Jeff Kelly Lowenstein was featured in the CLAS "Profiles in Excellence" series. You can read his profile on the CLAS website.
GVSU's chapter of PRSSA (the Public Relations Student Society of America) was once again named a Star Chapter by the 2018-19 PRSSA National Committee. According to the PRSSA website, the Star Chapter Award "is becoming the gold standard for Chapters trying to achieve excellence." Congratulations to our students and their advisor, Adrienne Wallace.
Tim Penning has been named as a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows. This is a high honor that required six letters of support from advanced professionals, the endorsement of the local PRSA chapter, and evidence of Tim's excellence in PR, with 20 examples from his career across 4 categories.
You can read more in the official news release from PRSA. Congratulations, Tim!
Robin Spring and Faye Yang's paper, Ethnic Diversity as a Solution to the Advertising Industry's Creative Problem, was accepted for presentation at the upcoming AEJMC conference in August—and was selected as the Top Paper in its category! Please be sure to congratulate Robin and Faye on this accomplishment.
Last weekend, Carl Brown traveled to the National Association of Communication Centers' conference, at James Madison University, with three undergraduates and two graduate students. For the first time in NACC history, a single school—GVSU!—swept all three paper competitions. The Bob and Ann Weiss Undergraduate Research Paper, the Huddy-Gunn Graduate Research Paper, and the Ferguson Faculty Research Paper awards were all claimed by the Grand Valley Speech Lab.
The Ad Club and PRSSA won a total of four awards at last week's Student Life Awards, including:
GVSU's team for the National Student Advertising Competition, advised by Prof. Robin Spring, placed third in the district-level competition this year, continuing a long-running streak of placing in the largest district in the U.S. This year's client was Ocean Spray Cranberries.
The NEH announced $18.6 million worth of grants for the coming year. If you're interested in the kinds of projects they are funding, more information is available on the NEH website.
This week, our colleague Tim Penning was accepted as a member of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society, an organization of the top CCOs and PR pros of the largest organizations in the world.
In considering Tim's nomination, Don Stacks, legendary professor from University of Miami and Page board member, said that the best PR program in Michigan is not at UM or MSU, but Grand Valley—because of what Tim and his colleagues have done over the years to get our students involved and our program known nationally.
Please be sure to congratulate Tim on this honor!