OU’s PRSSA chapter wins national awards
November 12, 2012
By Elizabeth Harris
Ohio University’s PRSSA Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter won two impressive awards at this year’s PRSSA National Conference for the first time in several years
PRSSA members, Marisa Dockum, Elizabeth Krizner, Nicole Spears, Samantha Tischler, Sienna Tomko, Cidnye Weimer and President Allison Jordan went to San Francisco, Calif. on Oct. 12 to attend the PRSSA National’s “Bridging the Gap” National Conference.
At the conference, they won the “Best Campaign” award for ImPRession’s 2011-12 Generation Rx Campaign for Cardinal Health. In the campaign, they raised awareness for prescription drug abuse on college campuses.
In addition to the “Best Campaign” award, they also won a Tehan Award for “Best PRSA/PRSSA Relationship.” The award came as a result of their interaction with the public relations professionals in the Public Relations Society of America in the 2011-12 academic year.
The PRSSA members who attended the conference were also able to participate in workshops and network during their time in San Francisco.
“I am unbelievably proud of the 2011-2012 executive board and very excited for our chapter at Ohio University. Having PRSSA national recognize our chapter on the national level is not only humbling, but a testament to how hard our members work,” said President Allison Jordan in a news release on the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s website.
Mallory Laird, a freshman PRSSA member said, “As a new member of PRSSA, I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a great program.”
PRSSA is a great way for students interested in a career in public relations to further their PR knowledge, as well an opportunity to create connections with PR professionals.
For those interested in becoming members of PRSSA, meetings are every Monday at 6 p.m. in Scripps 111. New members are always welcome.
Scripps College of Communication announces new Innovation Contest
Oct. 11, 2012
By: Holly Moody
Ohio University students will now have a chance to put their creative juices to the test .
The Scripps College of Communication announced that it will now host a campus-wide media innovation challenge offering the winner a $10,000 cash prize to create design that will improve the media industry, according to a Scripps College website article.
Andy Alexander, a visiting professional in the Scripps College announced the new development at this years Scripps Day on Oct. 2. which focused on the future of Scripps.
Students will be submitting innovative designs that will address the innovation needs of varying media companies.
The contest will begin on Jan. 17 when a website will be launched featuring the innovation challenge options.
Students must submit their individual or team innovation ideas by March 13. Winner will be chosen during communication week, March 18-22.
The second place winner will also receive $5,000 to jump start their innovation design and $1,000 will be awarded to five Honorable mention entries.
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