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The Knightly News celebrates Episode 50 of the Podcast

The landmark episode features Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

On this edition of the Knightly News Podcast, we are proud to feature Interim Co-President and Provost Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams to discuss her time at Central Penn College and answer questions from Knightly News reporters.

During the episode, Fedrizzi-Williams talks about her rise in academia over the years, what Central Penn means to her, and some important initiatives that her team is currently working on.

“There’s been a lot happening.”  Fedrizzi-Williams said.  “One of the biggest things I noticed when I came (to Central Penn College) was that we needed additional support for our students and faculty.”

Fedrizzi-Williams discussed the expansion of the Learning Center and the Center for Teaching Excellence during her time here, as well as additional initiatives currently in the works.

During the second segment of the episode, we are joined by Knightly News President Brian Christiana and Reporter Michael Ademola for a Q & A session with Fedrizzi-Williams.

At a recent Knightly News Media Club meeting, Christiana tasked the club to come up with questions for the interview.  The group came up with many solid questions that were posed on the podcast, with frank and honest answers from the co-president.

The group was mainly interested in increasing student engagement in sporting events, how social media has changed the job search, and how communication factors in to career success.

The Knightly News Media Club would sincerely like to thank our fans on this momentous occasion and hope to continue delivering high quality audio, video, and written work for you to enjoy.


This podcast can be found on our SoundCloud page during the months of February – April:  https://soundcloud.com/user-511685837/knightly-news-podcast-episode-50-dr-linda-fedrizzi-williams

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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 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.

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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Students spend snowy night on gridiron

By Brian Christiana

Knightly News Reporter

Some students recently took advantage of wintry weather by enjoying touch football in the snow on campus.

The game took place between the townhouses, starting at townhouse 165 and ending at townhouse 181.

The baseball team and several other students were involved. Gabe Arellano and Max Thorpe gathered many baseball and several other residential students.

“The game really helped me relax from all the stress that has come from school,” said Malcolm Fox.

The football game lasted from around 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The snow started coming down around 4 p.m.

Students involved were Ian Kemmerer, Jared Rivera, Todd Cook, Jerry Biller, Malcolm Fox, Gabe Arrellano, Max Thorpe, Kahmal Moore, Cain Caesar, Luis Padilla, Emmitt Enslin, and this reporter.

Several flag football games have been played this school year, but this was the first one in the snow.

“I was really happy to spend my evening playing football and hanging out with the baseball team,” Kemmerer said.

There were many spectacular plays that really made the event fun. Todd Cook and Gabe Arrellano had catches right along the corner of the end zone that had really had people in shock.

The highlight of the night might have been how many people kept falling from the snow.

Many great plays were held short, because of people falling. It really helped lighten the mood as it also had students laughing.


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

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

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

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Podcast #48 features scholarship talk and February events

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

The Knightly News podcast is pleased to release episode #48, featuring Central Penn College Education Foundation Director of Development Sandy Box and Student Activities Director Adrienne Thoman.

Also featured on the podcast are Knightly News President Brian Christiana and Knightly News Vice President Ian Kemmerer.

Box focuses her discussions on the deadline of the Education Foundation Essay Contest.  Twice a year, students can submit an essay about a specific subject in order to apply for scholarship monies from donors to the foundation.  Box plans on awarding up to $100,000 in scholarships to our students this term.

The subject of the essay that students will write about is as follows, “Describe areas in your life where you demonstrated leadership and overcame obstacles either through your school, social, or family life.”

In addition, Box discusses tips for success on the essay and important areas to focus on when writing.

Students have until Friday, Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. to complete and submit the essay in order to be considered.  The application can be found at http://foundation.centralpenn.edu/.

On our second segment, the show welcomes Adrienne Thoman, discussing some of the tremendous events that we have on campus during the month of February.

Being Week 4, she specifically notes the importance of meeting with advisors and attending scheduling workshops provided on campus.

The Records and Registration office will hold workshops at the following times in the 2nd Floor ATEC lobby:

  • Feb. 1. 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 6, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Professor Paul Miller will also be holding registration workshops at the following times in ATEC 300:

  • Jan. 31, 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Feb. 8, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Thoman also discussed “Adrienne’s Featured Three” events for February, including the upcoming Super Bowl party on Feb. 4 and Knights Basketball doubleheader on Feb. 9.


This episode can also be found on our SoundCloud page during the month of February:  https://soundcloud.com/user-511685837/the-knightly-news-podcast-episode-48

 

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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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The Knightly News Offers Students Major Opportunity

Students can now create podcasts about matters important to them

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

In a new initiative for the Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College, the club now offers The Knightly News Presents, a way students can create their own podcasts about important subjects or issues in their lives.

While nearly all members have had the chance to be a part of the Knightly News Podcast, many students were interested in starting their own programs.

By starting their own podcasts, they understand the aspects of a producing of such a show.  This ranges from creating an agenda of topics to be discussed, booking talent for the episode, editing the audio, and promotion of the episode on social media.

Two podcasts have begun thanks to this initiative, The Greene Room and the Fantasy Football Strategy Guide.

The Greene Room is hosted by Darren Greene and features Quinyece Walker and Destani Matthews.  According to Greene, “If you like everything pop culture, The Greene Room is the show for you. It is a show that talks about everything that caters to millennials.”

For links to The Greene Room, click below or go to https://soundcloud.com/thegreeneroom.

Another show created as part of Knightly News Presents is The Fantasy Football Strategy Guide, hosted by Co-adviser Paul Miller and features Knightly News Reporters Brian Christiana and Ian Kemmerer.

All of the cast members are avid football fans and play in several fantasy football leagues.

This show is mainly for beginning fantasy players, offering advice and insight for those looking for line-up advice.

Click the links below to listen to recent episodes of this podcast.

Episode #1 – Preseason Preview

Episode #2 – Week 7 Preview

The Knightly News looks forward to future student-led podcasts and will continue supporting this initiative.

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The Knightly News Presents Debuts with Football Podcast

Students try their hand on their own shows in new initiative

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

The Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College announces The Knightly News Presents, an offshoot of the Knightly News Podcast, that allows students to do episodes about things that interest them.

The first such episode debuts with a two-part fantasy football themed show featuring club members Brian Christiana and Ian Kemmerer, and club co-adviser Paul Miller.

The show, separated into two different episodes, allows Christiana and Kemmerer to prepare listeners for their upcoming fantasy football drafts, typically occurring during the last two weeks of August until Labor Day.

During Episode 1, the discussion focuses on each individual’s top 25 players for 2017, as well as some important draft strategies for beginning players.

In Episode 2, the cast discusses new running backs and wide receivers on new teams, as well as some impact fantasy rookies for the upcoming season.

The Knightly News hopes to offer many more of these types of podcasts in the future, and already hasseveral in the works.

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