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Table of contents Season 50 interns Recognition of Excellence recipients Guests Final SWOT evaluation Applicant profile Preseason recruitment events Season recruitment events Applications from previous semester’s recruitment Audience reached Graphics review Online analytics

You Tube

Bit.ly stats

Google analytics

Audience analytics

Twitter statistics

Blogger statistics

Possible markets Action plan External communications – E‐News Blogger articles Internal communications ‐ Back to you Home town news releases News releases


Season 50 interns

  Back (l‐r): Brian Gendreau, Taylor Braith, Johnathan Metz ,Timm Uhlmann, Jimmy Gefroh, Kellen Peters, Nicholas Johnson, Dag Amdam, Cory Robertson, Tyler Olson, Stepfanie Thompson, Monte Koshel, Marv Leier, Hayley Kuntz, Middle (l‐r): Jaye Millspaugh, Stephanie Flyger, Kayla Jahraus, Anne Hook, Stephanie Waldref, Alisha Strand, Averi Haugesag, Brianna Kump, Kyle See‐Rockers, Caitlin Mullally, Kyle Kohns, Kelby Leake, Victor Correa, Taylor Nelson, Derek Korczak, Barry Brode, Alex Rotter Front: Richelle Ballenger, Cecilie Engeseth, Chelsy Grover, Kristijana Dogan, Katie Fletcher, Stephanie Scheurer, Olivia Faacks, Stephanie Getsman, Chelsea Hay, Molly Price, Kelly Kiernan, Suzanne Irwin Students not pictured: Sarah Borgen Staff not pictured: Scott Lima, Fred Remer, Dale Ricke, Lori Shafer


Recognition of Excellence recipients

Back: (l‐r): Cory Robertson, Dag Amdam, Brianna Kump, Nick Johnson, Hayley Kuntz, Cecilie Engeseth, Brian Gendreau, Stephanie Waldref Front: (l‐r): Katie Fletcher, Derek Korczak, Richelle Ballenger


Guests Each show features two guests. Topics vary but all interview segments focus on a story with national appeal. Dress rehearsal ‐ September 20, 2012 Kylie Overseen | District 42 ND House Candidate Kylie Oversen, a recent graduate from the University of North Dakota with degrees in Social Science and Social Work, is running for the North Dakota House of Representatives in District 42 in Grand Forks. She runs as a triple minority to ND office as a young person, a woman and a democrat.

Dress rehearsal ‐ September 20, 2012 Hannah Olson | Missionary Worker Hannah Olson is a freshmen at the University of North Dakota this past summer she participated in a mission trip with Calvary Lutheran Church. The church has been doing this mission trip for many years now. Hannah participated in the trip with her parents along with 12 other people. Her main motivation for going on the trip was, because she felt as if that was what God was calling her to do.

September 27, 2012 David Uhlir, Ultramarathon Runner David Uhlir is an avid runner. He has been very active throughout his whole life; playing different sports in high school and recently starting his running career. This past summer he participated in an ultra‐marathon which is a 100 mile race. The passion he has for running is far greater than all the sacrifices he has to take.. Ultra marathoner talks about his motivation to run five hours a day.

September 27, 2012 Mark Ewens | National Weather Service Weather is changing. Mark Ewens from the National Weather Service dedicates a majority of his time to learning about dry and wet cycles in order to help inform the public about what kind of climate conditions to expect in the future.


October 4, 2012 Deirdre Keys | Advocate for victims of domestic violence Our next guest will tell us how law officials and the average person can define a stalker.

October 4, 2012 Jefferson Vaughan | Entomologist Yellow jacket wasps tend to be a nuisance in the summer and fall months. Entomologist, Jeff Vaughan sees the beauty in these creatures. October 11, 2012 Mark Pfeifle | CEO POD Strategies Social media has been emerging over the years with the continuous creation of new technologies. Mark Pfeifle has invested his career in communication. He has served under George W. Bush as his national security adviser and communicator, as well as planning a communication and outreach strategies in Baghdad and working at ground zero after the September 11th attacks. He now is the CEO of a communication and strategy development company called POD Strategies. October 11, 2012 Leonor Alacantara Gilsdorf | Cooking instructor Leonor Alcantara�Gilsdorf shows off culinary skills in the studio. Viewers learned about the tradition and how to make Pico de gallo.

October 18, 2012 Mark Askelson | Atmospheric Sciences Associate Professor Professor Mark Askelson leads a team of scientists in developing a technology to improve unmanned aircraft. October 18, 2012 Kristine Paranica is the Director of the UND Conflict Resolution Center Paranica uses her prior negotiating experience as an attorney to break down the stereotypes about women negotiating deals and the transformation this topic has had over the years.


October 25, 2012 Art Jones | Art and Design Professor Jones talks about his award�winning book about Native American Art at UND.

October 25, 2012 Autumn and Kelly Graber | Grand Cities Woman magazine creators An effective team requires a collaboration of strengths. Magazine creators, Autumn and Kelly Graber, are here to talk about creating a publication that celebrates women.

November 1, 2012 Joyce Ohm | Epigenetics Ohm talks about genes and DNA. November 1, 2012 Andrew Knight | Music Therapist Knight talks about the connections between music played in club scenes and the effects on the brain.

November 8, 2012 Wayne Barkhouse | Physics and Astrophysics Associate Professor Barkhouse explains new rocket technologies.


November 8, 2012 Jen Kiefer | Cake Decorator Kiefer used her creativity to create a career in cake decorating. She demonstrated on the show how to make a fall cake.

November 15, 2012 George Bibel | Engineering Professor A UND professor has written books on the wreckage of planes and trains, how they happen and what to avoid.

November 15, 2012 Ronnie Ingle | Professional Trumpeter Ingle turned his love for music into a career.

November 29, 2012 Nicole Wilson | Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner College campuses are finding prescription drugs to be a problem. Students are often exaggerating symptoms in order to obtain and sell these medications.

November 29, 2012 Vin Singh | Next Healthcare Inc. Founder/CEO Stem cells can be used to treat a broad array of diseases and ailments, find out how they may be used in the future.


December 6, 2012 Hooly Dannewitz and Janessa Garza | Big Brothers Big Sisters Program This pair talked about how mentors and children can benefit from this community program.

December 6, 2012 Kim Holmes | Resturaunt Owner and Chef Holmes demonstrated how to make a festive shrimp entrĂŠe.


SWOT analysis In order to achieve our recruitment and promotional goals it was important that the marketing team understand what key points to capitalize on and focus on in our strategic development. It was crucial for the team to be aware of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the program to reach our full potential. Recognizing the SWOT helped the marketing increase the number of applicants and overall viewership.

Strengths evaluation

Strengths are internal attributes of the program that are beneficial, advantageous, and  can be controlled by the program itself.   We categorized the strengths of Studio One as being applicable to the program or the internship. The strengths of the program included the 25th year anniversary, community involvement, national appeal, high‐quality equipment and our vast alumni network. We utilized the 25 year logo on all promotional items and advertisements. Staff and interns were involved in the UND homecoming parade and will be participating in holiday bell ringing for the Salvation Army. Some of the key strengths of the internship that we highlighted throughout recruitment were professionalism, hands‐on experience, internship availability, various opportunities within Studio One, the acceptance of all majors and the fact that the program is student‐produced. The strengths that we determined were the primary aspects of the internship that we marketed the most. From our student research we found that many of our strengths aligned with student needs. From our campus‐wide survey we learned the importance of student internships, illustrated in the graphs below.


We also discovered through our research that the strengths of Studio One ranked as the top qualities students look for in an internship experience. We made sure to underline the program’s national appeal, quality equipment and networking opportunities within the Studio One family in classroom presentations, campus booth, and promotional advertisements and items. Our results showed that 26% of applicants applied from class presentations and 8% applied from booths.

Weaknesses evaluation Unlike threats, weaknesses are internal vulnerabilities that an organization has control over. Understanding our weaknesses will make us aware of what we need to focus on for this semester. � The weaknesses section of the SWOT analysis helped in determining our goals for recruitment and how to improve awareness of Studio One. We were able to identify certain areas of the program that were weaknesses in our control. We looked at two areas when we were determining weaknesses. The first area, the internship, had weaknesses such as that it is unpaid, a large time commitment, limited amount of spaces for new interns, and separation between the teams. The second area, the program, had weaknesses such as that there is no live show during the summer or breaks between semesters, and that it’s content type may not appeal to all viewers. Based on these weaknesses, we were better able to plan accordingly. During classroom presentations, booths, and radio advertisements we would turn our weaknesses into positives. Instead of talking about how we do not get paid, we highlighted the fact that students can earn credit. For the time commitment aspect we told students that it looks great to future employers when they see that you were involved around campus. The limited amount of interns weakness allowed us to give the program an edge by telling students that it is competitive, showing them how great of a program Studio One is. Almost no one likes to hear about the weaknesses of their program, but getting insight into these vulnerabilities allowed the team to focus in on how to make the internship and program even better. Being able to identify areas of dullness helped us to jazz up the positives, and turn the weaknesses into strengths. Some of the main areas we succeeded in were improving the weakness of time commitment by


meeting deadlines and stepping up for presentations. Another weakness we are trying to overcome is the separation between teams. Some things we have done to improve this area are shadowing a reporter, and planning an internal event, which is a Christmas party after the last show in December. The internship  Unpaid o Studio One has unpaid positions. Students may feel that their free time is better spent if they are also getting paid.  Time commitment o Between work and school students may not have the time to fully commit to an extensive internship.  Limited amount of interns o The program offers a limited number of positions. Studio One could be missing out on quality students.  Separation between the teams o Due to the busy schedules of the different teams, we sometimes fail to understand what each group does on a weekly basis, which can cause lack of communication between interns. The program  No summer shows/breaks between semesters o Viewers cannot consistently watch the show. • Content type o Studio One provides professional show content once a week. This limits what type of stories the program can cover. Our show may not appeal to viewers interested in breaking news or reality TV shows.

Opportunities evaluation Identifying the opportunities that may affect Studio One helps us to better target students for internship opportunities along with how to effectively capture community members to attend our live shows. Opportunities are external factors that our program has no control over, by identifying these influences; it helps to better prepare for recruitment and allows us to effectively engage community members to our program. By identifying there were more incoming students this year, we were able to better target younger students. We focused on giving more in class presentations in entry‐ level classes. The audience development team focused early on in the semester to target and reach out to high school students. We contacted schools throughout the area to


speak with the guidance counselors and invite their classes to our live shows. By identifying that students could receive college credit for participating in a Studio One internship, we were able to make this a focus and present this to potential interns through classroom presentations and on�campus booths. By being aware of this opportunity we were able to attract more students to our program. We included a sound bite in the recruitment video about attending a show, which helps reinforce visitors to the show. By using various social media, Studio One has been able to target and engage a larger target and secondary audience by using YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. At the beginning of the semester, the marketing team formulated a survey and distributed it through the UND student body. There were 90 students that participated in the survey from a variety of disciplines on campus.

Year in school We gathered that 89 percent of students used Facebook daily, because of this high percentage the marketing team made and placed an ad on Facebook during recruitment. Recognize the opportunity for potential market growth, has allowed for the marketing team to reach out to these markets and see if they would be interested in airing our program on their station. By identifying the external factors that may affect Studio One, we were able to analyze these opportunities and structure our recruitment efforts along with how to effectively target audience members for live show days.

Threats evaluation  A threat is defined as any external factor outside the control of an organization that is harmful in achieving their objective. It is important in identifying the threats to make things better. The outside factors will always be hard to improve, because they


are out of our control. However, we can control how we use them to identify what we need to focus on. How did your portion influence marketing team decisions?  Other internships are paid o Many students need a part‐time job while attending school. They may be more likely to take a paid internship over an unpaid so they can afford to go to school.  We have made a Studio One scholarship available for a student to receive $500 a semester. This could be an incentive to students who are worried about needed to work another job.  Student’s don’t know about the internship o Not all students have been reached through Studio Ones on‐campus presentations or print advertisements. o Some just are not interested.  We had 43 classroom presentations, booths on campus, many advertisements, table tents, etc. to reach out to students. This allows all students to see the presents of Studio One on campus.  Students don’t think or are unaware they must have an internship to graduate. o Our research shows that almost 19% of Communication majors don’t think they need an internship, and another 5% are not sure. o The student body (considering all majors) shows that 40.44% believe they do not need an internship, and another 26.29% are not sure.  During communication classroom presentations we emphasized how it is a great opportunity to meet your internship requirement to graduate.  Students may change majors o Students who start in the science majors may never have heard of Studio One until they change majors later on in their college career.  We targeted courses many freshmen were taking, such as 100 level classes and essential studies. This provided the opportunity to reach all students and not just communication or marketing majors.  Think that Studio One is just for TV o Some students think that Studio One is just for students interested in a career in television or communication majors.  During booths and classroom presentations we emphasized that you did not have to be interested in TV and how use can use this experience in any field you go into.  We even had a sound bite in the video saying Studio One wasn’t just for “TV” people. What was helpful about your portion of the SWOT to the team?  Identifying the threats Studio One helped the team address some of the negatives during events and class presentations


How could you improved your portion of the SWOT?  Faculty has limited knowledge of the Studio One program o Some UND faculty are not aware of the benefits Studio One has to offer, resulting in faculty not speaking of Studio One to students.  We could still provide more information to professors on Studio One. Maybe giving them flyers to have professors hand out to students, or encourage their students to attend a live show. The Internship  Location o Studio One’s location is on the furthest end of campus. It can make it difficult for students who do not have access to a car. o Students also don’t travel past the building daily.  We tried to emphasize in our marketing techniques where we were located as much as possible. Also audience development is critical in establishing the location and actually getting people to the building.  No “School of Communication” ‐ Program vs. School o UND’s Communication program is not recognized as a “School of Communication.” Other universities have accredited “Schools of Communication” that draw more students who wish to work in the communication and television industry.  The new Studio One scholarship helps attract applicants. We also mentioned the size of the broadcast operation being in Canada, as well as nationwide which shows that a lot of people can watch our show. Reaching more markets will help establish Studio One as a brand and could bring in students from different areas regardless of the Communication Programs status.  Other Broadcasts o Students may have the opportunity to work with other media organizations on campus and in the community.  Offering incentives such as scholarships helps draw in applicants.  Fearful of Rejection o Students may have the fear of being rejected from Studio One, this might diminish potential applications. The program  Audiences are shifting away from watching television shows on TV o Viewer trends show a decline in television viewership and increase in other forms of media.  A plan of having a Studio One app is an example of this. Also the use of social media and extending our stories online to target audiences has helped to build an online base.


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We focused on putting show content immediately after the show. This helped reach our online/mobile audience. The Digital Communication team is also responsible for sharing content online. Cutting up and showing individual stories may attract viewers who are not interested in watching the whole show.

Suggestions Positive: 1. Keep up number of class presentations 2. Facebook AD had 5,000 views 3. T shirts and promo items early 4. Radio was good, also go to Leighton Broadcasting 5. Research for booth placement and timing again Negative: 1. Link booth was unproductive 2. Better communication between teams 3. Better engagement with audience during marketing presentation 4. Interns represent Studio One better at all times. New: 1. On campus external event (similar to Night Life) 2. InDesign for graphics 3. Tour guides have talking points when stalled at production control 4. Two different recruitment videos 5. Studio One App (mobile) 6. Swag contest for reaching the HTNR deadline 7. HTNR during team meetings 8. Non‐marketing interns at booths 9. Announce radio opportunity to all interns 10. Less communication class presentations to avoid overbearing message


Applicant Profile Studio One had a total of 71 Applicants for spring 2013 semester. There were 46 new applicants and 25 were returning applicants.

What Grade is the Applicant? Graduate Unknown, 1% Students, 1%

Freshmen, 27%

Sophomore; 16%

Senior, 21%

Junior, 34%

How did applicants find out about internship opportunities? Other Website Tour Teacher recommended Table tent Nomiated Listserv/Email Friends Class presentations Classroom presenation Booth No Response

3 2 4 2 2 4 1 6 19 6 24 0

5

10

15

Applicants could choose more than one response.

20

25

30


What applicants applied for Production Team Tech

2

News Anchor

4

Feature Reporter

1

News Reporter

1

Weather Producer

1

Producer

1

Director

0

Assistant News Director

0

Marketing Director

1

Graphics Director

0

Weather Anchor

2

Sports Anchor

1

Co�Anchor

4

Assistant Director

2

Weather Team

3

Production Crew

3

Marketing Staff

19

Electronic Graphic Designer

4

Associate Producer

2

Sports Reporter

5

Photographer

6

Reporter

9 0

5

10

15

20

Majors of applicants Atmospheric Sciences, 8%

Other, 13%

Business, 3% Graphic Design Technology, 4%

Marketing, 16%

Comm. 56%


Preseason recruitment events When

Event

Signed up for more information

June/July 2012 Summer 2012

Freshman orientation Student involvement references Fall involvement expo 3

8/23 Total

Percentage applied

15

Number of applications from event 3

6

0

15

2

13%

36

5

14%

20%

Season recruitment events Week

Classroom presentations

Booths

Signed up for Number of more applications information from event 36 0 59 11 14 4 31 4

9/16 – 9/22 9/23 – 9/29 9/30 – 10/6 10/7 – 10/13 10/14 – 10/20 10/21 – 10/27 Total

3 4 7 7

0 2 2 1

18

1

36

1

2%

4

2

8

0

43

8

184

20

11%

Total amount of recruitment events – 54 Total amount of sign ups – 220 Total amount of applications from recruitment events – 25

Percentage applied 18.6% 28% 13%


Applications from previous semester’s recruitment New applicants that signed up in Spring 2012 semester for info ‐ 2 New applicant but didn’t sign up this semester but did in a previous semester ‐ 1 Returning applicants that signed up in fall 2011 ‐ 11 New applicants that signed up in fall 2011 – 4

Audience Reached

UND students in their freshman, sophomore, and junior year at the university are Studio One’s primary target audience. According to the Student Body Profile there are 7,899 students in this group. These students are individuals who could be recruited for a Studio One internship. Through recruitment events in season 50 the Studio One marketing team was able to reach 220 individuals, or 3%, of the primary target audience. Within the Studio One target audience the marketing team specifically wanted to focus on communication and marketing students. Students in these programs either require an internship to graduate or could directly benefit from an internship with Studio One. Communication Program Total number of students in communication program – 315* Number of communication students who applied for the program – 40 Percentage reached – 11% Marketing Department Total number of students in marketing department – 237** Number of marketing students who applied for the program – 11 Percentage reached – 4%

*According to communication program student statistics **According to UND College of Business and Public Administration Office of Academic Advisement


Graphics review Memorial union display case This promotion was effective because it caught people’s attention. It also showed that we were celebrating 25 years by the balloons and 25. It also showed that interns dress professionally. It was cohesive because it described our internship well with professional clothes and celebrating 25 years. The strength were the big 25 numbers and it described Studio One if students and staff know what Studio One is. The weakness was if people didn’t know what Studio One is.

Big display sign This large display sign was placed in Gamble the week before the application deadline.


E‐Billboard #1 The Studio One logo is very bold and has a lot of condensed fonts, on the white background. Some off the strengths is that it is a simple message, and has a great visual aid by using the picture of the studio. Some of the weaknesses are that it doesn’t display the rule on thirds completely and the blurred box makes the design look a little distracting. I think it was a well‐designed E‐ billboard and represented Studio One well. E‐Billboard #2 The emphasis is the picture. It is well positioned and represents Studio One well. It is balanced with the words on top and bottom and equal use of color. There is contrast between the text and a few of the visuals. There is depth in the picture used; between the people and the screen. Proportion is used well, as the viewer is attracted to the billboard and there is a good ratio. The entire composition creates unity and the message is clear. E‐Billboard #3 The message is clear on applying for a Marketing Internship and the deadline. It also states what you can get out of Studio One. This was effective on showing the deadline was October 25. There maybe could have been another photo that shows what the marketing team does. It is difficult, but many incorporating many different picture of what the marketing team does.

Everything comes together as one explaining it is a marketing internship ‐It almost draws your eyes to what the internship is and how to apply


Strengths – using a marketing intern in the picture ‐‐ having people dressed up in the picture to demonstrate the professionalism of Studio One ‐Having her hand pointing to the messaging that is being conveyed ‐Having the depth of the hallway ‐Weaknesses – ‐The bottom left corner doesn’t catch eye attention as much as it could Did you see this promotion on campus? What were your thoughts? ‐I did see it in Gamble Hall ‐My eye was drawn in by the yellow and red shirts ‐I thought it looked very professional Homecoming float This promotion was effective because it was cohesive with the rest of our marketing strategy involving 25 years. The idea of 25 years provides credibility to the program, and in these pictures it is made the focal point.

Facebook ad


Poster I saw this poster on campus in Gamble and it always caught my eye. Even when I was walking up the stairs, and the bulletin board was completely covered the design stood out. The poster follows the 2/3 rule. It also draws the eye throughout the whole poster. The top gives you the important information but then the circles draw your eye down the poster so you end up seeing the whole picture – even if you only were going to take a quick glance at it. The message is very clear – that there are internships at Studio One and it is an award winning program. I also think that a more subliminal message the poster gives is professionalism. The students in the picture look professional and are promoting the program in a positive way. I think the message, simplicity, and design of the poster make the design effective. It’s eye‐catching, informational, and projects the message that we strive for at Studio One.


Table Tents There is good balance in the design, very symmetrical. There is also good perspective showing depth on both images, on the one side you can see the depth of the logo and lettering the sports desk and camera operators. On the other side there is the logo and lettering, Derek and Cory and then the screens in the back. The color had good contrast with the black and white. I like how the website stood on its own with the gold coloring.

The message is very clear and all the information we wanted is on there: the different teams, application deadline, what time we air and what channels, the website, and the 25 logo. I feel this promotion was effective, I saw it in the Squires dining center and it was in there for a good amount of time. The double sided design was perfect because it gave different information and both sides were visible. Some of the table tents were removed from the holders, which is a good thing because it shows people were reading them and interested. Studio One Tees This piece was cohesive because it showed that we were celebrating 25 years and that Studio One was at the University of North Dakota. Strengths were the silver on the words and showed what we were advertising. Weaknesses were people may have been confused that the shirt said Studio One twice. I thought the silver really made the writing stand out.


Jotter This piece was cohesive with other materials because it showed our web address, that were part of UND, and that we are celebrating 25 years.

Sticker This promotion is effective because it describes our internship, gives our web address, shows we are at UND, and shows we are celebrating 25 years. The Studio One and 25 years is emphasized to show it’s the most important.

Booth set�up This promotion is effective because it looks welcoming to come spin the wheel and the big Studio One. Strengths are Studio One on the table cloth is emphasized.


You Tube analytics The Studio One You Tube channel allows for administrators to see the analytics of the content. Viewers can see what was popular content and behaviors of visitors on the channel.


You Tube analytics – overview

 

 


You Tube analytics – traffic sources

 


You Tube analytics – retention

 

   

 


Bit.ly stats Studio One has a Bit.ly account it allows the team to embed a tracking code into links. Then viewers can see when people clicked on the link and how they found the link.


Bit.ly stats – link to news releases

 

  


Bit.ly stats – “Like” Studio One on FB

 


Bit.ly stats – application


Bit.ly stats – link to stories from last show


Google analytics The Studio One website has a tracking code in the pages. Viewers can observe popular posts, how people found out about the website, what content they looked at and how long they stayed on the pages.


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150

September 2012

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November 2012

December 2012

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69.39% New Visitor 5,614 Visits

Pages / Visit: 1.70

30.61% Returning Visitor

Avg. Visit Duration: 00:01:31

2,477 Visits

Bounce Rate: 72.01% % New Visits: 69.37%

Language

Visits

1. en­us

% Visits

7,564

2. en

93.49%

232

2.87%

3. nb­no

52

0.64%

4. en­gb

26

0.32%

5. ar

20

0.25%

6. es

20

0.25%

7. nl

15

0.19%

8. en_us

14

0.17%

9. zh­cn

12

0.15%

10. fr

11

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Map Overlay Site Usage

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7,470 Pages /��Visit

Avg. Visit Duration

% New Visits

Bounce Rate

8,091 

1.70 

00:01:31 

69.37% 

72.01% 

% of Total: 100.00% (8,091)

Site Avg: 1.70 (0.00%)

Site Avg: 00:01:31 (0.00%)

Site Avg: 69.37% (0.00%)

Site Avg: 72.01% (0.00%)

Country / Territory

1.

United States

2.

Visits

Pages / Visit

Avg. Visit Duration

% New Visits

Bounce Rate

7,470

1.72

00:01:35

67.87%

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Canada

115

1.43

00:00:36

89.57%

70.43%

3.

Norway

64

2.16

00:02:03

59.38%

62.50%

4.

United Kingdom

38

1.24

00:00:30

100.00%

84.21%

5.

(not set)

29

1.24

00:00:15

93.10%

79.31%

6.

Guam

27

1.37

00:00:21

7.41%

74.07%

7.

Philippines

24

1.79

00:00:17

100.00%

70.83%

8.

India

18

1.33

00:00:25

100.00%

72.22%

9.

Germany

17

1.12

00:00:01

100.00%

88.24%

Netherlands

15

1.13

00:00:00

100.00%

86.67%

10.

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Explorer Site Usage

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150

September 2012

Visits

October 2012

Pages / Visit

November 2012

Avg. Visit Duration

December 2012

% New Visits

Bounce Rate

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1.70 

00:01:31 

69.37% 

72.01% 

% of Total: 100.00% (8,091)

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Site Avg: 00:01:31 (0.00%)

Site Avg: 69.37% (0.00%)

Site Avg: 72.01% (0.00%)

Mobile (Including Tablet)

Visits

Pages / Visit

Avg. Visit Duration

% New Visits

Bounce Rate

1.

No

6,907

1.74

00:01:37

68.29%

71.03%

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Yes

1,184

1.52

00:00:52

75.76%

77.70% Rows 1 ­ 2 of 2

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Traffic Sources Overview % of visits: 100.00%

Overview

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150

September 2012

October 2012

November 2012

December 2012

8,091 people visited this site 30.17% Search Traffic 2,441 Visits

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Audience analytics The marketing team surveys people who attend the show to learn about how they found out about the program. Answers and comments were recorded in Google Docs.


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Possible Markets The marketing team contacted “peg” channels in areas that UND targets for potential students. This included states on the West Coast ‐ Washington, Oregon and California. Interested Areas *Bremerton, WA ‐ No fee ‐ 50,000 households Port Townsend, WA ‐ $300/yr. ‐ 20,000 people Salem, OR ‐ No fee ‐ 25,000 people *Vallejo, CA Novato, CA ‐ Getting more information ‐ Very interesting *DVD has already been sent


Action Plan Recruitment Calendar

Our Plan: Below is the marketing calendar of events for the semester. This includes: Memorial Union display case, listervs sent to students, dates for table tents, Studio One t‐shirt days, stickers on coffee sleeves, booths around campus, radio promotion, E‐News and the application deadline. Our Strategy: This schedule of events was planned with our target audience in mind. The booths were set up near classes of potential student interns. We presented the internship in classroom presentations. The listservs were sent out a week before the deadline to give last minute students a chance to apply. We placed stickers on coffee sleeves at Stomping Grounds and at Caribou located on Washington and at the UND Bookstore. Interns promoted Studio One on the radio five times during the month of October. Every event planned was time sensitive and was chosen specifically. Our Calendar: The calendar is color‐coded. Every event the marketing team planned is listed. The events were aimed towards recruiting new interns and promotion Studio One as a whole. Alumni events include the texting campaign, Back to You newsletters and E‐Newsletters.

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Alumni Guest Speakers: November 13 & 2 E‐News Letters: December 13 Community Events: Bell ringing: November 17

Homecoming Float

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E�News Blogger articles Each semester, marketing team inters write articles for the Studio One blog. Articles are generally about program alumni.


October 2012 Behind the scenes of the newsroom By: Chelsea Hay His day starts around 9 a.m., reading the newspaper and looking at online websites trying to figure out what is important to report to the community. He meets with staff at a meeting and pitches story ideas a half hour later. The discussion is based on what to use for the nightly television program at 5 and 6 o’clock. This is a snapshot of the life of a reporter, Studio One alumnus Dylan Wohlenhaus. Wohlenhaus says he spent many late nights in the newsroom as a Studio One intern. “That’s when I really started to figure out that this is what I wanted to do for a living,” he says. He loves talking to community members and being out in the field. This journalist says it’s important to ask tough questions. “I like doing that,” he explains. “I like producing a story that people will remember what they felt.” But his journey to the newsroom started in college. Wohlenhaus says his Studio One experience gave him an edge after graduation. This alumnus already knew what most people had to be trained to do at their first job. “I attribute that to Studio One. It really gave me a leg up on everyone else looking for a television job at that time,” he says. Wohlenhaus interned at Studio One during 2007 through 2009 as a feature and news reporter, floor director and news anchor. While he was an intern, the Studio One News Director at the time, Sarah McCurdy, coordinated a day for him to shadow a reporter at WDAY in Fargo. After shadowing there, he spent the following two summers, while still in school, reporting for WDAY. While working for WDAY he developed a working relationship with the news director at the station. When Wohlenhaus graduated, he was hired at the ABC affiliate, as a Multimedia Journalist. In 2011 he covered the Minot, N.D. flooding that forced 10,000 people from their homes. “It was intense, amazing and a growing experience for me as a journalist,” Wohlenhaus says. He says he grew attached to the people who were going through such a tough time in their life and felt that what he was doing was truly important. Wohlenhaus and photojournalist Mike Erickson were awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Continuing Coverage of a Major News Event” for their stories during the flood. ”It was a great accomplishment, and a series of stories I will never forget,” Wohlenhaus reflects. Within the last year he accepted a job at KHQ in Spokane, Wash. as a reporter. The transition from small‐town Fargo, to a larger city across the country was challenging at times. Fargo/Valley City has a Nielsen 2012‐ 2013 DMA rating of 117, while Spokane, Wash. is a 73 market. “I can’t say it was seamless because as I jumped into a bigger market the demands were greater,” says Wohlenhaus. The new job meant more airtime, more competition, tighter deadlines and a bigger audience. Regardless of the initial struggle, he says the experience has been exactly what he has been looking for in a career. Studio One taught Wohlenhaus about the career that he loves today and encourages interns to soak up the experience. “Take advantage of every opportunity at Studio One, even if it keeps you up late. The things you learn at Studio One, whether you want to go in to news or not, will be of great value to you forever,” concluded Wohlenhaus.


Studio One alumna used her internship connections to land her current job By: Chelsy Grover From networking to leaving an impression, one alumna shows a career can be made through connections. Every day is different for Jessica Peterson. She works as a Graphic and Web designer for University Relations at the University of North Dakota. “I work on so many different projects that I may not be working on the same thing every day,” she says. In her job, she works on a variety of promotions for different organizations and departments on campus. She and the University Relations staff help with different projects including billboards and business cards. Peterson is currently working on helping promote UND to high schools. She is also a member of the marketing committee that is in charge of maintaining and increasing awareness about the North Dakota Spirit Campaign. The campaign hopes to raise 300 million dollars to use toward students, educators, innovative programs and updated places on campus. “I assist in developing and implementing marketing plans for events with other committee members and I also design marketing materials for the campaign such as advertisements, handouts, banners, etc.,” she explains. Peterson says helping with brand recognition is one of the most important aspects in her position. She says brand recognition helps people know what you’re talking about. However, she says staying true to the UND brand has its challenges. There are many different departments on campus that use the UND logo for their promotions. Jessica helps each area develop individualized logos for their department while staying true to the UND brand. Peterson help develop creative marketing strategies to promote internships on campus. She helped design this spray chalk stencil that was used in 2007. But this alum says she built skills in her Studio One internship before taking on her current job. This connected alum worked as the Web designer on the Studio One marketing team in the fall of 2007. Whether it was talking to guests on the show or new interns, she says she gained confidence in her speaking abilities while she was in Studio One. “When I was on the marketing team, we discussed new ways we could attract interns besides regular class visits,” she says. Her favorite part of Studio One was when they promoted the internship through a little color. “We created a chalk stencil to use across campus to focus on our 20th anniversary and get Studio One’s brand recognized,” this former intern adds. Peterson’s advice for current interns in Studio One is to apply for a variety of positions after college. “Even if you aren't sure you want to work for the company, it gives you great interview experience to at least apply,” she says. Peterson also said to network while you’re in Studio One. “After graduating from UND with my undergraduate degree, I applied for an open full‐time position at [The UND Television Center]. While I didn't get that job, I did leave an impression on the interviewing group,” she says. This ambitious alumna says because of her interview, someone from the UND Television Center gave her name to the UND Office of University Relations for a temporary Web designer position. After another interview, she accepted the temporary opening which turned into a full‐time position with the office as a Web and graphic designer.


November 2012 From anchor to advertising By: Chelsea Hay Looking back at some of the first Studio One clips can take a person down memory lane. Studio One alumna, Wendy Dimartini says she agrees. Dimartini helped produce and co‐anchor the show in 1990 through 1992. She explains her Studio One skill set helped her career move forward. Dimartini prides herself on her interviewing skills, which she learned directly from her experience at Studio One. “After doing live interviews, I became skilled at thinking on my feet and speaking to people of all levels in business,” explains Dimartini. She says that her internship helped her learn professionalism, punctuality and how to be prepared for anything. This included the early wake up calls. “On filming days, my wake up time was 4:30 a.m. It took commitment,” says Dimartini. She considers herself lucky to have had the time to co‐anchor with Tom Buehring. His mentorship helped her grow. “Aside from the good laugh people probably get when they look back at our shoulder pads and big hair, the anchor position added another opportunity for students to build real business experience and that is priceless,” Dimartini describes. Today she works for Michaels Wilder, and advertising agency in Edina, Minn. as the director of client services. She oversees the account team and communicates with clients. A typical day for her consists of working with customers and their advertising media needs. She also forecasts and tracks budgets and works with vendors. There are usually several meetings and calls throughout the day too. “I love interacting with clients and in this role I am working with people of all levels. It is exciting and something that I am able to do because of the skills I learned at Studio One,” she says. Dimartini encourages current interns to make the most of their time as an intern. “Soak up everything you learn and take it seriously. It is real‐world experience and you are interacting with business people in the community that you want to make a good impression on and know that the skills you are learning will transfer to other jobs you will have,” she adds. While Dimartini left the hairspray and the 90’s blazers back at the studio, she illustrates that professional internship experience stays in style.


He’s on The List By: Chelsy Grover Being “on the list” can mean a person has the inside scoop or a pass to a prestigious party. One Studio One alumnus uses his reporting skills to help put together The List on a daily basis. Studio One alumnus, Mike Brookbank, works as a reporter for the nightly news magazine show The List. The E.W. Scripps Company says their television show, The List, is a 30 min program that takes on the lighter side of news and pop culture. The first show aired on September 17, 2012 in six markets. The List and a game show called Let’s Ask America took over the time slots of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! in markets such as Cleveland. “The show will expand once the Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy’s contracts expire,” says Brookbank. This former intern works as a field reporter for the show but he is also on air talent. He helps find stories then writes and produces them. “One of my favorite [stories] was a few weeks ago, when I suited up with firefighters from a suburban Cleveland department in honor of Fire Prevention Month. I went through a handful of training exercises. It was very much a hands‐on shoot and gave me greater knowledge of just how dangerous their job is,” says Brookbank. Click here to watch the segment. This alumnus says his career in Television started by putting his name on the list for an internship. As an intern with Studio One, he worked as a photographer, floor director, reporter, discovery reporter, producer and weather anchor. “I really liked being the weather anchor because I solely came to UND for meteorology, but then changed my major because [I]decided I liked writing and telling stories about people better,” Brookbank says. Brookbank also says he liked that Studio One was a live show. “Most college campuses don’t have the opportunity to practice working on a program that goes live,” he says. Brookbank’s favorite Studio One story was his first semester as an intern when the program moved into its new home at the Rural Technology Center in 1997. “I was a part of the team that aired the first show from the new digs. And one of the most memorable quotes from Barry, which I still remember today, ‘set two alarms, it's going to snow like crazy!’ That was the last semester we were on in the early mornings and boy was it hard to get out of bed before the sun on those ‐20 degree mornings,” he says. A 14 year TV industry veteran, Brookbank’s advice for current Studio One interns is to be aware of the TV industry and what it’s really about. “Be realistic because you aren’t going to be an anchor right out of college,” he says. “The TV industry is so much different than you think.” When working toward networking opportunities or a new career, Studio One alumnus, Mike Brookbank shows that college experience can help applicants stand out on the list.


December 2012 Working toward HD By: Chelsy Grover Many television studios are transitioning from standard definition to high definition. Studio One is in the process of making the switch. Studio One has made equipment upgrades at the beginning of the fall semester. One of the new upgrades is in the production control room. “There is a new monitor wall that consists of eight 46” LED monitors fed by a 32 input Apantac multiviewer,” says UND Television Center Engineer, Dale Ricke. “The Apantac multi‐viewer accepts 32 either standard or high definition digital video signals and combines up to four of them into one high definition output. There are eight of these outputs that feed the 46” LED monitors,” Ricke explains. “The monitor wall was funded by the President’s Office, with support from Peter Johnson at University Relations and Susan Walton, the Vice President of University and Public Affairs,” says UND Television Center Director of Television and Radio, Barry Brode. The monitor wall was about a $50,000 upgrade. “One of the nice features of the new monitor wall is that it can be reconfigured for different productions. When we telecast live commencement ceremonies, we can move the images around to better suit that production, so it also gives us some flexibility that we never had before. It has been a real exciting project,” explains Brode. “The new monitor wall has had a significant impact on the production crew,” says Derek Korczak, Studio One Director and student leader. Korczak volunteered his time before the semester started to help with an efficient monitor layout at the beginning of the season. “It gives us the ability to switch any source to any location within the TV screens. It is also very visual, as it surrounds any source that is currently on air with a red border, so we can easily see at any time, which source (camera, server, etc.) the switcher has in program. Having the monitor wall also gives us the ability to create different layouts for different directors. Lastly, you can customize the look in other ways that involve images. We have Studio One logos and pictures from around campus currently displayed on the screen that just compliments the whole look of the control room,” Korczak explains. The Studio One program is currently telecast in SD. Stories are shot and edited in HD and the new infrastructure is another part in the transition. “The monitor wall is another step in making the transition to HD,” says Brode. “The multiviewer is HD ready so when the rest of the studio eventually gets upgraded to HD, the multiviewer will be ready to go,” explains Ricke. The studio still needs more equipment updates to fully make the switch. Another equipment upgrade allowed for a “Studio One first” this season. Skype interviews can now be incorporated in the live show. Studio One alumna Mary Welder works at IBM and helped coordinate a grant from the company so Studio One could purchase this equipment. The new equipment has already been used in a live show. Upgrades like this one benefit the production, because it is making the show industry standard. But these upgrade also offer students a unique opportunity. One of the interns got the chance to do a live interview on location. “Skype interviews are done using a computer that has an Osprey video card which accepts the studio audio and video feeds and then creates a signal that looks like a Web cam to Skype. The output of the computer is fed into a Matrox scan convertor that allows the Skype remote video and audio signal to be fed into our studio equipment as if it was another camera in the studio,” says Ricke. It’s a complex process that allows for dynamic show elements.


Another “first” this year was incorporating a GoPro “demo cam.” The co‐anchor in the interview can take the small camera and get close to the activity. The camera has been used during a cooking demonstration and a cake decorating segment. You can see how the GoPro was used in the interview at 2:45 in the video below. Staff at the UND Television Center say they strive to offer students a hands‐on and industry standard experience. Recent upgrades are helping the program keep up with technological changes and offering students a cutting‐edge internship opportunity.


4 tips to land a job By: Richelle Ballenger Most students look at their college graduation as a scary but exciting time. Marketing team alumna Brynn Radcliff visited with the marketing team. She talked about the importance of developing a dynamic skill set before graduation. Radcliff uses confidence, creativity and experience to produce high quality marketing strategies for her clients at “Results Unlimited,” a full service marketing agency in Fargo, N.D. Below are four tips from her conversation with the Studio One marketing team that can help students get through the transition from dorm room to board room. 1. Get involved and work hard Networking and personal connections can only get you so far in the fast paced corporate world after college. During her two semesters at Studio One, Radcliff was a member of the marketing team. “I was a part of the green room staff, wrote weekly news releases and [helped] with recruiting a live audience,” says Radcliff. “What you may not know is [that] these things are huge when you step outside of college. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not always who you know, it’s also how hard you work.” 2. Develop your skill set “My college experience was the reason I got accepted for [my current] job,” explains Radcliff. In addition to her internship at Studio One she found other ways to develop her skills. “I started the UND DECA chapter. Since I majored in both marketing and management, I was able to get experience in both fields [through] leading meetings, organizing events, setting deadlines for people, coming up with ways to get others involved and with the actual activities of the [DECA] group itself.” 3. Confidence is key “Be confident. If you believe in yourself, others will do the same. You are gaining valuable experience with the things you are doing at school and Studio One. These are things that make you valuable to employers,” says Radcliff. Her organization an entrepreneurial strategies gave her experience that boosted her resume and confidence. She says her hard work paid off in her interview. “My boss was impressed with the high quality work that was done and asked if I would be willing to accept the position,” she adds. Less than half a year after her college graduation, Radcliff was promoted from administrative assistant to Senior Account Manager at Results Unlimited. 4. Continue learning “[Results Unlimited is a] full service agency that [does] everything from direct mail pieces, to websites, to TV and radio commercials – and we place those too. We have six different departments [that] work together to create and produce high quality work for our clients,” she explains. “I facilitate interaction between the client and the creative teams. I work with clients to develop strategic plans and see that those play out as they should to provide the optimal value [to the client].” “My greatest achievement so far is how much I have learned and gown in the past five and a half months. There are new things that I am picking up every single day,” she explains. Radcliff sees one key component in work, school and life. “Keep involved. I had several peers, who weren’t involved in college and just kind of coasted. This was not beneficial to them at all once they completed college and began looking for jobs.” A combination of confidence and experience can give candidates a competitive edge when they start their job search.


Marketing for her homeland By: Chelsea Hay It takes poise and passion to market yourself to future employers. Recent University of North Dakota graduate and Studio One alumna combines her zeal for Norway, marketing and travel in her current career. Victoria Hvaring Garza talked to this season’s marketing team to share her experiences at Studio One and techniques she used to land her first job. Garza says it took some searching before she started her career after commencement. After graduation, she got a few job offers but nothing, she says, truly excited her. Garza connected with “Travel Leaders” and went through the application process. She separated herself from the rest of the applicants with her entrepreneurial ideas for the company and her marketing experience at Studio One. Garza had an unconventional interview. During her meeting at Travel Leaders, she presented a marketing plan for a new Scandinavian division within the company. Garza researched what Travel Leaders currently offered clients, who their competitors are, potential revenue and researched the Scandinavian population in the Midwest region. Garza says she tapped into her passions when developing the idea. She says being a Norwegian native, her vast experience with travel and enthusiasm for marketing helped her create the concept. She says her “gumption” and bold ideas helped get a job offer. Garza now works as a Corporate Account Executive for Travel Leaders in Fargo, N.D. and was recently promoted to this position from Director of Scandinavian and Group Travel. In her new position she does most of the marketing and promotes the agency. She also negotiates with vendors and follows up to make sure projects are completed on time. She says her internship experience helped her in the job hunt. During her time at Studio One, she was on the marketing team and served as the student marketing director. She also wrote E‐Newsletters. On show day, she took pictures, helped the green room and gave tours to audience members. She says that effective public speaking is vital in the marketing world. “Going out and talking to people gave me confidence and helped me get over my fear of public speaking,” explains Garza. She shows that even timid speakers can push through their nerves in front of an audience. In addition to helping develop a new branch at her current company, Garza also helps promote her husband, Pablo Garza, in his UFC fighting career. “I marketed for him and created a fan base by spreading the word,” describes Garza. She increased his following by 150 percent, largely through social media. Garza lends advice to current interns by encouraging them to spend as much time as possible at Studio One to gain skills for the real world. “Everyone has the same qualifications, do something that separates you,” explains Garza. She says that she often mentioned her experience at Studio One during job interviews. She also encourages students to take sales classes. Even though sales wasn’t her first career choice, it’s a big art of her current profession. “There is always something different but marketing is my passion,” Garza says.


Back to You – internal newsletter One marketing team intern put together three internal newsletters that were sent to students on the project. The goal of the newsletters was to help the different teams on the project feel connected with marketing activities.


Hometown news releases The marketing team writes news releases about each intern on the project. Those releases are sent to the student’s hometown.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

SANDVIKA NATIVE INTERNS AT AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Dag Amdam brings reporting skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Sandvika, Norway native Dag Amdam is an intern at Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Amdam is in his fourth semester with the program. He is the technical director on show day and works as a news reporter during the week. In the past, he worked as a photographer, camera operator, audio operator and feature reporter. “I love that everyone here wants to learn and always strives to gain more knowledge so we can become better at what we’re doing,” says Amdam. “This creates a great working and learning environment.” Amdam is a senior at UND and will graduate in May with a double major in history and communication. He is the proud recipient of the Transfer Student Scholarship, Grand Forks Herald Scholarship, Thomas Deats Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence, Robert S. Hagen Memorial Journalism Scholarship and Mark L. Carlson Community Journalism Scholarship. Amdam has also earned a spot on the Dean’s List as well as the President’s Honor Roll. In addition to his involvement at Studio One, Amdam is active in UND’s soccer club, participates in intermural soccer and volunteers at the Humane Society. After graduation Amdam plans to pursue a career in video journalism and says his dream is to one day work as a foreign correspondent for a Norwegian broadcasting company. “What I have learned at Studio One about photography, editing, writing and many other things have provided me with skills good enough to feel confident and succeed in this business,” he says. Amdam is a 2006 graduate of Dønski videregående skole and is the son of Dag and Anne Amdam. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program is telecast across the Midwest and in Southern Manitoba. It is also available online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 MADELIA NATIVE INTERNS WITH AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Richelle Ballenger brings leadership skills to the Studio One marketing team

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Madelia, Minn. native Richelle Ballenger is an intern at Studio One, an awardwinning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. This season, Ballenger is the student marketing director. In addition to leading the marketing team in promotions and recruitment efforts, Ballenger also gives tours of the studio on show days. “I love that Studio One allows me to expand my skills in so many different areas,” Ballenger says. “I’ve been able to design advertisements using professional software, build confidence speaking to large groups of people and put the skills that I learn in the classroom to the test while promoting an award-winning television show.” In her past semesters with Studio One, Ballenger has worked as an E-News writer, a member of audience development, greeter and media producer. Ballenger is a senior at UND and will graduate in December 2012 with a communication major with an emphasis in public relations and journalism. She is the proud recipient of the Mark Carlson Community Journalism Scholarship, Thomas Deats Memorial Award for Excellence, James Kertz Communication Scholarship and was awarded the Studio One Recognition of Excellence. She also received first place in the Newsletter category in the 2012 North Dakota Professional Communicators contest. In addition to her internship at Studio One, Ballenger participates in Student Frolf Unity. After graduation Ballenger plans to pursue a career in public relations for a health-related nonprofit organization. “Studio One has truly helped me grow as a professional,” she says. “My experience with the program has provided me with practical skills that can transfer to any job. Be it promoting, public speaking, design, or even planning I am now more confident in how to present myself as a professional.” Ballenger is a 2009 graduate of Madelia High School and is the daughter of Dave and Jackie Schikling. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

NEW ROCKFORD NATIVE INTERNS WITH AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Sarah Borgen brings visual communication skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — New Rockford, N.D. native Sarah Borgen is an intern at Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Borgen brings creativity to her job as a graphic designer. “My favorite part about Studio One is seeing my graphics on live TV,” she says. Borgen also holds the position of the CG operator on show day. “I like being a part of show day and working as a team to produce an award-winning live show. It’s great to see and learn what it would be like to be a part of a real news station.” Borgen is a junior at UND and will graduate in 2014 with a graphic design major and double minor in art history and women and gender studies. In addition to her internship at Studio One, Borgen stays active as the Planned Parenthood Campus Coordinator, the Vice President of ProChoice Voice and Public Relations Officer of the African Student Union. She is also a peer mentor for international students and works at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Borgen is the proud recipient of the Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award. After graduation Borgen plans work as a graphic designer. She is a 2010 graduate of New Rockford-Sheyenne High School and is the daughter of Sonya Borgen. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

MONTGOMERY NATIVE INTERNS AT AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Taylor Braith brings reporting skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Montgomery, Minn. native Taylor Braith is an intern at Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Braith is in his first semester with the program and is working as a sports reporter. He says his favorite part about Studio One is the atmosphere and the people. “Everyone is super friendly and willing to help whenever needed,” says Braith. “They really make the experience that much more fun.” As a reporter, he generates story ideas, conducts interviews, writes scripts and edits video for the show. Braith is a senior at UND and will graduate in May with a major in communication and a minor in sociology. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in sports broadcast and says his dream is to one day work at ESPN. Braith adds his experience at Studio One will help him succeed after college. “Making deadlines and being responsible for a project is something that will definitely help me in the future,” he says. Learning to work well with others, completing projects and challenging himself to improve are among other skills he says he has learned at his internship. Braith is a 2009 graduate of Montgomery Lonsdale High School and is the son of Russell and Jennifer Braith. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or Suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Chelsea Hay, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or Chelsea.hay.2@my.und.edu BUILDING HIS CAREER, ONE STORY AT A TIME Victor Correa brings creative writing skills and enthusiasm to Studio One

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Leonard, Texas native, Victor Correa is in his second semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Currently he works as a news reporter, but he has also worked as an associate producer in a previous semester with the program. “It’s given me tons of professional experience. I can use this in a multitude of careers,” Correa explains. In addition to his internship, he is involved with the on-campus newspaper the Dakota Student. Correa currently serves as a Web editor, columnist and feature writer for the paper. He is also a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Correa graduated in 2009 from Leonard High School and is the son of Victor G. Correa and Stacy Thacker. He will graduate from UND in December 2012 with a degree in communication. Correa plans to pursue a career as a news reporter after commencement. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Chelsea Hay, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or chelsea.hay.2@my.und.edu

GRAND FORKS NATIVE IS THE ASSOCIATE PRODUCER FOR AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Kristijana Dogan gains professionalism and real-world experience at Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks, N.D. native, Kristijana Dogan is in her first semester interning with Studio One, the award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Dogan currently serves as the associate producer for the project. In this position, she pre-interviews guests before they come on the show and writes a memo about the preinterview. “With the things I have learned at Studio One, I feel like I’ll use them for the rest of my career,” she explains. In addition to her internship, she is also involved with other organizations. Dogan is a member of Distributive Education Clubs of America, a club that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. She is also a member of Future Business Leaders of America, an organization that encourages business leadership. Dogan graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 2011 and is the daughter of Zeljko and Zora Dogan. She plans to graduate from UND in May 2015 with a degree in elementary education and plans to become a school teacher. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or Suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Chelsea Hay, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or Chelsea.hay.2@my.und.edu

SON, NORWAY NATIVE INTERNS WITH AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Cecilie Engeseth gains experience in a professional environment at Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Son, Norway native, Cecilie Engeseth, is in her second semester interning for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She has worked as a production assistant in previous semesters and currently serves as a news reporter and audio operator for the project. “My position at Studio One enables me the opportunity to excel as a writer, editor and a teammate,” she explains. Engeseth keeps busy with many other extra curricular activities. She is a journalist for the Dakota Student, UND’s student newspaper. Engeseth is involved with Student Ambassadors, an organization that introduces new students to the university. She is also a member of Alpha Phi sorority. Engeseth has received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award for her quality contributions to the show. She is a recipient of other scholarships including the Norwegian Transfer Scholarship and the Lakselaget scholarship. She graduated from Vetsby High School in 2010 and is the daughter of Randi and Pal Engeseth. She will graduate from UND in December 2012 with a degree in communication. She plans to continue working in the communication field. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Ray and Steele, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or Suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Chelsea Hay, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or Chelsea.hay.2@my.und.edu COMPOSING HER STORY WHILE WRITING ABOUT OTHERS Olivia Faacks gains hands-on experience at Studio One

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Lake Shore, Minn. native, Olivia Faacks is in her third semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Previously, she has worked as a feature reporter, teleprompter operator and associate producer. She is currently a news reporter and floor manager for the project. “It’s a great way to be challenged and grow as a professional,” Faacks explains. As a reporter, she conducts interviews, shoots footage, writes stories and edits video. She has received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award for her quality work and commitment to the program. “There is a constant push to be better and do more,” she describes. Faacks says that her time at Studio One has taught her how to write stories that carry a message. Faacks graduated from Pequot Lakes High School in 2009 and is the daughter of Colleen and Lonnie Faacks. She plans to graduate from UND in May 2014 with a degree in communication. Her goal is to produce for a major network or talk show news program. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Nick Johnson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or nicholas.johnson.6@my.und.edu

COURTENAY NATIVE ANCHORS FOR AWARD-WINNING NEWS SHOW Katie Fletcher brings professionalism and experience to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Katie Fletcher is in her third semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She has previously worked as a production assistant and feature reporter. She is currently in her second semester as co-anchor. “Studio One has allowed me to challenge myself personally and academically,” she explains. In addition to Studio One, Fletcher is the feature editor for UND’s student paper, the Dakota Student. She is involved with the Delta Gamma sorority and serves as the Vice President of Communication. She is also a UND Student Ambassador. Fletcher has also earned many awards including the Mary Ellen Sandlie Scholarship, the Gaulke Family Memorial Scholarship and the Mildred Veltch West Scholarship. Fletcher is planning to graduate from UND in May 2014 with majors in communication and political science. She plans on attending law school after graduation. “I have gained incredible leadership and communication skills that will translate into any career I have in my future,” says Fletcher. She is a 2010 Barnes County North-Wimbledon-Courtenay High School graduate and the daughter of Dana and Amy Fletcher. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs Monday – Friday at 12 p.m. on Channel 17 in Jamestown. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Nick Johnson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or nicholas.johnson.6@my.und.edu

BISMARCK NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Jimmy Gefroh brings creative writing and experience to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jimmy Gefroh is in his second semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. He has worked as a sports reporter and currently works as a feature reporter. As a reporter, he conducts interviews, shoots footage, writes scripts and edits video. “Working with such friendly individuals really makes it a great experience,” he explains. Outside of Studio One, Gefroh is part the charity men’s a cappella group, the UND Varsity Gentlemen. He has also received music scholarships in three of his four years in college. Gefroh is planning to graduate from UND in May 2013 with a major in communications. He plans to pursue a career in sports radio. “Being around a great working environment, I have a positive outlook for future careers,” says Gefroh. He graduated from Bismarck High School in 2009 and is the son of Scott Gefroh and Jean Dunn-Gefroh. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 5 p.m. Mondays on Channel 12 in Bismarck-Mandan. The program can also be seen by viewers in BismarckMandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Nick Johnson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or nicholas.johnson.6@my.und.edu

CIRCLE PINES NATIVE ANCHORS SPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING NEWS SHOW Brian Gendreau brings on-air talent to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Brian Gendreau is in his fifth semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. He has worked as a sports, feature and news reporter, photographer and as a camera operator. He is currently a sports reporter during the week and the sports anchor on show day. “I get to read sports highlights, there’s nothing better,” says Gendreau. He has received five awards for his work with Studio One from the 2012 North Dakota Broadcasters Association contest. His NDBA awards include: first place in General News Stories, Honorable Mention in Feature Reporting, third place in General Sports Reporting, second place in Feature Sports Reporting and third place in TV Feature Photography. Gendreau was awarded two scholarships through the UND Communication Program and the Studio One Recognition of Excellence for his contributions to the television show. In addition to Studio One, Gendreau is a member of Student Leaders International, Public Relations Student Society of America and the Associate Producer of a television series at UND about the men’s hockey team called, “Through These Doors.” He also hosts a segment on the UND Sports show. Gendreau is a 2008 Centennial High School graduate and plans to graduate from UND in May 2013. He says his objective after graduation is to pursue a M.A. in international communication. “I plan to stay active in sports journalism,” Gendreau explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Molly Price, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or molly.price@my.und.edu

WELL-ROUNDED INTERN BRINGS TALENT TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION SHOW Chelsy Grover demonstrates passion and dedication at Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Chanhassen, Minn. native Chelsy Grover, is in her junior year at the University of North Dakota. She is in her third semester as an intern with the program, Studio One. Studio One is an award-winning television show produced by UND staff and students. Grover has had many different roles with the project. She was a weather reporter, sports reporter and is currently on the marketing team. She says her favorite part of the program is, “getting to work in a professional…setting that will help me practice for the future.” Grover received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award because of her quality contributions to the program. In addition to her internship, Grover stays busy working towards a degree in communication and plans to graduate in May 2014. She says her dream would be to work for an advertising agency or with a professional sports team. “Studio One will help me by giving me the hands-on experience I need in a future career,” she says. In addition to her accomplishments, she finds time to stay involved with her sorority, Delta Gamma. This Chanhassen, Minn. native is a 2010 Minnetonka High School graduate. She is the daughter of Jeff and Kathy Grover and adds she is excited to continue her time at UND and looks forward to her future career.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Molly Price, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or molly.price@my.und.edu

APPLE VALLEY NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING NEWS PROGRAM Averi Haugesag brings professionalism, passion and poise to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Averi Haugesag is from Apple Valley, Minn. and is in her sophomore year at the University of North Dakota. She is in her second semester working with Studio One, an award-winning television program, produced by staff and students at UND. She is a feature reporter and assistant director. As a reporter she develops story ideas, writes scripts and edits video. In the past, she was a camera operator and reporter. Haugesag says she values her experience at Studio One and adds that her favorite parts are, “the connections and friendships I have made during my time as an intern.” In addition to her contributions at Studio One, Haugesag is an accomplished student. She received the Community of Learners Scholarship, the D.J Robertson Award and has made the Deans List. She is involved on campus and is member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a participant of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and holds the position of archivist/historian with her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. She is a communication major and plans to graduate from UND in 2015. In the future, she says would like to work in the field of journalism or public relations. “The skills and principles I’ve learned at Studio One will only help me to be more prepared and professional in the future!” she explains. Haugesag is the daughter of Todd and Lori Haugesag and a 2011 Eastview High School graduate. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.UND.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Molly Price, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or molly.price@my.und.edu

MINNEAPOLIS NATIVE MARKETS AWARD-WINNING NEWS PROGRAM Chelsea Hay brings professional communication skills to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Minneapolis, Minn. native Chelsea Hay is a senior at the University of North Dakota and is in her first semester working with Studio One, an award-winning, television show produced by staff and students at UND. The program provides students with hands-on experience in different areas of television production and marketing. Hay is a member of marketing team. “Studio One has given me hands-on experience in the world of marketing that will help my future career,” she says. Hay is also involved on campus. She is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society and Student Leaders International. In the spring of 2011, she received the Russell T. Asleson Communication Scholarship because of her passion for the communication program. Hay is a 2009 Minneapolis South High School graduate and the daughter of Gary and Colleen Hay. She will graduate from UND in May 2013. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Molly Price, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or molly.price@my.und.edu THIEF RIVER FALLS NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING NEWS PROGRAM Anne Hook brings professional communication skills to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Anne Hook, a Thief River Falls, Minn. native, is in her first semester working as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning news program produced by staff and students at the University of North Dakota. Hook holds numerous positions with the project including feature reporter, production assistant and is a writer for the Headline News Team. “It is so much fun to go out…on shoots to interview people. [Seeing] your masterpiece come alive in the edit bay is awesome to create!” she says. In addition to Studio One, Hook is involved on UND’s campus as a team leader in the Student Ambassador program and a tour guide with UND Admissions. She also received the Community of Learners Scholarship, M.M. Oppegard Scholarship and was presented with the UND Leadership Award. Hook is a junior majoring in communication at UND. She is scheduled to graduate in December 2013. She plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism as a television news anchor, where she says she can apply her hands-on knowledge from the program. “Studio One has been such a rewarding experience. It has reaffirmed my passion for the broadcasting industry, while instilling in me important qualities such as professionalism and communication,” she explains. Hook adds she wants to apply to law school in the future. Hook is the daughter of Steve and Sharon Hook and is a 2010 Lincoln High School graduate. She says she is appreciative of all the opportunities she has had at UND and looks forward to pursuing her goals. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kelly Kiernan, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

BUFFALO NATIVE MARKETS AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Nick Johnson brings creativity and experience to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Nick Johnson is interning at the University of North Dakota’s award-winning television show, Studio One. This is his second semester working on the marketing team. Previously he was the Web designer. He is currently responsible for helping bring in a studio audience for the live production and promoting internship opportunities during the week. On show days, he gives tours to groups attending the live television show. “I love the professionalism that everyone displays at all times, not just [on] show days but every day, either on campus or out reporting. We also know how to make it fun while keeping the professionalism. It really shows we are part of something special,” he says. Johnson is a 2009 Buffalo High School graduate and is the son of Peter and Linda Johnson. He has received a Community of Learners scholarship and Hanover Athletics Association Community scholarship. This semester he received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence for his quality contributions and dedication to the program. He is pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in international business and Spanish and is expected to graduate in May 2014. He plans to work in international marketing and eventually work with a non-profit. “Studio One will prepare me for any situation I come across upon graduating. It has helped me become comfortable in any speaking situation, whether it’s in front of a crowd or face-to-face,” he explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Chelsy Grover, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or chelsy.grover@my.und.edu

BUFFALO, MINN. NATIVE PROMOTES AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Kelly Kiernan brings her marketing and communication skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Kelly Kiernan is in her first semester as a marketing intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She works on the audience development team to help generate a studio audience for show days. During the production, she works as a green room attendant. “I have been able to take all of the concepts I have learned in my marketing classes and am able to apply them at Studio One,” she says. She is an accomplished student. Kiernan was on the Dean’s list in fall 2011and also received the J.H. Bosard Academic Scholarship 2011-2012. In addition to her internship, Kiernan is a Relay for Life participant. Kiernan graduated in 2009 from Buffalo High School and is the daughter of Tom and Julie Kiernan. She will graduate from UND in May 2013 with a degree in marketing. After graduation, she plans to pursue a corporate sales position in the Minneapolis area. “I would love to have the chance to learn the corporate structure and be able to grow within the company. My dream job would be to work for Target as a professional buyer,” she says. “Studio One has given me that extra edge while applying and interviewing for future jobs. I’m able to demonstrate my strong communication skills, explain how I have effectively worked in a team setting, and be able to show that I have produced quality work. Not only am I able to say all of the things I have learned, I will be able to demonstrate and give specific examples throughout my internship with Studio One,” Kiernan explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kelly Kiernan, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

PLYMOUTH, MINN. NATIVE MARKETS AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Kyle Kohns brings creativity and experience to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Plymouth, Minn. native, Kyle Kohns is in her first semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Kohns is a member of the marketing team. During the week she writes news releases and on show days, she gives tours to audience members. “I have enjoyed marketing and celebrating Studio One’s 25th anniversary,” she explains. In addition to her internship, Kohns is involved on campus. She received the title of UND Homecoming Queen for the 2012- 2013 school year. She is also a member of the sorority, Alpha Phi. She is the director of recruitment for her sorority and is a panhellenic delegate, where she speaks on behalf of Alpha Phi on the UND Greek Council and is also a counselor to incoming freshmen joining the Greek community. She has studied abroad through the College of Business and Public Administration. While overseas, she was a student blogger for the UND International Center. Kohns is also a yoga instructor at the UND Wellness Center and served as the captain of the UND Men’s Hockey Cheer Team. Kohns is a 2008 Wayzata High School graduate and the daughter of Robert Kohns and Jacque Brainard. She plans to graduate for UND in May 2013 with degree in management. “Recently I accepted an Executive Team Leader position with Target. I will be able to incorporate the skills and experiences I have gained at Studio One to enhance my career in the future,” she adds. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kelly Kiernan, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

BOWMAN, N.D. NATIVE DIRECTS AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Derek Korczak brings leadership skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Bowman, N.D. native Derek Korczak is an intern at Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Korczak is in his ninth season at Studio One. This dedicated intern holds the record at Studio One for most semesters with the program. In the past, he worked as an assistant director, technical director, audio operator, camera operator and photographer. He is currently working as the director, for a second semester. Korczak also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Council. “I have had the opportunity to become a student leader. I will be able to apply and use these skills anywhere,” he explains. Korczak has been awarded the Studio One Recognition of Excellence twice for his quality work with the project and also received the Alice Travers scholarship. Korczak is a 2008 Bowman County High School graduate and is the son of Darryl and Melanie Korczak. He is pursuing a degree in information systems at UND. After graduation, he wants to continue working with technology and production. “I plan on merging my schooling with my love for production and having a job that will allow me to run and maintain technical equipment,” he adds. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Ray and Steele, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Chelsy Grover, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

LAKE ELMO NATIVE INTERNS WITH AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Brianna Kump brings her meteorology knowledge to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Brianna Kump is in her second semester as a weather intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She worked as a weather reporter and audio board operator last season. Currently, she works as the camera operator in the weather studio on show day and as a weather reporter during the week. “My favorite part of Studio One is combining everything I’ve learned and worked on alone and with others. Seeing it all come together each show day is truly amazing,” she says. Brianna received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award this season for her hard work and commitment to the program. Kump is a member of the Pride of the North marching band that performs at the hockey and football games. She is also a part of UND’s daily television show, The Weather Update. Kump graduated in 2011 from Hill-Murray High School and is the daughter of John and Suzanne Kump. She will graduate in May 2015 with a degree in business. “There are many things I have learned here that will help me in the future. A few include the technical positions I hold on the project as well as how to work efficiently with others and how to manage my time efficiently,” she explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Ray and Steele, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Chelsy Grover, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or chelsy.grover@my.und.edu

GRAND FORKS NATIVE INTERNS AT AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Hayley Kuntz brings writing and conversation skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Hayley Kuntz is in her third semester as a marketing intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Kuntz has worked as a tour guide, e-newsletter writer, media producer and an audience development team member. Currently, she works as a news release writer and a green room attendant on show day. “My favorite part about Studio One is the amount of passion the staff and interns all have for the project. I get to work alongside talented professionals every day to produce a high quality product. Studio One is a one-of-a-kind experience that I feel lucky to be a part of,” Kuntz says. She has received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award for her hard work and commitment to the program. Kuntz has also received the James Kertz Scholarship (2011), Russell T. Asleson Scholarship (2011) and the John Hulteng Scholarship (2012). Kuntz graduated in 2008 from Red River High School. She is the daughter of Jamie and Charlene Kuntz. She will graduate from UND in May 2013 with a degree in communication. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in public relations or advertising. “Interning at Studio One has enhanced my skills in communication and professionalism and has inspired me to think critically and creatively. Because of Studio One I feel prepared to market myself in the professional world after college,” Kuntz explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Chelsy Grover, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or chelsy.grover@my.und.edu

EMERADO NATIVE INTERNS AT AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Kelby Leake brings his photography skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Kelby Leake is in his second semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Last semester, he worked on the graphics team and as a video operator. Currently, he works as a camera operator on show day and photographer during the week.” My favorite part of Studio One would be the people. It's like a big family,” Leake says. He graduated in 2008 from Central High School and is the son of Tom and Diane Leake. Leake will graduate in May 2013 with a degree in communications. After graduation, he plans to work as a photojournalist. “I feel that though the experiences I've gained at Studio One, I can move on quickly and easily though the communications field,” he explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or kyle.kohns@my.und.edu COMMUNICATING ATMOSPHERIC STORIES Metz produces weather segments for award-winning television show GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Johnathan Metz, a sophomore at the University of North Dakota, is interning with Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at UND. Metz works on the weather team as a weather reporter. In this role, he conducts interviews, shoots footage and edits video to produce news stories about meteorological conditions. He is the technical director on show days. “I enjoy the hands-on experience making and producing the weather segment,” says Metz. “The amount of experience in communicating I have gained as a result will benefit me greatly in my future career,” he adds. In addition to Studio One, Metz is involved in UND’s Weather Update television program and the UND American Meteorological Society as the Web committee chair. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Freshman award from the UND Department of Atmospheric Science and received a nationwide AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship. Metz grew up in Bismarck, N.D. and is a 2011 Century High School graduate. He is the son of Dave and Kathy Nelson. He is an atmospheric science major and plans to work with computer modeling of atmospheric conditions and operational forecasting after graduation.   Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 5 p.m. Mondays on Channel 12 in Bismarck-Mandan. The program can also be seen by viewers in BismarckMandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or kyle.kohns@my.und.edu INTERNING CLOSE TO HOME Jaye Millspaugh works as a photographer with award-winning television show GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jaye Millspaugh is in her first season as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Millspaugh works on the programming team as a photographer during the week and camera operator on show days. “[I] enjoy being creative with filming and editing and all of the awesome people [I work with],” she says. Millspaugh is a first-year senior at UND. She is pursuing a major in communication and minors in visual arts and nutrition. After college, she plans to use her educational background to work for a fashion magazine or website. During her spare time, Millspaugh has competed in two pageants including Miss Grand Forks and Miss North Dakota International. Millspaugh, a Grand Forks native, is the son of Cheryl Anderson and Mike Millspaugh. She is a 2009 Grand Forks Central High School graduate. In high school she participated on the homecoming court and in DECA, receiving multiple awards. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or kyle.kohns@my.und.edu QUADRUPLE THREAT INTERN Mullally produces creative stories for award-winning television show

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks, N.D. local, Caitlin Mullally, is in her fourth semester with Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Mullally has been a graphic designer, graphics director and is currently a feature reporter. “As a reporter I am involved in every aspect of the news process. I pitch story ideas, help with photography, interview subjects, write scripts and edit together video,” she says. Mullally’s talent, quality work and dedication has been recognized through many awards. She received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence for her commitment, professionalism and hard work with the program. She was also awarded 1st place for feature reporting and 1st place for television electronic graphics in the 2012 North Dakota Professional Communicators contest. In addition to her internship accomplishments, Mullally works at UND Career Services as a graphic designer. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society, a UND President Scholar and a UND Scholars Program Scholar. Mullally, the daughter of Steve and Judy Mullally, graduated from Red River High School in 2008. She will graduate this December with a major is communication and a minor in graphic design. Mullally’s goal after graduation is to work in marketing or communication where she can incorporate her creativity. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or kyle.kohns@my.und.edu

LAKEVILLE, MINN. NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM Taylor Nelson produces news stories for television show GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Taylor Nelson, a freshman at the University of North Dakota is interning with Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at UND. Nelson works as a news reporter. “I go out, conduct interviews with interesting people, get amazing video of North Dakota and edit the video to create a compelling news story,” says Nelson. As a high school senior, Nelson won a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Upper Midwest Chapter Emmy for editing of a video and was nominated for directing of a Public Service Announcement (PSA). This accomplished student brings her broadcast skills to the program and says the experience has benefited her as well. “Through communicating more effectively and having better understanding of the people I meet, Studio One is greatly helping me with my future,” Nelson says. Nelson grew up in Lakeville, Minn. and graduated last year from Lakeville South High School. She is the daughter of Amanda and Tony Nelson. She is a physical therapy major at UND and plans to help others recover from injuries in the future. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Richelle Ballenger, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or richelle.ballenger@my.und.edu

THEIF RIVER FALLS, N.D. NATIVE MARKETS AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Tyler Olson brings creativity to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Thief River Falls, N.D. native Tyler Olson, is in his first semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. This season he is part of the marketing team. “[I like] working as a team to create a cohesive strategy while learning about all of the details that go into a marketing plan. It’s a really friendly environment and makes it easy to come early and stay late,” he says. Olson also works to generate an audience for the weekly live show and works as part of the Studio One Digital Communication Team by writing teases and updating Web content. He plans to graduate from UND in May 2013 with a major in communication and a minor in political science. He is a recipient of the E.E. “Mick” Simmons scholarship and the Gullekson Beulah scholarship. “[I] would like to graduate and start working right away at an advertising agency helping to build and establish brands or [work in] marketing for a nonprofit,” he explains. Olson graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, N.D. in 2009 and is the son of Doyle and LeAnn Olson. “Everything about my experience [at Studio One], from design work, writing, teamwork and hands on marketing, is going to confidently move me forward into the working world,” he explains. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Tyler Olson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777- 4346

WOODBURY NATIVE HELPS PRODUCE WEATHER SEGMENTS FOR AWARDWINNING TELEVISION SHOW Kellen Peters brings leadership to the Studio One weather team GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Kellen Peters is the weather producer for the award-winning television show Studio One. He is in his second semester with the program. Previously he worked with the project as the weather anchor. This season, Peters provides leadership to the weather team. He works with the news director to make decisions about stories, assignments and weathercast content. He also directs weekly weather team meetings, helps establish team goals and acts as a weather reporter. “I enjoy the hands-on experience observing weather, producing graphics and running a live show with up-to-date technology,” he says. Last semester, Peters received the Recognition of Excellence award from Studio One for his outstanding performance in the program. He is also involved on campus. He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and anchors the UND’s Weather Update program every Thursday. After graduation, Peters says he would like to be a television meteorologist for a news station and adds his internship experience will be helpful. “Studio One has given me hands-on experience and preparation for a future in weather broadcasting.” Peters is the son of Tom Peters and Martha Peabody and is a 2009 Woodbury High School graduate. He is currently a senior at UND, pursuing a major in atmospheric sciences. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Tyler Olson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 BURNSVILLE NATIVE MARKETS AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Molly Price brings marketing skills to the television show, Studio One

GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Molly Price is a first semester marketing intern with Studio One, a television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She is a part of the Audience Development Team and the Digital Communication Team on the project. The Audience Development team generates a studio audience for the weekly live show. She is also responsible for several tasks on the Digital Communication Team including reformatting graphics and text together for the Studio One website and cutting up segments of the television show for viewing on the Web. “There are many things I love about Studio One but one thing that really stands out about this experience has been the hands-on atmosphere that the staff provides…interns carry themselves with confidence and professionalism and treat each other with respect. It’s really fun too!” explains Price. She says Studio One will give her an edge in the future. “Being on the marketing team will help me get a glance as to what I will be doing after I graduate. Having the head start will better prepare me in the future and further develop my skills in the area of professionalism, communication, teamwork and quality…my career goals for after I graduate is to hopefully get involved in medical or pharmaceutical sales. Eventually I would love to do marketing for a bigger corporation such as Target or a sports team like the Vikings!” she adds. While being engaged on campus and working while going to school, Price is active in the UND Alpha Phi sorority and was involved in planning the sorority’s centennial celebration. Last fall, she helped her sorority become involved in campus activities including several homecoming events. She has also been acknowledged for her academic efforts with most improved GPA in Alpha Phi. Price is the daughter of Jeff and Naomi Price of Burnsville, Minn. She attended high school at the Academy of Holy Angels and graduated in 2009. She is a senior pursuing a major in business marketing and plans to graduate from UND in December of 2013. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 Tyler Olson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

MINNEAPOLIS NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION PROGRAM Cory Robertson brings creative writing skills to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Minneapolis Minn. native Cory Robertson, is a feature reporter with Studio One, the award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. Robertson is in his fourth semester with the project and has been a news reporter, sports reporter, audio operator and camera operator. This semester he is a feature reporter. This role involves producing stories for the live television show. He develops story ideas, interviews people relating to the story, writes scripts and edits video. He says his favorite part is, “the people involved both students and staff. [Studio One] is a good learning environment for students.” In addition to Studio One, Robertson is involved in intramural sports, is a Christus Rex Deacon and a “Big Brother” with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He has received many awards including an Award of Merit in the 2012 Northwest Broadcast News Association contest. He also received two awards in the 2012 North Dakota Professional Communicators contest including first place in the General Sports Reporting category and an Honorable Mention in the TV Sports Photography category. Robertson also received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award for his contributions to the program. Robertson is a senior at UND pursuing a degree in communication. Robertson says his goal after he graduates is to, “travel the world for a while, creating human interest future stories, then end up anchoring in a major market.” He says his internship experience will help him. “I will use the interpersonal communication skills I have learned to be able to deal with all kinds of people. The training has made me well rounded,” he adds. Robertson is the son of David and Diane Robertson of Minneapolis, Minn. and a 2008 Rockford High School graduate. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Tyler Olson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 ST. PAUL NATIVE CONTRIBUTES TO AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Alex Rotter brings an eye for design to the television program, Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D.— Alex Rotter is in his first semester interning with the award-winning television show Studio One. He is a graphic designer during the week and the video operator on show day. As a graphic designer, he is responsible for creating graphics used during various segments of the live television show. He uses a combination of photos, graphics and text to visually support show content. Rotter says his favorite part of Studio One, “is the people and the atmosphere. We are all learning and growing together as well as producing a live TV show.” He adds the experience will benefit him in the future through, “professionalism, communication skills, drive to constantly improve, overall work ethic and pride in what I do.” Rotter is the son of Kurt and Theresa Rotter from St. Paul, Minn. He is a 2006 Cretin-Derham High School graduate. This UND senior is pursuing a marketing degree. When he graduates he says he plans to, “find a career that challenges me and is something I am passionate about.” Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 6 p.m. Mondays and at 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays on Channel 15 in Saint Paul Neighborhood Network. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Minneapolis, Minn., Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Richelle Ballenger, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or richelle.ballenger@my.und.edu

BISMARCK, N.D. NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Stephanie Scheurer brings experience and passion to Studio One. GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Bismarck, N.D. native Stephanie Scheurer, is in her fourth semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She has worked as a production assistant, news reporter and news anchor in past semesters. This semester, she is working as a feature reporter. “My favorite part about Studio One is going out on an assignment. [I get to] interview people in the community for stories, edit all of the footage together, and watch the final project on our live show. I’ve also enjoyed being a photographer for other reporters. Each semester I feel like I become a more well rounded journalist,” she says. She has received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award for her quality contributions to the program. She has been awarded the Adrian R. Dunn Memorial Scholarship, Russell T. Asleson Memorial Scholarship, and Charles Burke Broadcasting Scholarship. She has participated and placed in the Society of Professional Journalists contest and the North Dakota Professional Communicators College Communications Contest for reporting work. In addition to her accomplishments, Scheurer helps lead a high school Pay It Forward tour, sings on the praise team at her church and has participated in scholarship pageants resulting in two North Dakota state titles. Scheurer graduated from Beulah High School in 2009 and is the daughter of Lee and Susan Scheurer. She plans to graduate from UND in May 2013 with a major in communication and a minor in English. “After graduating from UND I would like to attain a position at a TV station in the upper Midwest as a reporter or anchor,” she explains. “Each semester [at Studio One] I learn to maximize my skills as a reporter and demonstrate poise and professionalism as an anchor. The hands on experience I am receiving at Studio One will be a huge asset as I enter the work force,” she adds. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 5 p.m. Mondays on Channel 12 in Bismarck-Mandan. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Richelle Ballenger, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or richelle.ballenger@my.und.edu

ALBERT LEA, MINN. NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Kyle See-Rockers brings new perspectives to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Albert Lea, Minn. native Kyle See-Rockers is in his first semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. He currently works as a sports reporter during the week and teleprompter operator on show day. See-Rockers writes stories, conducts interviews and edits together video footage for the live show. “My favorite part of Studio One is seeing all the hard work people do and then seeing it come together on show day,” he explains. In addition to his internship at Studio One, See-Rockers plays intramural hockey and broomball and is the Vice President of Communications in the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is a 2010 graduate from Albert Lea High School. See-Rockers and is the son of Cyndee and Mario See-Rockers. He plans to graduate from UND in 2014 with a degree in communication. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Richelle Ballenger, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or richelle.ballenger@my.und.edu

LEEDS, N.D. NATIVE ANCHORS AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Ali Strand brings on-air talent to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Leeds, N.D. native, Ali Strand is in her second semester at Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. She worked as a news reporter and character generator operator last semester and is currently working as the assistant news director, news anchor and as a news reporter this season. “My favorite part of Studio One is being able to get a feel for the real ‘news world’ [while] still being able to go to school. I love working with so many wonderful staff and students that share the same work ethics and passions as I do,” she explains. A 2008 graduate from Leeds High School, Strand is the daughter of Mike and Donna Strand. She plans to graduate from UND in August 2013 with a major in communication and a minor in leadership. Strand is the recipient of the UND Transfer Student Scholarship, School of Communication PR Scholarship, James Kertz Scholarship and Beulah Rom Gullekson Scholarship. She also received the Studio One Recognition of Excellence award for her quality contributions to the program. She is also the president of the Public Relations Student Society of America on the UND campus. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Richelle Ballenger, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or richelle.ballenger@my.und.edu

LOVELL, WYO. NATIVE BRINGS A CREATIVE EYE TO AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Stepfanie Thompson shoots video footage for Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Lovell, Wyo. native Stepfanie Thompson is in her first semester at Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. This semester Thompson works as a photographer and camera operator. “Studio One has taught me true professionalism, [by] working with real people in real situations [to develop] a real show. At Studio One, we have the chance to jump out into the real world and get a true taste of life after college. It’s the best thing I could have ever done at UND,” she says. Thompson plans to graduate from UND in 2015 with a major in graphic design technology. This degree combines photography, graphic design, Web design, media productions and an entrepreneurship certificate. “I would like to pursue some freelance jobs as I continue my education in fashion design and makeup artistry. I would absolutely love to start my own fashion line or work on costumes [or] makeup for movies,” she explains. In addition to her internship at Studio One, Thompson is the vice president of the Swing Dance Club and a member of the Graphics and Photography Society, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, Advertising Club, Public Relations Student Society of America and the Pro-Choice Voice. She is a 2010 Lovell High School graduate and the daughter of Cathy Thompson. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Nick Johnson, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 or nicholas.johnson.6@my.und.edu MORRIS MINN. NATIVE REPORTS FOR AWARD-WINNING TELEVISION SHOW Timm Uhlmann brings weather knowledge to Studio One GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Timm Uhlmann is in his second semester as an intern for Studio One, an award-winning television show produced at the University of North Dakota. He has worked on the weather team running the switcher for video and graphics. He currently is a soundboard operator for the weather team on show day, and a weather reporter during the week. “I love the people I meet while reporting, some have pretty amazing stories,” he explains. He says the experience will benefit him after college. “The opportunities to get broadcast and communicational skills [make] it an invaluable experience,” says Uhlmann. In addition to his internship at Studio One, Uhlmann is the president of the UND Swing Club. He anchors once a week for the UND Weather Update program. He has also received the Presidential Scholarship for his exceptional high school GPA. Uhlmann plans to graduate from UND in May 2014 with a major in atmospheric sciences. His career objective is to be an on-air broadcaster as the chief meteorologist at a top market, or work for the national weather service. Uhlmann graduated from Morris Area High School in 2010 and is the son of Sylke and Kevin Boyd. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursday on Channel 6 in Minneapolis. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Saint Paul, Minn., Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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News releases Each week, two members of the marketing team write news releases about upcoming show content. News releases are reviewed and then sent to television show markets, posted online and shared through Studio One social media sites.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

STUDIO ONE FEATURES ULTRAMARATHON RUNNER AND RIVER RACERS Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Learn about one athlete’s passion for running and what motivates him to endure a 100 mile race. Also, find out about another race that started and finished in the Red River of the North on the next edition of Studio One. Many people look at the marathon as a runner’s ultimate goal. For one man, his races are almost four times longer. David Ulhir, an ultramarathoner, will discuss his desire to hit the pavement as many as five hours a day. “I really need running to appreciate my daily life,” says Ulhir. “The runner’s high is what running is all about for me.” The lifestyle of a mega marathon man comes with great rewards and sacrifices. Between his family and work, finding time to train is almost as challenging as the run itself. Ulhir’s eagerness to cross the finish line motivates him to reach his goals. “If you set your mind to something you can accomplish it,” Ulhir says. Also on the show, learn about a unique marathon where the course is a river. Swimming a marathon is the goal for a few athletes. “Well, you’re nervous. The longest I’ve ever swam before this is 7.35 miles. And I have to go 27. And what you’re thinking about is the right nutrition, the right hydration and thinking about whether your shoulders can stand 27 miles,” says Scott Jensen, a marathon swimmer. See why some are diving into the second longest river race in the country. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

STUDIO ONE FEATURES PREVENTING STALKING AND AN ENTOMOLOGIST Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Learn about stalkers and how to protect you and your family from domestic violence. Also, find out how wasps and people can tolerate each other on the next edition of Studio One. The feeling of being watched is not something to brush off. Deidre Keys an advocate for victims of domestic violence, specializes in bringing awareness about stalking. “Stalkers are usually somebody that you know…75 percent of women who were murdered by a man were stalked the year before. Stalking and murder go hand in hand,” explains Keys. Tune in this week to learn about what actions to take to prevent being a victim. Also on the show, entomologist Jeff Vaughan will discuss the behaviors of yellow jacket wasps. He explains the reasons behind the prevalence of these pesky stingers at the end of the summer. When the queen bees die at the end of the season, the creatures become aggressive and can attack. “They lose their social cohesion,” says Vaughan. While one’s first instinct may be to swat at these busy buzzing bodies, it is important to note that they play a role in pest control. “They are deadly, but fascinating,” says Vaughan. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

STUDIO ONE FEATURES COMMUNICATION EXPERT AND MEXICAN COOKING Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Find out how one professional uses his communication skills to thrive in a mediabased world. Also, learn about Mexican style cooking from instructor Leonor Alcantara-Gilsdorf on the next edition of Studio One. One man explains his former role with the Bush administration and how changing media like Twitter plays a key component in social activism. “I’ve always just been really interested in the whole process on how people reach each other and communicate,” says CEO of Pod Strategies David Pfeifle. His passion for communication led Pfeifle to Washington D.C., where he worked as National Security Advisor and Communicator for the Bush administration. “People consume information differently than they used to,” he says. “Social media has allowed different organizations and groups to get their message out in a way that couldn’t previously be possible without money or power,” he explains. Pfeifle is experienced in tackling media challenges and sharing news in a variety of mediums. He worked in Baghdad, reported on the 9/11 attacks and helped organize political events. “I sort of became known as the man who would run toward the fire,” he says. Also on the show, it may be rare for some families to eat around the dinner table. This week on Studio One, cooking instructor Leonor Alcantara-Gilsdorf, talks about her Mexican style of cooking and why it is important to learn how to fix meals at home. “Being prepared for the meal you want to cook is the best tip I have,” says Alcantara-Gilsdorf. Tune in to learn how to spice up the kitchen with south-of-the-border style cooking. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 STUDIO ONE FEATURES AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNIQUES IN NEGOTIATING Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. —Learn how new technology is making unmanned aircraft safer. Also, Kristine Paranica speaks about women’s negotiation skills on the next edition of Studio One. The University of North Dakota and NASA are teaming up to change the landscape of the sky. Mark Askelson, an associate atmospheric science professor at UND, is leading a project known as Limited Deployment-Cooperative Airspace Project, a collaborative effort by NASA and others, to develop the unmanned aircraft, Cirrus SR-22. There are challenges to flying an aircraft without a pilot in the cockpit. This new research will help the unmanned aircraft to sense when the craft is near other objects in the atmosphere. Askelson and his team have launched several flight tests to ensure the quality and safety of this system. “We had a phenomenal two weeks of testing,” says Askelson. “We got more data than we originally planned and everything ran really smoothly.” Learn about how this research could improve unmanned aircraft technology.   Also, negotiating skills can be difficult to master. Director of the UND Conflict Resolution Center, Kristine Paranica talks about how to polish this skill. For some, there is still controversy about whether women are at a disadvantage in the professional world. “I decided to offer a class and had about a dozen women who had an interest in [proving] their ability to negotiate with people,” says Paranica. “This is good to know, especially when negotiations get tense.” Paranica uses her experience as an attorney to teach different techniques. Acquiring this skill can help women advance in the workforce.    Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 STUDIO ONE FEATURES LIBERIAN REFUGEE AND HEALTHY CAFETERIAS Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Find out how one man escaped warfare, worked to start a new life in a different country and get an education. Also, learn about the pros and cons of new rules for children’s diets on the next edition of Studio One. Mohammed was a child when his family escaped violence in Liberia. “Right after the Civil war broke out in Liberia, my family [and I] crossed the border to Guinea for rescue,” he says. As a refugee, Mohammed passed the time playing soccer and dreaming of an education. When his family was relocated to Grand Forks, N.D. in 2004, Mohammed was determined to integrate into his new community. He became an area soccer organizer and worked toward his degree at the University of North Dakota. “It’s great to see people graduate from college,” Mohammed says. “It was a very happy day for me actually, graduating, wearing a gown.” Some lunch conversations at school may have changed because of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. While parents may be interested in the policy, children are generally more concerned about how lunch tastes. The act is intended to reduce childhood obesity and increase healthy food provided in cafeterias. “Basically, people are required to take three of the five elements of lunch,” says Brian Loer, a high school principal. Healthy options at school offers children food they may not receive at home. “We do see probably an increase in garbage because when they are forced to take a vegetable or fruit they will take it and run right to the garbage can and throw it away,” says Loer. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

STUDIO ONE FEATURES GENETICS RESEARCHER AND LARGER NFL Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Find out how genetics plays a role in cancer research. Also, learn why NFL linemen are getting bigger on the next edition of Studio One. This week, Assistant Professor in Biochemistry at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Joyce Ohm will discuss how gene research could impact future generations. Research that focuses on genetics is called epigenetics. Experts say some environmental factors such as stress, exercise and drug use can impact which genes are passed to offspring. But Ohm says leading a healthy lifestyle may prevent passing on hereditary diseases. “Epigenetics is an exploding field,” she says. “It plays a role in every human disease.” Ohm has focused much of her research on cancer. Learn how epigenetics research could explain this generation’s current health conditions. For many, the word “athletic” describes a trim and talented individual. One contact sport is finding the balance between heft and haste. The standard for college and NFL lineman is pushing the limits of player size while maintaining athleticism. An example of a competitor who has both size and speed is Minnesota Vikings Left Tackle Matt Kalil. He ran the 40 yard dash in 4.99 seconds at 306 pounds. Player size has increased over the last 30 years and many say linemen will continue to tip the scale. The University of North Dakota Football Coach Mike Mannausau says the bigger, the better for his team. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 STUDIO ONE FEATURES CAKE ART AND FIRE SAFETY Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Jen Kiefer, award-winning cake decorator, shows off her sweet creations with a live demonstration of her baking skills. Also, learn about the importance of fire prevention on the next edition of Studio One. Baking reality shows are becoming more common. Television programs such as Cake Boss, D.C. Cupcakes and Ace of Cakes showcase the designs of bakers. Hugo’s Lead Cake Decorator Jen Kiefer uses napkins or plates customers bring in to inspire her award-winning cake creations. “I’ve always been into crafts and I was looking for a job where I could do what I love. I started playing with cake decorating and it became really fun for me,” Kiefer said. Hugo’s Bakery has expanded since Kiefer started decorating cakes 10 years ago. The cake decorating trend is changing from an easy do-it-yourself box mix to creating works of art. Also this week on Studio One, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says unintentional residential and property fires cause billions of dollars in damages each year. “We want a smoke detector in each room that we sleep in and outside of each sleeping area,” says fire marshal Brandon Boespflug. Find out what can help prevent an unintended blaze. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701)777-4346

STUDIO ONE FEATURES TRUMPET PROFESSIONAL AND “POKA DOT” HOUSE Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Learn about a man who spent the last 27 years mastering the trumpet. Also, find out how one man transformed an apartment building into a colorful attraction on the next edition of Studio One. This week on Studio One, trumpet professor Ronnie Ingle talks about his life as a well-traveled and professional musician. He had the opportunity to perform in front of thousands on Brazilian national television. “I don’t get nervous at performing in front of people but that one pushed my limits,” he says. Ingle is experimenting with changing the sounds of recorded instruments with a special device. “It allows you to have one instrument and be able to make sounds from another instrument. It’s like a keyboard synthesizer. I’ve always been interested in synthesized sound but I’m not good at playing a piano so I don’t have an instrument that can interface, but now they make a trumpet that acts in the exact same way a computer keyboard can,” he explains. He says making instruments more versatile can help students. “This is an important skill for students to have because it can make you more marketable,” says Ingle. This trumpeting professional talks about his career and how technology is shaping the future of his profession. Also on the show, one community member, Jim Dietz, surprised Grand Forks, N.D. residents when he freshened up his downtown property with an unusual coat of paint. The once white house is now adorned with multi-colored polka dots. The colorful creation catches attention and in Dietz’s opinion, has even become a local landmark. Dietz says the quirky paint job attracts gazers from around town and beyond. “If I had a dollar for…every picture that’s been taken…I’d be rich,” he says. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu. -30-


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2012 Contact: Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@email.und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 STUDIO ONE FEATURES ADHD AND STEM CELL BANKING Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Find out about how some people are trying to prevent prescription drug abuse. Also on Studio One, learn why some individuals are storing their stem cells. Many people associate ADHD with young children but researchers have seen a rise in this disorder in young adults. Drug abuse can be a problem for some college campuses because students may exaggerate their symptoms to obtain and sell prescription drugs. This week, psychiatric nurse practitioner Nicole Wilson will discuss ADHD and why some adults are misusing treatments for this condition. “A lot of universities are creating policies that limit inappropriate drug seeking,” Wilson says. Learn what medical professionals are doing to prevent the misuse of stimulants. Also, some researchers are banking stem cells to help cure future diseases and ailments. Next Healthcare Inc. is “a personal cell banking business. We bank stem cells, as well as skin cells, for particular use in cell therapy applications,” says the Founder and CEO Vinn Singh. He says this center allows clients to store their own stem cells to be used in the future. Stem cells can help cure diseases for the client or family members. “You want to bank [your stem cells] when you are healthy. You don’t want to be in a situation down the road where you wish you would have banked your cells to sustain your quality of life,” explains Singh. Some researchers say it can be difficult to find an exact match from a donor. Clients that preserve their stem cells, have a readily available tissue match. Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2012 Contact:

Suzanne Irwin, Studio One Director of Marketing, UND (701) 777-3818 or suzanne.irwin@und.edu Kyle Kohns, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346 Hayley Kuntz, Studio One Marketing Team, UND (701) 777-4346

STUDIO ONE FEATURES BIG/LITTLE MENTOR PROGRAM AND A CULINARY EXPERT Award-winning news show airs on Channel 3 in Grand Forks GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Learn how Big Brothers Big Sisters programs help youth. Also, tune in to see local chef Kim Holmes, prepare a party appetizer on the next edition of Studio One. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is a mentoring organization sponsored by the YMCA. Volunteers are matched with a child who needs a role-model in their life. Holly Dannewitz has been the “Big Sister” to “Little Sister” Janessa Garza for almost a year. “We do many different activities such as baking, biking, swimming, hanging out at the park and the list goes on and on,” says Dannewitz. Volunteering as a mentor can be rewarding to both adults and youth. “We do a lot of things and I love it... I have learned respect from her,” says Garza. Also this week, chef and restaurant owner Kim Holmes will demonstrate how to make a shrimp salad appetizer. Holmes has spent nearly his entire life in the food business, owning restaurants across the globe including Switzerland and Washington state. The chef moved to Grand Forks, N.D. and in 1989 he bought his current restaurant, Sanders 1907. The dining hot spot prides itself on using fresh produce from around the area. “We bring in farm eggs all year round,” Holmes says. He often jokes with customers that, “there is a pinch of black dirt from Red River Valley in each dish.” Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot and Ray, N.D.; Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba and online at www.studio1.und.edu.

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Season 50 Season Summary