Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 10:23 am

Inside Niagara shows off with new season

By LAITH KADHIM
Staff Writer
Inside Niagara, the Broadcasting — Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) program’s show filmed here, is progressing with its second season broadcasting live news.
Samantha Stacey, a program student, said, “We’ve got a really interesting show, great graphics, great hosts.”
The season will feature 10 episodes, one every week on Thursdays.
In the week leading up to filming, the students were visited by a make-up specialist and shown, through student demonstrations, how drastically make-up can affect on screen appearance.
The Broadcasting students spent every Wednesday of last semester doing fake shows; they did the same thing to prepare for this series. Everything in the fake shows had to be accurate, and leads were followed up; the episodes just didn’t go on air.
After wrapping up the first episode, a student working on set, Mike Griffin, said, “It was good, we were pretty nervous. We were nervous all week. We had a good couple...

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Teddy Bear Drive helps children cope with child abuse

By LUCA GUARDARI
Staff Writer
SUBMITTED PHOTOMake a child’s day; donate teddy bears at Niagara College.
Niagara College Student Administration Council (NCSAC) is supporting the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara by holding a fundraiser to receive new stuffed animals for the children’s centre.
Since opening in the fall of 2008, the centre is a safe haven to heal, help and end child abuse for Niagara’s children and youth who have been physically and sexually abused.
Serving 12 municipalities in Niagara, it focuses on helping children and families cope with the life changing impacts of child abuse.
When children arrive at the centre, non-offending family members and caregivers accompany them into open arms. Children are able to provide the details of their abuse in a private environment that respects their innocence while offering caring support.
Susanne McCarroll, Community Relations co-ordinator at the centre, plays an important role; going out into community to create awareness about child abuse.
“It...

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Niagara News earns Ontario nominations

By JOEL OPHARDT
Staff Writer
Niagara News has received two nominations for the 2014 Better Newspaper Competition (BNC).
Niagara College’s student-run paper was nominated for General Excellence under the College/University category, along with Algonquin College, of Ottawa, and the University of Waterloo. The annual competition is run by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association.
Recent Journalism program graduate Brittany Erwin also received a nomination in the Student Photography category for a photo she took last year of make-up artists’ work.
“It’s always gratifying to see our students and graduates receive recognition from the industry,” said Charles Kopun, the managing editor of Niagara News and a professor in the School of Media Studies program.
“It’s a great vote of confidence for our program, which is smaller than many of the colleges and universities we compete against.”
Last year, Niagara News received the same nominations, with the college placing third behind Waterloo and Algonquin, and program graduate Rick Devries...

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Niagara’s got artistic talent

By ALEX HENDRY
Staff Writer
Niagara’s Got Art promotional poster designed by Adam Maiolo, NCSAC Marketing and Events Manager.  PHOTO BY NCSAC Are you eager to showcase your artistic passion project?
Niagara College’s student artists will promote and display their created art projects in a gala open to the entire community.
Niagara’s Got Art is the first student art show on campus with submissions open to students regardless of academic program. In The Core on Niagara College’s Welland campus, the fundraiser is set for April 8 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public, free of charge.
All forms of art are acceptable for submission giving potential painters, sketch artists, photographers and sculptors equal opportunity.
Organized by the Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC), Niagara’s Got Art will showcase artistic creativity with hopes of raising funds and supplies for the student food bank, available to all Niagara College students.
As an art show gala, formal wear is expected with complimentary wine and cheese.
Visitors may vote by ballot to determine the...

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Niagara College's sustainability co-ordinator elected co-chair of provincial group

By BECKI CREWE
Staff Writer
Wilkinson, recently elected co-chair. Photo by Becki Crewe.Niagara College is emerging as an environmental leader with its sustainability co-ordinator Taryn Wilkinson taking a large step up the professional ladder.
Wilkinson was recently elected co-chair of the Ontario College and University Sustainability Professionals (OCUSP). This non-profit organization supports post-secondary sustainability professionals throughout Ontario.
“This is a great opportunity, not only for myself, but for the college as well,” said Wilkinson.
“For me, it’s a great opportunity for professional development and to get involved in sustainability and higher educational institutions, not just in Niagara, but across the province.”
Wilkinson believes her new position will allow the college to raise its profile about its accomplishments and work with other institutions to gain insights on things it hasn’t been able to tackle yet. She said this is an opportunity to work with higher educational institutions to push sustainability forward.
Wilkinson, a graduate of the Environmental Management and Assessment (EMA) Post-graduate Certificate program in...

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Journalism scholarship in honour of late senator

By BECKI CREWE
Staff Writer
A scholarship in the name of late Senator Keith Davey will be given to the journalism program of Niagara College.
The Senator Keith Davey Memorial Award is presented as two awards with a dual scholarship of $1,500 each. The award was established in the remembrance of Davey and will be presented to a second-year journalism student.
Terry O’Malley, of St. Catharines, a marketing and advertising professional, called Davey his mentor. “When he passed away, I wanted to do something that would reflect him.”
He believes the journalism award is “suitable” for the type of person Davey was since the former senator dedicated his life to public service and loved the newspaper.
“Senator Davey was a great support of young people,” said O’Malley. “His favourite medium was the newspaper. His father worked for the Toronto Star for decades.”
“Not only was he a senator but also a communications consultant and the national campaign...

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21 Niagara College students to volunteer in Ecuador

By ALEX HENDRY
Staff Writer

Jigar Desai, Protection, Security and Investigation student, Melanie Bajic, Advanced Law and Criminal Investigation student and Steven Overholt, Protection, Security and Investigation student, attend a meeting finalizing travel plans for student volunteers. PHOTO BY ALEX HENDRYWhat will you be doing on your time away from classes?
For 21 students in the Police Foundations and Justice Studies program, reading week will be spent in Ecuador. Departing on Feb. 28, the excursion is focused on international volunteer work with the Canadian-based organization Me to We.
In preparation for the trip to Ecuador, students and faculty gathered on Feb. 23 at the Welland campus to finalize travel plans.
The volunteer excursion provides students the opportunity for international travel experience while adding others with the volunteer effort of Free the Children and Me to We.
“It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it’s a life-changing and life altering (event),” said Jim Norgate, Police Foundations program co-ordinator, and organizer of the trip. “They may never realize it immediately, but there will be a time when they realize the affect its had on them.”
The students will spend nine days in Ecuador spending...

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