Public relations students took a magical journey to "Candyland" to seek knowledge and sweet treats recently.
A team of students created the Candyland game on a $10 budget as part of their course, Introduction to Public Relations.
Players dressed up as customers, investors, media and marketers, and advanced through Candyland by correctly answering multi-choice questions about course material.
The quizmaster "Mr. Mint" (student Andrew Wood) was assisted by "fairy helper", Charlotte Larruthers, Emily Oakes and Tracy Starr.
Ms. Starr said the idea was to have fun and raise students' awareness of public relations.
Like all universities that offer programs in Public Relations today, students at Massey take a variety of courses in public relations, communication, and marketing. This ensures that each student in the public relations major is thoroughly prepared to enter the public relations career field and be successful.
- With a 70-year tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is a leader in the fields of sciences, design, social sciences, education and business. Staff in many areas are internationally renowned and leading edge research is being undertaken on all three of its campuses.
- Candyland is a simple racing board game. It has become a cultural icon in the U.S., where it is often the first board game played by children because it requires no ability to read or count.
Odd twist: the other day I reviewed a work of fiction that was fabulous because of how well it portrayed reality. Today, regrettably I am reviewing a non-fiction that's absolutely awful because of how much it distorts reality. Excuse me but I'll take an honest lie over a surreptitious fact any day. This review is about the latter. I just read the first chapter of The Corporate Blogging Book by Debbie Weil. Well... Weil ain't real!
How do we know? Did we get Debbie to submit to a polygraph?
Didn't have to. See, a polygraph detects a lie by measuring slight physiological changes that occur in the body when a person is being deceptive. When someone lies, numerous physiological changes occur: increase or decrease in blood volume, increase or decrease of the heart rate, changes in respiration, perspiration. But sometimes the internal psychological conflict of the liar is so bad that it is readily apparent without the need for any apparatus. Sometimes when a girl says "yes," it is completely obvious she means "no." That's what Debbie does with her book. It is an inane "How To" that ironically does more to say "If You're Smart, Don't!"
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