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Madness In The Message - Campus Activities Magazine


[NOV 2016] “Ron Placone delivered an exceptional performance for the students at Pierce College Puyallup. He was able to take a typically dry and heavy topic and inject it with life and brevity. There was very positive feedback from everyone in attendance, and we had a couple students who were convinced to go out and vote after seeing his show. Placone was warm, funny, and extremely professional.” – James Hesketh, Social Issues and Service Coordinator, Pierce College Puyallup

“Tonight was a very great program, we had a lot of great intellectual discussion. Some things I knew, some things were deeper than what I found. I think it was a great night for everyone and afterward was awesome as well. There was a group of us that kind of talked about the issues, it was just a great night!” – Joe Claybough, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

“This was a very positive event, it was very educational. I personally don’t know a lot about the news or the election so I learned a lot about how the media affects us. I learned a lot about what my generation needs to do to make a change and how to be the change!” – Destiny Hollis, Student Government Association President, Wesley College, Dover, DE

“The event was very interactive and helped our group of students better understand what was going on in politics in a very unbiased way.” – Nick Griffin, Penn State University Abington, Abington, PA

“Madness In The Message was an incredibly informative and lively performance! Ron Placone keeps you on the edge of your seat as he illustrates how little we’re informed about the events that we thought we knew about. In an unmatched combination of educational comedy and acoustic talent- Madness In The Message is well worth experiencing!” – Nicholas Celano, Student, Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY

“Dear Mr. Placone, It was a pleasure to co-sponsor you as a guest speaker at Indiana State University. I was pleased when you had accepted to visit the campus, and I would love to see you perform here again. Your experience and knowledge mixed with elements of comedy provided a humorous and informational presentation. Students and faculty were engaged with the topics explored in the hour you performed – both nods and laughter were present consistently throughout the performance indicating a captivated audience. I appreciate you giving the students and faculty a chance to ask questions concerning them about media policy. I highly recommend your speaker series to all universities who houses a communication department concerned with media policy. I hope to further the relationship with Indiana State’s Communication Department and you, so we can sponsor you again to bring the Madness in the Message to the minds of the cohort.” – Dustyn Fatheree, President, Lambda Pi Eta – Iota Epsilon Chapter, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

“Ron Placone is one part comic and two parts savvy media critic. His one-man show offers an amusing exploration of the current news climate as created by the corporate media. Placone challenges his audience members to question our "one-size-fits-all" news environment and to make their voices heard.” – Dr. Mary Kahl, Department Chair and Professor of Communication, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

"It was great having Ron at our school, he really connected with our students and inspired them to think critically about what transpires in the media." – Isaiah Collier, Assistant Dean of Student Development, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

“Ron Placone was a great performer. His presentation certainly grabs your attention and makes you think in a whole new light.” – Kim Mariotti, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

“Ron Placone was a fantastic guest speaker. He brings a fresh new topic to enlighten college students on how mass media has changed from a historical view and taught the students how to think critically about how the media in the US is ‘all about profit.’ My students asked questions for 40 minutes after Ron was done, that says it all! Bring Ron to your campus!” - Sandi Pope, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA

“Ron was so engaging, hilarious, and knowledgeable about media that it was hard not to get caught up in the show. The relevance was shocking, and the auditorium left with the feeling that not only does the media need changing, but that we can change it ourselves.” –Sam Straughn, Campus Activities Board Vice President, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

“Politics can be a dry subject; Ron Placone dumps a huge bucket of water on historical and modern topics that pertain to our everyday lives, and most importantly, to where we are going as a country. Equal parts fascinating, funny, and frightening, Ron is the type of prognosticator that more people need to hear”—Andrew Sulgit, Director of Student Union Activities, Concord University, Athens, WV

“Ron’s visit to campus really energized the students in my class. They were impressed by his knowledge and appreciated that they were a part of the conversation, as Ron used events and examples that were timely and relevant. Seeing Madness in the Message pushed the students to think differently about their own relationship with media.” -Kristen Lauth Shaeffer, Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Technology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA


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