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GOPR Holds Name Change Contest!

Yes, you read that properly. It seems that I wasn't engaged in any sort of forethought when I named this thing. Not a great admission for a student of PR who's looking for gainful emploment. But the name had such a nice cadence to it – Graduate Observations of Public Relations. It's so poetic that it might even be dactylic hexameter, iambic pentameter, or laparoscopic cholecystectomy at least!

But times, they are a-changing. I'll be graduating in May and Beth graduates in August so it just doesn't seem right for our blog not to reflect that. We toyed with the idea of just shortening it to "Observations of Public Relations" but then we're just OPR, which sounds like a British indie pop band or the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility. Plus, then we lose our poetic rhythm.

So we've decided to host a contest! That's right! In the spirit of transparent discourse we're going to open ourselves up to suggestions from our friends and readers, after which we'll probably just pick something we thought of while taking our Empirical final. But don't let that stop you! Be creative, be clever, be wise, and be kind. We'll make a final decision by May 15th, the day after I (theoretically) get my MA. I can't speak for Beth, but I'm looking for something that reflects our intelligent, thoughtful discussion of PR, our communication education, and my sincere interest in immature cartoons and ice hockey.
Note: Luke and Beth [Hereafter, "We"] are under no obligation to use or even read any of the suggested comments. We have the right to delete any suggestions that contain swear words, personal attacks, or the word "noodle." We will thoughfully and methodically choose the most salient and poignant suggestion in a joint effort of collaborative good will. A tie will result in a fierce game of "Battleship," winner takes all.