Broadcast in the RMU-TV studio in the Academic Media Center, RMU Feud pitted students against faculty in a trivia battle based on RMU student responses. At the end of the half hour show, the students prevailed against the faculty, winning four rounds against the faculty’s two.
RMU professor Heather Pinson, one of the members of the faculty team, was shocked at the loss to the student team.
“We were robbed,” joked Pinson, “However I must concede to the brilliance of the RMU students.”
The show was put together as a major project for the COMM 4800 Media Management class. Students ran the show from start to finish, coming up with the show concept, promoting it, and putting it together in the live broadcast.
Student Kenya Johns who served as the director and producer of the show, said she was surprised at the show’s result.
“Everything came together better than I expected it,” said Johns. “At first it was a lot of work, but as everything worked out, it ended up being a lot of fun.”
Questions at the event ranged from the item students hate to lose the most, to the favorite Pittsburgh hangout of RMU students.
Junior, Alan Buehler, a member of the winning students’ team, joked that the win over the faculty was the, “Biggest feat of his collegiate career.”
“Overall, I was really pleased with the show,” said Buehler. “I liked how it was similar to the actual Family Feud TV show. I hope the school does events like this more often.”
Proceeds acquired from the show benefitted the Marco Giovengo Memorial Fund.