GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 18, 2018) – Bob Jones University welcomes the C-SPAN Bus, a high-tech, interactive, 45-foot customized motor coach, to our campus Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 12:30—2:30 p.m. as part of C-SPAN’s “50 Capitals Tour.”
C-SPAN welcomes students, faculty, community members, and elected officials to visit the bus and engage in interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN’s various public service resources. In addition, C-SPAN will gather video responses from visitors as part of its “Voices from the States,” providing visitors an opportunity to share viewpoints on state issues and feedback to Washington leaders regarding local concerns.
The bus will stop at Bob Jones University, in front of Rodeheaver Auditorium, from 12:30—2:30 p.m.
The bus includes upgraded resources such as access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and various political and educational resources; a smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers; a high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming; a 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s coverage of high-profile events and behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks; and a D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their C-SPAN Bus experience through social media.
In its “50 Capitals Tour,” the bus visits local schools and colleges in each state. Students and teachers will learn about C-SPAN’s national documentary competition, StudentCam. Awarding $100,000 in prize-money, the competition challenges students in sixth through twelfth grades to produce a 5- to 7-minute documentary using C-SPAN video to explore a local or national issue of importance. This year’s theme is “The Constitution and You” and asks students to choose any provision of the U.S. Constitution and illustrate its importance to them.
Additionally, C-SPAN representatives will talk with college students about internship opportunities available with the network.