Sunday, October 31, 2010

So much going on this month...Try to keep up!

Happy Halloween everyone!

The semester is flying by and we have a lot going on this coming month. First up will be our next chapter meeting on Thursday, November 4th. A Sports PR panel will join PRSSA at 5:30pm in ECTR 115.

This Friday, November 5 is the PRSA conference in Columbia, SC. Students can register for an extremely discounted rate of $35! We will all drive up to Columbia together, early on Friday morning. The conference is scheduled from 9-3pm, then we will return to Charleston. For more information on the conference and to sign up, visit The registration deadline is TOMORROW (11/1).

Also on Friday, PRSSA has the great opportunity to not only help out with the men's basketball exhibition game, but also raise money for our organization. We are looking for a few volunteers to work one of the concession stands at the game on Friday evening. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to CofC PRSSA! Please contact VP Imana Holmes at

Looking ahead a little bit further, our chapter meeting scheduled for November 18 will be at Mellow Mushroom on King St. Don't miss out on a night of food, networking, and fun! Seriously, who doesn't love pizza? And there will be several PRSA professionals joining us for dinner so you can meet your future boss! Mellow has also agreed to donate a percentage of our sales to our group, so come hungry...and thirsty for that matter :)

Finally, information about our service project with Crisis Ministries will be announced soon. We are looking to volunteer in their soup kitchen and possibly run a food drive for them.

That's all for now. Hope to see everyone this Thursday get the inside look at Sports PR. Can't Wait!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mark you Calendars!

We have a couple of important dates coming up, so mark your calendars for the following:

Thursday, October 21- PRSSA Chapter Meeting at 5:30pm in ECTR 115. Bring your creativity to this meeting as everyone will be divided into groups for a little friendly competition. Each group will brainstorm PR strategies/tactics for a given situation. A panel of judges will decide a winning group, as well as runners-up. Prizes will be awarded!!

Tuesday, October 26- Membership Applications/Payment DUE!!! Now that we have had a couple of meetings and you have seen what PRSSA is all about, we recommend you make a decision as to whether or not this group is for you. We hope you all have enjoyed our meetings this semester. We encourage you to become an official member to gain even more advantages and opportunities of participation for the remainder of the school year. We have some big things planned for the rest of the won't want to miss out!

See you all Thursday!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bake Sale....Mmmm

As you may or may not have known, we did not do our Dollar Doughnut sale yesterday. Instead, we switched it up this week with a traditional bake sale this (quite chilly) Saturday morning. It is Family Weekend here on campus, so there were plenty of people out and about going to different events.

Compared to the doughnut sale, we did exceptionally well. I guess our parents just know how much us college kids need support, because they were great. Although we were all up a little early for a Saturday morning, I think I speak for everyone when I say we all had a good time and everyone was very friendly.

We had just about everything you could think of: cookies, brownies, rice krispy treats, muffins, and granola bars. As my favorite Food Network star Rachael Ray would say, "Yum-O!" Our officer team sure can bake :)

And thanks so much to Lucy Remitz and Hannah Ashe who came out to help us run the sale!

Be sure to check back here and on Facebook for other upcoming PRSSA events that you too can be a part of.

Have a great rest of the weekend everybody!