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Inaugural Indie Games Showcase Gets a Lot of Play

Indie Games Showcase

Walking into the WVU Media Innovation Center on Saturday, April 1, was like walking into a techie’s dream. Attendees of the Indie Games Showcase were testing out locally made video games, experiencing virtual reality and wowing each other with game development ideas.

This inaugural event was hosted by MonRiverGames, a nonprofit founded by WVU Reed College of Media Teaching Assistant Professor Heather Cole. MonRiverGames values “games for good” — creating meaningful and purposeful games — and aims to provide enriching and professional experiences within game design and the arts for both students and members of the community. This mission was the inspiration for hosting the showcase.

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Public relations students travel to France, support National D-Day Memorial

Students pose with WVU flag in Normandy, France

Reed College of Media students in Adjunct Instructor Chuck Harman’s capstone class have been developing campaigns for their client, the National D-Day Memorial. During spring break, they traveled to France to see first-hand the places allied soldiers landed during D-Day in World War II.

“It was a remarkable experience to see the soil where we had fought almost 80 years ago,” said Parker Roberts, a member of the West Virginia Army National Guard and a cadet in the WVU Army ROTC program. “This capstone course was very intriguing to me with my military background. The most memorable thing was walking on both Omaha and Utah Beaches. It gave me chills to know that I stepped foot where thousands of brave heroes sacrificed their lives.”

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Student reporters recognized nationally

Bailee Tucker

West Virginia University Reed College of Media senior Bailee Tucker and the “WVU News” team each won a Gracie Award from The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. The awards will be presented June 20 in New York City.

Since 1971, the Gracie Awards have celebrated “outstanding programming and individual achievement created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media in news and entertainment.” Each year, a team of industry professionals judge submissions from national and local media professionals in television, radio and digital media.

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