|Poster design by Hide Kameya,|
Marketing/Strategic Communication major
This will mark the second time Ozarks has had live coverage on Election Night. In 2008, the department had a live program in the Walker Hall studio. This year, however, thanks to the Tricaster equipment the department acquired last year, the coverage can be broadcast live on location over both KUOZ Channel 6 and the university's UStream channel.
The event this year also includes a community watch party, with a live band (the Write-In Candidate Ramblers) and other entertainment while the returns come in. The event is a cooperative effort among all members of the Communication department. Susan Edens' Backpack Journalism class will broadcast the event and make live reports as election returns are announced. Dr. Heather McFarland's Political Communication class will provide content, with stories filed from the class trip to Chicago over fall break and with political analysis of local and national returns. Greta Marlow's Event Planning class has worked to coordinate the social side of the event with Fat Dawgz. This marks the first time all facets of the department have come together for a single event.
|The KUOZ crew sets up the equipment tent in early|
afternoon to prepare for tonight's event.