Community service. Volunteering. Giving back. Charity work. These are all phrases that we are told to do, because we can help both ourselves and others. Many groups and organizations require x number of hours of such work a year, or a semester. And so many of us groan and complain and do the minimum because … Continue reading Big Bro Big Sis
The countdown has officially begun (26 days!) to the end of the semester. No more tests, no more 8 a.m. classes, and no more homework keeping us up all night. Winter break is right around the corner and everyone is looking forward to a couple weeks of rest and relaxation. Between the snowball fights, holiday … Continue reading Make the Most of Your Winter Break
Are you on or around Temple University Main Campus today? If so, stop by the Student Center to grab some delicious baked goods while supporting a great cause! Temple’s Public Relations Student Society of America and PRowl Public Relations are hosting a bake sale from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Temple’s Student Center. All … Continue reading Today: Bake Sale to Benefit Philabundance!
Tonight almost 800 students will crowd the Pavillion at Temple University to walk for a cure and support the fight against cancer. As PRSSA guest blogger Alison Curran mentioned in her post "PRSSA and PRowl Walk for a Cure" earlier this week, Temple University's Relay For Life unites individual students and student organizations to walk … Continue reading Don’t Forget: TU Relay For Life Tonight!
Temple University’s Public Relations Student Society of America and PRowl Public Relations will be participating in Temple University’s Relay For Life this Friday. The event will be held at the Student Pavilion, located at 1901 N. 15th Street across from the Turf Complex. PRSSA and PRowl team members will walk around an indoor track for … Continue reading PRSSA and PRowl Walk for a Cure
As a student of public relations, I have learned a lot about crafting messages that will be received by both internal and external audiences. My coursework has also stressed the importance of being an active and critical consumer of the media.I recently received an email from my credit card company encouraging me to donate to … Continue reading Think critically!
The other day I was perusing one of my favorite sites, Mashable.com, when I saw something of interest on the main page. The page featured a story about a non-profit organization using Foursquare to raise awareness about homelessness. The North Carolina non-profit organization, Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD) provides food, shelter and clothing to the … Continue reading Using Social Media for Social Good
Add one black dress, recycled and donated accessories, 365 days and one creative blog and you have the "Uniform Project" - a charity that was created by Sheena Matheiken to exercise sustainable fashion and raise money for children in India to go to school.The "Uniform Project" blog was updated daily with photo-documented posts featuring the … Continue reading Social Media Savvy Spin for Charity
I came across an inspiring article in the Philadelphia Business Journal yesterday. The article highlighted IMA Consulting, a health-care consulting firm in Chadds Ford, Pa., for their annual volunteer day. Each year, the firm takes a day off from the office to give back to the community by volunteering in the Chester County area. This … Continue reading Connecting Community Service and the Workplace
Temple University's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will be holding a clean-up in the neighborhood around Temple's campus tomorrow (Saturday, April 17) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here are the details:When: Saturday, April 17 (Rain date: Saturday, April 24)Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.Where: Sign-up table will be at Broad St. and … Continue reading PRSSA Clean-Up Tomorrow!