Wednesday, November 01, 2006

PRSSA minutes from Oct. 30, 2006

Hello everyone!
At our last meeting on Monday, Oct. 30th, we had a very informational and well-rounded speaker share his journalism experience with us. Art Menke, from Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the Great Plains area, spoke to PRSSA members about his journalism experience, working as the public relations manager for a top law firm, and offered us a little advice of his own. Mr. Menke has written for several magazines, he organized a successful high school sports web site for ESPN, he has received numerous awards for the magazine that he launched for a non-profit company and he worked for another very prestigious law firm in Chicago as their public relations manager before moving to New York to work for Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He just recently was transferred to their Overland Park branch. Mr. Menke graduated from the University of Iowa and majored in Theater. Shook, Hardy & Bacon is one of the biggest defenders of tobacco and pharmaceutical companies, so this can make his job as public relations manager a little interesting at times. We would like to thank Mr. Menke immensely for coming to KU to speak to PRSSA. His well-rounded journalism career and seasoned professional advice to students was very interesting and beneficial. Our next PRSSA meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14th at 7:00 in Dole 2092. The topic will be Integrated Marketing and our guest speaker will be Josh Dysart, from VML. As always, FREE PIZZA! Hope to see you all there!