MVNU students to take part in NRB digital audio competition
February 25, 2011
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio. -- A team of four Mount Vernon Nazarene University students will head to Nashville, Tenn., on February 25 to take part in a new digital audio competition sponsored by the intercollegiate branch of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
The contest, called the 36DA Challenge, is part of this year’s NRB convention. MVNU’s team consists of video and radio broadcasting majors Ashley Timberlake, a senior from Brilliant, Ohio; Jayme McMillan, a junior from Mt. Gilead, Ohio; Kaylee Nicks, a junior from Croton, Ohio; and Derek Tupper, a junior from Coshocton, Ohio.
All student teams will be required to attend a session at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. At that time, they will be paired with a Christian non-profit organization and asked to produce a 60-second piece of promotional audio for that organization. All finished products must be turned in by 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Joe Rinehart, assistant professor of communication at MVNU, will serve as the team’s faculty advisor, but cannot be directly involved in the recording, writing or editing of the piece.
The completed promos will be judged by professionals in the field of audio production and presented at a convention session during the afternoon of Feb. 27.
"I love that we are competing this year at NRB,” says Timberlake. “36DA gives our group a chance to use the skills we've learned over the years and show the creativity our group has. It also gives us the opportunity to find out how effectively and efficiently we can work together in a small amount of time."
The intercollegiate branch of NRB is committed to promoting excellence and integrity, and providing a forum for student and faculty members to network and share ideas and goals. For more information on the National Religious Broadcasters, go to www.nrb.org.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. U.S. News & World Report ranks MVNU in the top 50 Regional Colleges (Midwest) for the seventh year in a row. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and eight additional satellite Graduate and Professional Studies sites throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,600 students from 26 states and seven countries/U.S. territories.