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EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 2-16-2009 Issue 4.4

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Feb. 18 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102

Hello Everyone!! Hopefully everyone had a great Valentine’s Day and is enjoying their extra long weekend. Stayed tuned for the new events that will be coming up soon in EMA!

March 4th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 March 18th-Leader Nominations, 5 p.m., Glass 102 Spring Break-Regional Tour, Dallas, TX

Next EMA Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, February 18th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Free food including pizza, wings, and nachos will be provided by Fox & Hound, so come hungry. Come find out what’s new in EMA this week and enjoy some great food. We look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday!

April 1st-Leader Elections, 5 p.m., Glass 102 April 14th-Springfield Cardinals Game, Social April 15th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 April 16th-Hammons Field Tour April 29th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102

Reminder: In order to be eligible for funding for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online at http://theemlife.com or the EMA Facebook webpage and pay your dues by Monday, March 9th, 2009. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Payments are now ONLY accepted online at the EMA Facebook webpage, for questions about payment, contact Zack Larsen at Larsen1230@missouristate.edu. 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: Mike McNulty is originally from Lenexa, Kansas. He is dual majoring in Entertainment Management and Theatre Performance Studies and plans on graduating in May 2011. He would love to work in the Marketing Department of a TV Studio like NBC in either L.A. or New York. Currently Mike is working for the marketing office for Missouri State’s Theatre and Dance Department, along with an internship at Landers Theatre in Downtown Springfield. Mike’s favorite EMA event so far was the Chicago trip during Fall break in 2007. This semester he is most excited about going on the Dallas trip during Spring Break. Something interesting you might not know about Mike is that he performs a lot around town. His last couple of performances have been at the Landers Theatre where he was a living tree in Narnia as well as a basketball player in High School Musical. Words of advice: “Set yourself high goals, because there’s no reason not to want anything but the best, and never give up on those dreams.”


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 2-9-2009 Issue 4.3

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Feb. 18 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 March 4th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 March 18th-Leader Nominations, 5 p.m.,

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope everyone was able to enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend and relax a little before heading back into another week of school. Valentine’s Day is this Saturday guys, so make sure to spend some quality time with that special someone. Also, thanks to everyone who came to our last EMA meeting. We had a great time recapping the trips to the SuperBowl and Pollstar and watching the awesome new EMA video thanks to Matt & Doug! Check it out on the EMA Facebook Webpage if you haven’t done so already.

Glass 102 Spring Break-Regional Tour, Dallas, TX April 1st-Leader Elections, 5 p.m., Glass 102 April 14th-Springfield Cardinals Game, Social April 15th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 April 16th-Hammons Field

Event Spotlight: Leader Elections Leader elections for the 2009-2010 school year will be coming up before you know it. We will hold nominations at the EMA meeting on March 18th at 5 p.m. You can nominate yourself or a friend for any position. The only restriction is that nominees for President must have been an EMA leader previously. The elections will then follow on April 1st. For information about the EMA leadership positions, be sure to check out Blackboard for more in depth descriptions. Also, if you are interested in a position contact the current leader to learn more about what they do throughout the year. We look forward to seeing what the new leaders can bring to the organization next year!

Tour April 29th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102

Reminder: In order to be eligible for funding for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online at http://theemlife.com or the EMA Facebook webpage and pay your dues by Monday, March 9th, 2009. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Payments are now ONLY accepted online at the EMA Facebook webpage, for questions about payment, contact Zack Larsen at Larsen1230@missouristate.edu. 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: Heather Schorr is an Entertainment Management major with an emphasis in sports with a minor in advertising and promotions. She is from Grain Valley, MO (near Kansas City) and plans on getting a job in sponsorship in Drag Racing after she graduates. Once Heather has her foot in the door, she plans on racing professionally in the Top Fuel Dragsters. She has been Drag Racing for 13 years and the first day at the track was when she was 10 days old. Heather feels that racing is truly in her blood. This semester Heather really enjoyed the Super Bowl trip and getting to know everybody. She looks forward to meeting more people and expanding the relationships she’s already made. Many people don’t know that Heather got in a Drag Racing accident when she was 13 years old, causing her to lose a finger, which she likes to joke around about. Her words of advice: “Experience is everything.” Say hello to Heather at the next EMA event!


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 1-26-2009 Issue 4.2

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Jan. 27 -31 -Pollstar Trip, Los Angeles, CA Jan. 28th-Volunteer Fair,

Hello Everyone!! Thanks to all of you who attended our first EMA meeting of the Spring Semester. We had a great turnout with a lot of new members. It was great to see all of you there and excited about what EMA has to offer this spring. Keep staying involved and be sure to sign up for all of the awesome events we have coming up.

PSU Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd-Super Bowl Trip, Tampa, FL Feb. 4th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m. Feb. 7th-Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Century Lanes, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m. March 4th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m. March 18th-Leader

Event Spotlight: Concert Industry Consortium – Pollstar, Los Angeles This week, a group of EMA members will be heading off to L.A. to volunteer at the Concert Industry Consortium (CIC), also known as the Pollstar Conference. The CIC was founded in 1994 in order to facilitate communication among key professionals within the music industry. Professionals in attendance include major booking agencies, concert promotion, facility management, and record companies. Numerous issues facing the industry are addressed at the CIC through panel discussions among professionals with participation from the audience. EMA members attending the event will have the chance to network with those in the industry and learn valuable information from those who are successful in the music business. We can’t wait to hear all about the trip at the next EMA meeting!

Nominations Spring Break-Regional Tour April 1st-Leader Elections April 14th-Springfield Cardinals Game, Social April 15th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m.

Reminder: In order to be eligible for funding for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online at http://theemlife.com or the EMA Facebook webpage and pay your dues by Monday, March 9th, 2009. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Payments are now ONLY accepted online at the EMA Facebook webpage, for questions about payment, contact Zack Larsen at Larsen1230@missouristate.edu. 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.

April 16th-Hammons Field Tour April 29th-EMA Meeting, 5 p.m.

Member Spotlight: Jaclyn Carper is a Freshman Entertainment Management Major with an emphasis in sport management. She aspires to be a sports agent, talent agent, or lawyer in the future. She has already gained some valuable experience in the entertainment industry as a figure skating choreographer and a music coordinator with the St. Louis Bandits Jr. A Hockey. Jaclyn is looking forward to the SuperBowl trip this week and really enjoyed the Blues game in St. Louis over Christmas break. Something interesting about Jaclyn is that she is a figure skater and a Diamond Girl for Missouri State. Jaclyn’s words of advice: “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything” – Back to the Future. We can’t wait to hear all about the SuperBowl trip from Jaclyn at the next meeting!


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 1-19-2009 Issue 4.1

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Jan. 21 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 342, Free food!

Hello Everyone!! Welcome back to the Spring semester! We hope that everyone had a great break and spent some time with family and friends, while relaxing and enjoying time off from school. Now that the first week of classes is over and everyone is getting used to being at school again, it’s EMA time!

Jan. 20-24th-Pollstar Trip, Los Angeles, CA Jan. 28th-Volunteer Fair, PSU Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd-Super Bowl Trip, Tampa, FL

Our first meeting of the semester will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 21st at 5 p.m. in Glass 342. There will be free pizza and beverages. Come and join your EMA Leadership Team and Industry Reps to find out what great events are going on this semester. This will be a great time to join in on the fun and catch up with your fellow EMA members. Introduce yourself to someone new and hear about all the fun ideas the Leadership Team has planned for you!

Feb. 7th-Bowl for Kid’s Sake, Century Lanes, 10:30 a.m. March 18th-Leader Nominations Spring Break-Regional Tour April 1st-Leader Elections

Reminder: In order to be eligible for trips, tours, and events you must apply for membership online at http://theemlife.com or the EMA Facebook webpage and pay your dues by Monday, March 9th, 2009. Dues for new members are $35 (which includes an EMA polo) and returning members are $20 per semester. Payments are now ONLY accepted online at the EMA Facebook webpage, for questions about payment, contact Zack Larsen at Larsen1230@missouristate.edu. 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.

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April 16 -Hammons Field Tour

Event Spotlight: Super Bowl The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away!! EMA members will be volunteering throughout the weekend in Tampa, Florida. This is a great experience to learn more about the entertainment industry through involvement with one of the largest sporting events in the United States. Those attending will also have time to enjoy the warm weather Florida has to offer. We look forward to hearing all about the trip when they return.

Member Spotlight: Doug Stanze, your EMA President, is an Entertainment Management major focusing on venues. He graduates this May and is continuing on to obtain his MBA, finishing in 2010. Doug would love to become a General Manager of an arena or stadium during his career. He has worked for six seasons in rides at Six Flags and interned at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Doug is most looking forward to exciting socials this semester. Something you might not know about Doug is that he was once shot in the eye with a BB gun. Doug’s advice: “Always listen in to those in the field, take notes on their words of wisdom, enjoy the experience in any part of the industry, you are lucky to have it. Don’t be afraid to offer ideas, you never know who will think they are good.”

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