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March 21, 2013
Thirteen Northwest Missouri State University students traveled to Austin, Texas, to attend the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, March 8-16, an opportunity offered to University students for the first time as a special topics course.
Originating in 1987, SXSW is Austin’s annual interactive film and music festival. It is the largest revenue-building event for the city, raking in around $167 million in 2011.
For Northwest students Jessi Allison, Victoria Bailey, Beau Baker, Tassi Cook, Catie Drummond, Tyler Harris, Kat Marsh, Matthew Leimkuehler, Taylor Neff, Britt Parker, Lizzy Ryan, Heather Shumake and Brandon Tunks, the festival provided networking and experiential learning opportunities only available beyond a classroom setting. Students also received three hours of course credit.
In the photo at left, Neff, a Northwest junior public relations major, checks in people attending the SXSW festval.
To read more about Northwest students’ experiences, and to view a sampling of their photos and tweets, during the festival, click here.
Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
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