Prime Time Productions
"Your Entertainment Source for the Residence Halls"
Prime Time Productions (PTP) is the major programming organization for University Housing. PTP is comprised of emerging leaders and upper-class students that are chosen through an application/interview process in the spring. This six-member student board handles everything from publicity to sound and lights to the booking of professional entertainers. Since 2007, PTP has been recognized both regionally and nationally for their innovative programs and outstanding board members.
Check out PTP's events on the Events Page.
Prime Time Productions strives to strengthen and embody the overall mission of University Housing and Food Service community by developing programs that entertain and enrich the educational and social lives of residence hall students. Members are committed to providing a variety of intentional activities in a welcoming environment that upholds the overall department’s commitment to diversity and social justice. Members are given the opportunity to achieve personal growth, develop leadership skills, and build new relationships throughout the academic year.
The purpose of PTP is to provide late night, weekend entertainment to all students living in University Housing. PTP brings to the halls pre-home released films, comedians, bands, hypnotists, mentalists, magicians, speakers, and a whole lot more! PTP also works together to plan and execute major event weeks and weekends on campus, such as Wildcat Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Residence Hall Spirit Week, and Welcome Back Week. PTP is supported by each resident who lives in the residence halls and University Village, so all events are free to residence hall students. PTP is an active member in the National Association for Campus Activities, thus connecting residents to agents, performers, and other participating schools across the nation. Residents can seek employment in PTP when applications are given out during the spring semester.
PTP Learning Outcomes
Student leaders who participate in Prime Time Productions executive board will learn to:
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their responsibility in accomplishing the organization’s mission, purpose, and goals
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their ability to use their talents to make contributions to the organization
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their ability to learn and utilize their leadership skills to manage a program from start to finish
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their enhanced critical thinking skills that have been better developed since joining the student organization
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their organization/planning skills that have been better developed since joining the student organization
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on at least four other personal skill sets that have been established by the student leader at the beginning of the year that have been better developed since joining the student organization
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect their positional leadership duties and responsibilities to the student organization they serve and its impact on the residential life community
- Demonstrate, articulate, and reflect on their unique positional leadership areas and the impact that it has on their academic, career, and life-long learning development
PTP Program Coordinators
Ben Dieterle - Director
Ciao (Hey)! My name is Ben Dieterle, and I'll be your Director! This is my third year working for our amazing PTP team. I’m a Senior majoring in Recreation Administration. I will be recruiting and managing our amazing volunteers, also known as PTP Producers. I'm always open for suggestions or if you want to volunteer with PTP, don't be afraid to e-mail me. I used to live in University Village, and I hope everyone comes out for a few of the events and is ready to have a good time!
Shyna Deepak - Comedy and Music Coordinator
Hey there, I’m Shyna Deepak. Along with being a junior here at Chico State and an Art major, I am also the Music and Comedy Coordinator for PTP. Two years ago, I lived in Whitney Hall as a resident and that in itself was quite the experience. This is my second year with PTP and I’m looking forward to seeing all of your shiny and bright faces at our events!
Gracey Hessinger - Films and Major Events Coordinator
Hello. My Name is Gracey Hessinger and I am the new publicity coordinator for this year. I am currently a sophomore and majoring in Communications. I am very excited to be involved with PTP and be a part of the fabulous team that puts on the many events for everyone in the residence halls. Last year, I was a resident in Lassen hall and was involved with Freshman Leadership Opportunity which allowed me the chance to shadow the PTP program. Being able to shadow the program is what inspired me to become a part of it and get more involved on Chico State campus. I'm really looking forward to this year and I hope that everyone else is too!
DeJanee Morris - Social Justice and Community Engagement Coordinator
Hello, my name is DJ Morris I am currently a Sophomore at Chico State. I was recruited for Journalism News Editorial. Not only am I the Social Justice and Community Engagement Coordinator for PTP, I will also be a feature writer for the Orion. I lived in University Village last year and it was a great experience. I am looking forward to helping other students fall in love with our campus and create positive vibes!!
Luis Correa - Publicity Coordinator
Hello. My name is Luis Correa and I am the new Publicity Coordinator for this year.I am currently a senior and majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Cinematography. Last year, I resided at University Village where I had the pleasure of meeting unique individuals. I look forward to working with the whole PTP group and bringing all types of entertainment to CSU Chico.
Jessica Shortt - Graphic Arts Coordinator
Hello, my name is Jessica Shortt. I am currently going into my senior year at Chico State and studying Mass Communications with an option in Graphic Design. For the last two years have I worked on PTP as the Graphic Arts Coordinator. Because of my love for this organization and all it provides for the Residence Halls at CSU Chico, I have returned for another year! Living in the Residence Halls and working with the amazing people in housing has inspired me to continue to use my abilities to improve the college experience for new and incoming residents. I am very passionate about what I do and am excited for yet another year!
Emely Srimoukda - Assistant Programming Coordinator
Hi! My name is Emely Srimoukda and I’m a fourth year Communication Design Major here at Chico State. This year I will be serving as the Assistant Programming Coordinator and I’m excited! After serving on the Residence Hall Association, I was ready to move on to experience something new and cannot wait for what this year has to bring. Please feel free to email me with any suggestions or questions or just to say hi! I would love to hear from you all!
Ryan Macleod - Coordinator for Residential Life Programming
Welcome Chico State! I am Ryan Macleod the Coordinator for Residence Life Programming and Leadership. I have been working at CSU Chico since July 2010 and really enjoy our beautiful city and this University. I am originally from South Lake Tahoe, also known as the Jewel of the Sierras because it is so beautiful and blue. I went to college at Sonoma State University, after that I moved to Illinois for Graduate School at Western Illinois University and received my Masters of Science, I then moved to Massachusetts to work for The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, but ultimately decided I wanted to stay a Californian so moved back. I advise the student groups of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Prime Time Productions (PTP) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH). Some advice from someone who has seen many successful students; get involved, it doesn’t matter with what, or which group but your involvement in something will make your college experience one that cannot be forgotten!
For More Information:
- Call 530-898-6325 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Or read our PTP Constitution (pdf)
- Or plan an event with us: Contract of Collaboration
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