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Three representatives from Clarion University's student media traveled to Harrisburg on Nov. 8 for a collegiate media summit hosted by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Kelsey Huebert, news editor for The Clarion Call, Alyssa Marsico of WCUB-TV and Ian Hunter of WCUC-FM/WCUB-TV attended the day-long event with student media leaders from other PASSHE universities. Dr. Laurie S. Miller, adviser for The Clarion Call, accompanied the students.

The event included a conversation and question/answer session with PASSHE Chancellor John Cavanaugh; a discussion on "Budgets and Negotiations - What's the Real Story?" with Vice Chancellors Karen S. Ball and Gary K. Dent; and a presentation on "Campus and System Resources" with Rita Abent, executive director of university public relations at Slippery Rock University, and Kenn Marshall, PASSHE's media relations manager.

Students also had the opportunity to "Talk with the Pros":  Jan Murphy of The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News; Dennis Buterbaugh of WHTM-TV, Harrisburg's ABC affiliate; and Matt Hess of Pennsylvania Legislative Services.  The also toured the newsroom of The Patriot-News.

The media summit allowed students to network with their peers from other PASSHE universities, including Lock Haven, Edinboro, Slippery Rock, Cheney and Millersville.

"I think it was a really great opportunity for all of us to go to the media summit," Marsico said. "It was nice to meet people from other schools and see what they were doing different from us."

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

11/11/2010 12:00 AM

Student media representatives meet with peers, pros at Harrisburg summit