Education & Social Sciences

Communication Studies - Advanced PR Class Projects

Small School, Big World

small-school-big-worldStudents from COMM335 Advanced Public Relations taught by Dr. McKenna-Buchanan organized a VIA titled "Small School, Big World," addressing how students can use the stress they feel today to advance to a good career tomorrow. 

Speakers included Manchester alumni Jan Bledsoe '83 Viehweg, Sam McFadden ’08 and David Moan '09. Bledsoe Viehweg discussed how, at MU, she learned to deal with stress and overcome struggles. Moan talked about how to transform challenges and turn difficult decisions into opportunities. McFadden spoke about how to capitalize on opportunities at MU to lay a foundation for success. 

The student-initiated program was tied together with the hashtag #StressToSuccess, and was followed by networking reception. 

President Jo Young Switzer Retirement


Professor Mary Lahman’s Advanced Public Relations class staged an ever-trendy flash mob in honor of retiring (and surprised!) President Jo Young Switzer on a May 2014 afternoon, followed by a hugfest, with students and faculty expressing their personal gratitude. The class also accompanied a special exhibit in President Switzer's honor.  Read more.

Administration Building Furnishings Auction

administration Building Auction

Students in Advanced Public Relations coordinated this auction, working closely with Auctioneer Larry Miller and MU physical plant workers. Helping the auctioneer on sale day were MU students in Advanced Public Relations, Case Studies in Business and Circle K. See the feature in the Spring 2013 issue of Manchester Magazine.