Release Date July 12
Community Engagement - Featuring some of the best musicians and conductors in the world, a concert series by the Chen International Culture and Arts (CICA) Summer Music Festival will take place in the Brookhaven College Performance Hall, July 19-20th, 26-27th and August 2nd-3rd. The festival has moved from its original home in Eureka Springs, AR to Dallas and partnered with Brookhaven College School of the Arts to secure performance space. Guest artists - including more than 35 internationally recognized classical musicians and conductors - attract students to the festival, where they spend three weeks learning from the experts (and often playing alongside them). Soloists at the performances will include pianist Andrey Ponochevny, winner of the bronze medal at the XIII Tchaikovsky Competition and numerous other international awards, and Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio.
The Brookhaven College community donated its time and talents in spring 2013, creating an economic impact of more than $87,500 across Dallas/Fort Worth. From schools to animal shelters, more than 69 local agencies were positively impacted by the college's service-learning activities. Twenty-nine employees and 236 students served a combined total of 3,955 hours - an increase of more than 700 hours from the previous spring semester. The students involved represented 50 participating service-learning classes.
Institutional Effectiveness - Employees of the Brookhaven College Student Services Center joined together to create a more inviting, organized and customer-friendly atmosphere in the lobby for students and visitors. Recognizing that the lobby of the Student Services Center sets the tone for students' relationships with the college, Deanie Martin (Business Office) and Thoa Vo (Admissions Office), along with Vernon Hawkins (Continuing Education) and John Wells (Financial Aid), created a space that is supportive, responsive and comfortable. The redesign includes a few well-placed chairs, tables, sofas, and stanchions arranged in organized lines and surrounded by seating areas; the effect is a more tranquil, logical waiting area. The thinking, planning and execution by these caring and concerned employees will help provide satisfying and rewarding experiences.
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