Students Develop Designs for the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog Cover

Photoshop Class

It has become an annual tradition at Beacon College for the students in Sandy Novak’s Photoshop class to develop potential designs for the cover of the upcoming year’s Academic Catalog. Steps in the design process include a visit from Dave Brown, Registrar, and Dr. Shelly Chandler, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, a field […]

Interactive Art Class Offers Artistic Freedom

This summer Russ Bellamy will be teaching the topic course Interactive Art, and it is a class that he is very excited about, due mainly to the fact that it will be open ended, allowing for limitless unknown potential. Students will be permitted creative freedom in this course, which makes the artistic possibilities endless. The […]

Animal Lovers Given New Course Option this Summer

Professor Ogle brings to you a wild of a summer in summer term but outside of the classroom! Looking for a way to get some credits this summer, and also learn more about animals? Professor Ogle is a wildlife enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge about animals, nature, and scientific information. I sat down with […]

Topics: Theories of Personality

May term at Beacon brings with it fresh new courses to explore. This year, Dr. Marsden is teaching the class Topics: Theories of Personality for the summer term. Dr. Perrone brought the idea for this course to Dr. Marsden, who saw the potential and enthusiastically agreed to teach it.  The class fits with her background […]

Beacon College Professors Offer Free Online Course

I was intrigued by the idea of Drs. Le and Nesbitt teaching a free online course about how to assist students with learning disabilities in improving their writing. I decided to interview Dr. Le to learn more about this course, which is called Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in the Writing Classroom. Dr. Le and […]

Beacon College Extends Reach to International Audience

Beacon College faculty and staff have been working on developing summer programs that will extend the College’s reach nationally and even internationally. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Beacon College will introduce two new pre-college educational programs specifically designed for high school students with learning disabilities or ADHD. These inaugural programs will be piloted employing […]

Video Students Learn of Final Cut Pro Features

Last Friday, Sandy Novak, Web & Digital Media Associate Professor, invited Apple representatives Steve and Tim to speak with Beacon College students about Final Cut Pro. About half a dozen students, most of them Web & Digital Media majors, showed up for this presentation.   Steve began by providing the group with an overview of […]

Beacon Faculty Develop Online Writing Course to Share Strategies

Beacon College faculty and staff have been working on developing programs that will extend the College’s reach nationally and even internationally. Several programs are in the developmental stage currently, and details will be released as soon as they are confirmed. These inaugural programs will be piloted employing the proven model of academic success developed at […]

Beacon Students Test Out Applied Science in New Zoology Course

Many Beacon College students appreciate the field of science but find they need to have a clear understanding of the practical application of what they learn. This semester, Beacon College is pleased to offer Zoology on a trial basis. Beacon freshmen will be participating in regional and national community science projects, and feedback from these […]

Spring 2015 Orientation Sets Beacon Students on the Path to Success

Orientation for Beacon students beginning their college experience with the spring semester began on Monday, January 5th. After a quick check in process, students began moving into, and getting comfortable in, their new college homes. A welcome dinner on Monday evening and a tour and informational sessions held on Tuesday helped acclimate students to their […]