Communications students will host a live online broadcast of "RMU Feud," a spin on the daytime TV staple Family Feud. Proceeds from sponsorships of the broadcast will benefit the Marco Giovengo Memorial Fund.
Christine Sonsen, a media management student at the university, said the game show is the perfect way to remember Giovengo, a senior who died in his residence hall in March of complications from Muscular Dystrophy.
"He was so fun-loving," she said. "So this is just really fitting."
Sonsen said students sold sponsorships for the broadcast to area businesses, which will directly benefit Giovengo's memorial. Giovengo was a member of the university's 2011 homecoming court as well as a drummer in its marching band. He was slated to graduate in May.
Students will compete with faculty members in the question-and-answer competition. The show will feature public service advertisements regarding Muscular Dystrophy.
RMU communications instructor Carrie Moniot said dedicating the game show to Giovengo and his memorial fund will bring special meaning to the broadcast.
"I think it means more to them; it makes it personal," Moniot said. "Everyone really wants to do their best."
Go to RMUsentrymedia.com at 7 p.m. Monday to view the RMU Feud webcast.
Correction: A previous version of this article said that the game show aired April 21. It instead airs Monday, April 23.