Author: Brianna Aldridge

PRSSA turns students into professionals

The Public Relations Student Society of America works to engage public relation students in many ways, including creating relationships and networks between students and professionals. Many members get expert experience that can lead to great opportunities outside of the club. Farah Chase-Dunn started this club to encourage students and give them an understanding of current theories, procedures and principles of public relations professions. The club was established in March of 2009 and is currently active with 65 members. PRSSA has had a successful journey in the past year, placing UVU in the nation’s top 10 for the National Bateman Case Study Competition, an annual competition that gives students the chance to solve problems and think analytically in a public relations situation. UVU has quickly integrated with other achievements and its surrounding communities through service projects and professional development activities. To join PRSSA, go to Campus Connections and pay the $60 club fee. Of that $60, $50 of it goes to the national fund and the other $10 goes directly to UVU’s club. Bring your receipt to the Communications department for verification. Members meet on campus in the Communication department to plan and create events. These events are presented by the PRSSA presidency. The current president is Angela Kroneberger. “Public Relations students have a great opportunity to join a nationally known pre-professional organization. As a member of PRSSA, you will...

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Concert Choir singing passionately

This fall, the Concert Choir has more than 70 members, varying from freshman to seniors, with a motivated attitude and a passion for singing. This choir meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00-1:50 p.m. in GT  416. Connie Jensen is the instructor, with the help of her training music conductor, Ted Long. Concert choir is a non-auditioned ensemble and one of four choirs at UVU. All singers are welcome, regardless of skill level. The choir represents UVU and helps promote the school and the music department in a positive manner. Members are required to show commitment to the ensemble by actively participating during class, being prepared and learning music outside of class. “I love singing; I love making music with people who love being here as much as I do,” said Trevor Hall, a sophomore in the Music program. Jensen has been teaching at UVU for 10 years in the Music department with three different classes: voice, group voice and vocal performance. She already has master’s degree in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting, and is finishing up a master’s degree in Music at the University of Utah. “There is nothing besides music that I want to do,” said Jensen. The UVU concert choir started out with 12 people and has grown since steadily with numbers ranging from 50 to over 70. Members of the choir will increase their skill as...

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Drew Carey, eat your heart out

The improv club is filled with members that are looking for laughter and silliness; the only serious thing about their club is having fun, and they are constantly looking for more members. Their practices are welcome to anyone, every week and are open to the public. If you are funny, this is definitely the club for you. Name of club: What’s So Funny?  Improv Club Who started it, and for what reason? Reed Parkinson and Seth Lawrence started the club in 2008 to have some laughs – literally. These two men enjoyed the fun of acting, without purpose and more for enjoyment, so they decided an improv club would be just the thing. How would someone go about joining, if there is interest? Just come! Every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in LA 127 the members are practicing and playing games, mostly having gut-busting laughs and creating relationships. This club is open to all students. Who to contact? Chris Clark is the president of the Improv club, and can be reached by email at ChristopherAlanClark@gmail.com or called at 801-830-6355. Are there many public performances or meetings? All practices, held on campus, are open to the public. The shows are mostly performed in Center Stage or the Ragan Theater. What kinds of things are done at performances; what are some of the games that are played? The practices club members...

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