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Knightly News to help with lung association gala

By Yuliani Sutedjo and Kathleen Tarr

Knightly News Reporters

The Knightly News Media Club will volunteer with the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania to help with its 27th Annual Sapphire Gala on March 3.

The purpose of the gala is to raise money and to support the association’s vision, mission and goals.

That mission is “To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The association’s vision is “A world free of lung disease.”

Members have sought to achieve their goals through many events, such as the LUNG FORCE Walk, Pasta Run and the gala.

The 27th Annual Sapphire Gala will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill, from 6 to 11 p.m.The Sapphire Gala will include a variety of games, a live and a silent auction, and other entertainment.

Entertainment options will be provided by Famous Rumors. Participants from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio will perform a tango.

Some of the silent auction packages are San Francisco Wine Country; Alaska – The Call of Wild; The Wine, Wonder and Romance of France; and tropical Costa Rica.

The live auction will include trips featuring castles of Ireland, a Greek Island adventure and James Bond’s secret hideaways.

The Gala marks the largest philanthropic endeavor for the Knightly News

The Gala marks the largest philanthropic endeavor for the Knightly News.

The games will include heads or tails, wine pull, and Leitzel’s Jewelry lock box.

For the heads or tails, audience will purchase a flashing bracelet for $20 to participate. Audience members who participate will be asked to stand up. If a guest participating has the right side of the coin, then he or she will remain standing. The last person standing wins.

The wine pull will cost $20 and audience members can pick any number, and based on that number, they will get wine that matches the number.

For the Leitzel’s Jewelry lock box, there will be approximately 200 keys, and any member of the audience can purchase a key for $20. Then they will try the keys they bought to see whether they open a box. If the box opens, then the owner of the key wins the jewelry inside.

“We currently have approximately 200 participants to date (as of Feb. 7),” according to Kayla Juba, development coordinator at the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania. “We are anticipating approximately 300-350 attendees and more than a dozen local businesses to participate in this year’s event.”

Gala tickets cost $125 each. They can be purchased online. Once on the page, click on the Register Here link, in the left column..

Knightly News media club members say they are looking forward to volunteering at this the event.


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Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.

 

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A Day in New York City

Students visit United Nations, seek their own adventures

By Brian Christiana and Paul Jones

Knightly News Reporters

On Nov. 3, Central Penn Chief Diversity Officer Romeo Azondekon took several students to New York City for a visit to the United Nations.

The students traveled around the city and had to interview another person of a different culture or ethnicity.

“It was a very cool and an eye-opening experience. I had an opportunity to go into the United Nations, where many people don’t get to go,” said corporate communications major Michael Ademola.

The students were from the Student Multicultural Advisory Board, and Hispanic American Student Association.

 

Jones poses in front of the New York City skyline.  Photo courtesy of Paul Jones.

Jones poses in front of the New York City skyline. Photo courtesy of Paul Jones.

Corporate communications major Morgan Littleford said, “I was happy to learn about all the different things about the United Nations and all the different cultures that are involved.”

The students went to different stores, such as the clothing outlets H&M, Forever 21 and other clothing stores.

The entertainment from street performers really helped brighten the mood. Littleford said that she really enjoyed them, and they made her laugh.

For information about these type of trips, contact Azondekon at romeoazondekon@centralpenn.edu or (717) 728-2437.


Brian Christiana is president of The Knightly News Media Club @ Central Penn College.

To comment on this story or to suggest a story, contact TheKnghtlyEditors@CentralPenn.edu.

Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olmpi.

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Themed housing event brings students together

By Brian Christiana and Dylan Kleintop

Knightly News Reporters

The residents of townhouse 135 held an event on Jan. 30 in the cafeteria lounge to study for midterms.

The theme of 135 is UBalance, which deals with managing time between school, work and other activities.

The event was for all students and the highlight of the night was the free Buffalo chicken dip.

“The whole point of this was to help bring the student body together, and to prepare for the exams along with scheduling their classes,” Sophia Charles, student residence assistant, said.

Charles is majoring in entrepreneurship and small business.

Fifty to 60 students showed up. Several people noted that it was good for the students to come study for different types of classes.

The students involved were Sophia Charles, Ashanti Conover, Nikolas Hollomon, Kyrin (KEYE-rin) Lloyd and the authors.

Charles, who decided to do a study hall, really did well with helping students with scheduling and homework.

A 2.0 GPA is required for students to live in a themed house. The students must participate in one event related to the theme of the house, and have an article presented in Student Central.

“I feel like this event had a very good vibe to it. It really helped bring students together and they all enjoyed some good food,” said Lloyd, a business administration major.

Ian Kemmerer, a corporate communication major, really enjoyed the food.

“I was really blown away by how much the themed house members put into this activity,” he said. “I hope there is another event like this.”

Another themed house, UCare, townhouse 147, focuses on community issues, and will hold a clothing drive soon during which members will set up boxes for clothing donations.

For more information on themed housing, contact Dillon Epler, associate director of residence life, at dillonepler@centralpenn.edu.


Brian Christiana is president of the Knightly News, and Dylan Kleintop is secretary.

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Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.

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Podcast Episode #47 Discusses the CPEC Job Fair and Knightly News Election

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

On our latest edition of the Knightly News Podcast, we welcome Career Services Director Steve Hassinger to talk about the upcoming Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium Job Fair, as well as speaking with new Knightly News Media Club President Brian Christiana.

The podcast is joined by Sharon Kelly, her first time on the podcast, as well as being hosted by Co-adviser Paul Miller.

During our discussion with Hassinger, he tells us about the importance of attending networking events and job fairs such as CPEC.

This job fair is also quite unique in that, “Some employers will come out to a job fair held by a consortium like this that may not come to (smaller job fairs)”, Hassinger notes.

Hassinger also promotes the services from his office that students can use to be successful at the fair.  He discusses the professional clothing available, resume assistance, career planning, as well as other services that may be helpful in preparation.

The fair takes place on Feb. 20 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, located in Camp Hill, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  No advance registration is required, but students do need to bring an updated resume, as this is part of the registration process.

Further information can be obtained by visiting http://cpec.info/ or by emailing Hassinger at stevehassinger@centralpenn.edu.

In the second segment of the podcast, we welcome newly crowned Knightly News Media Club President Brian Christiana.

Christiana, a sophomore, has been heavily involved in the club since arriving on campus.  His peers voted him to the position after former President Sherri Long completed her degree after the fall term.

On the show, Christiana discusses many initiatives that he has for the club, including more breaking news and spearheading the sports live stream and commentary project.

The Knightly News Media Club is in excellent hands with Christiana, as we look forward to a fantastic 2018 with him at the helm.


You can also hear this episode during the months of January and February on our SoundCloud page, located at:  https://soundcloud.com/user-511685837/the-knightly-news-podcast-episode-47.

 

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Brian Christiana Elected Knightly News President for 2018

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

Congratulations are in order to Knightly News Reporter Brian Christiana, as he was elected the Knightly News president in a vote at a recent club meeting, held on Dec. 7.  Ian Kemmerer was elected vice president in the same election.

Christiana, a Shamokin native and graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Coal Township, is a residential student in his sophomore year.

The positions became available due to the graduation of current Knightly News Club President Sherri Long, and the impending graduation of Knightly News Vice President Yuliani Sutedjo.  Sutedjo will continue to serve in a mentor role to the new club officers until her graduation in March.

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Brian Christiana is honored to be the fourth President of the Knightly News Media Club.

Christiana discussed several initiatives that he hopes to achieve in 2018 during a speech given to club members prior to the vote, including an increased emphasis on breaking news and the future for sports commentary for our basketball and baseball teams.

During his time with the Knightly News, Christiana has shown a tremendous dedication to club functions and activities, especially taking the initiative to encourage involvement in the club from peers and starting his own fantasy football podcast with Kemmerer.

While it is bittersweet to see our current club officers turning to the next stage of their lives, the club believes they are in good hands for 2018 and beyond.

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A place to pray

Interfaith prayer room to open soon

By Yuli Sutedjo

Knightly News Reporter

After almost a year and a half, the Interfaith Prayer Room has found a home — in the Boyer House.

The room will be used by students, faculty and staff to pray, and to hold religious or spiritual programs.

There will be different programs that will allow faculty, staff and students to learn about different religions, Chief Diversity Officer Romeo Azondekon said.

Making it comfortable                                                                                                             

Facilities put furniture in a room on the first floor of the historic building, on the northeast corner of campus along Valley Road, around the end of October.

The search has taken a while because space is limited on campus.

Members of the Student Multicultural Advisory Board (SMAB) will be coming in to arrange the furniture and to shelve books by the end of fall term.

Furniture includes a table for a student worker to use while on duty, possibly a beanbag chair, a sofa that the board and the Diversity Committee expect to be donated, and some other pieces from offices and other locations on campus.

The books, which were donated, include such works as the Bible and the Quran.

Schedule, and getting in

Once everything is set up, the interfaith room will be open three days a week and staffed by financial aid counselor John Steindel.

Steindel will supervise use of the room, and when and what day the prayer room will be available, said Azondekon.

To use the room outside of the yet-to-be-established office hours, faculty, staff and students need to schedule an appointment with Steindel. After that, Steindel will have the option to schedule the event and let security know about it, so that the room will be open when the group needs to use the room.

Azondekon said the room should be ready for use by the winter term, which begins in the second week of January.


Yuli Sutedjo is vice president of the Knightly News Media Club @ Central Penn College.

Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.

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Humanities Film Series and December Events Discussed on Final Fall Podcast

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

In the final episode of the Knightly News Podcast for the Fall term (Episode #44), we are pleased to be joined by Dr. Brant Ellsworth, associate professor of Humanities, and Student Activities Director Adrienne Thoman.

During our time with Ellsworth, we discuss the upcoming Humanities Film Series, a unique opportunity for faculty.

The Humanities Film Series will be a quarterly event in the Capital BlueCross Theatre at Central Penn College, that will feature commentary by faculty about a movie of their choosing.

Save the Dates for the following films in the series:

  • January 26 – Professor Jared Rife – JAWS
  • April 27 – Professor Paul Miller – The Big Lebowski
  • July 27 – Dr. Marcie Rovan – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Ellsworth also discusses his current American Civil War course and his time spent on The Price is Right.

On our segment with Thoman, we discuss several important events taking place in the month of December, while also discussing the Student Government Association election that took place earlier in November.

Thoman discussed the following events in the “Adrienne’s Featured Three” segment of the program.

  • Dec. 12 – The Color Code Leadership Training, please register by emailing adriennethoman@centralpenn.edu
  • Dec. 14 – Late Knight Breakfast
  • Dec. 17 – Cram Jam

The Knightly News is thankful to our guests for another term of fantastic podcasts, and looks forward to returning in the winter term.


This podcast can also be heard at our SoundCloud page:  https://soundcloud.com/user-511685837/episode-44-dr-brant-ellsworth-and-adrienne-thoman

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Media Club donates journalism resources for Central Penn students

Knightly News gives Learning Center and Library Associated Press stylebooks

By Michael Lear-Olimpi

Knightly News Co-Adviser

The Knightly News Media Club @ Central Penn College, publisher of The Knightly News and its podcasts, earlier this month donated copies of the 2017 edition of The Associated Press Stylebook and Guide to Media Law to the two out-of-classroom anchor writing-support facilities at Central Penn.

Club members presented one copy of the book to each the Charles “T” Jones Leadership Library and to the Learning Center.

Media Club Vice President, reporter and videographer/photographer Sarayuth Pinthong presents Lilbrary Director Diane Porterfield with a copy of the AP stylebook. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi

Media Club Vice President, reporter and videographer/photographer Sarayuth Pinthong presents Library Director Diane Porterfield with a copy of the AP stylebook. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi

“The library has at least one copy of the manual, but we had a couple of extra copies of the stylebook, and I thought the library could use an additional stylebook as a resource for COM and students in other majors who may need it for projects,” club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi said.

The Learning Center had no copy of the stylebook, and staff were unfamiliar with the book.

“I figured the Learning Center should have one,” Lear-Olimpi said. “COM majors are familiar with the book, which they use in at least 60 percent of their COM classes — those in which they primarily produce writing projects, and many in which they must write in AP/journalism style, but the Learning Center didn’t have a copy. I believed it was important for the Learning Center to have a stylebook for COM and students in other majors who may be producing assignments that include journalistic or public-relations-style writing, and who may want support for writing in the somewhat different style those genres demand apart from Standard Written English.”

Media Club member Darren Greene helps Learning Center Director Megan Rehm display the AP stylebook the Media Club donated to the center. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi

Media Club member Darren Greene helps Learning Center Director Megan Rehm display the AP stylebook the Media Club donated to the center. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi

The 613-volume reference is a compact dictionary of words and phrases, punctuation and diction, along with scores of other usages standardized for use in journalistic writing, which is typically more economical than other forms of writing, such as essays or research papers.

The stylebook is divided into a lengthy section of alphabetically ordered word listings, and separate sections for specialty usages, such as in religion, fashion, business, sports, food and business writing and reporting.

Punctuation and a section on media-law considerations are included in sections in the second half of the book.

For consistency, to promote and maintain accuracy and, in doing so, trustworthiness in its product, The Associated Press employs some spellings and other usages, including punctuation, in ways different from usages in Standard Written English. Some of these differences have historical bases, but most of them are purely practical for stories produced locally or nationally and shared with scores of thousands of members of The Associated Press cooperative, which includes media outlets and public-relations departments, divisions and agencies around the world.

“Thank you, very much,” Learning Center Director Megan Rehm said. “I welcome this donation. I’m sure it will be a valuable resource for Learning Center clients.”

The Learning Center had no copy of the stylebook. Prof. Lear-Olimpi had provided a copy to The Writing Center, on which he was an informal adviser when it was being created in 2013.

The copy in the library is a reserve book and can used in the library for a set number of hours, but does not circulate outside the building.


To comment on this story or to suggest one, contact TheKnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.Edu.

Prof. Lear-Olimpi is co-adviser of the Knightly News Media Club and editor of the Knightly News blog.

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Students seek opportunities at job fair

About 20 organizations showed what they have to offer

By Kathleen Tarr and Michael Ademola

Knightly News Reporters

On Nov. 1, representatives of several companies and businesses visited Central Penn for the quarterly job fair to offer interesting insight, information and opportunities for those nearing graduation in search of a job or an internship opportunity.

Among the 20 or so different businesses with table/booths inside Central Penn’s Conference Center were representatives who could appeal to any student’s major.

About 30 students attended, with most present from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Some of the businesses offered opportunities to multiple majors. Some offered different jobs to a single major, and the rest had only one job or internship opportunity for a single major.

Central Penn College Career Services Director Steve Hassinger and Associate Director Rubina Azizdin organized the event to give students the opportunity to bridge the gap between their collegiate and professional careers.

This wasn’t the first job fair the college has offered, and it definitely won’t be the last. If you’re a student who missed out on the opportunity to build relationships with potential employers, make sure you’re at the next job fair!


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Breaking News: Littleford wins SGA presidency

Candidates for the other three offices were unopposed

By Brian Christiana

Knightly News Reporter

The Student Government Association (SGA) last week had its 2018 elections. The student body decided who they wanted to see them represent their voice.

Morgan Littleford, Central Penn's SGA president-elect. She will assume office, with the new vice president, secretary and online delegate, at the end of the fall term. Photo courtesy Central Penn SGA

Morgan Littleford, Central Penn’s SGA president-elect. She will assume office, with the new vice president, secretary and online delegate, at the end of the fall term. Photo courtesy Central Penn SGA

The students voted for president, vice president, secretary and online delegate.

The president nominees were Morgan Littleford and Johnathan Noss.

The other three positions were for only a single contestant each.

Vice president was Isaiah Scott, secretary was Christine Donaghy and online delegate was Angelina Stillman.

Littleford and Noss were looking to replace 2017 President Yuliani Sutedjo. Sutedjo had done many great activities during the 2017 school year. She brought many great ideas, and was really involved on and off campus. She will be dearly missed at the school, and we all appreciate the service she has done.

 SGA speech panel

The students had an opportunity to meet the candidates on Nov. 7 in the Capital BlueCross Theatre. The candidates were trying to persuade the audience about why they deserve votes.

Littleford brought up how she has a lot of experience with being the 2017 vice president and being involved in SGA since she has been on campus.

Noss talked about how he has been devoted and committed to many organizations, which include: Christian church groups, grocery store manager and construction.

They both talked about how they are for the on and off campus students, and how the candidates want to make the school better.

“I think the SGA kickoff went exceptionally well,” Littleford said. “Each candidate articulated what they can do for the campus. This school would be lucky to have any of us represent them.”

Noss thought that the panel was a very good experience for not just the students, but for the candidates as well.

Noss said, “We all have unique stories of successes and failures, and for me, it was inspiring to hear those stories being told today.”

They both said that they are committed to work with future and current faculty, and they want to find a way to make the students happier with the cafeteria.

“One of the main things I would do as president is to make sure the quality of food is better in the Knight & Day Café,” said Littleford.

Littleford added that she will work closely with Sutedjo to make sure she picks up where the outgoing president left off.

Results

The voting started on Nov. 7, and ended on Nov. 10, at midnight.

Littleford defeated Noss to become president.

Scott, Donaghy and Stillman each won the positions they ran for – vice president, secretary and online delegate.

According to SGA adviser Adrienne Thoman, Littleford got 63 percent of 43 votes cast for president, for a total of 27, leaving 16 for Noss.

Scott received 41, and Donaghy and Stillman each received 42 votes.

Thoman said the candidates will have a formal inauguration by the end of the term, and assume office then.


To comment on this story or to suggest one, contact TheKnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.Edu.  Edited by media club co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.

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