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Lecture series offered in public relations course for the arts

Posted by Ashley Wise on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 14:10 PM

A series of lecturers will speak throughout the month of October in a new course, PR for the Arts, offered by the department of fine arts at Waynesburg University.

Each lecturer will bring his or her unique public relations knowledge and experience to the students. With diverse backgrounds in the art and public relations fields, these lecturers will present a wide variety of real world experience that will benefit the class.

The first guest, Christopher Gunnell, lecturer of fine arts at Waynesburg University, spoke about public relations in his professional experience. 

The next speaker, Katie Conaway, a Waynesburg University alumna working for the Pittsburgh Public Theater, will present to the class Thursday, Oct. 18. In connection with Conaway’s lecture, the class will take a field trip to the Pittsburgh Public Theater to observe how public relations is used in conjunction with theater administration.

Later in October, Charlene Lattea, public relations specialist for the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University, and Emily Stewart, assistant program director at OvreArts in Pittsburgh, will also lecture.

PR for the Arts was created to offer Waynesburg University students experience in public relations in a setting related to their career field. The course is open to any student interested in learning more about this area of public relations. The class is led by Alejandro Pinzón, a lecturer in music with a combined background in music and public relations.

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