Ivy Leaf - Spring 2003

"Break the Silence" Video Captures National Award


Penn State Altoona's "Break the Silence" video – aimed at making students more aware of the issues of sexual harassment, assault, and relationship violence – won an Award of Distinction in The Communicator Awards 2002 video competition. This award is given for projects that exceed industry standards in production or communication skills. The video features student peer advisors speaking candidly about this often "hush-hush" topic. Male and female students were selected for on-camera interviews regarding their thoughts on relationship and violence issues. The students gave unrehearsed answers and helped contribute toward a final video project that is honest, straightforward, and thought provoking. The video is shown to first-year Penn State Altoona students and was produced by Blackbird Media Group, Inc., of State College.