A large crowd gathered in the newly dedicated Austin Hall of Science for the presentation of former Green Beret and retired Master Sergeant United States Army Special Forces Steven Newman, one of the many soldiers deployed into Afghanistan. Newman spoke about his first novel, “The Night Eagles Soared,” a fictional story about a Special Forces team sergeant who leads the first team of Green Berets into Afghanistan after 9/11.
Deborah Hoffman BFA concert Lake Erie College alumna Deborah Hoffman, in musical collaboration with guest artists Lisa Wilson, oboe, and Jennifer Brewer, soprano, performed her final work for her BFA degree.
Christina Hannan BFA exhibit May 2011 BFA candidate Christina Hannan composed the project “Imagination,” an astounding array of multimedia pieces created over the course of her senior year at the College.
IdeaLab The Center for Entrepreneurship held its IdeaLab event in March, which encouraged students to develop idea and concepts and refine them through workshops. The final event required participants to present their ideas to a panel of judges with the chance of winning $1,000, $1,500 or $2,500. The winner was senior Katie Stockdale, with her concept business, “The Stallion Market.” Second place went to junior Rick Carreira with “Hands First Goalkeeper Academy,” and third place went to “The Gus Bus,” a concept created by Gus Armbruster and Chris Smith. Other finalists were: Andrea Callender, Anne-Marie Morgan, Alexander Palmer, Linnea Swanson and Chelsey Wolterman.
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Jabali Afrika brought alive its original and traditional African rhythms through a wide variety of instruments, accompanied by vocal harmonies that form the foundation of modern rock, jazz and blues.