Friday, February 04, 2005

General Meeting scheduled for February 7

The first UM PRSSA General Meeting of the Spring Semester will be this coming Monday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm in Wolfson 4027.

This meeting will be a short introduction to PRSSA and an opportunity to ask questions and suggest potential programs/speakers/activities to the Executive Board.

To become a paying member of PRSSA please bring a $55 check (made out to UM PRSSA). You may also drop off dues checks with Maria Lopez on the third floor of the Wolfson building. The deadline to pay Spring dues in Tuesday, February 15th.

Read more about the benefits of becoming a PRSSA member!

Sunday, November 14, 2004

All PR professionals are invited to UM PRSSA Fall Professional Mixer!

The University of Miami Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America cordially invites you to our fall mixer at the Holiday Inn (1350 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables) on Monday, December 6 from 6-8 pm.

At the mixer you will be able to:
  • Make valuable contacts for now and in the future
  • Find students interested in internships and full-time positions
  • Share your expertise and opinions with other professionals and students
  • Hear what PR students are learning and saying about public relations today
  • Make a student’s day by simply telling them about your profession
We would greatly appreciate your attendance and look forward to seeing you there!

Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, November 26 to UM PRSSA at Please indicate your name, position, company, company’s website and if you are currently seeking intern(s) or full-time employee(s). We would like to be able to forward this information to our members before the mixer. Feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested in attending. Refreshments will be served and there will be no charge for the event. Bring plenty of business cards! We will also be having a raffle at the mixer; if you have any prizes that you could donate please contact Emily Rosen at, we would greatly appreciate it.

The Holiday Inn, located at 1350 S. Dixie Hwy in Coral Gables, is just South of The University of Miami campus on US1. Please park in the Holiday Inn parking lot.

Political PR/Media Relations: Wednesday, November 17 @ 6:30 did UM's First Presidential Debate really go??

Margot Winick from UM's Media Relations office will answer this question and much more at PRSSA's general meeting this Wednesday, November 17th @ 6:30 in Wolfson 4028.

All are welcome!

The PRSSA E-board

Monday, October 04, 2004

General meeting on Wednesday, October 6

  • Interested in Sports PR? PRSSA is having a general meeting this Wednesday - October 6 - at 6.30 in Wolfson Building, Room 4028 (School of Communication) featuring guest speaker Randy Sieminski, Director of Media Relations for the Florida Panthers.
  • If you wish to become a paying member of PRSSA please bring dues ($55 check made out to UM PRSSA). The final deadline to pay fall semester dues is Tuesday, October 12th. If you cannot attend this meeting -- drop off your check and membership form with Maria Lopez on the 3rd Floor of the Wolfson Building.


The September 2004 issue of our newsletter is now available on our website: text, PDF.

The UM PRSSA E-Board

Friday, February 20, 2004

Prestigious PR practitioners to participate in a panel discussion at the 5th UM Annual Communication Week

The program of the 5th annual Communication Week organized by the University of Miami School of Communication includes three events of interest for PR students:

Monday, March 08: Celebrity PR
1-1:50 p.m., The Learning Center, room 130
Dara Busch (Class of ‘95), Vice President, Rubenstein Public Relations
Erica Schwartz (Class of ’03), Assistant Account Executive, Susan Magrino Agency, Publicist for Martha Stewart

Tuesday, March 9: Media Management
10:50 a.m. – Noon, Frances L. Wolfson Building, Room 4027
Charles Bortnick (Class of ’76), COO, Westwood One

Wednesday, March 10: Contemporary Public Relations: Tactics + Strategy + Synergy
7-9 p.m., Frances L. Wolfson Building, Room 4027

Moderator: Don W. Stacks, Professor and Director of Advertising & Public Relations Program, UM School of Communication

Kathryn Collins, Director of Communication Research, General Motors Corporation
John W. Felton, President & CEO, Institute for Public Relations
Sandra Macleon, CEO, Echo, The Communications Research Group
Katie Paine, CEO, K.D. Paine & Partners
Donald K. Wright, Professor, University of South Alabama, President of the International Public Relations Association

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

PRSSA kicks off Spring semester

UM PRSSA will be holding its first general meeting on Wednesday February 4th at 6:30 pm in Eaton Residential College classroom 148. This will be a short introductory meeting where members will get a change to meet the executive board and hear about the benefits of being in PRSSA as well as receive information on upcoming events and PRSSA’s agenda for the spring semester. PRSSA hopes to provide its members with valuable information and opinions about the industry by having professionals attend meetings and share experiences.

Monday, February 02, 2004

New feed for PR News

Starting today, this weblog will use the ATOM-formated RSS feed offered by Blogger. If you subscribe to our RSS feed, please use the following link: A list of newsreaders supporting the ATOM format is available at

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Interns Wanted for Spring 2004!

The Lagrant Foundation provides internships at top advertising, marketing and public relations agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies to the following qualified ethnic minority students:
# African Americans
# American Indians/Native Americans
# Asian Pacific Islanders
# Hispanic/Latinos

For applications instructions and forms, visit (click on the "Scholarship Criteria/Application" tab in the left menu).

Deadline: The Application, along with all attachments, must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 31, 2004.

Source: PRSSA's website [download the announcement - PDF]