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Join Us for the Fourth Annual Adviser Retreat

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Ever have one of those days where you’re about to just pull your hair out and you’d give anything to just get away from it all and relax?

Now you can! With people who feel exactly like you – fellow journalism advisers.

We all need a little revitalization, especially in the winter months, and VAJTA is offering that getaway that will jump-start the second half of your year. Join us for the jRetreat January 12-13 in historic Petersburg, Va. Come by yourself or, better yet, grab the other journalism advisers in your school or your county/area and enjoy a road trip together!

We welcome Kelly Furnas, lecturer in Communications at Elon University, 2017 recipient of the VAJTA Award, and former JEA Executive Director, as our Adviser in Residence. Furnas will be our fearless leader as we explore the world of incorporating broadcast into our publications, complete with hands-on practice in Petersburg, followed by a critique session.

 

Social activities which will give advisers time to get acquainted, mingle, share stories and collaborate will also highlight the weekend.

If you’re coming in Friday evening, we plan to have dinner together at 7 p.m., followed by an evening social time in Petersburg. Local host, Chris Waugaman will be choosing the hot spots for us and we will inform all registrants of the locations as we get closer to the date.

On Saturday, we will meet at 9 a.m. at Studio Ammons for our first session. This year’s jRetreat focus is Incorporating Broadcast into your publications. Saturday after dinner, we will head to Chris’s house for an evening social.

Planning to attend any or all of the social events? Fill out this form.

To register, simply click on the link below and fill in the form. Registration will cost $25 for VAJTA members and $35 for non-members (registration will then give you membership for a year). Once you register online (http://www.tinyurl.com/jretreat2017), please send your check made payable to VAJTA to:

jRetreat Registration

Erinn Harris

501 N. Armistead Street, #102

Alexandria, VA 22312

Many folks are planning to stay on Saturday evening, too, so please feel free to join us at Demo Coffee for our Sunday VAJTA board meeting.

There are multiple hotels in the area and we suggest the following:

  1. Hilton Garden Inn Southpark Blvd (Chris’s suggestion), (804) 520-0600, $98
  2. Hilton Garden Inn Colonial Heights, (804) 520-0600, $129 a night
  3. Comfort Suites Southpark Colonial Heights (804) 520-8900, $104 a night

Please note: there are no reserved hotel room blocks. These are just hotel suggestions.

For more information, please contact Erinn Harris at EHarris1@fcps.edu.

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  1. Karen L. Swortzel on December 3rd, 2014 10:51 am

    Alleghany High School, Covington, VA
    adviser The Mountaineer

    I can’t think of a better way to start the new semester. I can’t wait.

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