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25 Years of Beacon History- Quiz Answers

February 3, 2014

History Quiz Answers 1)      The correct answer is 1989…25 years ago. For those of you who didn’t know, “Summer of ’69” is actually a popular song from Bryan Adams. We actually imagined people singing the song in their heads as they considered the choices. Did you? 2)      Contrary to popular belief, Marsha Glines was actually […]

New Director of the Writing Center Settling In

January 30, 2014

For the spring semester, Beacon has a new Director of the Writing Center- Mr. Jacob Pinkston. Pinkston originally hails from Illinois, but has most recently spent his years getting his masters in Fairbanks, Alaska and Ecuador, where he was serving with the Peace Corps. The extreme differences in temperature haven’t been a problem for him. […]

Beacon College Welcomes New Dean of Admissions & Enrollment

January 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dale Herold to the newly created position of Dean of Admissions and Enrollment. Dale brings with her more than 20 years of higher education experience in the field of college admissions, including more than a decade as Vice President for Enrollment Management at Landmark College in Vermont. […]

Hospitality Classes Visit Bohemian Hotel

January 3, 2014

On Monday, December 9th, the Introduction to Business, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality Information Systems classes went on a field trip to the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, Florida in order to get firsthand insights into what it takes to operate a successful hotel. A total of 12 students, along with Mr. Vaz, visited the property. The […]

Artistic Creations for Wearing

December 19, 2013

In Van Galyon’s Mixed Media class, students were challenged to create art that could be worn as a display for fellow classmates. There was no limitation to the type of materials or the size of them that could be used for the project, and students were encouraged to use their creativity and individuality, avoiding cliches. […]

Beacon College Featured in USA Today

December 14, 2013

We’re very pleased to announce that Beacon College was featured in a USA Today article this month.  Please visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/10/learning-disability-college-beacon/3913105/for the story.  In this article, Dr. Shelly Chandler explained the mission of the College and the necessity for such an institution to be available to serve the unique needs of our population. She expressed an […]

Guest Editing for International Botany Journal

December 9, 2013

Dr. Kirk Stowe is our professor of biology here at Beacon College.  In addition to being a full-time editor for the International Journal of Modern Botany, he recently completed guest editing a special issue for the journal.  The topic of the special issue was the tolerance of plants to herbivore damage, which refers to the […]

Tips for College Success

November 18, 2013

Tips to be Successful at Beacon: Avoid Procrastination - Some, like myself, procrastinate to the very last day. There are different reasons for this, but I think all can agree it’s best to find a system to avoid procrastinating altogether. Give yourself deadlines. Although your paper may not be due until next Wednesday, give yourself the deadline […]

Performance Art: Storytelling

November 15, 2013

On November 6th and 7th, visiting artist Bob Lawson held intensive theatre workshops for Beacon students. Lawson, a director, playwright, and visual artist who currently teaches at Franklin Pierce University, conducted his workshops with a core group of about 10 students. Several other students participated in various parts of the process, and a few faculty […]

Managing Stress with Occupational Therapy

November 8, 2013

Occupational Therapists assist with activities that make up a person’s daily life. We identify stressors in life, such as with work, to improve the management of stress. Stress management techniques can help students become more alert and better focused to handle stressful situations as they arise. Signs and symptoms of stress include: Difficulty falling asleep […]

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