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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Quick Hits

Holiday Luncheon 2013

Holiday Luncheon 2013

The Brookhaven College family gathered 'round the table once again for the holiday luncheon and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of opening our doors to students. The theme this year was “Flashback to the Beginning – Brookhaven’s Prom 1978.” Faculty and staff contributed side dishes and desserts while the college provided turkey, ham and drinks. Employees also donated toiletry items to Metrocrest Social Services that will be distributed to local seniors in need. Additionally, the Art Department held a drawing for two original art pieces created by art faculty Chong Chu and Lisa Ehrich to support the Art Adjunct Faculty Staff Development Fund. The drawing raised $620 total. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s party a groovy one!

*Turn up the volume for some far-out music and watch the slideshow!

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VA Raffle

VA Raffle

The Student Veteran Association (SVA) began a raffle on Nov. 26 and ran until Dec. 6, with a chance to win Dallas Mavericks tickets, Dallas Cowboys tickets, and many other things. The list of winners include: Jason Sickes and Jerry Bartz with Mavericks tickets, Melody Guerra with Dallas Cowboys tickets, Kathy Watkins and Mary East with Spa Resort tickets, Ron Hall with a free chiropractic visit, and Daniel Torrez and Melody Landa with passes to Hyena’s Comedy Club. The raffle was organized to raise money to support the efforts of veterans here at Brookhaven College.

 

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Art Drawing

Art Drawing

This holiday season the Art Department held a drawing for the prize of either a drawing from instructor Chong Chu, or a ceramic basket from instructor Lisa Ehrich. The drawing was an effort to raise money for staff development, and a total of $620 was collected. The winners of the prizes were Kenya Diaz and Larry Spencer, who turned out to be students to the respective instructors. Congrats to the winners, as well as the Art Department for the money raised!

 

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Open Book Hazel Carlos

Open Book Hazel Carlos

For the last Open Book Event of 2013, Hazel Carlos discussed the literary comparisons between “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin and “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore. The event took place Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in Bldg. X, Room X2005. Over 20 people attended the event where they enjoyed not only refreshments, but also gifts from the Open Book organization. Hazel’s comparisons between the two books included settings, father figures and distractions to the main characters. The event ended with a question and answer session, and discussion of Open Book events for 2014. For any additional information on the Open Book events, contact Anna Masters at Ext. 4624 or Nelda Contreras at Ext. 4258.

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Lunch Series Last One

Lunch Series Last One

For the last Lunch and Learn series from the Psychology Department, John Williams, social sciences faculty, spoke Nov. 21 about “The Healing of Humor.” The famous mantra “laughter is contagious” was the main focal point of his lecture, where John gave several examples of psychoneuroimmunology, as well as a few good laughs. Under this study, John pointed out a few major discoveries like ten minutes of good belly laughing leading to better sleep, and how laughter could reduce painful treatments. The audience was treated to lunch from Lenny’s Subs, and held a short question and answer session with John before the series was closed.

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Angel Tree

Angel Tree

Around this time every year, the Student Government Association holds an Angel Tree where they adopt a charity for the holiday season. This year, the event benefitted the Genesis Women’s Shelter. In total, 53 people were adopted, with two females adopted by the Student Government Association. Brian Borski, of the SGA, commented that this year many people brought two or more gifts for their “angels” instead of merely one present. The Genesis Women’s Shelter was very grateful that both students and employees, through the SGA, gave to others in their community this holiday.

 

 

 

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Quick Hits

Vet Toy Drive

The Student Veteran’s Association (SVA) began their first toy drive on Nov. 25 and ran through Dec. 6. The toy drive benefitted the American League Post 597 and their efforts to throw a holiday party for the children of deployed soldiers. The SVA ended up collecting around 45 toys for the kids, to which they delivered to the American League. Although this was their first year, the SVA felt the drive went very well, and are considering to make it an annual event.

 

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Open Book Photography

Open Book Photography

The Open Book Project displayed its photography contest winners this fall in Building L. Submissions to the contest had to be either an 8x10 or a 4x6 photograph and must be inspired by the book. Winners received Follett Bookstore giftcards. For first place, Frank H. Fehmel won a $75 gift card bookstore, second place went to Paul Lauder for $50, and Ratchaneekorn Suttikarn took third place with a $25 gift card. Congratulations to the winners and to the Open Book Project for another successful contest.