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EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 4-27-2009 Issue 4.9

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April 27 & May 4thLeadership Transitional

Hello EMA members! We hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of the semester and is getting geared up for the summer. Only a few more EMA events left so don’t miss them!

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April 29 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 May-Washers Tournament Social, TBA nd

May 2 -Larry the Cable Guy, Fundraising, 6 p.m. th

May 15 -EMA Graduation Reception, TBA th

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July 24 -28 -IAAM Conference, Boston, MA

Next EMA Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, April 29th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. This will be the last meeting of the semester so be sure to attend! We will have lots of information about past events as well as the last few activities for the semester. Don’t miss it! Leader Spotlights: Fundraising Chair Tyler Baldwin is an EM major, emphasizing in sports and his hometown is right here: Springfield, MO. As fundraising chair next year, Tyler would like to try and earn more money than previous years. He already has some great ideas ready to go! He has a lot of connections throughout Springfield, such as with Sports Service and the Springfield Cardinals, so he would like to do some fundraising events with them. Also, he would like to try and get more involved with MSU events. Tyler would like to get his masters in sports management and his ultimate goal would be to someday work as an athletic director or work for an NFL team. He is most looking forward to being able to go on more trips next year since he just joined EMA last semester and would like to continue meeting new people. Something interesting you might not know about Tyler is that he had a football scholarship to play at Southwest Baptist University but wanted to go to a bigger school. He has completed an internship with the athletic director of Springfield Public Schools, interned with the Price Cutter Charity Championship Golf Tournament, worked for Sport Service with the Cardinals and is trying to get an internship with an NFL team. Words of Wisdom: “Dream Big!”

Marketing Chair Jason Stavely is an EM major focusing on music and is originally from Hazelwood, MO. As marketing chair next year, Jason would like to get campus-wide awareness of EMA and help EMA grow as an overall organization. In the future, Jason hopes to become an entertainment lawyer. He is most looking forward to getting to know everyone next year and doing everything he can to help in EMA’s success. Something interesting you might not know about Jason is that he took a horseback riding class his first semester at Missouri State. Also something interesting about Jason is that the name of his first band was Martinis at Sunset. Words of Wisdom: “Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”-Calvin Coolidge.


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 4-20-2009 Issue 4.8

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April 22 -Dixie Stampede, Branson, Leave 2:15 p.m., $14.50 nd

April 22 -Springfield Lake Clean-Up, 1-4 p.m., Service Opportunity rd

April 23 -Springfield Cardinals Game, 7 p.m., $5 th

Hello EMA members! Enjoy the great weather this week and make sure to participate in one of the many events we have coming up. Only a few more weeks left in the Spring semester and we are all counting down! We hope you can attend the last few events going on and spend some time with your EMA friends and leaders. Next EMA Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held next Wednesday, April 29th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. This will be the last meeting of the semester so be sure to attend! We will have lots of information about past events as well as the last few activities for the semester. Don’t miss it!

April 25 -Silver Dollar City Tour, Branson, $10 th

April 27 & May 4thLeadership Transitional Meetings, 3-5 p.m. th

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

May 2 -Larry the Cable Guy, Fundraising, 6 p.m.

Event Spotlight: Dixie Stampede This Wednesday, April 22nd, EMA will be touring the Dixie Stampede in Branson, as well as attending the dinner show afterwards. Dixie Stampede is an EMA tradition and members always have a great time touring the facility, enjoying the great food, and watching the famous show. Attend the next EMA meeting to hear all about their experience!

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May 15 -EMA Graduation Reception, TBA th

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July 24 -28 -IAAM Conference, Boston, MA

Leader Spotlights: Secretary Maica Perez is an Entertainment Management major emphasizing in Events. She is from Rockford, Illinois. As Secretary of EMA, Maica would like to enhance her writing skills by putting together the newsletter as well as encouraging everyone to get the most out of EMA. She also wants to be able to relay the information from the meetings in a reader-friendly manner and keep everyone up to date. She is looking forward to event planning and hopes to plan weddings in the future. Maica knows that planning events will be a lot of work but being able to see the final product will be worthwhile. Ultimately she wants to be satisfied in her career and be able to contribute to the community. Next year, Maica is most looking forward to getting to know everyone better and being more hands-on in EMA and wants to have an impact within the organization. Something interesting you might not know about Maica is that she is engaged but the wedding is not until May 2011 and she also loves to cook and read. Words of wisdom: “Life is what you make it!” Service Chair Jilian Otis is an Entertainment Major from Blue Springs, MO. As Service Chair of EMA, Jilian wants to make the Super Bowl trip an even better success than this year because she had such a great experience volunteering. In the future, she would love to work in New York City in the entertainment industry. Next year, she wants to keep getting to know everyone in EMA and build a strong leadership team. Something you may not know about Jilian is that her brother is an actor in New York City. Words of wisdom: “Dream Big!”


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 4-6-2009 Issue 4.7

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April 14 -Springfield Cardinals Game, 12:30 p.m., Social th

April 15 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

April 16 -Hammons Field Tour th

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April 17 -19 -Rock n’ Ribs,

Happy Easter!! Congratulations to all of our new EMA leaders: President-Nicole Benedict, Vice President-Jordan Wood, Secretary-Maica Perez, Treasurer-Alex Weber, Service-Jilian Otis, Marketing-Jason Stavely, Fundraising-Tyler Baldwin, Tours & Speakers-Shanna Mott, & Webmaster-Katie Annis. This is a great group and we look forward to what this leadership team will bring next year. We hope everyone has a great short week and is able to enjoy time with friends and family this Easter weekend! There are a lot of events coming up in April, so check out the schedule on the left to see what’s going on.

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April 17 -Hometown Heroes Showcase, MEISA Event, Nathan P. Murphy’s th

April 19 -Disney on Ice, Fundraising, 12 p.m. th

Next EMA Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held Wednesday, April 15th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Come check out what EMA is doing this month and get involved with the many events we have going on in April. Also, come say hello to your newest leadership team!

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April 20 & 27 -Leadership Transitional Meetings, 3:154:45 p.m. nd

April 22 -Dixie Stampede, Branson, Leave 2:15 p.m., $14.50 nd

April 22 -Springfield Lake Clean-Up, 1-4 p.m., Service Opportunity rd

April 23 -Springfield Cardinals Game, 7 p.m., $5

Event Spotlight: Springfield Cardinals Game-Social On Thursday, April 23rd, EMA will be attending the Springfield Cardinals Game as a social event. The cost to paid EMA members is $5 and payment is due by the next EMA meeting on April 15th. Please pay online through the EMA Facebook page (preferred method) or write a check/pay by cash to Zack Larsen at the next meeting. This will be a great time to come relax with EMA members and friends and enjoy a great game! If you have any questions, contact Matt Bosslet at Bosslet773@missouristate.edu.

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April 25 -Silver Dollar City Tour, Branson, $10 th

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

May 2 -Larry the Cable Guy, Fundraising, 6 p.m. th

May 15 -EMA Graduation Reception, TBA th

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July 24 -28 -IAAM Conference, Boston, MA

Leader Spotlights: Vice President Jordan Wood, new EMA Vice President, is a junior Entertainment Management and Marketing major. She would like to work for an event planning company or in the special events department at an arena in the future. As your VP, she wants to get new members involved with socials throughout the year. When she first joined EMA, she got involved in tours and socials, which helped her build friendships within EMA. She wants to make sure everyone gets the opportunity to get to know others in EMA and continue building friendships. She is most looking forward to getting to know the new leadership team, which she thinks will be really fun. She also excited to see what all the new leaders will bring to EMA through tours, fundraising, and volunteer activities. Something you might now know about Jordan is that she was born and raised in a very small town, nowhere near Kansas City or St. Louis, in Monticello, MO, population 126! Words of Wisdom: “Get involved! The more you do, the more people you meet!”


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 3-9-2009 Issue 4.6

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March 9 -Payment/ Application Deadline th

March 18 -Leader Nominations, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

March 18 -Broomball, 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Mediacom Ice Park th

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March 20 -22 -Regional

Hello Everyone!! It was a beautiful weekend and we hope everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather! Don’t forget that the deadline for payment & membership applications is TODAY! In order to be eligible for funding for trips, tours, & socials, you must pay your dues and fill out an online application today. If you have any questions, please contact an EMA leader. St. Patrick’s Day is also right around the corner followed by Spring Break, so enjoy the next few weeks and hope for more nice weather! Next EMA Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held next Wednesday, March 18th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Leader nominations will be held, so make sure to talk to current leaders if you are interested in taking a position next year. Elections will follow after Spring Break.

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March 29 -April 2 -Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair, Set Up & Main Event, Service Opportunity st

April 1 -Leader Elections, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

April 4 -Semi Tele-Auction hosted by Ozarks Public Television, 6 p.m., Service Opportunity th

April 5 -Women’s Final Four, St. Louis, MO th

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April 13 , 20 , & 27 Leadership Transitional Meetings, 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Event Spotlight: Broomball Social The first official EMA social of the semester will be held on Wednesday, March 18th from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. We will be playing broomball at Mediacom Ice Park, similar to hockey only there are no ice skates and you use a broom and ball to try and score against the opposing team. Cost is still to be determined and depends on how many people sign up. The more people that go, the cheaper it will be for everyone! So bring as many friends as you would like. If you have any questions or would like to go, contact Matt Bosslet, EMA Vice President, at Bosslet773@missouristate.edu. 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.

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April 14 -Springfield Cardinals Game, 12:30 p.m., Social th

April 15 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

April 16 -Hammons Field Tour th

April 17 -Hometown Heroes Showcase, MEISA Event, Downtown Springfield th

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

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July 24 -28 -IAAM Conference, Boston, MA

Member Spotlight: Anthony Miller is a senior Entertainment Management Major focusing on Music Management. He hopes to move to California after graduating and find a job doing anything in the music industry. Eventually Anthony wants to manage his own music career, have his own recording studio and production company. His favorite EMA event so far was the Super Bowl in Tampa and he is most looking forward to going to more of the socials and volunteer events this semester. Anthony was formerly in a band for two years and will be doing an internship for Q102 radio here in Springfield this summer. Something you might not know about Anthony is that his first and second airplane rides were during the Super Bowl Trip! Fav quote: "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible"-Thomas E. Lawrence. Say HI to Anthony at the next EMA event!


EMA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER Entertainment Management Association ‘08-‘09

Week of 3-2-2009 Issue 4.5

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March 4 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

March 9 -Payment/ Application Deadline th

March 18 -Leader

Hello Everyone!! We hope everyone had an awesome weekend and enjoyed what will hopefully be our last snow! We have a lot of fun events coming up this semester, so check out the list on the left and also visit our Facebook Webpage to stay up to date with what’s going on. Remember that Leader Nominations/Elections are coming up (March 18th & April 1st). If you are interested in becoming a leader next year, get together with the current leader in the position you want to get an idea about what the position entails. Have a great week!

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Next EMA Meeting: The next EMA meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, March 4th at 5 p.m. in Glass 102. Come join us for updated information about the events that are coming up throughout the rest of the semester. We look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday!

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April 1 -Leader Elections, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

April 4 -Semi Tele-Auction hosted by Ozarks Public Television, 6 p.m., Service Opportunity th

April 5 -Women’s Final Four, St. Louis, MO th

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April 14 -Springfield

Event Spotlight: Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair EMA will be volunteering at the Ozarks Science and Engineering Fair (OSEF) from March 29th-April 2nd including set up and main event days. It will be held at Hammons Student Center on the MSU campus. The OSEF is a regional competition bringing together students who have completed research projects in science or engineering. An average of 750 students will come out to the fair from 16 different counties throughout the area and get the chance to work with local scientists and professionals. For more information or to volunteer for the event, contact Scott Keuss at Keuss797@missouristate.edu. 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.

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April 15 -EMA Meeting, 5 p.m., Glass 102 th

April 16 -Hammons Field Tour th

April 17 -Hometown Heroes Showcase, MEISA Event, Downtown Springfield th

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

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July 24 -28 -IAAM Conference, Boston, MA

Member Spotlight: Kristi Hillyard is an Entertainment Management major emphasizing in Event Management and she will graduate this December. She is originally from St. Louis and hopes to land a career in event planning after graduation. Kristi’s not sure what types of events she wants to plan yet, but hopes to make good money! Her favorite thing in EMA so far was the Super Bowl trip. It was an experience she will never forget and cannot wait until next year. Kristi has an internship this summer with Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and will work with three other interns in planning the Price Cutter Charity Championship, part of the Nationwide PGA tour. She is looking forward to any upcoming socials and the Super Bowl next year. Kristi’s words of advice: “Continue to learn as much as you can about the industry you are going into and always keep an open mind.” Say HI to Kristi at the next EMA event!


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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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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