PRSSA Annual Conference
The PRSSA National Conference is a five day professional development and networking event where students and practitioners from across the country meet to discuss the field of public relations, new trends in the industry and skill building tactics. This year’s conference is in Philadelphia in November - http://www.prssa.org/conference/2007/. Web Resource
The Bateman Competition is a national public relations campaign contest for students who are members of a Public Relations Student Society of America chapter. Students use critical thinking skills to solve a public relations problem or take advantage of a public relations opportunity to create a campaign for a national client. PRSSA chapters from all over the U.S. enter teams that will compete throughout the academic year. The three national finalists travel to a designated location to present their campaign to the client and judges panel. Web Resource
Union University AdFed
The Union University AdFed is affiliated with the West Tennessee Advertising Federation and the American Advertising Federation. It is a professional organization offered to any student interested in the advertising field and who wants opportunities to network and practice advertising skills.
PR Student Trips
Public Relations students take regular trips to attend PRSA chapter meetings in the area, as well as visit alumni working in the field through the PR: Year One program.
Union faculty help students connect with professionals in their fields through internships. Most Public Relations majors complete several internships before graduation. The faculty network continually with professionals around the country to assist students with that perfect intern fit. Recent PR majors have interned at Jive Records in New York, United Way, the Memphis Zoo, EMI Records in Nashville, Lifeway Christian Resources, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Public Relations Student Society of America
Scholarship Banquet with Tony Blair Oct 3, 6:00pm: Carl Perkins Civic Center, Jackson, Tennessee
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be the keynote speaker for Union University’s 14th annual Scholarship Banquet Oct. 3 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tenn. : more event info
Fall Classes Begin Aug 23, 8:00am
Fall Convocation Aug 26, 10:00am: G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel
FOCUS: New Student Orientation Aug 19, 9:00am
Freshmen Registration Jun 20, 9:00am
Communication Arts Awards Banquet May 10, 5:00pm: Grant Events Center
Come out to enjoy a great dinner and celebrate the end of the 2010-2011 school year with all of the Com. Arts faculty and staff. Tickets are $5.00 and will go on sale at the end of April.
PRSSA Meetings Feb 23, 10:00pm: Memphis/Jackson
PRSSA students will be traveling to meet with the Memphis chapter in the morning and then will have an organizational meeting on campus at 3:00.
Union Scholarship Symposium May 4, 9:00am: Jackson Campus
COMUnion Chicago Mar 3, 9:00am: Chicago, IL
Professional trip for students. Features visits to Golin Harris, the Ketchum Agency, the Chicago Film Office, the Mayor's Office of Special Events, Art Institute of Chicago, and NBC/Universal Chicago.
Final Exams Dec 7, 8:00am