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MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) students complete a TV/Radio campaign for the Montana Student Assistance Foundation. "Montana College Goal Sunday" is Feb. 11 - Statewide at 17 campuses

January 3, 2007View for printing

Dear Family, Friends and MAPS fans,

Our students just completed a TV/Radio campaign for the Montana Student Assistance Foundation

If you have a moment and would like to see the spot, please go to or click on this link: ... view/90/13/

Modesty aside, the kids kicked butt. J

Happy New Year!


P.S. Both TV and radio will begin airing statewide starting next week.

Peter Rosten


PO Box 750

Darby, MT 59829

(406) 370-3745



Based in Helena, the Montana Student Assistance Foundation has engaged MAPS: Media Arts in the Public Schools to create their “Montana College Goal Sunday” television and radio campaigns.

Montana College Goal Sunday, a free event to help students and families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), will be held February 11, 2007, at 17 campuses across Montana. These events are for all students who want to go to college but need help to pay for it.

The campaign titled “HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE, GO TO COLLEGE” was produced by the MAPS Media Arts students of Corvallis High School ( and the commercials will begin airing in mid-January 2007 on the Bresnan cable network and MAX Montana stations. (KHBB/Helena, KWYB/Butte, KWYB/Bozeman, KTMF/Missoula, KTMF/Kalispell, KULR/Billings)1

Kelly Chapman of the Student Assistance Foundation explains why she selected MAPS as opposed to a more traditional advertising agency: “This is our third annual College Goal Sunday event and we wanted to do something special in our advertising. We had seen the work of MAPS students and were very impressed with the results. And not only did we get some wonderful commercials but we were able to support Montana students and that’s what we do.”

This is the second television campaign created by MAPS high school students. Last year they produced two television public service announcements for the Ravalli County DUI Task Force. Titled “The Morgue” and “Tombstone”, the spots continue to run on statewide Montana television.

Says MAPS President and Teacher, Peter Rosten, “The Montana Student Assistance Foundation has been a wonderful client and MAPS supporter. They trusted our students with a very important campaign and this creative freedom made the collaboration successful. And it also reinforces our mission which is to teach our students skills that they can apply in the real world…and that’s pretty cool.”

College Goal Sunday will be held at the following locations:

Billings MSU-Billings Academic Support Center

Bozeman Montana State University Reid Hall

Browning Blackfeet Community College Student Center

Butte Montana Tech Student Union Building

Crow Agency Little Big Horn College Seven Stars Building

Glendive Dawson Community College Student Center

Great Falls MSU-GF College of Technology Heritage Hall

Havre MSU-Northern Vande Bogart Library

Helena Carroll College Simperman Hall Auditorium

Kalispell Flathead Valley Community College Business & Social Sciences Building

Lame Deer Chief Dull Knife College Room 121

Libby Flathead Valley Community College Lincoln County

Miles City Miles Community College Room 106

Missoula The University of Montana Gallagher Business Building

Pablo Salish Kootenai College Michel Building

Poplar For Peck Community College Greet the Dawn Auditorium

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For more information:

Peter Rosten (MAPS) (406) 370-3745

Kelly Chapman (Student Assistance Foundation) (406) 495-7800

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