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Upcoming Info Session: Earn your M.A. in PR at Rowan
Interested in earning an M.A. in PR right here at Rowan? You can -- and you may be able to complete the program in as little as 12 months. Current students may also be able to get a head start by taking a graduate course while still enrolled as undergrads. Attend an upcoming info session to learn more. Click here for dates and info. Learn more about the M.A. in PR program here.

Some important changes to the required courses for PR and advertising majors Effective Fall 2013:

No longer required:
Communication Theory is no longer a required course (but it may be taken as a related elective).
Internship is no longer a required course (but it may be taken as a related elective).

New required courses:
PR/Adv Law and Ethics now is a required course for all PR and Adv majors.
The number of related electives for PR majors has increased to 9 credits (up from 6 credits).
The number of related electives for Adv majors has increased to 6 credits (up from 3 credits).

Some important notes:
-- Current students who have already completed Communication Theory are not required to take PR/Adv Law Ethics (although you may take it to count toward your related electives if you still need to fulfill your related elective requirements).
-- Although Internship is no longer a required course, students still are encouraged to take Internship as one of their related electives.
-- The total number of credits needed to complete your major has not changed.
-- Please see the two-year course sequences for each major below to make sure you are on track to complete all courses in the right order so you can take your senior-year capstone courses on time and graduate. Always talk with an advisor about course schedule and course sequence when planning your class schedule.

For more info see the undegraduate program FAQ here.

Get Involved with PRSSA and Ad Club
Meetings for PRSSA and Ad Club are under way. Meetings are held weekly. All interested students are invited and encouraged to join and get involved. Meeting announcements will be posted in Bozorth and made in classes. Need more info? Ask any faculty member or stop by the PR/Advertising office in Bozorth.

Seniors: Interested in Graduate School?
Now is the time to learn more about and apply to Rowan's M.A. in P.R. program. Students who attend full-time can complete the program in only one year. And, many seniors can get a head start by enrolling in a graduate course during senior year. Learn more about the program here. Questions? E-mail Professor Moore.

Planning to take Internship?
PR and Ad majors planning to take Internship need to have met the prerequisite requirements and get the approval of an advisor before registering for Internship. Review the requirements and get the forms you need to complete on the undergraduate majors page here.

Looking for an Internship?
A number of organizations are seeking interns. Check the internship posting board in Bozorth Hall or ask in the PR/Advertising office about open and upcoming opportunities.

Excellence Award Recipients Named
Congratulations to the students earning excellence awards for 2013. Award recipients include: Alexa DiGaetano, Anthony J. Fulginiti Award for Excellence in Public Relations; Rhyan Truett, Litwin Family Medallion for Excellence in Strategic Public Relations Writing; Amy Rosenberger, Anne Sceia Klein Professional Advisor Medallion for Outstanding Professionalism; Rachel James, Hal Vogel Award for Excellence in Advertising; Matthew Costanzo, Donald Bagin Graduate Public Relations Award; Stephanie Russo; Craig Monroe Scholarship.

Ad Major Wins Ad Club Scholarship Honors
Congratulations to Advertising major Sofia Piro for earning a $2500 award in the 2013 Philly’s Future Scholarship program sponsored by the Philly Ad Club. In addition the award includes an internship at a major Philadelphia company or agency.The Philly Ad Club’s scholarship program acknowledges students “who represent the future and encourage them to pursue their careers in Philadelphia.” The scholarship money is contributed by the member agencies and companies of the Philly Ad Club.

Rowan PRSSA Honored: PRaction Named Outstanding Firm in the Nation
Rowan's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society America won two Teahan National Chapter Awards at the PRSSA National Conference in San Francisco. The first award, Outstanding Student Firm in the Nation was presented to Mike Moeller, current PRaction President, for work completed during the last school year. The firm served nine clients--all pro bono providing media relations, research, collateral materials and special events planning.
The second award -- in the Chapter Award Competition -- was presented to Diana DiNapoli, current vice president of ethics, advocacy and philanthropy. Rowan PRSSA received the Best Chapter Award for Community Service conducted during the last school year. Our chapter participated in many on and off campus service opportunities garnering this award. In addition to receiving two national awards, Rowan presented awards to four chapters for their participation in our annual National Organ Donor Awareness Competition.
Rowan PRSSA has won more Outstanding Chapter in the Nation awards (eight) than any of the nation’s other 300 chapters. Congratulations to these outstanding, hard-working students.

Touch of Class
The latest editions of the M.A. in P.R. program's newsletter can be found at the links here.

Five Rowan Ad Students Earned AWNY Scholarships
Five Rowan University advertising students have earned a total of $4,000 in scholarships from the Advertising Women of New York (AWNY). Rowan University was one of eight schools in the nation with students recognized by AWNY this year. Rowan students earning $1,000 scholarships include Adam Cohen, Sean Logue and Alma Aguilera. Two $500 scholarship winners include Regina Barber and Steve Jones. Congratulations to all!