17/2008

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