Introducing The Student Body and a New Design

I believe everybody has a story to tell, and it’s our goal to give them a voice.

Those are the words of my boss, Will Mahan, describing our newest project here at Campus Media. It’s called The Student Body, and you can see it running now on the digital signs around campus. The goal of the project is to give a platform to all Missouri State-West Plains students who otherwise typically don’t have their voices heard around campus. The concept is simple: A photo and a quote from the student.

The first group we photographed for The Student Body was Nathan Ferree’s game art class in Lybyer 103. Seven students in the class agreed to take part, and their slides will be running on the signs in pairs through next week. We plan to continue adding students to the project with time, so if you happen to be one of the lucky few who get chosen to be part of The Student Body, that’s what’s going on.

We’ve been selecting students to be featured on The Student Body at random so far, but if you’d like to take part, send us an email at ShowMe (at) MissouriState (dot) edu, and we’ll try to work out a time, or send us your name, your best selfie, and a brief quote — we’ll put it up as long as it’s appropriate and meaningful. If you go the latter route, please keep your quote limited to two brief sentences.

The new project launched with another major project of ours that we just wrapped up: A complete redesign of the digital signage system. The new design features a redesigned ticker that shows only one story at a time for easier readability. In addition, the content areas have been resized and rearranged so that they make a lot more sense on our end. There’s also a new content area up top where we’re currently showing volunteer opportunities for the Grizzly GiveBack and similar content.

This post was rather short, but if you have any ideas for this blog, the digital signage, or any other Campus Media project, let us know at WPCampusMedia (at) MissouriState (dot) edu.

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