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A Decade of Dedication

A Decade of Dedication

Posted: February 4, 2015, 8:05 p.m. by Connor Fox. On this day in 2005, the University of Alabama Board of Trustees established a center to help develop and recognize outstanding performance in the public relations profession and classroom. Its namesake? An honor to UA alumna

Sam Nathews: A “Rising PR Star”

Sam Nathews: A “Rising PR Star”

Posted: November 17, 2014, 1:45 p.m. by Jean Faircloth.   Not even two years out of college, Sam Nathews has been chosen as a “rising PR star”  by PR News. PR News Online defines the characteristics of the individuals that are nominated for this honor as the “top

The Public Relations Side of a Data Breach

The Public Relations Side of a Data Breach

Posted: November 5, 2014, 7:50 p.m. by Katie Lansford. Target. Home Depot. Jimmy Johns. What do these three companies have in common? They have all been victim to data breaches that, in turn, resulted in stolen customer financial information and assets — and, in Target’s

Power Plan

Power Plan

Posted: October 28, 2014, 12:30 a.m. by Brittany Downey. My friend Julia put it best when she said, “Public relations is truly taught by experience.” As we all know well, our world is full of trial and error, preparing for the worst and sighing in

In the Fast Lane to a Career

In the Fast Lane to a Career

Posted: October 27, 2014, 2:15 p.m. by Doug Killough & Michelle Pierce. It’s 2014 and everyone is going green. If you are not, you are behind. From hybrid vehicles to recycled water bottles, the effort to save the environment is becoming a cultural norm. In

You’re Hired, Now What?

You’re Hired, Now What?

Posted: October 17, 2014, 11:31 a.m. by Rachel Uniatowski. You did it. You landed your first job right out of college, and you’re on your way to becoming a public relations professional. But wait — you’ve only had internships, and you have no idea what

A+ for Average

A+ for Average

Posted: March 14, 2014, 2:30 p.m. by Morgan Daniels. Women often suffer from low self-esteem and negative body image thanks to the impossible standard of beauty seen in the media and mainstream culture. These issues become noticeable in teens and adults, but the seed of

Top Five Reasons to Know About The Plank Center

Top Five Reasons to Know About The Plank Center

Posted: March 13, 2014, 9:25 p.m. by Myreete Wolford. I have a present for you, a treasure you may have yet to discover. The public relations nerd in you should be squealing with excitement because I am about to fill you in on a resource

The Life of a Never Ending Intern

Posted At: December 2, 2013 1:57 p.m. by Lexi Holdbrooks. Internships are the key to not moving back in with your parents after graduation.

Got Ethics?

Got Ethics?

Posted: November 25, 2013, 2:15 p.m. by Jessica Smith. The core of the public relations field is ethics. Ethics create guidelines for professionals to maintain their own credibility as well as their clients’. The Public Relations Society of America, or PRSA, has a code of ethics

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