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Major: Electronic Media Comm.
What are your plans for the future? I hope to continue working in the Twin Cities or another larger metropolitan area. I'd like to work in Christian radio, doing production and possibly some live on-air show production. I'd also like to travel doing some mission work playing music.
What opportunities have you had at Northwestern?
I've been really blessed to get a job as a student worker at KTIS doing operations work. That's really opened the door for me, and I've gotten an internship doing production for KTIS. I've also gained a lot of experience from working on the student-run station, WVOE, doing on-air shows, creating productions and putting on events.
What is your favorite thing about NWC?
My favorite thing about Northwestern is the people. Professors that care about each student, love their field of study and ultimately love God, and friends that are fun, supportive and excited for whatever comes next.
|NWC finishes strong in the iNRB competition
Northwestern College students proudly made their presence known in the communication world when the results of the Intercollegiate National Religious Broadcasters were announced last week.
The iNRB awarded NWC students half of the available first place awards, including first place in both the long and short film categories and three out of the four first place audio awards.
Senior Lyssa Hester, part of the group that won first place for radio feature/drama, said, "I hope our production can be used to further God's kingdom and bring glory to Him."
The winners will be attending the NRB convention, which takes place on February 18-21 in Nashville. Students will listen to keynote speakers and have the opportunity to network with Christian communicators in their field.
Senior Ross Fleming, third place winner in the TV PSA/commercial category, said, "I have been wanting to go to the convention since I was a freshman, and as a senior this may be my last chance. It has been a dream of mine and is a great way to end my time here."
Click here for the complete list of award recipients.
|Senior showcases display variety and talent
The Theatre department at Northwestern College displayed its talent to its fullest during Dan McLaughlin's senior showcase last semester and will continue with Elizabeth Yoder's showcase in May.
McLaughlin chose a wide variety of pieces for his senior showcase and mixed scenes from Richard III, Freud's last Session, Androcles and the Lion and The Crucible. The audience was treated to snippets from plays, short-films for transitions and even a light-hearted improv to feature solid acting, wit and humor. The culmination of McLaughlin's vision and talent created a successful senior showcase for both the audience and the actors.
Yoder said her future showcase represents "the people God has placed in my life." Her showcase is structured around the song, "Take My Life and Let it Be" and highlights her creativity. She will be displaying a variety of talent by including a comedic scene, several monologues, a vocal performance and a dance into the showcase. Stay tuned for a specific date and time for the event.
Professor Donald Rainbow said, "A showcase is an opportunity for friends and colleagues to celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors. It is a look back at the work and personal development of students over their four years. It is also a look forward, as we anticipate them taking their place in the creative community once they leave Northwestern."
|Note From the Chair|
Will your skills transfer?
Will a college degree help you find a job? Consider this: the national unemployment rate at the end of last year for people with only a high school education was a seasonally adjusted 13.8 percent, while for college graduates it was 4.1 percent.
But why? What is it about a college degree that boosts a person's employment prospects? After all, there aren't a lot of real-world jobs that require test-taking and research-paper-writing skills. So why does success in meeting academic challenges transfer into meeting career challenges?
I believe it's because in addition to whatever you learn in your field of study, you are--- almost without noticing it--- learning a set of transferrable skills that can be applied to almost any work situation. You're learning to show up on time and follow instructions, two threshold-level skills whose absence keeps many people out of the job market. You have to meet deadlines and satisfy the expectations of a number of different people. You learn to write clearly and speak clearly, to solve problems and ask good questions. All of these skills make you a more valuable employee down the road.
Not only does a college degree make it more likely that you'll find a job--- it's also likely to be a job that pays more. On average, college grads earn about twice as much as people without a college education. Hopefully, that fact will make those student loan payments a bit easier to swallow.
Doug TroutenCommunication Department Chair