Exploring Heartache Through Art

Offered for the first time this summer, the Interactive Art course not only introduced students to a new concept in the realm of visual arts, it also permitted an opportunity for them to explore and develop new ideas as a group, creating a collaborative art piece. The class worked on the project over the month […]

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 […]

Select Our Mascot: Voting Now Open

Beacon College is ready for a mascot! The entire College community was invited to submit a design, along with an explanation for why the mascot would best represent Beacon College. The plan was to have a committee decide on the top three finalists for voting by the community, but the judging proved so difficult that […]

Artwork of Lake County Students in Beacon College Arts Festival Gallery Exhibition

Beacon College Arts Festival

Beacon College art professors have invited area high schools to participate in the College’s first Arts Festival. Art teachers enthusiastically responded to this opportunity. The artwork of students and teachers from Leesburg, Tavares, Umatilla, and Mount Dora will be on exhibition on the Beacon College campus from Thursday, April 16th-Saturday, April 18th. Award winners will […]

Never Accept Failure: Learning from Einstein

I’m trying to get in the mood to study for this math test. So far nothing. I open my note book and I start to study and I get bored or tired and close the book. I don’t know if I’m accepting failure or just taking this test for granted. I have all the material right […]

Fall 2014 Semester Writing Contest Winners

Each semester, students are invited to submit written pieces for a contest in the Writing Center. Winners of the fall 2014 contest received Amazon gift cards, and their work may be read here. Jacob Pinkston, Director of the Writing Center, says, “We received many great entries in both poetry and fiction this semester. It is […]

Beacon Assistive Technology Class Creates Own Inventions

Students in Dr. Fleming’s Assistive Technology class had the opportunity this semester to turn their creative concepts into a reality. Using lessons and models from the coursework and textbook, as well as actual requests from fellow students in need of assistive technology, several ideas were formulated and created over the course of the semester. Working […]

Summer Faces: The Student Workers of Beacon Profile Series

Carl Casimir Profile Carl Casimir has become a staple of the IT department during the summers. Since many people are not on campus during these months, it would be easy to overlook just how important Carl’s help has been. This is a time that is actually critical for IT as they complete work around campus […]

Design Selected for the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog Cover

During the month of May, members of the Beacon College community were invited to weigh in on which student designed cover should be used for the academic catalog for the upcoming year. Students in Sandy Novak’s Photoshop class each designed two potential covers as their final project. President’s Council, which is comprised of the vice […]

Moonlight Lovers

“It was a night of unknown dreams; the stars were dancing in the darkness shimmering like ice crystals. He was walking through the forest in awe, admiring the different shades of dark greens and hearing nature’s own music of the night. Not knowing why, he could not help but follow the moon’s glow to a […]