Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fundraising campaign raises $56,000

‘Live Out Loud’ raises over $56,000 for WNZR projects

1 April 2011
The Lakeholm Viewer and LVonline

From the article:

WNZR’s “Live Out Loud” fundraising campaign raised over $56,000 in about three days last month. The annual Lifeline fundraiser provides much of the financial support used to pay station operating costs and the salaries of the station’s student workers.

“Every year about $35-40,000 of the total goes for the Student Leadership Team,” said Joe Rinehart, director of MVNU’s broadcasting program and co-host of WNZR’s evening drive-time radio show. Several MVNU students are chosen each year to fill official positions as WNZR staff members during the school year and the summer, and their jobs keep the station running.

“We can’t be out and active in the community without our student staff,” Rinehart said. “Marcy and I can’t do it alone.”

The rest of the article can be read at LVonline.

Mr. MVNU pageant stars three seniors

Mr. MVNU pageant features superhero theme

11 March 2011
The Lakeholm Viewer and LVonline

From the article:

Superheroes are flying in tonight for the annual Mr. MVNU event, in which campus seniors will compete to be named the University’s most popular man.The counterpart to the Homecoming pageant will take place at 8 p.m., March 11, in Thorne Performance Hall. Admission is free.

“Homecoming is more of a serious and formal event,” said Melissa Byrdy, the coordinator for the event, “whereas Mr.
MVNU has become more of a relaxed, comical and informal event.”

Last year’s space-themed Mr. MVNU event crowned Dustin Wine, then a graduating senior, as Mr. MVNU 2010. This year’s participants from the senior class are Bennett Briles, Jake Reber and Ryan Stagg. Those who attend Mr. MVNU will vote which one should be crowned this year.

The rest of the article is available at LVonline.

Education majors teach in New Zealand, Nicaragua

Seven weeks, 7,000 miles:
Ed majors spread across the globe

11 March 2011
The Lakeholm Viewer and LVonline

From the article:

Some student teachers move home for their last semester. Some move across the globe.

Lane Smith, Lyndsey Oldham and Tammy Lahrmer are three student teachers spending half of this semester teaching outside the U.S. These three have chosen to do part of their student teaching at schools in New Zealand and Nicaragua.

Tammy Lahrmer, a senior majoring in early childhood education, arrived in Nicaragua in early February. The student teaching experience is preparing her to teach overseas for a year or two after graduation. Lahrmer said the benefits are not limited to those who may teach overseas, though.

“It’s a great way to begin thinking for yourself and being responsible for yourself as an adult,” Lahrmer said, “but it also allows you to truly understand what it is like to be out of your comfort zone, where you are forced to understand the culture and get over the language barrier.”

The rest of the article is available at LVonline.

Men’s soccer coach takes new job

Men’s head soccer coach moving on

11 March 2011
The Lakeholm Viewer and LVonline

From the article:

After 21 years at MVNU, men’s soccer coach Paul Furey is moving to fill an opening at Lee University as head coach of the men’s soccer team.

“I have come to a point in my personal and professional life that I feel like I need a new challenge,” Furey said. “As tough as it is to leave a place we love, we’re excited about the new challenge that’s ahead.”

Furey and his wife will move to Tennessee this summer. His daughter is already away at college and his son will start college in the fall, which Furey said made it an opportune time to take advantage of the challenge that Lee University offered.

The entire article may be read on the LVonline website.

MVNU buys lot next to art center

University buys downtown lot

25 February 2011
The Lakeholm Viewer and LVonline

From the article:

Students and faculty at the Buchwald Center and nursing facility may eventually have more parking and pedestrian space, occupying the site of the Bodi N Balance building that burned down last fall.

The MVNU Board of Trustees purchased the parcel of land where the old Kresge building used to be for $180,000 last month, according to the Knox County Auditor’s office.

The land at 201 S. Main St., where the building burned down in October, is adjacent to the Buchwald Center, which was also damaged in the fire.

The entire article may be read at the LVonline website.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

MVNU radio staff attend industry conference

WNZR staff leaves for industry conference

25 February 2011
The Lakeholm Viewer and LVonline

Nicolás Felizzola won third place in the Web Desgin category of this year’s intercollegiate NRB production contest. Photo by Sarah Einselen.
From the article:
Two professors and several broadcasting students will leave campus for an industry conference in Nashville this weekend.
During the conference, video and radio broadcasting major Evan Walker and graphic design major Nicolás Felizzola will be recognized for placing in this year’s Intercollegiate NRB Production Awards competition.
Walker won third place in the News/Sports category, for a demo video of basketball play-by-plays.
“It was a pretty big shock” when Walker found out he had placed, he said. “It was a national competition and I didn’t think I would place. It was an honor.”
The full article is available on LVonline.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

“The Smoke Clears”

Photo essay
12 November 2010
The Lakeholm Viewer

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Buchwald Art Center was damaged by a fire that engulfed the neighboring building. Using photos taken by students and by MVNU’s communications director, I designed a photo essay depicting the fire’s aftermath in the art building.

Buchwald photo essay snapshot

The text in the bottom-right corner of the page:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s art students lost much of their work when an Oct. 25 fire on Main Street in Mount Vernon threatened the Buchwald Art Center next door.

The firefighters in the above photo worked with others from several area fire departments to keep the blaze from spreading to the Buchwald. Although the building itself was saved, smoke and water damage ruined many of the works of art on display and in progress.

The studios of senior art students were left in ruins, their artwork scattered about the waterlogged floor, as in the center photo.

Ceramics creations became lumps of clay in the water that filtered into the basement.

The teapots that Josh Smith made and photographed before the fire were among the pottery lost to the water.

Insulation from a damaged wall overflowed the drawing studio, shown in the far-left ­photo.