Join Us Thursday for The Making of Capital’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ Video

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

By now, you probably know Capital University’s Call Me Maybe video is fun to watch. But it was even more fun to make. So this Thursday, we want to show you that video, too. Our trailer will give you a little preview.

Join President Denvy A. Bowman for the Capital community screening of The Making of Capital University’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ video at 4 pm Thursday, August 30, in Mees Hall.

When we set out to make the video, we hoped it would be a new and lighthearted way to introduce our many incoming students to the people and services that will help them succeed at Capital. What we didn’t anticipate was how much fun everyone would have making the video.

After four days of filming in 25 campus locations with a cast of more than 100 talented people, we had way more footage than Carly Rae Jepsen’s 3 minute and 30 second song could hold. We couldn't possibly leave all those outtakes on the cutting room floor.

So, we created a second “The Making of” video. On Thursday, we’ll show them both — the original and the one with the very best of what we had to leave out. And yes, popcorn will be included.

Following the screening, we’ll all head out to the plaza by Reflections fountain for President Bowman’s first Sweet Friday of the year — free ice cream on the plaza, courtesy of Dr. Bowman. (We know. It’s Thursday. But that just makes it more fun.)

The Office of the President is so grateful for everyone’s help in producing the Call Me Maybe video, and we’re especially happy the Class of 2016 is finally here. Thursday’s screening is our way of saying thank you for making Capital such a great place to live, learn, work and have fun.

Finally, in appreciation of Capital University’s employees, President Bowman has authorized supervisors to release all non-essential personnel at 3 pm Friday, August 31, so they can get an early start to the Labor Day weekend.

The Bexley campus will remain open during normal business hours of 8:30 am to 5 pm, and classes will continue as scheduled. But non-essential employees may be released early at the discretion of their division’s vice president.

We hope you can make it to the screening — especially those of you who were part of the video. An RSVP to would be helpful, but it’s not required. Come one; come all. 


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