Since late June, students have noticed more than posters hanging
from the Lory Student Center’s walls.
A plasma television provided by University Network is running
advertisements and campus news on the student center’s first floor.
It has been there since the end of June and will remain a fixture
across from the University ID/Vending Office during the school
“It’s a winning situation for us,” said Matthew Helmer, program
coordinator for Campus Activities.
Helmer said University Network contacted CSU about installing
the TV, and the company provided all the technology necessary to
run it. Helmer said CSU is one of eight other campuses to have this
The “network” has a common rotation. Helmer said the university
gets about one minute of airtime for every four minutes of
“The rest of the time is advertising purchased by national
advertisers,” Helmer said.
Helmer said the university plans to use its allotted time to run
advertising for special events and stores within the student
For now, there will only be one television, but Helmer said
there is always a chance of adding more.
Christine Voss, a junior speech communications major who works
at the University ID/Vending Office, has already noticed the
“We had long lines during Preview,” Voss said. “It kept them
Voss said she thought the addition of the television was a good
“I think it could serve really good purposes for the university
because there’s so much traffic during the school year.”