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The Knightly News Annual Winter Soup Sale is on!

By Christine Hoon

Media Club Reporter

The Knightly News Media Club is holding its annual soup sale in hopes of raising money for the additional equipment needed in our podcast studio, located in the Boyer House on the Summerdale campus.

Orders will be taken only by email, by club co-adviser Prof. Paul Miller (PaulMiller@centralpenn.edu).

Mid-month delivery

Club members will deliver soup Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., to Summerdale customers.

There will be three soups: chicken corn ($3), Maryland crab ($4) and vegan vegetable ($3) soup.

Help support the Knightly News by ordering a cup of delicious soup!

Help support the Knightly News by ordering a cup of delicious soup!

In the email, please include the kind(s) of soup, the number of orders, and the location and time of desired delivery.

The soup can be paid for upon delivery.

Meeting needs

The club has purchased the main equipment for the studio, but need another microphone, a microphone stand and headphones – plus funds for future equipment.

Having this fundraiser will also help club members master new skills in leadership, organization, advertising, communication, professionalism and fundraising.

The Knightly News had a similar fundraiser last year. The club raised nearly $150 from this fundraiser, one of the more successful in club history.


To comment on this story, or to suggest a story idea, contact the editors at KnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.edu.

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

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Get Out and Vote (Online) and Help the Knightly News Media Club!

Help us Crown the Champion of the Bill Gladstone Project

By Paul Miller

Co-Adviser to the Knightly News

After months of preparation, planning, filming and editing, The Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College presented their video projects commissioned by the Bill Gladstone Group of NAI CIR commercial real estate to the Central Penn College campus on Oct. 19.

The Knightly News was elated when over 30 faculty and staff members, and students, arrived to the presentation and got to meet Gladstone and his team, as well as the Knightly News Media Club members.
Club members discussed inspiration for their videos and described future goals that the club will help them achieve.

The Knightly News poses for a picture with members of the Bill Gladstone Group, the Central Penn College Education Foundation, and President Emeritus Todd Milano.

The Knightly News staff poses for a picture with members of the Bill Gladstone Group and the Central Penn College Education Foundation. From left, standing, are Matt Lane, Education Foundation director; Chuck Bender, Bill Gladstone Group marketing director; Leah Wentz, Bill Gladstone marketing coordinator; media club member Sherri Long; media club co-advisor Paul Miller; media club President Christine Hoon; Bill Gladstone; and media club member Keith
Gudz. Kneeling, from left, are media club members Norman Geary, Yuliani Sutedjo and Liznel Munoz, and Central Penn College President Emeritus Todd Milano.  Photo by Judith Dutill.


This project came about in a collaboration session with Gladstone and the Central Penn College Education Foundation.

For more information about the background of this event, you can view our story entitled “Media Club Commissioned to Produce Promotional Videos” or listen to Gladstone’s recent visit to the Knightly News Podcast.

This is where our readers can get involved with this project.

Over the next week, from Oct. 20 – Oct. 26, you can be a part of the vote!  The top two teams will receive scholarship money and will be given their awards at a meeting on Nov. 2 at the Central Penn College Summerdale campus.

To vote, watch the three videos below and go to http://www.pollev.com/paulmiller046 and vote for your favorite video.  The Knightly News thanks you for your support!

Video #1 – Yuliani Sutedjo, Liznel Munoz, Christine Hoon

Video #2 – Norman Geary and Keith Gudz

Video #3 – Lawrence Wilson and Nasir Harris

Sherri Long assisted all of the groups with their editing and was an integral member of each team.

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October is Full of Fun Activities at Central Penn College

Student Activities Director Adrienne Thoman discusses many of these events on the Knightly News Podcast

By Paul Miller, co-adviser to the Knightly News

The Knightly News was proud to welcome Student Activities Director Adrienne Thoman to the most recent podcast, in which she discusses some fantastic events taking place on the Central Penn College Summerdale Campus in the month of October.

Discussion also centered around helping our new students be successful from the very beginning of the term, with commentary from Knightly News President Christine Hoon.

Hoon was able to give some tips for the new students, focusing on the importance of a study schedule, positive communication with professors and much more.

Thoman also presented her monthly segment, the “Featured Three” events for the month, outlining national touring comedian Omid Singh, the always popular Fall Harvest, and Bras Across Campus.

For more information about these events, be sure to follow Student Activities at Central Penn College Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CentralPennActivities/, email Adrienne at adriennethoman@centralpenn.edu or visit her office in the Underground.

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Research Exhibition Day

A Diverse Success

 By Norman Geary

Media Club Reporter

On June 6, the Central Penn Summerdale Campus hosted Research Exhibition Day, in the ATEC lobby, from 3-5 p.m.

For the exhibition, students created posters to visually represent research topics and answer questions presented by a panel of judges. The judges used a rating system based on the content and the visual quality of the posters.

Each poster had to reflect the topic of diversity.

Diverse purposes

The event was designed not only to educate students but to inform exhibition attendees about how each student’s poster reflected a topic related to that student’s major, and reflected diversity, organizers said.

“This day is a wonderful culmination of a lot of help from different departments,” Judith Dutill, Central Penn’s instructional design technologist, said.  “A real cross-campus collaboration.”

Dutill and Emily Reed, Central Penn’s research librarian, took the lead working with faculty the deans identified.

“The marketing and security departments also helped assist with materials for the event,” Library Director Diane Porterfield said. “We had additional help from faculty and admissions, and … career services, in our judging for the contest.”

A good showing

Eight posters were displayed at this event.

“Students with Physical Disabilities and Inclusion on College Campuses,” by occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students won first prize – and $100.

Students used the American Occupational Therapy Association website to find case studies about occupational therapy students who have a mental, physical or social disability, and evaluated their possible strengths and weaknesses in the workforce.

“We used EBSOhost to search, using key words to relate our topic to occupational therapy and diversity,” according to Jennifer Torelli, occupational therapy assistant major. “This project opened our eyes to accessibility on different college campuses and realized there is always room for improvement.”

Caitlin Cragle and Allison Miller, also OTA majors, agreed.

“Health Care Practitioners with Disabilities,” with OTA students Felicia Miller and Morgan Brubaker, won second place – and $75 – and the honor of Audience Favorite, plus $25 for that distinction.

OTA was well represented at the exhibition. Another poster/project was “Impact of Mental Health Disorders on Academic Performance,” which stated that anxiety and comorbid mental disorder leads to poor academic performance in all ages, races and other categories of students across their lifespan, as compared to individuals with no mental-health disorders.

“We looked at peer reviews and sources to find articles relating to anxiety disorders and their correlation to academic performance,” Sharon Pitcavage, OTA, said “We looked at possible treatments, such as occupational therapy treatment.  We learned more ways our future occupation can help others.”

Lauren Steo, OTA, assisted.

Another school perspective

Hangying Ni presented “School Culture: Do You Perceive It?” Ni’s presentation won third place, and $50.

School culture is a set of historically transmitted norms, values, beliefs, ceremonies and rituals. Ni’s research indicated that a positive school culture significantly improves students’ achievements.

“I chose this topic to explore (so that) if students don’t feel the same way as teachers and leaders do, leaders need to make a change for students to perceive school culture,” Ni, an organizational leadership student in the master of professional studies program, said.

The Knightly News presented this look at Buzzfeed.com and the diversity that their podcast team has.

The Knightly News presented this look at Buzzfeed.com and the diversity that their podcast team has. Design by Sherri Long.

Pieces in a pod

The Knightly News Media Club @ Central Penn College featured “Diversity in Podcasting.”  Club members’ goal was to educate viewers and impress the judges. Their poster showed that podcasting is an affordable way for communications students from any culture to launch careers in mass media.

With this research, the media club displayed in visual form how podcasting has made media accessible to people across cultures and how to use podcasting to launch their careers in media. They also presented information on starting a podcast series, as well as showing how affordable startup can be — only $600 to launch a podcast project.

Pumping up

Media Club President Christine Hoon presented “Get Your Red On,” providing information from the American Heart Association, such as why a large number of women are dying from heart disease. Hoon also represented the media club by assisting with the podcast project.

“Occupational Therapy Across Nations” was also presented.


Knightly News Media Club President Christine Hoon also presented her project on the “Get Your Red On” campaign.  Photo by Tyler Willis.

Judging by the reaction –

Judges reacted positively to the project presentations.

“I was impressed with the topics chosen by the students.  Many research topics related to their fields that they are studying,” judge Kristin Fike, Central Penn’s internship coordinator, said. “Their research will ultimately help make an impact in their fields. The time that they put into the exhibition was noticed.”

Dutill opened the competition to her Communications 450, Propaganda and Policy, class. Two of her students, Hoon and Yuliani Sutedjo, both communications majors and media club members, presented “Smoking Campaign Ad: Propaganda or Persuasion?” The poster presentation educated viewers on ads from smoking campaigns about how dangerous smoking is. The campaign was to encourage people to stop smoking.

“I was involved in the planning process and collecting resources,” Dutill said.   “Additionally, my COM450 class participated, and I think the event is a great opportunity for students to show their hard work.”

Judge Curtis Voelker, a Central Penn admissions counselor, added, “As a judge for Research Exhibition Day, it was inspiring to see the hard work, dedication, and passion each student brought to their specific topic presentations related to the theme of Diversity.”


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CPC Colleges Against Cancer Participating in Relay for Life Friday

You can still sign up, help and buy a memorial candle!

By Christine Hoon

Media Club Reporter

Central Penn’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) Club will be in a Relay for Life race on Friday at Susquehanna Township High School, 3500 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. The event begins at 6 p.m.

The club was in the race last year, and members said they were excited to come back this year.

They said they are also excited to participate in the luminaria memorial ceremony, which will start around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The Relay for Life race will last from 6 p.m. Friday evening to noon on Saturday, but participants don’t have to stay the whole time, organizers said.

According to Kristin Fike, Central Penn CAC co-advisor, the Luminaria Ceremony occurs at every Relay For Life event.

“As the sun sets, luminaria lining the track light up the night,” Fike told a Knightly News @ Central Penn staffer by email. “Relay For Life participants, survivors and caregivers then gather to remember loved ones lost to cancer, and to honor those whose fight continues.”

The luminaria are candles in white bags used as memorials. Each bag has a person’s name on it.

CAC members encourage Central Penn folks to help them by joining in the walk, or by donating to the club and the Relay for Life cause.

The club has 10 active members, but always encourages more to join the team.

“If anyone is interested in participating and joining our team (Central Penn Colleges Against Cancer), they would need to register with our team online,” Fike said. “I could provide them the details to do so. Tomorrow (Thursday) would be the last day to register.”

Fike’s office is in Career Services, Bollinger Hall. Her phone number is 717 728-2213, and email kristinfike@centralpenn.edu. Co-advisor Lindsay Knapp is in Admissions, ATEC Suite 301. Her phone number is 717 728-2214, and email lindsayknapp@centralpenn.edu.

Fike and Knapp will be selling luminaria until noon Friday. They are $5 or $10, depending on type.

Central Penn CAC officers say: Come join Colleges Against Cancer! The club meets every other Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in ATEC 204.

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Soup’s On!

The Knightly News Media Club is selling soup to raise money for podcasting equipment

By Christine Hoon

Media Club Reporter

The Knight News Media Club – in its third term now – has elected officers and boasts a robust roster of members.

But as with many start-up clubs, it has little equipment, and so is holding a soup sale fundraiser.

The sale began last week, with members, and coadvisors Paul Miller and Michael Lear-Olimpi, taking orders.

The soups are Maryland crab, which costs $4 a cup, and chicken-corn noodle, chili and a vegan option of hearty vegetable soup, each at $3 a cup.

Pre-orders will be taken through tomorrow (Tuesday).


People can order from any media club member, or by contacting Prof. Miller at paulmiller@centralpenn.edu or Prof. Lear-Olimpi at michaellear-olimpi@centralpenn.edu.

The club will have a table with the soup in the second-floor ATEC lobby on Thursday from 11 a. m. to 1 p.m.to ladle it out for delivery to buyers/club supporters, and to sell on site (while it lasts!).

Media Club members are reporters and photographers who write blog articles and take photographs to illustrate those stories, which focus on Central Penn student life and campus happenings. They also help with other club activities as needed.

The club is looking to start podcasting, but must share equipment, and so is holding the soup sale as its first official fundraiser for cash to buy its own podcasting equipment.

Bon appétit!

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