Friday May 27, 2011

'It's the People'

Winners of video contest to highlight why people love the University found an overwhelming response.

"People really love UD. It's evident when we we're interviewing everyone."

That's what mechanical engineering majors Cory Clementz, Jim Razzante and Drew Arensberg found in three days of taping for the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center Media Arcade video contest.

The first place video set to the song "Home" by Edwin Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros hit a common theme: "It's the people," "Everyone's friendly," and "Family."

Other responses included: "Campus is small. You can walk to class," and "The professors really value my opinion."

According to John Lecomte, head of digital media and streaming video in the Media Arcade, the reason for the contest was "we've always served faculty, but we wanted to publicize the space for students."

With the latest equipment and the Media Arcade staff's expertise, faculty, staff and students can create, edit and publish digital media on PC and Mac video editing workstations. They also can transfer video to DVD, convert video into streaming files for use on the Web and rent digital cameras.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson@udayton.edu.