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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Jan. 19

Brookhaven College young musicians will take center stage in January at the kick-off for the spring School of the Arts season. On January 24th, the College School of the Arts and the Dallas Wind Symphony will partner to bring high school musicians from across North Texas to the college for a student chamber music festival. Woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments will warm the halls of the college for this special recital at 8 p.m. that evening. The concert is free and open to the public.

Brookhaven College School of the Arts hosted seven workshops for 52 area high school and middle school art teachers January 8th. Sponsored by Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc., professors Susan Barnett, Du Chau, Chong Chu, Lisa Ehrich, Rick Maxwell, David Newman and Don Taylor provided day-long workshops in digital cyanotype, figure drawing and painting, digital photography and Adobe Photoshop basics, printmaking, cast metals, hand-built ceramics, and gouache painting. The teachers were able to choose workshops that were designed to challenge their creative problem solving talents while building our technical skills.

Brookhaven College was mentioned in the January/February 2009 issue of Change Magazine, a bimonthly higher-education publication based in Washington, DC. The article focused on the efforts to enhance student success that are supported by the Lumina Foundation-sponsored initiative “Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count.” The article touches on many of the colleges and their initiatives to support student success. “These campuses are having courageous conversations in which faculty, staff, presidents and trustees accept the data, take accountability for the problems in the system, recognize the scale of the challenges they face, and press ahead on solutions.” Find the full article online at the following link: http://www.changemag.org/January-February%202009/full-achieving-dream.html

Twenty-eight Brookhaven College professors recently hosted 14 Early College High School at Brookhaven College faculty and staff for an interactive session focused on college readiness standards and ways to work together to implement these standards at the earliest possible levels within the high school. Members of the college Faculty Association hosted the event planned by Lisa Ehrich, association president and professor of art, Patti Burks, ECHS transition team co-chair and professor of computer information technology, and Adrien Cuellar-McGuire, the college faculty liaison for ECHS and professor of humanities. Marilyn K. Lynch, college readiness special advisor, sponsored the event. Ideas generated from the session will be shared with the college for use in a variety of venues.




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