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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Campus Quick Hits

Students Learn Relationship Tips

Students Learn Relationship Tips
In conjunction with Black History Month, the Office of Student Life invited public speaker and author Marco Walder to the college Feb. 12 to discuss tips to healthy relationships. Walder outlined in his presentation “The Three R’s” essential to any major life change: Remove (what is unwanted), Release (any harbored anger or sadness) and Reclaim (who you used to be). Two lucky audience members won a copy of Walder’s book “Let’s Stay Together” and a t-shirt. For more information on Marco Walder or his book, visit



African-American Poetry Read-In

African-American Poetry Read-In Inspires
There wasn't an empty seat in the house Feb. 28 when the lights dimmed for the annual African-American Poetry Read-In. Fourteen faculty and staff participated in "Freedom Poems," named in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech and the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Committee members Hurshel Burton, Hazel Carlos, Chris Cyriaque and Edna Love joined readers Dawn Bishop, Winifred Clarke, Donna Crenshaw, Janell Edwards, Shirley Lancaster, Amy Monroy, Ricky Reeves, Bill Sigsbee, Dorell Tolbert, Sheri Van Court and Naomi Stokes-Wesson for the well-rehearsed performance.


Earth Science Fair

Earth Science Fair Welcomes 1,452 Visitors
The Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute outdid itself Feb. 23 and 24 with its semi-annual Earth Science Fair. The weekend was full of fun family activities, including oil and gas exploration with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, species guessing games with Exploration Nation, star-gazing in a mobile planetarium from Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the carbon dioxide cloud experiment from the Ross Perot Dallas Museum. A special feature added by Melanie Gamble, outreach and recruitment coordinator for BCGI, and the Earth Science Advisory Council this spring was a food truck for attendees' convenience. Providing a food source not only attracted more families, but also encouraged extended participation at the event. The fruit of the council’s labors can be seen in the weekend's recorded 1,452 visitors. The next Earth Science Fair is Oct. 19 and 20.


8 Draws Crowd

"8" Draws Crowd
Theatre Brookhaven tackled its latest piece, "8," on the big stage March 7-9. In the students' three performances, the play attracted approximately 517 theatre-goers from the college and beyond. The play, written by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black and directed by Michael A. Robinson, is an acclaimed dramatization of California's legal fight for marriage equality. Theatre Brookhaven was the only group scheduled to perform the play in North Texas this year.





Women's History Month with Fair

Brookhaven Celebrates Women's History Month with Fair
In honor of Women’s History Month, a Woman’s Day Fair was held March 5 in the Student Services Center Lobby. The Fair welcomed vendors whose products and services appealed to women and their interests. Vendor participants included Vardanyan Jewelry, American Cancer Society, Alejandra’s Gift Shop, Faceology and Herbalife, just to name a few. Women were able to gather more information about the products and services the companies offered, and even get some shopping done at the same time. The Fair was the first event to kick off Women’s History Month for March. For a complete list of the remaining events to come, visit the Brookhaven College Events Calendar.