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Ohio Northern University students garner second in Audio Production at Broadcast Education Association conference

Apr 24, 2015

Ohio Northern University students Brett Wonders, a fourth-year pharmacy major from Defiance, Ohio, and Dan Knapinski, a senior sport management major from Neenah, Wis., garnered second place in the Audio Production category of the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts in the Student Two-Year/Small Colleges Competition at the Broadcast Education Association's 60th annual convention in Las Vegas from April 11-13.

The duo was recognized for their WONB-FM broadcast coverage of ONU’s 2014 football game against Muskingum.

The BEA is the premier international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production and career advancement for educators, students and professionals. There are currently more than 2,500 individual and institutional members worldwide.

The BEA’s annual convention is held in conjunction with NAB Show in Las Vegas every spring. Co-located next door at the Las Vegas Westgate, BEA’s annual convention attracts 1,300 educators and students with 200 sessions, events, research panels and technology workshops and an exhibit hall, making BEA the NAB Show’s largest conference partner.The BEA Festival of Media Arts is an international refereed exhibition of faculty creative activities and a national showcase for student work. The Festival provides a venue for the exhibition of winning submissions, including recognition of project authors, through showcase and awards sessions held during BEA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. The Festival seeks to enhance and extend creative activities, teaching and professional standards in broadcasting and other forms of electronically mediated communication.

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