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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Sept. 17, 2007

The line for hotdogs was long, but moved quickly as hundreds of students and employees celebrated at Brookhaven College ’s Welcome Back Party on September 5th. Joy Arndt, Yasaman Contractor and Linus Spiller, Student Programs and Resources Office personnel, coordinated the event to welcome students back for the fall semester. Vendors, 12 student organizations, the Police Department and the Head Start Center provided information and trinkets for sale while a band played. Fun inflatable games, such as the Human Bowling Game and Bouncy Boxing, added more levity to the day.

More than 70 companies and hundreds of visitors came to the Brookhaven College ’s Fall Career Fair on September 13th. Students and community members had the opportunity to speak face-to-face with employers actively seeking to hire for open positions in many career fields, such as call center operators, office managers, police officers and nurses. Lisa Ann Miller, director of the Career Development Center , along with her staff, coordinates three career fairs throughout the year. The spring fair includes a focus on a specific industry and the summer career fair focuses on bilingual positions.

Dr. Patricia Dodd, English professor, was recently interviewed for “American Ramadan,” a documentary film that examines what it means to be an American-Muslim. The film, recorded in Dallas and Los Angeles , follows the lives of five American-Muslim families during the month of Ramadan in 2005. Dr. Dodd has been the sponsor for the Muslim Student Association at the Brookhaven College for the past two years. She also instructs courses focusing on human rights and civil disobedience.

The Second City performance that was the spotlight event for the Brookhaven College School of the Arts was a great success on September 8th. Rodger Bennett, executive dean for the School of the Arts, is on sabbatical but was still part of all the hard work from School of the Arts faculty and staff who worked to coordinate the demands of the show. Founded in Chicago in 1959, The Second City alumni list includes a who’s who of American comedy with names such as Alan Arkin, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Horatio Sanz and others.




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