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Knightly News Celebrates Episode 50 of Podcast

By Brian Christiana

Knightly News Reporter

The Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with the 50th episode of the club’s podcast.

The first episode of the podcast featured co-host Paul Miller, Career Services Director Steve Hassinger and the late Nasir Harris. The 50th episode featured Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, interim co-president and provost, as the guest.

Episode 50 will be released Feb 20.

The episode focuses on different accomplishments Fedrizzi-Williams has achieved since taking over the position last fall.

Miller talked to her about many topics, which included: current initiatives, upcoming commencement as co-president and her most proud achievement at the school (listen to our podcast to hear what that is).

Media club member Michael Ademola and this reporter talked about many questions the student body had for her.

Fedrizzi-Williams was very honored and appreciative to be featured on the milestone.

“I was honored to be a part of the 50th podcast episode with Professor Miller, Brian Christiana and Michael Ademola,” Fedrizzi-Williams said. “I look forward to listening to the next 50 episodes.”

Because we are celebrating two years, we would like to look back at important moments in club history, including: The Bill Gladstone Project, Moving to the Boyer House and the Nasir Harris Studio Dedication.

The Bill Gladstone Project was an opportunity for the communication students to help a local real estate man with hands-on work. The students made a video that included his bobblehead.

The Knightly News made a huge splash and moved the podcast studio into the historic Boyer House in February 2017. The moving process was easy, and the club started working a week later. An open house was held at the building and over 30 faculty, staff and students showed up to celebrate this event.

The studio was dedicated in the summer of 2017 to honor the late Nasir Harris. He was one of the founding members of the club, and he really had a huge impact on the creation of the Knightly News. Harris was on the inaugural episode of the podcast and appeared on several other episodes.

In September 2017, the Knightly News decided to give thanks to him by naming the studio after him. The current members had a celebration with his family and members of the Central Penn family. There was a video presentation that included interviews, and quotes from his family. There were tears and smiles for the celebration.

The Knightly News wouldn’t be here also without the constant support from the community and fans. The goal of the club is to reach out and make a positive impact on the college.  The Knightly News wants to thank all the listeners of each podcast, and reader of each story.

A piece of trivia: Do you know who is the most frequent visitor on the podcast?

Please submit your answers to this trivia question by commenting below.


Brian Christiana is president of the Knightly News Media Club.

Edited by media club co-advisers Professors Paul Miller and Michael Lear-Olimpi.

 

 

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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.

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

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President Emeritus Todd Milano Joins Knightly News Podcast

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-adviser

The Knightly News Podcast is proud to release Episode #43, featuring President Emeritus Todd Milano during his last few days with the school, as he will retire after 42+ years with Central Penn College.

During the program, Milano tells several key stories about the history of Central Penn, including new details about our founding date, the interaction with the Boyer family when purchasing the Boyer House, and the back-story of Henszey’s Bridge and how it came to Summerdale.

Milano is an avid seeker of history about the college, and even visited the grave site of the founder of the school at a Virginia cemetery in recent weeks.

The podcast is also joined by Knightly News President Sherri Long, a 1989 alumna, who is in her final term prior to completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.

In his final days before retirement, he looks forward to the future of Central Penn.

“May (Central Penn) inspire students to grow beyond their wildest dreams.” Milano said on the podcast.  “And may those students as graduates, go out and locate careers, not jobs, careers that excite them, as they work their hardest to make this world a better place.”

Finally, President Emeritus Milano would like to invite all interested parties to a president portrait unveiling of Todd and Bart Milano on Nov. 22 in the ATEC Lobby from 10 – 11 a.m.  This will be his last day with the college before retirement.


This episode may also be found at our SoundCloud page:  https://soundcloud.com/user-511685837/the-knightly-news-podcast-episode-43-todd-milano

 

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New Home, New Studio, New Possibilities

Media Club unveils podcast studio, new digs, in Boyer House

 By Sherri Long

Knightly News Reporter

The first snow storm of 2017 could not deter the excitement of the Knightly News Media Club’s open house and new podcast studio celebration.

Despite a snow-day delay, the open house, held Feb. 10, was a great success. Over 30 Central Penn staff, professors and club members enjoyed lunch, conversation and the unveiling of the Knightly News’ studio. Guests tried out the new equipment by recording a Knightly News station identification.

The new podcast studio is inside the historic Boyer House, in the previous office of Dr. Karen Scolforo, president of Central Penn. After Scolforo moved into her new office in the Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATEC), the Knightly News set up the studio and started podcasting during the first week of February.

Upgraded podcasting

The new studio provides a permanent location for the Knightly News podcast equipment, and other equipment to come, in a setting that is comfortable and more conducive for podcast recording than previous locations.

“This is wonderful,” said Kim Bateman, Central Penn LMS administrator. “You all had been coming over and using our facilities, over in the Center for Teaching Excellence, and I know it’s not big enough for having a group in. This is so great that you have your own facilities now where you can bring in guests, and have everyone feel comfortable.”

The podcast studio allows for more training of media club members to record and edit podcasts. Club members weren’t the only ones excited about the opportunities available.

Photographer Sy Pinthong with baseball coach Harry Hitz recording a station identification for the Knightly News with Prof. Paul Miller, club co-adviser. Photo by Sherri Long.

Photographer Sy Pinthong with Coach Hitz (center) making a station ID. Photo by Sherri Long.

Expanded involvement

Dr. Matthew Vickless, dean of the School of Professional Studies and interim dean of the School of Business, is interested in doing several podcasts.

“What I would be envisioning would be a semiregular conversation/interview type podcast, where I would sit down either with a faculty member, or a practitioner in a particular field relevant to the program that we offer,” Vickless said.

Vickless explained that the podcast interviewer could be him, or a mix of students could be the interviewers or a faculty member could lead the discussion.

“Maybe get a group discussion with people sitting around the table,” he said.

Future-focused

The open house ended with a club meeting that focused on upcoming stories and a discussion about the event’s success. Members were encouraged by the positive energy of those who attended, and are looking forward to the Knightly News Media Club’s continued growth.

More information about the Knightly News Media Club is available on Facebook. Podcasts and articles are available on the Knightly News blog.

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Sherri Long is president of the Knightly News Media Club.

To comment on this story, or to suggest a story, email KnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.edu.

Edited by Knightly News Co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.

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The Knightly News Debuts New Podcast Studio with Episode 17

The new studio is housed in the historic Boyer House on the Summerdale Campus.

By Paul Miller

Media Club Co-adviser

After months of long-awaited preparation, the Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College has officially moved into their new podcast studio, located in the Boyer House at the Summerdale campus.

The Knightly News is honored to be able to have the podcast studio in such an area with such rich history.  To learn more about the rich history of the property, go to the Central Penn website.

The club will also be holding an open house to celebrate the opening of the new studio, taking place at Boyer House on Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

On the first podcast from our new studio, we were delighted to be joined by Student Activites Director Adrienne Thoman, Theatre Director Janet Bixler, and News Correspondent Norman Geary.

 

In the first segment, Thoman reviews upcoming events in February, including several events happening on Valentine’s Day, USCAA Bid Day, and the upcoming production at the Capital Blue Cross Theatre of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.

In the second segment, Geary reviews some news from the club, including moving into our new studio, our upcoming soup sale, and recent elections for board positions in our club.

In the final segment, Thoman returns with Bixler to talk about the shift from the Vagina Monologues to  A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer. 

For more information on this production, please visit the links below.

Purchase tickets and learn more about the show on Eventbrite.

For more information about the Capital Blue Cross Theatre.

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