PSU HRMA Weekly News (1/12/09)

Welcome to the weekly PSU HRMA blog.
We provide weekly updates on current PSU HRMA related events and information.

PSU HRMA Speaker Meeting

SBA Career Services
Speaker: Fran Moga

PSU Professional Development Center HR Certificate Program
Speaker: Elizabeth Snyder

Wednesday, January 14th
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Smith room 296

Open to all majors. Refreshments provided.

January PHRMA Lunch Program *Volunteers Needed

Topic: Shed or You're Dead®: 7 Strategies Every HR Professional Needs to Know to Keep Your Organization Alive!

Speaker: Kathy Dempsey, President of KeepShedding! Inc.

Wednesday, January 21st
11:00am - 1:30pm
Double Tree Hotel at Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah)

Volunteers help with registration. Lunch and program is provided free of charge for volunteers.

This is a great way to become involved with PSU HRMA. By volunteering at a Lunch sponsored by the Portland Human Resource Management Association you will have the opporunity to interact with HR Professionals.

*Volunteers are required to be members of PSU HRMA.

If you are interested in volunteering e-mail asap with the subject line January PHRMA Lunch Program.

Valentine's Day Rose Sale Coordinator: Renee Castillo

*Committee members needed for Valentine's Day Rose Sale*

There are various ways to help out with this event including planning the event, collecting orders, preparing orders and delivering orders.

This is a great way to increase your involvement in PSU HRMA.

E-mail if you would like to be part of the Rose Sale Committee.

Golf Tournament Coordinator: Drew Barthel

*Committee members needed for the PHRMA Golf Tournament*

Members are needed to serve on the committee to help plan the PHRMA Golf Tournament.

This is our primary fundraiser for members attending the SHRM Conference.
Volunteering at the PHRMA Golf Tournament is a requirement for members attending the SHRM Conference.

E-mail if you would like to be part of the PHRMA Golf Tournament Committee.

Membership Special Ending soon!

If you have a friend or classmate that is interested in joining,
please urge them to join now so they can take advantage of the cost savings.

If they join both HRMA and SHRM now, they save $15.
(HRMA membership dues are waived).

Membership Special ends January 31, 2009

E-mail for more information.

Winter Term Membership Drive
Message from VP of Recruiting

Again I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new HRMA members!

With winter term kicking off, I need your help spreading the word about our student organization. I encourage all members to reach out to their classmates the first month of winter term -- don't forget, the Fall Membership Special has been extended through the end of January. If you are looking to increase your involvement with HRMA, this is a great opportunity since it only takes five minutes of your time.

If interested, contact me at
I can provide you with fliers and a talking points cheat sheet prior to you making any in-class announcements.

Fall term was a real success as we welcomed close to 40 new members. Let's continue this momentum in the new year.

Linda Miller
VP of Recruiting

Winter Officer Retreat

The 2008-2009 Officer Team had their Winter officer retreat on Saturday, January 10th. We have lots planned for the rest of the school year!

At the meeting we also said goodbye to Patti Lusk, SPHR and welcomed Christina York, SPHR. We are lucky to work with both of these professionals through their role as the PHRMA College Relations Director. The PHRMA College Relations Director serves as a liason between the Portland Human Resource Mangement Association (PHRMA) and PSU HRMA.


PHRMA Lunch Program in December

Thank you to our members Antonio Fazio and Stephanie Hunt for volunteering at the PHRMA Lunch Program held Wednesday, December 17th.

*For information on volunteering for the January PHRMA Lunch Program refer to the posting earlier in these announcements.

Tips of the Week for

the School of Business Administration

Start applying for 2009-2010 Scholarships

Access the PSU online Undergraduate Scholarship application at:

Note: This includes specific HR Scholarships.

(Be sure to also fill out the School of Business Administration section of the online application).

The PSU online Undergraduate Scholarship application is due by 11:59 pm, Monday, February 2, 2009 Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Blog updated by: Kerensa Loucks, VP Internal Relations - PSU HRMA