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PR Student Research Conference

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Project ended on March 02, at 06:29 AM CST
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Time is Running Out - We Need Your Help

February 26, 2018

This is it, the last three days of the Gaylord College public relations student research conference Thousands Strong campaign. We need $1,750 to meet our goal. 


These seven students are undeniably deserving of your help. Getting their research accepted to this prestigious, highly competitive conference is the tip of the iceberg in their academic careers. You will be an instrumental part in helping them achieve their professional career goals. Attending this conference will put them directly in contact with public relations industry leaders like APCO Worldwide, Edelman, Ketchum, W2O Group, and Weber Shandwick as well as major corporate communications officers from GM, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Southwest Airlines, and Teneo.


As noted by Madison Huffling (video), this conference allows our students the rare opportunity to take part in the conversations about the future of public relations.


Now is the time to donate and share details of this campaign with those within your network. We only have three days left to reach our goal.

The Homestretch - Six Days Left to Give

February 23, 2018

We are at less than a week from the end of our Thousands Strong Campaign. Thanks to our fabulous supporters, so far we have raised 56% of the funds toward our goal of being able to send these seven amazing students to the IPRRC Conference. 


But we need more help. Please continue sharing our request on your social media networks with your family, friends, and colleagues. And remember, every little bit helps. Whatever you can contribute is greatly appreciated.


As noted by Wyatt Stanford in this video, this conference is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Please help.

Mid-way Through and We Need YOU!

February 13, 2018

We have 16 days left of our campaign and 7 students who need help in terms of travel expenses for the International Public Relations Research Conference. We could really use your help to ensure that each of our amazing Gaylord PR students can attend. 


Students like Courtney (in video) have done great work on research that needs to be shared. Courtney's research looks at the topic of food insecurity (students who go hungry because they can't afford meals) on the OU campus. We currently have 40% of OU students eligible for food stamps so this issue is one directly affecting our campus family. This conference is an opportunity for Courtney to talk about her research findings, as well as get ideas about creating a campaign to combat food insecurity at OU.


Please, donate what you can to this worthy cause - $5, $10, $20 - every little bit helps. If you can't donate, then please share our page with your friends and family. 


We greatly appreciate all your support.

One Week Down, Three to Go

February 06, 2018

Dear Supporters-

Thank you so much for a highly successful first week. We have raised 39% toward our $5,000 goal. 


We want to share more about why we need your help. Public relations research is very important to the seven students attending this trip. Please see the attached video about what this conference means to Calvin Washington, an amazing Gaylord PR student who has worked full-time to put himself through the program. This conference will be a way for Calvin to interact with future employers and show them his research skill set.


Please continue to share information about our Thousands Strong campaign on your networks. And remember, every little bit helps.


Many, many thanks!



Dr. Jensen Moore

Assistant Professor of Public Relations

Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of Oklahoma 

405-325-0198 |


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Data Analysis

Contribute to printing materials students need to handout at the presentation as well as printing resumes, business cards, and portfolios for networking and professional opportunities.


Manipulating Stimuli

Taxis, Ubers, and Lyfts are just a few miscellaneous expenses students have to cover to get from the airport to the hotel (and back again). Help cover student "getting around" costs.


Central Tendency

Many meals for the conference are covered in the registration fees, but students are on their own for dinners each night. A $50 donation will help cover a few dinners.


Scatter Chart

Hotel rooms in Orlando are $675 total for the 4 nights of the trip. This will help pay for students' stay at the conference hotel.


Ongoing Research

Flights from Oklahoma to Orlando are approximately $500 per student. Help provide travel to the conference by donating at this level.


Significance Level

The approximate cost of sending each student to the conference is $1,100. Giving at this level helps pay for 1/2 the cost of one student's needs.

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