University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Students do well in JLG Architects video competition

Students Megan Rangeloff and Dominique Hawkins won first place in this year’s “Think Outside the Desk” video competition sponsored by JLG Architects, earning a cash prize of $2,500.

Rangeloff, a native of Tappen, N.D., and Hawkins, Plymouth, Minn., both graphic design and technology majors, submitted their video as part of Elizabeth Becker’s “tech” class, multimedia and production. Their video “Technology Consumes Us” competed against students across the state and is now located on JLG Architects YouTube channel.

Theodore (Ted) Bibby, Tallahassee, Fla., a UND graduate student, placed third in the contest earning $500 for his video titled “Talk in Person.”

Other students from Elizabeth Becker’s class placed in the top 11 of the contest:

The contest invited any full time college student in North Dakota to submit a 2-3 minute serious or humorous video explaining how their campus environment could promote face-to-face communication in today’s digital age.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges made up of representatives from colleges and universities around the state.

“Technology, social culture, and student expectations are constantly changing, and so there really isn’t such thing as a ‘traditional learning space’ anymore on today’s college campuses,” said Jim Galloway, a Partner at JLG Architects and head of the firm’s Education Division. “We were interested to see how students saw the future of face-to-face communication.”

For more information, contact Amanda Kosior at 701.746.1727

-- David L. Dodds, media relations/writer and editor, University Relations, 777.5529,

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