November 9, 2014 - 12:00am - November 10, 2014 - 12:00am
Students in Cazenovia College’s Protest & Propaganda class are conducting a CreateAthon, donating their time and creative talents designing for six 501(c) charities. They will congregate in Reisman Hall (on Seminary Street in Cazenovia) and start designing at 12:01 am on Sunday, Nov. 9, work throughout the night and into the day on Sunday, and end at midnight on Monday, Nov. 10.

The charities that will benefit from the design work (e.g,. posters, brochures, table graphics, and website design) produced by the Cazenovia College Visual Communications students are:
The Syracuse Shakespeare Festival
ArtRage Gallery
Make-A-wish Foundation
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
Helping Hands Dog Rescue
Clear Path for  Vets

Cazenovia College and its students are following the model at CreateAthon.org and, in fact, have been in contact with them and have their full support. For more information about this organization that champions effective nonprofit marketing through pro bono marathons, visit http://createathon.org.

Students in Professor Laurie Selleck’s Protest & Propaganda class are team leaders for each of the charity accounts and are required to invite other students from other classes or majors to work alongside them in an attempt at achieving interdisciplinary collaboration. According to Professor Selleck, “The students in the class have already been in contact with each of the charities, researched the charities, and have visited the operations in preparation for the work they will do on Sunday.”

The College Visual Communications Club is helping to sponsor the event and its members will also work on the projects. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be provided every four hours and coffee will be offered continuously throughout the entire 24-hour CreateAthon. Donuts and bagels will be offered on Sunday morning for participants.

The Visual Communications Program at Cazenovia College offers concentrations of study in Advertising Design, Graphic Design, Web/Interactive Design, Illustration/Animation, and Visual Communications. For more information, visit http://www.cazenovia.edu/academics/divisions-and-majors/art-and-design/….