PSU HRMA Weekly News (5/9/09)

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

Submit your resume for the 2009 PSU HRMA Resume Book.
The PSU HRMA Resume Book is posted every Spring on the PHRMA website.

Deadline to submit your resume: extended to Wednesday, May 13th.

E-mail your resume to
Drop off a completed
Resume Book Permission Form
in the PSU HRMA office (SBA room 393).


PSU HRMA receives SHRM Superior Merit Award

This is the 27th year that the chapter has received this award.

2009 - 2010 PSU HRMA Leadership Elections

It is that time of year again...elections!
Become involved in HRMA through a leadership position.


VP External Relations
VP Internal Relations
VP Programs
VP Publicity
VP Recruitment
Newsletter Editor
Web Design

If you would like to learn more about the positions, please e-mail asap with the subject line "09-10 Elections"

Elections will be held at the HRMA Speaker Meeting on Wednesday, May 20th.

PSU HRMA Speaker Meeting

Corporate Social Responsibility, Talent Management and Employee Engagement
Speaker: Tim Harris

Wednesday, May 13th
4:15pm - 5:15pm
Smith room 298

Tim Harris is a Lead Consultant in Hewitt Associates' Engagement Assessment and Insights practice. He specializes in employee research and human capital analytics, helping clients create and sustain high-engagement, high-performance workforces and realize competitive advantage.

Open to all majors. Refreshments provided.

PSU HRMA Round Table Speaker Meeting

Practical Value MGMT
Speaker: Kelley Wise

(Note different day and time for Round Table Speaker Meetings).
Tuesday, May 19th
3:30pm - 4:30pm
SBA 270

Open to all majors. Refreshments provided.

2009 PHRMA Golf Tournament

Friday, June 5th
1:00pm Tee Off
Charbonneau Golf Course

We are looking for players and sponsors for the tournament and could use your help. If you know someone who is interested in promoting their business and/or play some golf at a great networking event e-mail or view the links below.

Registration Form

Sponsorship Form

May PHRMA Breakfast Program

Alternatives to Reductions in Force in Today's Economy:
How to Reduce Your Labor Costs without Decimating your Work Force.
Speaker: Sarah Ryan, J.D. Ball Janik

Wednesday, May 20th
7:00am - 9:00am
Double Tree Hotel at Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah)

Sarah Ryan is currently the General Counsel for PHRMA. She is a partner at Ball Janik LLP, where she heads the firm's Employment Law Group. Ms. Ryan has been handling employment litigation and advice matters for her clients for over two decades.

This is a great way to become involved within PSU HRMA. By volunteering at or attending a breakfast sponsored by the Portland Human Resource Management Association you will have the opportunity to interact with HR Professionals in the Portland area.

A student rate is now available for additional PSU HRMA members interested in attending the breakfast.

If you are interested in volunteering or attending the breakfast with the student rate, e-mail with the subject line: May PHRMA Breakfast.

Stephanie Hunt
VP External Relations


Volunteers Needed!

Habitat for Humanity: Jubilee Commons project

Saturday, May 23rd
8:30am - 3:30pm

If you are interested in volunteering
please e-mail VP Programs, Emily Harris at

Columbia Willamette Compensation Group (CWCG) Student Scholarship
(Completed applications for the 2009-2010 academic year will be accepted through May 22, 2009)

CWCG has established a Student scholarship for individuals interested in exploring the Compensation and Benefits field.

Visit to obtain the application.

Students meeting the following criteria are invited to submit an application:

-Junior or higher academic status (including graduate students).
-GPA of 3.00 or higher.

-A declared major of HR Management or a related academic field.

-Currently enrolled in an accredited university in the Portland and SW Washington area.


PSU HRMA Meeting on Wednesday, April 22nd.

Thank You to PSU Alumni Francisco Marquez, Earl Meininger and Kim Miller for participating in the the Life After College Panel.

PSU HRMA Round Table Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th.

Thank You to Susan Zabriskie for presenting at the round table meeting.

SBA Interview Coaching Day

Thanks to the following members for volunteering at the check-in desk.
The volunteers helped the event run smoothly.

Alvina Chan
Gary Chinn
Emily Harris
Kerensa Loucks
Ryka Melnycznko
Jamie Peck
Serenity Stillwell
Janet Tanney


Tips of the Week for
the School of Business Administration

Advanced Excel Workshop

Saturday, May 16th
9:00am - 1:00pm

Pre-Sale: $30.00

At the Door: $35.00

To reserve your spot visit SBA room 240.
Only Cash or check accepted for registration.

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