The Anderson Media Group (AMG) in the Falls School of Business won a 2010 Best of Show award from the Hoosier Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Wednesday for their publication, Falls Report. This is the first year the PRSA has offered a student category and awards were given in two areas: projects and programs.
The Falls Report, now in its fifth year, is a 16- or 32-page magazine published each semester by the student-run AMG that strives to positively promote business in Madison County. Graham Brown has served as Executive Director of AMG for the past two years, and was pleased. “This adds to the Pinnacle Award we won in 2007 from the PRSA, and I am proud that we are continuing the tradition.”
Emmett Dulaney, faculty adviser for AMG, was equally proud, but stressed that there is more to what AMG does than this publication: “While the Falls Report is the most visible product we produce, AMG offers many experiential opportunities for students who can write and design to showcase their work and make a difference in this community. We regularly work on publications internal to the Falls School of Business as well as press releases and web content.” He also expressed thanks to Kerry Shaw, Cara Miller, and those in Anderson University’s Office of Publications who make the magazine possible.
The awards ceremony was held Wednesday evening in the Panorama Room of the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre and emceed by Lou Harry, the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal. All judging was done by members of another PRSA chapter. In addition to the student category, awards were also given in the professional category for both projects and programs.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the sixth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology. Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs. The school is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA).