Release Date July 23
The second edition of the Moulin Review has made its way to Brookhaven College. The Moulin Review Vol. 2 features literary works ranging from creative non-fiction to poetry along with paintings, photography and drawings. Published and coordinated by the Windmill Writers Club, the latest edition expanded to 60 pages this year. Aaron Clark, communications professor, and Tina Aguilar, visiting scholar in cultural studies, serve as club sponsors. Moulin Review is a collaboration of student and faculty efforts with Erin Marissa Russell, Courier editor, as the primary editor with editorial advisors including Aguilar and Clark along with students Lexi Earle, Rhianon Huot, and Jareb Parker. Jerry Hill, adjunct professor in visual communications, and a student shared duties as layout and design directors for volume 2.
One student taking advantage of summer courses at Brookhaven College to get a jump on his college career was featured in St. John’s Source. Michael Vargo was top in his class at the Gifft Hill School at St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. As the only high school on the island, the graduating class only had 10 students, but Michael’s SAT scores were the highest in the school’s history. He spent the summer in Dallas with his brother and took a chemistry course at Brookhaven College. In the fall, Vargo will attend the University of Miami in Florida to study biology.
Melinda Franklin, English for Speakers of Other Languages professor in workforce and continuing education, helped almost all the students who recently completed her latest upper-level course move into credit courses at Brookhaven College. Melinda gathered information about registering for courses and about a variety of programs across the college to help the students’ transition to credit courses in the fall. Sheri Van Court, credit ESOL professor, also is working with continuing education to begin giving presentations to the high-level, non-credit students to encourage them to continue their English studies and education in credit programs at the college.
While board games may not be the usual topic for a musical, Theatre Brookhaven opened their production of Chess – The Musical this week. Directed by Darise Error, theater professor, with musical direction from Gary Okeson and choreography by Les Jordan performances continue through August 1st in the performance hall. Chess offers ‘80s style power ballads and logical strategies into something outside the usual musical experience. Years before turning their ABBA songs into a Broadway success with Mamma Mia!, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson along with Tim Rice put together the music and lyrics for Chess. The story follows an American chess champion who battles his Russian counterpart, and a romantic-tangle grows when the woman who manages one champion and falls in love with the other.
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