Advertising Students Help Community Group

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
SNHU Communications Office

In an effort to help manage violence in the Manchester community, Southern New Hampshire University’s advertising students will present their ideas to the Makin’ It Happen Violence Prevention Work Group on ways to spread anti-violence messages to elementary, junior high and high school students. The presentations will be held in SNHU’s advertising lab on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m.

The Makin’ It Happen Violence Prevention Work Group is a group of service providers and organizations that looks at ways to prevent youth violence in the Manchester community.

The class goal was to inform students that “violence is not cool” by designing a new logo, pledge posters, anti-violence school posters and bus posters, said Dr. Patricia Spirou, professor of advertising. The designs contain many messages regarding the cause and effects of violence.

“The project promotes learning through active participation in service experiences,” Spirou said. “It extends learning beyond the classroom and into the community.”
Spirou’s classes have in the past worked on campaigns for the American Red Cross, the Amoskeag Business Incubator, the Manchester Convention and Visitor Bureau, the Manchester Boys and Girls Club and Concord Hospital, just to name a few.  

The presentations are free and open to the public. Please contact Dr. Patricia Spirou at 603.644.3170, or  for additional information.

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