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The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations

Published on November 10, 2021 at 11:43 a.m. by Faith Saucier. The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations is an expert resource for public relations professionals, educators and students. The Center sponsors research, mentoring, national awards and service programs to advance the understanding and

Mindfulness: The Answer to the Biggest Threat America Faces Today

Mindfulness: The Answer to the Biggest Threat America Faces Today

Published on April 15, 2021 at 8:38 p.m. by Lawson Colgate. Content, not information, distributed to the public with an intentional attempt to mislead is an existential threat to the world today. The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations confronted the crisis of misinformation on Thursday, April

A Disconnect in Authentic Human Connection

A Disconnect in Authentic Human Connection

Published on February 20, 2020, at 6:52 p.m. by Katie Poedtke. Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. These three words hold a weight that is felt now more than ever. The changing social climate and technological advances of today are connecting people from all kinds of backgrounds, and

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in PR

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in PR

Published on April 3, 2019, at 4:03 p.m. by Cassidy Anderson. The lack of diversity and inclusion in the world of public relations is a gargantuan issue in the field. The PR industry cannot succeed without encouraging heterogeneity among its professionals. The quest to diversify

Meet Jon Iwata: A Q&A With Your 20th Koten Distinguished Lecturer

Meet Jon Iwata: A Q&A With Your 20th Koten Distinguished Lecturer

Published on March 28, 2018, at 10:33 a.m. by Skylar Spencer. Meet Jon Iwata: the former senior vice president and chief brand officer for IBM — and the keynote speaker for the 20th Koten Distinguished Lecture Series in Public Relations at The University of Alabama.

The Trailblazers of PR History

The Trailblazers of PR History

Published on April 3, 2017, at 8:20 a.m. by Erica Cooke. They are the giants who came before us. They are the ones we read about in books and hear about in our Principles of PR class — the ones who set the groundwork for

What a Difference a Year Can Make

What a Difference a Year Can Make

Published on November 9, 2016, at 4:34 p.m. By Sonny Franks Tomorrow night, hundreds of the most influential public relations professionals in the country will gather in one place to celebrate seven of their own… and I’ll be there too. The Plank Center for Leadership in

The Value of Bateman

The Value of Bateman

Published on April 12, 2016, at 9:40 p.m. by Kala Brumbaugh. Are you a military veteran? If you aren’t, chances are you know someone who is. There are more than 440,000 veterans in higher education programs across the county supported by the Student Veterans of

Betsy Stories Are Legendary

Betsy Stories Are Legendary

Posted: February 14, 2014, 4:30 p.m., by Myreete Wolford. “Stories about Betsy [Plank] are legendary.” Chief Communications Officer of Wisconsin Energy Co. Rick White agreed to do an interview with me regarding his work with the board of advisors for The Plank Center for Leadership

What Do You and Ben Franklin Have in Common?

Posted At: October 17, 2012 1:50 P.M. by Kristin Nelson “Those who are leaders recognize that public relations is grounded in democracy and the democratic process, where everyone has an opportunity to speak, to be heard and to debate…and to reach some kind of compromise

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