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PR: Big New Major on Campus at Iowa State
By: Doug Bedell
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Public relations, reports the Des Moines Register, is in newly demonstrated good standing at Iowa State University, as it is, presumably, at other colleges and universities. Seventy-one students changed their majors at an open house on Iowa State's just-approved PR major and 12 to 15 more chose to add PR as a double major. In these times, that's truly a demonstration of confidence in a career field for the future. The Greenlee School, where the new major is housed, has a total of 700 students majoring in journalism and mass communication, advertising and, now, public relations.

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About the Author
Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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