Advertising & PR Professor Presents Research to Nonprofit Professionals

A significant part of the work of a nonprofit organization is fundraising, which means communicating with prospective donors about the organization. While this might seem like a straightforward informational transaction, research published by Professor Tim Penning of the School of Communications' Advertising and Public Relations major reveals new insights into what donors themselves might be … Continue reading Advertising & PR Professor Presents Research to Nonprofit Professionals

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GV PRSSA creates chapter podcast

Grand Valley State University's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America started one of the organizations first podcasts in August of 2016.  The podcast is called "PR Hangover" and is run by Kelly Darcy, a GVSU advertising and public relations student. "The goal of our podcast is to get a mixture of student … Continue reading GV PRSSA creates chapter podcast

Alumni in residence Chad Ghastin visits GVSU, shares knowledge and experience

  Giving a public speech, visiting classes, working with faculty, attending the Dean’s Alumni Luncheon, socializing with student organizations and cheering on GVSU at the football game, Alumni in Residence Chad Ghastin spent his visit to GVSU sharing his experiences, knowledge, and passion for the university. Ghastin graduated from GVSU in 1998 with a degree … Continue reading Alumni in residence Chad Ghastin visits GVSU, shares knowledge and experience

School of COM Magazine, PRSSA President Win PRoof Awards

The annual report/magazine of the School of Communications and the student president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) both earned PRoof Awards from the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (WMPRSA). Expressions, the annual report and magazine of the School of Communications, won a Gold PRoof Award in … Continue reading School of COM Magazine, PRSSA President Win PRoof Awards

Professor Penning speaks on AMA panel

Panelists: (From left to right) Tim Penning, Robin Luymes, Sue Krieger, and Derek DeVries Last week Public Relations Professor Tim Penning spoke on a panel discussion for an event held by the American Marketing Association of West Michigan (AMAWM). The event was held at the New Vintage Place in Grand Rapids. The event held by the AMAWM was called, “Public … Continue reading Professor Penning speaks on AMA panel

NSAC Team Comes Close, Finishes 9th in Nation

Grand Valley's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team finished‎ ninth in the national yesterday at a semi-final presentation. The team had previously placed first in the district competition, which gave them the chance to compete to go on to the national competition in Las Vegas. However, only the top 8 teams get to advance. "I … Continue reading NSAC Team Comes Close, Finishes 9th in Nation

Ad-PR Students Recognized for ‘Superior’ Work

The third annual Superior Awards were held this week to recognize the outstanding work done by Advertising and Public Relations students in their various classes. The Superior Awards are named for the fact that the Advertising and Public Relations program, one of 8 major programs in the School of Communications, is in Lake Superior Hall … Continue reading Ad-PR Students Recognized for ‘Superior’ Work