Release Date July 30, 2007
The Brookhaven College School of the Arts Handbell Ensemble was one of only three choirs selected to perform at the national seminar of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. The seminar was in Dallas, July 18-21, and attracted more than 300 directors and handbell ringers from around the nation. The ensemble had a long day of rehearsal with six nationally known handbell directors before taking part in the Pinnacle performance. Bonnie Riddle, director of the handbell choir, accepted several compliments on the BCSA ensemble's performance from other choir directors.
The members of the Brookhaven College Dancer's Theatre will be entertaining audiences July 27-29th with free outdoor performances in the International Courtyard. Faculty members choreographed pieces for the event and students will perform a wide range of dance styles. In addition to dancers currently enrolled at the college, the events will include special guest performances from Dallas Power House, Baba Yaga and Lisbon Elementary School Character Counts Dance Company.
Melody Gamblin-Bullock, music professor, took part in the private funeral services for former first lady, Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, in Johnson City, Texas. Mrs. Johnson passed away July 11 and a private service was conducted July 14th. Gamblin-Bullock was part of the choral group that combined the talents of Huston-Tillotson University and the Ebenezer Baptist, Wesley United Methodist, and St. James Episcopal churches. Mrs. Johnson had requested the group's performance after hearing them at the Hemann-Sweatt Symposium at the LBJ Library. The two-hour service at the Riverbend Center had 1,800 mourners that included many dignitaries in attendance, such as First Lady Laura Bush, former president Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan and Governor Rick Perry.
Quality Matters has recognized the online nutrition course created by Dr. Marie Maness, nutrition professor. The Quality Matters™ program was developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and offers a peer-based approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement for online education. The QM project created a set of review criteria based on the research literature and national standards, incorporated these criteria into an interactive Web-based rubric with annotations, and developed training and a process for conducting team course reviews. To date, only 21 online courses have met the standards for Quality Matters recognition for 2007.
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