Upcoming Events & Opportunities
Vincent Tran 5K
The University of Maryland community, PR track and PRSSA eboard all suffered a tragic loss in September of 2016. Former PR director Vincent Tran passed away unexpectedly and UMD PRSSA wanted to honor him to the best of our abilities. We have created a Vincent Tran Diversity Scholarship fund that will award one student on the public relations track at the university a monetary prize each year for demonstrating a commitment to diversity in the field. This Memorial 5K will contribute to this fund while highlighting what PR means to each participant and where we think we fit in the industry.
If you don't want to participate in the run, still join us at 10 a.m. to show your support. If you are unable to attend, you can also support the Vincent Tran Diversity Diversity Scholarship by donating through Venmo @UMDPRSSA or in person the day of the run.
Saturday, March 30
McKeldin Mall Sundial
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., race starts at 10 a.m.
Please note that only the first 25 people to register will receive shirts!
Click here to register online: www.eventbrite.com/e/run-for-your-pr-memorial-5k-tickets-56457036516
**The event will be RAIN OR SHINE**
Grunig Lecture Guest Speaker
The Grunig Lecture is the University of Maryland Department of Communication's premier event for communications professionals, students and alumni in the Washington, D.C. area. The Grunig Gala series was created by Dr. Elizabeth L. Toth, Ph.D., Professor. The Grunig Gala honors James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig, retired professors at the University of Maryland, for their seminal contributions to the field of public relations. The Grunig Gala is intended to honor the Grunigs by contiuning to enrich the education of Maryland's public relations students.
This years lecture series will feature Ann Christiano as our keynote speaker.
Ann Christiano is the Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications and the Director of the newly established Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida.
Learn more about Ann and her success in the field here: ann_christiano.pdf
March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center, Room 1224
On the day of the event, please park in Regents Drive Garage. Parking is free after 4 p.m.
Walking Directions from Regents Drive Garage to the University Career Center: grunig_gala_directions_2019.pdf
Young Alumni Panel
Come hear from and network with recent public relations graduates. Learn what the transition into the real world is like from our very own panel of young alumni.
Feb. 28, 7-8 p.m.
Shoemaker Building, Room 2102 (University of Maryland, College Park)
For directions look here:
Crisis Communication Workshop w/ the Brunswick Group
Learn about the high-stakes world of crisis communication from professionals with the Brunswick Group. During the session, you’ll learn about the principles of crisis management and even get to test out your skills during a simulation. Brunswick will also have information about internship opportunities in their D.C. office.
Oct. 26, 12-1:00 p.m.
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing (University Career Center)
Learn more about Brunswick’s crisis practice here: https://www.brunswickgroup.com/what-we-do/specialist-offers/crisis/
Weber Shandwick Guest Speaker
Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading global PR firms. Our speaker,
Pam Jenkins, is the President of Weber Shandwick South and the President of
Global Public Affairs. She specializes in multi-channel communication
campaigns designed to support or defeat legislation, enhance reputation,
build advocacy, or manage issues. Pam was named Washington Women in Public Relations Woman of the Year for 2013, and has served as a judge for various PR awards programs.
Oct. 18, 7:oo p.m.
Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center, Room B0320