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April 15, 2005

Newest Edition of RSU Student Magazine To Air April 20

The latest edition of Rogers State University's student news magazine featuring university news and features will premier this week on RSU-TV.

The new edition of RSU Magazine will initially air 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, on the university's television station, which broadcasts on UHF channel 35, Claremore and Tulsa cable channel 19, and more than 70 cable systems in northeastern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. The show will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Topics to be addressed on the new episode include the upcoming RSU Foundation's "Cruisin' for Scholarships" auction on April 23, RSU's Career Services office and their recent career fair, Spring Fling 2005, students and stress, the Student Health Center's "Healthy U at RSU!" program and the RSU Fashion Patrol, which examines whether fashion or comfort is the driving force behind students' wardrobe selection.

The show was reported, written and produced by RSU broadcasting students under the direction of broadcasting faculty Dr. Paul Shaffer and Cathy Coomer, and the professional staff at the campus station. One additional episode is planned to be produced and aired later this month, Coomer said.

RSU is the only university in Oklahoma to operate its own full-power public television station and is currently in the process of adding digital television capabilities.

The university offers bachelor's degree in communications with options in radio-television or corporate communications, as well as an associate's degree in radio-television. Utilizing the on-campus, broadcasting facilities, the academic program provides students with practical "hands-on" experience in the studios of RSU-TV and RSU Radio (91.3 FM). A combination of technical and lecture courses provides students with a basic exposure to radio and television broadcasting, news writing and more.

RSU-TV broadcasts at 2.75 million watts and reaches an audience of about 1.2 million people within a 75-mile radius. RSU-TV is a key component to RSU's distance learning programs, which include telecourses and live interactive programming.