The mass communications department at CSU-Pueblo will be holding a “Mass Comm Madness” event to promote its program March 12 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Buell Communications Center.
The free event is to help newly declared freshman and sophomore mass communications students navigate the department. It also aims to attract students with undeclared majors.
At the event, students can register for fall classes and get to know more about Rev 89, the CSU-Pueblo Today and Rocky Mountain PBS.
There will also be free food and prizes.
In order for students to experience each of the media labs offered by the department, there will be stations set up throughout the department. Rev 89, the Today and the Rocky Mountain PBS affiliate television station will have different booths and areas set up with information.
Some activities include a green screen set to the music of “Happy,” “Uptown Funk,” “All about That Bass,” or “Shake It Off” that participants can create their own music videos to in the RMPBS studio.
Visitors of Mass Comm Madness will also be able to go on air on 89.5 FM, visit with the reporters from the Today to ask questions about journalism, and see live streaming reporting right there in the studio.
Various prizes will also be given out throughout the event. Students will be able to enter to win Beats headphones, a GoPro, a $50 iTunes gift card, two tickets to the upcoming All American Rejects concert on campus and a remote controlled Diamondback helicopter.
This is the second year the mass communications department has hosted this event. While it hopes to encourage students to major in mass communications, it also welcomes students of all majors to attend.