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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. […]

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Announcing a New Major: Studio Arts

September 11, 2013

We are excited to announce the long anticipated SACS approval of our Studio Arts major. Planning for implementation of this major began in November of 2011, when Dr. Chandler and art professors Van Galyon and Russ Bellamy noticed considerable student interest in this field. They have worked diligently in the intervening years to design the […]

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The Value of Student Internships

September 2, 2013

During the month of July, four students participated in the Intensive Summer Employment Training program. As they neared the end of the course, having participated in both an internship as well as daily afternoon class sessions, the students were asked to reflect on the experience and on what they had learned. Here are their thoughts, […]

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Summertime Employment Training

August 12, 2013

  This July, the non-credit course Intensive Training for Employment was offered to Beacon College students and alumni for the first time. Although the group was small, each student learned a lot about the professional world and how to set and achieve their goals in it. There is a strong possibility for program growth in […]

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Florida Plantlife

August 2, 2013

Dr. Stowe’s Field Botany class is designed to introduce students to different species of plants, particularly those native to Florida. While this course is offered in the academic year, the longer summer class sessions afford the opportunity to get out there and explore. This class took full advantage, taking several field trips around the area. […]

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Digital Painting

July 26, 2013

Courses offered at Beacon during the summer are mainly electives that are intended to be fun and more laid back than classes held during the academic year. At the same time, they have to be helpful for the students in preparing them for their future careers. Digital Painting is a course that was offered for […]

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The Art of Performance

July 18, 2013

The Performance Art course is a fun and beneficial elective for Beacon College students, particularly those who are either pursuing a minor in Art or are interested in the pending Studio Art major. While elements of this art form have been incorporated in other art courses, this summer course was the first to be devoted […]

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Understanding the Power of Mobile Technology

July 11, 2013

One of the new courses offered at Beacon this summer was Mobile Learning in Higher Education. Mr. Alan Flaten created this course based on his academic interest in this subject and his desire to expand mobile learning on the Beacon College campus. This course aims to prepare students in the Computer and Information Systems major […]

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Appreciating Florida’s Natural Environment

July 3, 2013

Eco-Tourism was offered during the summer semester for the first time. Mr. Vaz selected this course for business students because it is a hot topic in the tourism industry, and Florida, due to the ample beaches and national parks, is one of the leading states in the country when it comes to ecotours. The longer […]

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Fun Summer Project: Create a Roman Mosaic

June 19, 2013

Dr. Ross and Van Galyon co-taught a course this summer called Culture & Art of Italy & Croatia. While this was designed with the Cultural Studies Abroad program in mind, several of the students enrolled in the class were not signed up for this year’s trip and were just interested in learning more about these […]

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