Kudos!

A documentary shot by Communications Assistant Professor Morgan Betz debuted on May 4 at World Cafe Live. The film, “Takeover,” chronicles the 2008 tour of the band Full Service. The band played in fairgrounds and parking lots across the country outside of a 311 tour. Read the Metro article.

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Alumnus David Buckley joined the Lower Frederick Police Department as a Class-A Officer after retiring from a 22-year career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. Read the article on Patch.com.

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The Grip Weeds, featuring Music Instructor Michael Kelly on bass, will release its first-ever live album  “Speed of Live” and companion DVD “Live Vibes” on May 21. The album will be available from Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes and at www.gripweeds.com.

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Student Ben Litman helped to facilitate a workshop for special education students and their parents to help them prepare for challenges they may face college. The workshop was presented by the North Penn Parents Special Education Council. Read the article in The Reporter.

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Five students from the College’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter, along with PBL advisor and Marketing Assistant Professor Eileen Kearney, attended a conference in early April in Gettysburg to participate in a variety of competitive events and attend business workshops. Two students placed in their competitive events. Michael Samuel took third place in Public Speaking, and Connor Smith took third place in Computer Applications.

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English Assistant Professor Marc Schuster‘s second novel, The Grievers, is now available as a Kindle title and will be available in print from The Permanent Press in May. Novelist Robin Black has described The Grievers as “an extraordinary weave of humor, insight and intelligence that never strays far from either poignance or hilarity,” while Booklist writes that the novel offers a “tender look at loss and grief.” Visit the website.

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Chef Tanner teaching a Charcuterie class.

Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, Director of the Culinary Arts Institute, taught a sold out Nose-to-Tail Charcuterie class to 28 professional chefs on April 27 during the American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Conference held in Niagara, N.Y. April 27-May 1. The seminar was sponsored by Clemens Food Group (Hatfield Quality Meats).  Students produced a variety of sausages using modern techniques and made dishes from those sausages learning skills to bring back to their professional kitchens or to culinary classrooms.

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English Senior Adjunct Lecturer Stanley Warren performed in a one-act play by J.M. Synge, “In the Shadow of the Glen,” as the role of Daniel Burke at the Coatesville Cultural Society on April 20-21.

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Email your Kudos! news to amauger@mc3.edu.

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