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Media Club fall soup sale returns

Popular fundraiser will liven your lunch.

Order now!

By Megan Smith

Knightly News Reporter

Have you been feeling cold lately?

Warm up with the Knightly News Media Club!

The Fall Annual Soup Sale fundraiser supporting the Knightly New Media Club is returning to Central Penn College on Thursday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The soup sale will be held near The Capital BlueCross Theatre, in The Underground.

In addition, delivery will be available to any location on campus during the sale.

The club is offering, vegan vegetable, chicken noodle and Italian wedding soup for $3, and Maryland crab soup for $4.

The soup sale will be run by the club’s members, including the club’s co-advisers, professors Paul Miller and Michael Lear-Olimpi.

Pre-orders have already started, so order your soup now by contacting Prof. Miller

Please pre-order your soup by Wednesday at noon, and let Miller know what type(s) of soup, where it should be delivered to and the time you wish the soup to be delivered.

Payment for the soup is not required until Nov. 2 when it gets delivered to you.

Soup Sale

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

Edited by Knightly New Co-Adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.

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Media Club Commissioned To Produce Promotional Videos

By Norman Geary

Media Club Reporter

The Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College will be doing a video project during the summer term on the Summerdale Campus to promote a local real estate group and to give communications students an opportunity to have hands-on marketing experience.

The real estate group is donating money for the project to cover operations, prizes for videos the students produce and for the club’s treasury.

The Bill Gladstone Group, of Wormleysburg, a commercial-industrial realty office, contacted Central Penn Education Foundation Director Matt Lane and asked whether some Central Penn students would be interested in getting involved with a marketing project that involved a bobblehead figurine of Gladstone that will be used in the company’s marketing projects on social media and other channels.

The idea is for the students to make videos featuring the bobblehead in various locations, such as by industrial and commercial properties. The Education Foundation will match Gladstone’s grant, with foundation money earmarked for student needs.

Gladstone said he wanted to give students an opportunity to get some hands-on marketing experience they will use in the field of communications.

Cutline: A media club video project that the Bill Gladstone Group will use in promotions will feature this Bobblehead figure of Gladstone. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi.

A media club video project that the Bill Gladstone Group will use in promotions will feature this Bobblehead figure of Gladstone. Photo by Michael Lear-Olimpi.

How did the project get to the desks of club advisers Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi and Prof. Paul Miller?

“Bill Gladstone approached the Education Foundation about a way for his bobblehead, which is a brand for his business, NAICIR The Bill Gladstone Group, to be featured in some promotional material,” Miller said.  “He asked the media club to have a video project club competition.  The Gladstone Group would provide scholarships or money to the winning teams, and also make a contribution to the media club.”

Three teams were set up: Christine Hoon, media club president, and Yuliani Sutedjo, media club secretary, will be one team; Lawrence Wilson and Nasir Harris, who are active in the club’s podcasts, are another team; and Norman Geary, vice president, and Keith Gudz, advertising and promotions,  are the other team. Club member Sherri Long, graphics specialist, will assist the teams with final editing. The club advisers will guide the teams.

The faculty support center will play a role in helping the club teams polish their videos. The marketing department is also helping by lending the club some equipment.

“We appreciate both contributions from marketing and the faculty support center,” Miller said.  “They have been invaluable to the Media Club’s work and will certainly be an asset with this project.

The project deadline is Week 8 of the summer term, and will be presented to the Gladstone Group in Week 10.

“The media club welcomes Mr. Gladstone’s offer and support,” club co-adviser Michael Lear-Olimpi said. “The contribution to our treasury the Gladstone Group is making for prizes for the videos and for general funding will go a long way in building our inventory to provide learning opportunities for club members. Bill came up with a great idea. Good marketing! And we thank the Education Foundation.”


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College Community Recalls 9/11

By Kimberly Crone

Media Club Reporter

On the evening of Sept. 11, a group of about 10 Central Penn students, faculty and staff gathered at the flagpole in front of the school’s Summerdale campus to mark the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, and the crash of a jetliner in Western Pennsylvania that was headed to attack Washington, D.C.

Kathy Andersen, director of compliance, read a timeline of events from Sept. 11, beginning with the first plane that struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at around 8:45 a.m. Community-service sorority Gamma Beta Phi helped organize the event.

After reading the timeline, Andersen asked whether anyone had thoughts or a story to share.

Kathy Andersen provides a timeline for the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, at a remembrance at Central Penn on Sept. 11. Photo by Christine Fusselman

Kathy Andersen provides a timeline for the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, at a remembrance at Central Penn on Sept. 11.
Photo by Christine Fusselman

Adjunct professor Matthew Brown recalled that he was in a new section on the third floor in the Pentagon when the jet flown there crashed into the floors below.

Despite watching the New York City events unfold on TV, it didn’t readily occur to Brown that the Pentagon had also been hit by a jetliner. He thought it was a bomb. He said everyone’s computers exploded and the room immediately began to fill with smoke.

Safely evacuated, it was only after arriving home in Alexandria, Virginia, that afternoon, that he learned exactly what had happened.

Though he said he certainly understood why most of the attention was focused on the attacks and subsequent heroism in New York City, Brown said acts of heroism at the Pentagon didn’t get enough attention.

Central Penn student Ashley Bartlebaugh lived in Fairfield, Pa., near Gettysburg, at the time. She recalled seeing helicopters everywhere and hearing rumors that President Bush was hiding out at Camp David, in northern Maryland, 20 minutes from Ashley’s home.

A fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, which hijackers intended to fly into the U.S. Capitol, crashed in a field in Somerset County, about 80 miles east of Pittsburgh, after passengers overpowered the terrorists. A memorial, operated by the National Park Service, was built there.

Ben Doan, also a Central Penn student, said he was in high school during 9/11, and was able to watch the second attack on a classroom TV.

“It is absolutely heart-wrenching, but comforting, to know that American survival instinct is to go help the less fortunate,” he said.

Nate Burgess recalled that his office at the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism in New Cumberland had a multimedia system, so he and his coworkers were able to watch the carnage as it transpired.

He was supposed to fly to Dallas the next day, but the flight was cancelled as security tightened. Burgess, a Central Penn senior, recalled the increased presence of military personnel – a sight commonly seen in other countries, but foreign to the United States.

Even today, Burgess said, some people are skittish about getting on airplanes because of the attacks.

Though the events of 9/11 happened 14 years ago, the devastation is still fresh in many people’s minds. Nearly everyone can recall what he or she was doing on that fateful day. We all had the rug ripped out from beneath what were once steady feet. We all had to work through our nightmares, trying to make sense of something that made absolutely no sense.

Al-Qaeda’s attempt to destroy the fabric of America failed. On that day, the terror group appeared to have won the battle, but ultimately lost the war to break the American spirit. On that day in the days that followed, Americans proved our strength and determination to overcome adversity.

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Welcome to the Knightly News!

In recent terms, the Knightly News, Central Penn’s Media Club on campus has grown by leaps and bounds!  Our goal is to foster the opportunity for our students to receive hands-on training in news writing, photography, videography, and eventually broadcasting, while covering those events on and off-campus that impact our student body, faculty and staff.

We encourage students of all backgrounds and career goals to join our Media Club.  Regardless of your major, we can tailor your career goals into something that will help you gain valuable experience while at Central Penn College.

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