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RU-tv WeatherWatcher Living-Learning Community
Perry Hall - Cook Campus
If you are interested in weather, science communication, and/or video production, this community is for you! This program offers you the opportunity to live and work with a group of students to produce daily weather forecasts and longer science journalism shows for the university’s own television network. You will also have use of an in-hall professional television studio! Ideal for students pursuing Meteorology, Communications, Journalism and Information Technology students. Note: There are multiple opportunities for involvement in this LLC if you are student who does not want to be on air!
Programs in the past have included the following:
- Produce content for RU-tv
- Gain experience in front of a green screen (should you desire to be in front of the camera)
- Learn how to write, produce, and edit television packages
- Access to unique and relevant field trip opportunities
- Learn how to use a state-of-the-art broadcast meteorology visualization package
- Hear guest lectures from professional broadcast meteorologists
- Hone your public speaking skills
- Study social media's impact on weather forecasting
- Discuss meteorology's influence on culture and vice versa
- Develop a better understanding of meteorology on an international scale.
All students affiliated with SAS, SEBS, RBS, and MGSA.
Mandatory Early Move-In and Special Orientation
Students enrolled in the program will get the added advantage/benefit of being able to move in early and participate in a special orientation program on Friday, August 31, 2018. This will provide first-years and incoming transfers the chance to explore the Rutgers campus, get familiar with the bus system, and find their classes in advance.
Students are required to participate in a 1.5 credit course, focusing on media messages and scientific aspects of weather reporting, for both fall and spring semesters during their first year of residence on the floor. Note: For Meteorology students only you will be co-enrolled in the 3-credit Elements of Meteorology course.
- Weather Climate TV I (1.5 credits)
- Introduction to Meteorology (3 credits)
- Weather Climate TV II (1.5 credits)
Sample Syllabus from the Weather, Climate and Television I course. PLEASE NOTE: Syllabi and Instructors change over time, so this may not be the exact syllabus or course content that you will take as a future participant.
INCOMING FIRST-YEARS AND TRANSFERS:
- Register the RU-tv WeatherWatcher Living-Learning Community as your first choice on the online housing application on the Enrollment Pathway.
- Complete a living-learning community application here by the Priority Deadline of June 11, 2018.
THE APPLICATION IS CLOSED FOR CONTINUING RUTGERS STUDENTS FOR 2018-2019.
For more information about the Rutgers Meteorology Program, visit their website or contact:
Prof. Steve Decker, Rutgers Meteorology Program