Seitel to speak on PR and nationalism

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HEARST LECTURE SERIES/Courtesy Photo

SARAH RITONDALE and KOREE DEERING

Public relations practitioner, analyst, professor and author Fraser Seitel will be on UNI’s campus Tuesday, March 27, to give his speech titled “Public Relations in the Age of Nationalism.” The speech will take place in Rod Library’s Scholar Lounge at 7 p.m.

Seitel is known internationally for his work and has been on TV, radio and blogs where he discusses a number of issues that America faces today. He has written three books, “The Practice of Public Relations,” “Ideawise: How to Transform Your Ideas” and “Rethinking Reputation.” Seitel also founded and became president of Emerald Partners, a communications management consult company in Newark, New Jersey.

Seitel was chosen to speak at the university by the Hearst Lecture Series Committee who brainstormed ideas of people who share interests for their individual areas of emphasis in the department.

The committee also asked for input from Communications Studies faculty. Then the committee spent several hours organizing the list of people they came up with to determine which seven would be invited to UNI.

“The one thing about public relations is we are about storytelling, and Fraser is the epitome of a story teller. He does it in such a way that your eyes just light up and your mind pings with excitement,” said Gail Pohl, co-chair of Hearst Lecture Series. “That’s why students should come.”

“Students can learn something and enjoy hearing a speaker who knows what he’s talking about and has a sense of humor about approaching it” says Melissa Beall, co-chair of Hearst Lecture Series.

“Going to school is not all about going to classes. Going to school is about enrichment and opening your mind to different ideas and different ways of doing things […] this way you are going to meet the real life person who knows about life but can be serious enough about it to laugh about it” Pohl said.

Both co-chairs encourage students to come to the free event.

“I think his lecture will have significance for anyone interested in current issues in our country,” Beall said. “His interviews and writings on a variety of topics show his interest in how ideas and attitudes affect our everyday lives now and in the future.  I expect a thought-provoking talk from someone accustomed to speaking to audiences large and small.  He also has a great sense of humor, and it will be interesting to show him our campus and introduce him to our students.”

“Students can learn something and enjoy hearing a speaker who knows what he’s talking about and has a sense of humor about approaching it,” said Melissa Beall, co-chair of Hearst Lecture Series.

“Going to school is not all about going to classes. Going to school is about enrichment and opening your mind to different ideas and different ways of doing things.” Pohl said. This way you are going to meet the real life person who knows about life but can be serious enough about it to laugh about it.”

Both co-chairs encourage students to come to the free event.

“I think his lecture will have significance for anyone interested in current issues in our country,” Beall said. “His interviews and writings on a variety of topics show his interest in how ideas and attitudes affect our everyday lives now and in the future.  I expect a thought-provoking talk from someone accustomed to speaking to audiences large and small.  He also has a great sense of humor, and it will be interesting to show him our campus and introduce him to our students.”