Morningside College has started the new school year by announcing some upcoming changes involving academic programs and staff.Provost Bill Deeds says a task force of three groups over the past year looked at all academic and administrative programs on the campus to strengthen the college:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MSIDE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC….things that we do. :16Deeds says that led to President John Reynders cutting positions starting with retirements and resignations and a decision to eliminate some degree programs:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MSIDE2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..for our students. ;21Some majors and minors to be phased out include theater and music performance, but Deeds says Morningside will still offer many arts options:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MSIDE3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..an academic major. :27Other subject areas being cut include philosophy, physics, video game development and a minor in Economics.Deeds says incoming students have until October to decide if they want to pursue those courses and existing students will be able to complete their degrees.
October 8, 2001The construction crew, September workshoppers and volunteers poured the stairsleading to the second floor of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction.[Photo by: Tomiaki Tamura] Since it was a small quantity pour, the group used the small mixer and carted it up to the formwork by hand.Pictured: Yeonsook bringing buckets of concrete up the stairs.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Construction Crew Leader Ray Shong, smooths the concrete into the formwork Habitat Manager David Tollas, and the Construction crew, hosted a barbeque in Phase Five to celebrate the completion of thefirst floor which is the culmination of over a year of hard work by Arcosanti staff, volunteers and workshoppers.Pictured: Aldo fires up the BBQ while people check out the new stairs (back).
Bonnie PanAwesomenessTV has hired Endemol Shine Beyond’s former president, Bonnie Pan, as head of network.In the newly created role, Pan will oversee video and editorial content across AwesomnessTV’s YouTube channel, social video platforms and all owned and operated platforms.Pan will report to AwesomenessTV’s new CEO Jordan Levin and its president Brett Bouttier, and work closely with Joe Davola, who is co-founder and creative consultant at the channel.The appointment comes after AwesomenessTV co-founder Brian Robbins exited, later turning up at Paramount Pictures to lead a new youth-skewed division, Paramount Players.AwesomenessTV is focused on premium programming targeted at young adults.“Bonnie is the rare executive who has been an early leader in all aspects of this rapidly changing industry,” said Levin.“From her experience in online video at Yahoo, to partnering with influencers at Maker Studios, and original production at Endemol, she brings with her a depth of experience and boundless creative enthusiasm that will benefit the AwesomenessTV network tremendously.”Endemol Shine North America closed its digital video studio Endemol Beyond USA in June, ending Pan’s run as president. Endemol has looked to move its digital and distribution efforts away from US operations and into the wider business.Prior to her role at Endemol Pan acted as executive vice president at Maker Studios for two years.