Rowan Radio students place third in national communication competition

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"Code Blue: Keeping Our Students Safe," a radio documentary produced by Rowan University students Cody Chrusciel and Colin Weir, won third place in the radio broadcast documentary division of the 2008 National Headliner Awards.

"Code Blue: Keeping Our Students Safe," a radio documentary produced by Rowan University students Cody Chrusciel and Colin Weir, won third place in the radio broadcast documentary division of the 2008 National Headliner Awards.

Sponsored annually by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the national competition recognizes outstanding achievements in print, radio and television. Chrusciel and Weir competed against established broadcast professionals to win the award, which they will receive at the annual Headliner Awards banquet this May in Atlantic City.

The 28-minute documentary on campus safety, which aired on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, examines the current state of safety at colleges and universities, methods used to maintain and improve these conditions, and recent changes. The documentary includes interviews with public safety officials from Rowan, Florida State, and Montclair State universities as well as University of California, Berkley.

Chrusciel, of Wayne, graduated from Wayne Hills High School in 2005. At Rowan, he is a junior with a double major in radio/television/film (RTF) and broadcast journalism.

A Toms River resident, Weir is a 2004 graduate of Monsignor Donovan High School in Toms River. He will receive his RTF degree from Rowan in May.

"Code Blue" and other award-winning WGLS documentaries are available as pod casts at http://wgls.rowan.edu/episodes.html?feed=DOCUMENTARIES.

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