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Holiday Social Today at U of U

Get excited because we have our first event today!

PRSSA Holiday Social Open House
Happening this Thursday, November 29, 4pm
in LNCO 2110, across from the main stairs on the second floor

Please bring anyone else you know who might be interested, this is an open house and membership is not required to attend. Light refreshments will be provided so come and learn about what we do.


A Town and Gown Forum

The Perry D. Sorenson Distinguished Lecture Series presented A Town and Gown Forum on Tuesday, November 13. The distinguished lecturer this year was Shauna Bona, who’s lecture was entitled “Help Wanted: Why Business Needs Good Writers”. 

Shauna owns her own editing company, where she proofreads materials sent to her from companies before they are published. Her lecture focused on how we can eliminate the middleman of editing by producing great writers in the education system so that they are more marketable to businesses and can receive promotional positions. 

It was a very interesting lecture and a great reception! 

We’re Back!

Although we have been MIA for the better part of the semester, we have been working behind the scenes to get PRSSA up and running. Upcoming events include: 

PRSSA Holiday Social 
Thursday, November 29, 4:00pm 
Room TBD 
This will be a holiday social that will also serve as an open house. Bring yourselves and anyone who might be interested in joining PRSSA. We will have food and drinks and talk a little about PRSSA and what we do. We will be able to answer any questions you might have. Going to this event does not require you to join, its just to get everyone more information.


PRSSA Chapter Meeting 
Thursday, January 31, 4:00pm 
Room TBD

Save the date, this will be our first official chapter meeting.

Motivational Monday

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

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Five for Fridays

1. Create a Personal Board of Directors – Your friends, professors and employers do want to help you. Use their knowledge  and experience.

2. 8 Ways to Make Friends 

3. What Fashion Editors Want You to Know

4. Getting a Mentor is important – Utah PRSSA Members get aligned with  a local PR professional.

5. Making Space for Big Ideas 






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The fall semester is well under way. Some of you, like me, have already survived your first exams or they are right around the corner. Utah PRSSA is no different, we’ve got events coming out our ears in the next 3 1/2 months.

Here’s what we’ve got coming over the next 8 weeks;

September 28
Social Media Seminar
We are inviting some of Salt Lake’s most influential among social media to come and speak to us. Come prepared to learn more about the ever growing world of social media.
6 PM LNCO Faculty Lounge (Upstairs)
Light refreshments 

October TBD (Week before Fall Break)
Resume Building and Interview Tips

Join us as we have a panel tell us what they are looking for. Learn how to build a resume that stands out. How to ace that interview.
Light refreshments 

October 26
Nightmare PR

Our BIG first event for fall semester. Join your fellow chapter members in small groups to solve an impromptu “PR Nightmare.” We will have coaches to guide us along  the way.
Light refreshments 

October TBD
Wendy’s Community Night
5-8 PM Wendy’s 562 East 500 South

Well Wendy’s duh!
We are creating committees, it’s a great way to get even more involved and leadership experience. Email us at UtahPRSSA{at}gmail{dot}com
Have a great week!
Amanda N.
Utah PRSSA Director of PR

Motivation Monday – Winning

“Winning isn’t everything. But wanting to win is.”  – Vince Lombardi

Let’s begin this Monday with our heads a little higher, our chests held high and a BIG high-five!

Mondays are always tough, but here’s one thing this Monday has over all  any other plain old Monday; Utes won!

Utes won 54-10, remind yourself of that you’ll be sure to survive this Monday! 🙂

– Amanda N.

Motivation Monday – Utah PRSSA Yard Sale

Welcome to our new series, Motivation Monday, where Utah PRSSA will bring you new motivation tips each Monday. Start your week of right with our Motivation Monday series.

Today join Utah PRSSA at Salt Lake City’s Extreme Yard Sale! Grab your family and friends and join us for yardsales, live music and activities for everyone!

Motivation Monday – 10 Healthy Tips

Welcome to our new series, Motivation Monday, where Utah PRSSA will bring you new motivation tips each Monday. Start your week of right with our Motivation Monday series. 

I have one of the worst class schedules ever, I’m in classes back-to-back from 9 AM to 4 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s a long day with no microwave, fridge or cash for daily food. I have to pack a lunchbox the day before with enough food to keep me full and awake through 7 hours of learning. I’ve spent hours looking up quick and easy fixin’s for a day on campus.

1. Baby Carrots and Hummus – Yum! The hummus keeps me full through 2 classes and it’s a healthy snack.

2. Granola bars with protein – Protein is what keeps you full and they are surprisingly delicious.

3. Drink plenty of water – I down a least 32 oz of water a day. Keeps me full and alert.

4. Limit the carbs – Avoid that napping feeling after a big lunch by avoiding heavy carbs.

5. Peanut Butter – The all-natural kind will all sorts of nutrients, add a banana, apple, some grapes anything. It’s a quick and easy snack that keeps you full.

6. Greek yogurt – If you’re slow to this trend like me, wait no longer, get greek yogurt today. It’s delicious, healthy and keeps you full. It’s got a lot protein.

7. Eat breakfast – I’m extremely bad at this, I always forget to eat breakfast. But I always feel better when I do, I’m more alert.

8. Laughing Cow cheese – These little bite size guys are great for on-the-go snacking. Pair them with apples, crackers, bagels, english muffins and more.

9. Avoid greasy food – Like carbs this can weigh you down and make you tired.

10. Chocolate – That’s right chocolate. It’s good for keeping you energized, alert and it’s a great antioxidant.

Do you eat out or bring food to work/school? What are some of your healthy tips?


Motivation Monday – 5 Tips for Going Back to School

Welcome to our new series, Motivation Monday, where Utah PRSSA will bring you new motivation tips each Monday. Start your week of right with our Motivation Monday series. 

For us University of Utah students fall semester starts today, or tomorrow, and that means football season is right around the corner. This is my final year of college and I’ve learned a few tricks about going to back to school, saving money, and staying motivated.

1. Get a planner/calendar. Whether you are a Type A, like me, who needs every day planned out and schedule, with everything accessible at my fingertips. Or a simple monthly calender with big events to keep you on task. Keep track of your assignments, football games and social events. Having things to look forward too is motivating.

2. Buy books after the 1st day. Unless of course you have required pre-reading. I can’t tell you how many classes I really didn’t need a book, test questions all came from lectures. Or the teacher will vote on online articles or a new textbook, majority of the class will vote for online articles. Classes that do require a textbook, check Amazon Student and get a used textbook. Last semester I found a brand new edition that in the bookstore was $85 for $5 used on Amazon!

3. Put your schedule in your phone. It’s always with you, so you’re sure not to lose it. This has saved me a few times when mistaking room numbers or start times.

4. Get a buddy. Make friends with someone on the first day, exchange emails. If in a math or biology class offer to go halfsies on a textbook, guaranteed study buddy and save cash. Class Buddies are also great if you miss days, or want to study together for a test. It’s also a great way to build your network.

5. Get involved! Join a club (Utah PRSSA), a study group, go to a event, take a free class. The first 2 weeks of the semester mean free classes, or no commitment to groups. Take the time to learn about different clubs and see what one(s) are perfect for you.

Have a great first week of class!

What keeps you motivated during the semester?