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Media Pitch: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Good morning, With the first day of summer just around the corner, we’re encouraging families to consider 12 great day trips to any of the state historic sites. With locations all over the state, it’s a great way for Hoosiers to have some fun and learn the history of sites  which have shaped their community.… Continue reading Media Pitch: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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Street Team Intern: Weeks 2-4

As promised, here is an update on the work I've been doing with the Indiana State Museum: In the past few weeks, I have updated the media contact lists for all eleven state historic sites in an effort to ensure that all press releases are sent to relevant media outlets, reporters and news directors. This… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Weeks 2-4

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Street Team Intern: Week One

The nerves are gone! Having completed my first 'week' as an intern for the Indiana State Museum, I thought I would do a little bit of a recap for me to look back on at the end of the summer. My first two days at the museum included the most welcoming environment I think I've… Continue reading Street Team Intern: Week One

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Daily Prompt: Pink

How the colors I wear reflect my personal growth. For a period of my teenage-hood I was very particular about the colors I would wear. If the colors I adorned my body with directly related to how people thought of me, then that black sweatshirt on black skinny jeans and black Converse shoes ensemble was the best way… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Pink

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You got this:

A message to the doubts in my mind and the knots in my stomach. Less than a week prior to beginning my internship at the Indiana State Museum, the nerves have started to kick in. It's routine at this point, for me to get nervous days before any big event in my life, despite the… Continue reading You got this:

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“Do you still like living in Indy?” 

When I made the move from Small Town, Indiana to Indianapolis in the summer of 2015, I had a lot of adjustments to make, but I was excited to see what changes living in a city would bring for me. I'll admit, I have not been the most adventurous resident, but two years later I… Continue reading “Do you still like living in Indy?” 

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Experiential Update: working with an active Indy nonprofit

This past semester, as a requirement for a public relations course at IUPUI, myself and three other IUPUI students created a public relations plan for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA, http://www.indymoca.org). The creation of this plan involved analysis of the organization, its key stakeholders, and the public relations situation at hand - a lack… Continue reading Experiential Update: working with an active Indy nonprofit

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Mock Press Release: iMOCA Special Event

Below is an example press release written as part of a group project in collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). Event accreditation belongs to iMOCA - http://www.indymoca.org. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Smith (e) ms204@umail.iu.edu (p) 765-555-5555 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATTEND AN EXCLUSIVE DEMONSTRATION WITH ONE OF INDY’S HOTTEST ARTISTS Indianapolis Museum of… Continue reading Mock Press Release: iMOCA Special Event

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Why keeping busy over summer break is important to me

Today I finished the last class of my sophomore year of college, marking the halfway point in my journey to a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. I am looking forward to spending the next four months (approximately) away from coursework and curriculum, but I will not be taking the summer off - not completely. Many… Continue reading Why keeping busy over summer break is important to me

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Prompt: “Perfume”

via Daily Prompt: Perfume As a child, I liked to play with my grandmother's perfumes. During lulls in playtime, I would pad into the bathroom and climb up onto the toilet seat to reach for the shimmering bottles in the upper cabinet, taking turns holding the containers to my nose and considering their scents. Grandma… Continue reading Prompt: “Perfume”