“Health Campaign Competition”
April 26th, 2012
On Wednesday May 2nd Bryant University's Department of Communication, in conjunction with Health Services, will host its first annual Health Campaign Competition. This competition is the culmination of a semester-long project for students taking COM 480 "Advanced Health Communication: Health Campaigns," in which they were tasked to create a campaign that they believed would make Bryant's campus "a safer and healthier place for students." Utilizing the theory and research surveyed in COM 480 throughout the semester, students developed messages focused on changing people's attitudes and behaviors surrounding a wide array of health issues including, but not limited to, emotional abuse, academic stress, portion control, and sun protection. The campaign that receives the most votes will actually be run on Bryant's campus throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. Judges for the competition include faculty, administrators, and professional staff from within the Bryant community as well as Dr. Al Kurose, President and CEO of Coastal Medical. In addition, people who attend the event will have the chance to vote for their favorite campaign and these votes will be figured into the final tally. The event starts at 6:30 in Papitto. Students will be displaying their health campaigns throughout the room and will be available to answer questions. So come to Papitto on Wednesday at 6:30 to cast your vote for what you feel is the best health campaign - designed by students for students - to help make Bryant a safer and healthier place.