The theme for 2014-15 public affairs is The Ethical Citizen. Can You Make a Difference? The theme explores what it means to be an ethical citizen, from its concepts and practices to its implications for society. It will facilitate vital dialogue on these topics throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.
The theme logo was designed by student designer at the Student Engagement Office, Michael Crawford. The banner was designed by Publications student designer, Robert Adams. The banner will be unveiled at the upcoming New Student Convocation on August 17.
Our student designer, Robert Adams, designed these posters to be placed in area high school counselors’ offices. One poster has the generic information about becoming a Bear, and the other one has more specific costs information for Illinois prospective students. The poster is kept simple, directing prospective students to admissions’ website and our social media. Poster is 18×24 inches in size.
Recently, Missouri State Alumni Association hosted the Alumni Day at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Alumni Night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. The events brought together Missouri State alumni in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas to have a good time and cheer for the home teams, St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. The purchase of a ticket include: pre-game gathering with ballpark food, game ticket (Left Field Loge seat) and an exclusive T-shirt. Our student designer, Robert Adams designed the t-shirts for both events.
The 10th annual Public Affairs Conference was held on the campus of Missouri State University on April 8-11 of this year. This year’s conference explored the theme, “Global Perspective. Why It Matters.” Publications Office contributed to the promotion of this signature event by producing several print pieces: a brochure, several NewsLeader print ads, a program, and name tags. The look and feel of these print pieces follow the identity and banner that were established last fall.
Several things that are new in this year conference program:
We increased the size (though still keeping the same number of page count) to maximize the press sheet size. As the result, we were also able to add more content. We promoted the spring Convocation Series with General Colin L. Powell as well as the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, both of which are part of our 2013-14 signature event series.
We recently produced a pocket folder for Nursing department. The pocket folder is filled with inserts that are staggered. Each insert talks about different aspects of the nursing program at Missouri State. The pocket folder and inserts are used as a recruitment tool.
Aimee Pong, a former student designer, designed the folder and inserts.
Missouri State Foundation hosted an evening of Endowed Faculty Appointments Dinner to honor to the donors who have invested in Missouri State faculty and programs in the form of endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships. In addition to the invitation that went out to the donors and the faculty members, we produced a dinner program, name tags, table numbers, check-in sign. We also helped with setting up the centerpieces.
Missouri State recently purchased a Facebook app that allows newly admitted students to connect on Facebook. In this New Student Community app, members can build friendships, find a roommate and connect with students who share similar interests, major and housing preferences. This app ensures privacy of the user’s existing Facebook account, while allowing them to interact with other users who have been admitted. This flyer is inserted into the admitted student packet.
Missouri State University’s office of publications has an opening for a graduate-level writer.
Publications creates Missouri State alumni magazine, student recruitment pieces, fundraising pieces, advertisements, postcards, billboards and many other pieces to support MSU’s goals of engaging alumni, bolstering private support, recruiting students and telling the great stories of the University.
This graduate writer will contribute by interviewing alumni and students, writing profile stories, using marketing research and marketing best practices to craft recruitment pieces, and other tasks involved with producing engaging publications.
Starting pay is $10 per hour for 10- to 20-hours per week during business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F.
Last week was our Spring Showcase and these are the handouts that were distributed to attendees in their welcome packet. The handouts include majors list, schedule at-a-glance, student life expo map and campus/tour map.