The Dean Blog

March 11, 2010

RTN – What a Relief!

Filed under: Uncategorized — LBA @ 4:00 pm

Rowan’s RTN Channel 5 fundraising telethon raised $1460 for the Rowan Relief effort for world disasters. GO RTN! You can learn more about RTN at http://users.rowan.edu/~stelli49/rtn/index.html/
For more about Rowan Relief, visit the site at http://www.rowan.edu/clubs/rowanrelief/
The official press release from RTN:

On Wednesday, March 10 the Rowan Television Network (RTN) raised $1,475.00 when it paired with Rowan University’s campus-wide relief effort, Rowan Relief, to produce a live telethon.  The money will be donated to the American Red Cross through Rowan Relief in response to the disaster in Haiti last January.

Donations were collected over the phone as well as though through televised shout-outs and Rowan Relief T-shirt and bracelet sales.  RTN’s original goal of collecting $1,000 was met and surpassed with more than an hour and a half left in the five-hour broadcast.

Jon J. Vogel, CFO of the Student Government Association and creator of Rowan Relief, was floored, saying, “I’m so impressed with this event and the way the campus came together to donate such a large sum of money.  It is wonderful to see

The Telethon featured live call-ins, performances from student bands and comedians, and interviews with individuals such as Dr. Donald Farish, President of Rowan University.  It broadcasted live on RTN’s campus channel five as well as on over 300 separate computers that viewed the online live webcast that night.

The Rowan Television Network is Rowan University’s television club.  It allows students to gain experience producing, hosting, editing and writing their own shows as well as performing service for Rowan Univeristy by taping university and student activities and events.  The club produces two large-scale live productions per year, the annual telethon being the largest.  It involves mass member participation, weeks of planning, and an incredible amount of teamwork.  Over 50 students worked on Wednesday’s event, which is over half of the club’s active membership.

The Rowan Relief Telethon was produced by Dominic Trombino (Plainfield, IL), Adam Bradshaw (Kalamazoo, MI), and Kristen Conner (Seaford, DE) alongside Matthew Montalto (Livingston, NJ) and Monique Stout (Toms River, NJ).  Trombino said, “We raised more money than anyone could have imagined, but none of it could have happened without the hard work of everyone involved.”

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