Broadcasting Students are Important Part of Mock Election

Broadcasting students cover all of the 2011 Mock Election at WIU.

Broadcasting students covered all of the 2011 WIU Mock Election.

From University Relations, Next U.S. President to be Determined by Western Illinois University Students; Nation’s Largest Simulated Presidential Election Begins Oct. 25. Broadcasting students are a most important part of the event. Check out more photos on Facebook.

Three, Two, One… On the Air

Western Illinois University’s broadcasting majors and wiutv3 will be on-camera and behind the scenes each night, providing television coverage of the presidential election simulation, that will air live on Channel 3 in Macomb.

Anchors are seniors Paul Strater (Oswego, IL) and Shey Carden (Silex, MO). Junior Rachel Steibing (Chicago 60630) will be the on-the-floor reporter doing spot interviews. The balance of the students will operate cameras; work the switcher, audio board and character generator; and keep voter statistics. Some crew members will help gather information from the political camps.

Broadcasting students participating including the following, by county and city:
ILLINOIS

COOK COUNTY
BLUE ISLAND (60406) – Crystall Dolley, freshman
BURBANK (60459) – Juan Reyes, freshman
CALUMET CITY (60409) – Justin Jackson, freshman
CHICAGO (60628) – Steve Hodges, senior
DES PLAINES (60018) - Nick Sintich, junior
GLENVIEW (60025) – Daniel Kruzel, junior
OAK FOREST (60452) – Jim Everette, sophomore
RIVERSIDE (60546) – Dave Mitchell, freshman

HENRY COUNTY
GENESEO (61254) – Stephanie Martin, sophomore; John Mullin, freshman

KANKAKEE COUNTY
BOURBONNAIS (60914) – Dan Pourray, sophomore

KNOX COUNTY
GALESBURG (61401) – Katie Haptonstahl, junior

LAKE COUNTY
BUFFALO GROVE (60089) – Seth Rabin, junior

MCDONOUGH COUNTY
MACOMB (61455) – Jared Pletsch, senior

MCHENRY COUNTY
MARENGO (60152) – Adam Bachleda, senior

SANGAMON COUNTY
SPRINGFIELD (62711) - Kelsey McKenna, senior

STEPHENSON COUNTY
FREEPORT (61032) – Raven Lenoir, freshman
OUT OF STATE

IOWA
BURLINGTON (52601) – Sarah Jennings, senior; Savanna Quam, junior
NEW LONDON (52654) – Nick Juarez, senior

MISSOURI
SILEX (63377) – Shay Carden, senior
INTERNATIONAL

UNITED KINGDOM
WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE - Rebecca “Becky” Oliver, sophomore

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