Release Date May 18
Brookhaven College had the opportunity to host a unique art experience, The Artstream Nomadic Gallery, on May 13th. The remodeled, 30-foot trailer has been converted to a traveling exhibition space. In 2001, Allegheny Meadows, artist, prepared the space to feature work of fellow artists along with his own. The current tour, April 6-May 14th, took the trailer through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Three of the artists gave a talk on their work in the art department’s ceramics studio. More than 20 artists had contemporary ceramic art pieces in the traveling show. For more information about this unique art show, visit http://www.art-stream.com/ .
The drama department at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts (BCSA) started auditions for this year’s summer musical this week. The 2009 summer musical will be Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical “RENT.” The college may be the first in the nation to be allowed to perform the full version of the play, according to Jane Quetin, professor of drama. In addition to this groundbreaking play, the BCSA also has confirmed Larry Gatlin as the fall spotlight performer.
The Ben Barnes Memorial Trivia Challenge raised more than $1,450 to support the Employee Emergency Fund (EEF). Employees from across the college came together for food and fun, sharing a potluck lunch and trying to find answers for both random and college trivia. The event was named this year in honor of Ben Barnes, executive dean of information technology, who died in May, 2008, and emceed the trivia event in the past. Individual donations and a bidding war for points increased the total amount of money raised far beyond the $3 each team member gave to be able to play. The EEF, administered by the human resources office, assists college employees who are facing a financial crisis. Bob Smith, lab coordinator and president of the PSSA; Carrie Schweitzer, assistant to the president; Tommy Gallegos, director of facilities services; and Terri Edrich, executive director, human resources, put together the event with the help of many other volunteers. Dr. Nita Drescher, developmental reading faculty, chaired the event.
Juanita Z. Flint, Ph.D., executive dean of the health and human services division, has been appointed to this year’s Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The board of examiners provides advice and guidance to the Baldrige panel of judges in selecting Baldrige award recipients. She will complete an orientation and self-study evaluation and training courses before taking part in review of an award application and a site visit. Also this week, Dr. Flint oversaw the first pinning ceremony of nursing graduates from the Brookhaven College Nursing Program. The ceremony was held at Mountain View College on May 14th.
On May 8th, eight juniors of the Early College High School (ECHS) at Brookhaven College were rewarded with a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium, as part of their Advancement Via Individual Determination class, for their A/B honor roll achievement. These students, along with 35 other ECHS juniors, are also completing finals and other end-of-semester college course requirements. As they complete their spring semester, the majority of students have taken advantage of their “spare time” between now and the Summer Term I by enrolling in a Maymester computer literacy course, COSC 1300.
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