the book/DVD and the scholarship fund. Larry will highlight the contribution Creative Arts students have had on the local communications and literary community. He will emphasize that the proceeds from this book/DVD will provide more students with the opportunity to develop their talents at this centre of excellence.

The news conference will take place in the Tim Hortons cafeteria (set up theatre style with standing room). Creative Arts students will choose three of the 10 profiled authors/artists to provide a five-minute overview of their project, just as they did as students. Their presentations will include visuals and/or graphic displayed on the room’s three Plasma TV screens and projected onto a large screen at the front of the room . All 10 contributors chosen for the book/DVD will then form a panel and answer questions from the media and the audience. Red River College president, Jeff Zabudsky, will chair the panel.

After the question period has wrapped, Jeff will present each participant with a copy of the book/DVD to sign. These books will act as door prizes; a random drawn will determine which 10 guests will each receive an autographed edition of the book/DVD.

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Jolene Bergen, Public Relations and Communications

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An afternoon cocktail reception will launch the book/DVD The CreCom Top 10: Celebrating a Decade of Excellence at Red River College to media, alumni, students and the public.

To accommodate busy alumni and industry professionals, and to build on its excitement, the event occurs directly before the 2008 Red River College Alumni Dinner on Saturday, November 15, 2008. Creative Arts alumni and current students, along with literary and communications professionals, will be invited to this cocktail reception/launch.

Guests will arrive at Red River College’s Princess Street Campus for cocktails and hors d’oeurves beginning at 3:00 p.m. There will be guided campus tours available to guests and buffet food tables for grazing as people network. Cruiser tables will be scattered throughout the Loewen Atrium, which will be converted into a display gallery featuring work by current Creative Arts students.

The cocktail setting provides the media an opportunity to interview participants, staff and students. It also allows industry and alumni the opportunity to see students’ work and students the chance to network with potential employers.

Larry Partap, Chair of Creative Arts, will open the formal component of the afternoon with the announcement of