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Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Wednesday, April 22 - Diversity in Advertising Career Day
Free - New York Hilton Hotel (you can register on site)


Today (April 21) is LAST DAY to register for
Friday - April 24 - LaGrant Foundation Workshop at McCann Erickson

What: McCann-Erickson will host a career development workshop where students will have the opportunity to network with advertising and communication professionals.
Students who attend the workshop will receive exposure to the field, a tool of encouragement to assist with their future success.

This is a FREE event and will include a light lunch. Attire is business and students must bring their resumes.

When: Friday, April 24, 2009
Noon - 4:30 p.m.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
(Please include your name, email address, phone number, school, major and year)

Where: McCann-Erickson
622 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10017

Contact: Ericka Avila
Programs Manager
The LAGRANT Foundation
323.469.8680 Ext. 223, erickaavila@lagrant.com

FREE Communications Webinars - April 23 & 24

The National Black Public Relations Society Presents
Real Talk in Tough Times: Communicating for Change
FREE Webinar Series
April 23-24, 2009
All times Eastern

Visit NBPRS.org to register

Join the National Black Public Relations Society for a series of free webinars
"Real Talk in Tough Times: Communicating for Change"
April 23-24, 2009

<< This Thursday & Friday >>

These webinars will offer solutions for the practice of public relations in the economically, socially and politically challenging times society now faces. Please register for the webinar series and the access information will be emailed to you. You only need to register once to receive the access information for all of the webinars.

Thursday, April 23
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The "O" Factor: How President Obama Used Social Media to Launch a Campaign of Change – and How You Can Too!

President Obama's quest for the Oval Office raised the bar for political campaigns. Utilizing the right ingredients -- e-mail blasts and e-mobile interface, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites for instant grassroots organizing, video-sharing YouTube, an online donation machine that reached even low dollar givers, and a rapid response push back operation called www.fightthesmear.com -- Obama's Internet strategy proved a winner. Join us for this webinar as panelists discuss how savvy image-makers maximized new media for momentous results.

> Darryl Dennard, First Trace Communications, Moderator
> Clarke Caywood, PhD, Northwestern University
> William Moss, HBCU Connect/Diversity City Media
> Julie O. Griffith, J Griffith Public Relations

Thursday, April 23
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Keeping Up Client–Agency Relationships

Corporate communicators, agency executives and boutique owners must speak the language of the CEOs and CFOs and/or procurement officers. How do both sides of this relationship help each other look good? And just how are we measuring campaign success these days? This panel will examine the most effective ways for the agency team to help develop the vision and provide strategic counsel when the client is stretched thin and must present tangible results. Panelists also talk about the metrics being used to show the client or the corporate boss that your PR efforts have indeed made a difference.

> David Rudd, Weber Shandwick, Moderator
> Veronica Clemmons, Hill & Knowlton
> David Brown, Brown Partners
> Malcolm Berkely, UPS

Friday, April 24
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Keep Your Network Working—Strategies for Successful Career Navigation

Trying to avoid the "pink-slip" blues takes finesse, courage and diligence. With today's uncertain economy, PR professionals must delve deep to justify their existence. If you plan to stick around, you've got to find new formulas to measure and promote your successes. If you plan to get ahead, you've got to be strategic and practice "no-nonsense" networking. Join us for a frank discussion about survival in these hard economic times.

Panelists will touch upon relevant topics such as:
• Finding career opportunities
• Transforming and transitioning into other careers
• Positioning and projecting yourself as the "go-to" person
• Reputation management and marketing your successes

> Anita Lewis, Health Partners of Philadelphia, Inc., Moderator
> Chuck McClellan, Tesar Reynes
> Cheryl Procter-Rogers, A Step Ahead Public Relations
> Terrie Williams, The Terrie Williams Agency

Friday, April 24
Personal Branding 101: How to Establish Credibility While Achieving Career Success
2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Wonder what you should be prepared for after college and into the real world in this tough economy? Gain some practical skills that will help you brand yourself for future employment and learn ways to maximize social media outlets for possible job leads. Panelists will discuss how to communicate the right message and leave a good impression via MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Learn how to tackle the challenges and opportunities with social media outlets.

> Robin Caldwell, The J Standard Media Group, LLC , Moderator
> Dawn Angelique Roberts, KD Communications Group
> Aprill Turner, Children's Dental Health Project
> Michelle Hudgins, APR, National Education Association

To Register:

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Communications Alumni - NYC Neighborhood Talk (April 19) and Annual Alumni Dinner (May 8)

Urban enthusiasts and armchair explorers alike can visit Ghana, the
Philippines, Ecuador, Uzbekistan, and Bangladesh for the price of a
subway ride. Two New York Times veterans and City College
Communications Alumni Hall of Fame members bring to life the sights,
smells, tastes, and people of the globe in an intimate look at New
York City’s vibrant neighborhoods.

Arthur Gelb '07 (Hon.) will chat with Joe Berger '66 , author of The
World in a City: Traveling the Globe Through the Neighborhoods of the
"New" New York (Ballantine Books). Produced in conjunction with New
York City's Immigrant Heritage Week and the Mayor's Office.

TIME: 2:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the
Holocaust, Battery Park City

$10 adults, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&pl=jewishheritage&eventId=943264


Friday, May 8 - Communications Alumni Annual Awards Dinner
Tickets $85-Members; $95 Non Members

Support the Communications Alumni by attending the annual awards dinner or sponsoring a student!

Come out and enjoy a tremendous evening of camaraderie between seasoned veterans and new colleagues who have joined the profession. All are employed in a wide range of traditional and new media. CCNY-MCA 2009 scholarship recipients will be honored.

For more info, contact CCNY Communications Alum Sam Gronner or visit the CCNY Communications Google group.



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Christina Pagan Stars in CCNY’s “The Vagina Monologues”

First Year, MFA Student Christina Pagan will perform in the upcoming CCNY production of “The Vagina Monologues.” The production is raising money for charity to fight domestic violence against women.

Tickets are $7; the show is in the Aronow Theater in the NAC building on April 23 and 24 @ 6:30pm.

Christina encourages MCA students, faculty, staff and friends to come out and see a fun show and raise money for a good cause!

April 16 :: MAN ON WIRE :: FREE Screening

Center for Communication, The School of Visual Arts and The Mayor’s Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting present a screening of this year's Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, MAN ON WIRE, followed by a Q&A with Philippe Petit.

This event is FREE and takes place at Chelsea’s new Visual Arts Theatre.

Be sure to RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your place!

WHEN: Thursday, April 16th
6:30 pm screening, followed by a Q&A with Philippe Petit

WHERE: Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street (bet. 8th and 9th Aves)

RSVP: www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org OR
call the Center at 212-686-5005

Man on Wire, with Philippe Petit

Meet French highwire artist, Philippe Petit, who accomplished the impossible in 1974 when he navigated a single wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Through interviews, re-creations, archival footage, and haunting images of the now-gone towers, this stunning documentary (Dir. James Marsh) offers a provocative look at a man driven to achieve the impossible. In addition to an Oscar, MAN ON WIRE won Producers' Guild, Sundance and BAFTA awards.

Moderator: Reeves Lehmann, Chairman, Film, Video and Animation Department, SVA

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"In My Shorts" Online Film Festival - April 23

"In My Shorts" an online short film fest will have its first film fest party and screening of CCNY winning short films from both the BFA and MFA programs. The CCNY winner will receive a small "flick" camera. Contact Kellon Innocent for the details of submission (kinnocent@gmail.com).


TIME: APRIL 23RD, 12:30-2PM

SERVING: Popcorn, screenings, laughter, tears and prizes.

Center for Communication

Join us on Tuesday, April 7th for the brilliant actor/comedian/author RICHARD BELZER (star of NBC's Law and Order: SVU) in conversation with TIME's RICHARD ZOGLIN.

Be sure to RSVP @ http://cencom.org; space is limited.
This event is FREE. Book signings will follow the discussion.

Laughing Matters: Comedy at the Edge
Actor/comedian/writer Richard Belzer sits down with TIME's Richard Zoglin whose new book, Comedy at the Edge, talks about the most influential stand-up comedians of the mid-1960s to the early 80s, and highlights innovators like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. So lighten up and join us for what is sure to be a highly entertaining (and informative) evening.

Richard Belzer, stand-up comedian; actor, Law & Order: SVU and Homicide: Life on the Street; author, I Am Not a Cop!: A Novel

Richard Zoglin, Senior Editor & Theater Critic, TIME; author, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America
WHEN: Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: NYU, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)

RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

Sponsored by HBO

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business