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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Dec. 8

The Brookhaven Bears’ basketball team hosted the Northwestern State University Junior Varsity Demons.  The team took voluntary donations for the Employee Emergency Fund to honor four Brookhaven College colleagues who died in the 2007-2008 academic year.  Kevin Hurst, academic advisor and basketball coach, gave the first donation in the names of Ben Barnes, executive dean of information technology; Jim Dwyer, director of facilities services; Adam Gonzalez, assistant dean, resource and economic development; and Charles McAdams, professor of humanities.  “These four were/are among the most special our Brookhaven Family has to offer,” said Hurst.

The Emergency Medical Services Program (EMS) at Brookhaven College exhibited at the Texas EMS Conference at the Fort Worth Convention Center, November 23rd-26th.  Sponsored by the Texas Department of State Health Services, more than 2,500 EMS and fire professionals attend this convention annually.  Alex Stadthagen, professor of EMS and program director, said he was able to use the exhibit to speak with many of the EMS chiefs and administrators from around the state and tell them about the EMS Program at the college.  Jason Thornton, Richard Campbell and DeMoss Collins, EMS professors; Karen McCarthy, clinical coordinator; and David Dunafan and Damon Johnston, adjunct faculty members, also attended and staffed the exhibit, while the EMS instructors were able to participate in various workshops and seminars. 

The ceramics department of Brookhaven College’s School of the Arts received a special note in the November 30th edition of the Dallas Morning News article “Foodies flock to sample marshmallow soup.”  The article focused on a special soup that looks like a marshmallow but in reality is a tomato carrot bisque.  Chef Cherif Brahmi’s newest menu item at Rise No. 1 is served in what the article deemed “fanciful bowls” which were created by the college’s ceramics department.  Lisa Ehrich, art professor and department chair, worked with the restaurant’s owner in one of her courses last spring to create special pieces, and Susan Mollet, adjunct instructor and instructional associate, has continued working on the project in her class this fall.  In 2006, Ehrich and Mollet team-taught an advanced-level ceramics course that gave students the same unique opportunity to put their artistic lessons to practical work by creating ceramic pieces for another Dallas restaurant, Urbano Paninoteca.  Read the Dallas Morning News article at   (see article attached)

Brookhaven College’s Art Club had its annual holiday sale December 3rd and 4th.  Each year, members offer one-of-a-kind pieces that are produced by students for purchase in the ceramics, printmaking, painting, jewelry making, sculpture, drawing and photography courses over the fall term.  Tables were filled with pottery, sculpture, jewelry, prints and paintings in a wide range of colors, sizes, shapes and tastes.  The sale benefits Art Club student awards that are presented each year.  In addition to the art, the club also was accepting $5 donations, for the opportunity to win one of two sets of 10 handmade art ornaments created by art department faculty members.  The drawing benefits the Adjunct Art Faculty Staff Development Fund.



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