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DU filmed from the student perspective

Attention amateur filmmakers: The division of Student Life needs your help.

Videos are currently being accepted for DU Tube, a showcase of ‘minidocumentaries’ about college life from the viewpoint of students.

The videos will be shown at the Discoveries 2009 orientation program for incoming freshman.

The Student Life division started the DU Tube project last year to get new students thinking about issues they may encounter on a college campus and to assist in their transition to college.

“This was an opportunity to reshape our ideas about new student orientation,” says Afeni Cobham, assistant provost of Student Life. “Rather than hearing from seasoned administrators, this is a great way for students to hear from their peers about the college experience.”

Last year’s entries included videos about inclusive excellence, gender violence, stress management, and choices around alcohol and other substances.

Students are encouraged to create a video about any aspect of the college experience. Topics
include life at DU, stress, diversity, alcohol, drugs and gender violence. Videos should not exceed four minutes in length and should be submitted on DV cam, BETA, mini DV, i-movie or Quick Time. The creator(s) of the chosen videos will receive a $50 dollar book honorarium from the DU Bookstore.

“This is an opportunity for current students to express their feelings about the University openly and uncut,” says Cobham. “It’s a way to create a connection to incoming students, to introduce them to what the DU experience is all about.”

The submission deadline is May 18. For additional information and topic ideas, or to see last year’s videos, visit

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