Picture the Pieces: Spring Semester’s Photography Exhibit
March 15, 2015
By Colleen Carter
The photography students were busy putting all the pieces (and portfolios) together at this semester’s exhibit titled “The Right Piece?” The photographic exhibit was held on May 5, in the Jason Technology Center science wing from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A faculty’s choice award was handed out to the photographer who presented the most appealing photo to the anonymous faculty electors. The winner was “Frozen” by Paulina Szczepańska.
The bi-annual Roady Fest was held at the Jack F. Owens Campus on March 10, during the Halfway There Week in the Student Center’s dining hall and fireside lounge.
School clubs and organizations participated in the event by creating their own activities including Student Government Association's sumo wrestling tournament or Gay Straight Alliance Club’s temporary tattoo station.
The Jack F. Owens Campus Performing Arts Club (PAC) is dedicated to showcasing the talents of students involved in the arts. Its spring production of “A Date with Dracula” is just around the corner.
Director Cory Dunt describes the play as a “light hearted comedy.” The plot behind the play is Dracula looking for some “fresh blood,” after dating all the girls in town, and registers for Dateze, a dating website, Dunt said. The plot thickens when Dr. Frankenstein’s monster signs up for the same site and hilarity ensues.
The Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College hosted its blood drive March 11 in the Jason Technology Center’s gymnasium. This blood drive was sponsored by the Blood Bank of Delmarva and hosted by the Medical Assistant Laboratory Technician Association (MALTA).
MALTA adviser Linda Collins said in an effort to keep up with today’s technology, the blood drive took a more digital approach with signing up. The blood drive also relocated to the JTC gym in attempt to get more walk through traffic of donors.
Delaware Tech offers many different Study Abroad programs. From nursing, energy, or just general cultural immersion courses, students were able to travel to places like Peru, Japan, Australia, Holland, Switzerland, and Scotland.
The Scotland program is a cultural immersion course, with learning materials including the rich history of Scottish life and the current traditions as well. The students will travel the cities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and discover more about Scotland, including the castles and highlands. The students will also be interacting with students from the Robert Gordon University, located in Aberdeen.
The Communications program at Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus had much to celebrate at its inaugural multimedia showcase held off campus at the Milton Theatre on April 30th.
The showcase was emceed by DJ Magellan of Ocean 98.1 and had a piano recital by Steve Dolnack during the reception. The event hosted work from different classes including: photography, video production, creative writing, and introduction to film. Exhibits included single photographs, themed photography exhibits, video postcards, feature stories, sequence videos, and movie trailers.
Female Automotive Technology students prove that cars aren’t just for boys anymore
April 30, 2014
By Kimberly Huffman
In decades past, women may not have fit in as easily, but this semester three Automotive Technology majors are challenging the idea of an exclusively male industry. Nicolle Leeuwen, from Magnolia; Stephanie Noll, from Laurel; and Heather Morrow, from Delmar are challenging cultural gender roles simply by doing what they love.
Stereotypically, these Delaware Technical Community College students would be tomboys, but that appears to not be the case.
Treasures of the Sea is home to $4 million of artifacts from a 1622 shipwreck and is a hidden gem at the Owens Campus. The museum is located in the Stephen J. Betze Library.
“The Spanish galleon, Nuestra Senora de Atocha, and its sister ship, Santa Margarita, were sailing from Havana, Cuba, to Seville, Spain. Off the coast of Florida, the vessels encountered hurricane-force winds and high waves which dashed the ships against a coral reef,” according to the Treasures of the Sea webpage.
Creative Writing and Photography Class Come Together for a Unique Assignment
April 30, 2014
By Kimberly Huffman
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a thousand words worth? The Creative Writing Club and the Introduction to Photography class joined forces in October for a two-part assignment that challenged both groups to push their artistry.
The Creative Writing Club wrote short stories and Photography students used those stories as inspiration for photos.
The Performing Arts Club (PAC) has officially posted the cast list for the modern adaptation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The list can be located outside of room 920, which is Chala Breen’s office in the Student Services Center.
The part of Juliet will be portrayed by Nikki Fulmele. Fulmele says that it felt incredibly surreal when she got the part of Juliet. “I love acting,” Fulmele said, “but when I transitioned to college, it was difficult to get involved with having to manage schoolwork and work.”
Delaware Tech’s Aevidum Club helps spread the word to end the word
April 30, 2014
By Shane A. Smith
Delaware Tech’s Aevidum club held an event called “Spread the Word to End the Word” in the Student Services Center on March 10,2014. The club and event are both operated by club advisor Jason Burlew.
“This was a very positive event for the entire campus to participate in,” Burlew stated. “Students and faculty members got involved by passing along the information that they learned about the ‘r-word’ to others who might not be familiar with it.”
Some students at Delaware Technical and Community College get together to play a trading card game when they are on their breaks in between classes. The card game is known as Magic the Gathering. Students play these games for fun, but sometimes it can become competitive. The game takes at least 15 to 45 minutes to play and has one goal, and it is to be the last man standing.
Last week, Tyler Meding was officially cast as Romeo for the Performing Arts Club (PAC) production of the modern adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.” PAC will be putting on “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Gayle Parola, on May 2 and 3 in the theater at the Arts & Science Center
The Delaware Technical Community College Performing Arts Club (PAC) recently held auditions for the Shakespearian classic “Romeo and Juliet”. The play is directed by PAC advisor Gayle Parola and co-directed by vice president Tyler Meding.
The Delaware community is gaining another young rock band on the local music scene. A young and upcoming metalcore band formed in Seaford, Del, called When Stars Abandon Skies will be performing at various local venues in Sussex County, Del. during the summer. The band’s current lineup is Kenny DeVincentis, 19; Justin Towers, 23; Zack Longworth, 21; and Alex Tallent, 20.
Julie Fowlis, a famous Gaelic Scottish musician performed at Delaware Technical Community College Sunday, Oct. 20, to play music and answer any questions the spectators had about her culture or her career.
The Campus Crusade for Christ “Cru” is an organization of Christians at Delaware Technical Community College Owens campus that meet every Monday in the executive dining hall, next to Java 101 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The first and third Monday of every month is Bible study, where members read and comprehend the Bible and its lessons. The current bible study, called Crazy Love, is about developing a more genuine faith.
The Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus softball team, The Roadrunners, were swinging bats and making plays resulting in an 8-1 win against Community College of Baltimore County.
The Roadrunners played in Catonsville, Md. on Sept. 21 against the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and delivered a dominating performance. The Roadrunners got into the swing quickly, starting out the top of the first inning with three runs.
Treasures of the Sea Exhibit celebrates it's Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
October 23, 2014
By Brian Eastburn
The Stephen J. Betze library building at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College has been the home of the Treasure of the Sea exhibit for 25 years and houses relics that are around 400 years old.
“It’s very interesting. A lot of people have no idea and they get in here and find out that there’s actually a lot of interesting stuff in here,” said Exhibit Coordinator Susan Doering.
SNA give back to community and fundraises for self
November 11, 2014
By Brian Eastburn
Delaware Technical Community College Student Nurses Association (SNA) gave back to the community by running a canned goods drive for Horizon House and they also donated baked goods to the Crisis House in Georgetown, and all this happened while they were holding a bake sale for their national conference, which is held in April in Tennessee
For the purpose of gaining money to attend the annual national conference for second-year OTA students in Jacksonville, Florida, Delaware Technical Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Club (OTA) held a bake sale fundraiser on Oct. 20 and are also holding a greenery fundraiser through Nov. 14.
Music Club and Del Notes: Living in Perfect Harmony
October 15, 2014
By Brian Eastburn
For the first time in their two year existence, two Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, music based clubs have joined forces to form a musical mixture of epic proportions.
The Music Club and the Del Notes have combined in order to strengthen both organizations. This merger has brought a unity that was once missing in both, according to Del Notes President Katrina Huebner.
Lifeblood flowed freely on Sept. 25, as the Blood Bank of Delmarva and the Medical Assistant Lab Technician Association (MALTA) teamed up for the bi-annual Delaware Technical Community College blood drive in the Carter building, on the Owens Campus
The dining hall was abuzz on Sept. 17 with students who were pleasantly surprised there was an event happening when they entered, as Delaware Technical Community College Student Activities held the annual Constitution Day celebration, handing out pocket-sized Constitutions and Rita’s red, white and blue water ice.
Superheroes, ghouls, celebrities and even a giant deer all assembled in the dining hall during the Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, Halloween costume and pumpkin carving event on Oct. 31.
The event, held by Student Life, included bowls full of free candy, a costume contest that many students and faculty took part in and a pumpkin carving contest from a diversity of students and groups.
According to Delaware Tech student Haley Eskridge, Halloween is the best holiday of the year.
Jennifer Hafer, 27, a Computer Information Systems student at Owens Campus, has been accepted into NASA’s 2014 National Community College Aerospace Scholars Program. The program, which consists of only about 153 students from around the country, trains college students to apply critical thinking skills to real-world applications in engineering and design. Students’ mathematics, science, programming, engineering, social, and business skills are tested to conquer the objectives laid out by the program.
Delaware Tech honors black history with Dr. Jim Newton and Evelyn Peters
April 29, 2014
By Derek Street
Delaware Tech Owens campus concluded its month-long coverage of black history with a sendoff celebration on Thursday, February 27. Guest speaker Dr. Jim Newton, a retired professor of African American Studies at University of Delaware, recognized the legacies African Americans have entrusted future generations with and awarded Evelyn Peters for her contributions to the community.
Environmental author speaks to Delaware Tech Students about promoting the general welfare
April 29, 2014
By Derek Street
Ibrahim Abdul Martin, author of “Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet” spoke with Delaware Tech students in Georgetown, on Monday, February 10. The focus on the presentation was how students can elevate their understanding of the management of resources in our country and promote the general welfare of its citizens. International Education Director, Taryn Gassner, began the presentation thanking the audience and introducing Martin as a man who is passionate about environmental sustainability, while also elaborating on many of his honors and accomplishments.
Delaware Tech honored the importance of black history month with a kickoff celebration in the dining hall on Monday, February 3. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights act and the luncheon was held to encourage students to learn more about African American history in their own community.
The Energy Technologies field at Delaware Tech is encouraging students to learn more about the benefits of exploring this career path. Energy Technologies is a constantly evolving career field that can be very rewarding to those who practice it and those looking to benefit from it.
Students and faculty spiced things up at the Third Annual Chili Cook Off that took place at Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus on Jan. 31.
Each contestant had different styles and cooking choices for their chili. The contestants were: Performing Arts, FFA, Game Day representing marketing and public relations, Ed Hall, Rob Bates from Student Services, Chris Everett, and the Corporate and Community Programs (CCP).
Annual Mardi Gras celebration held on Owens Campus
October 23, 2014
By Jo Sheldon
With “Drew’s Famous Mardi Gras Party Mix CD” playing and the dining hall decorated with masks, beads, and doubloons, students and faculty came together to celebrate Mardi Gras at Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus on Feb. 12.
The Student Government Association, at Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, let the students inner child free, by having a free sundae bar April 11 in the Dining Hall at the Student Services Center.
At the free sundae bar, Candy Fortney, a volunteer and Delaware Tech student, was helping students pick their favorite toppings for their ice cream, from sprinkles, to chocolate chips and whipped cream.
Delaware Technical Community College Collegiate FFA officers, advised by Daniele Kidd, were able to take time after their meeting on Feb. 8 and explain what it is like being an FFA officer at the collegiate level.
Susan Stant, Delaware Tech FFA reporter, has been an officer at Delaware Tech for the past two years. Stant graduated in 2009 from Colonel Richardson High School in Caroline County, Md. She has been in FFA since her junior year of high school.
Students were able to show off their talents at the open mic event on Feb. 7 in the Dining Hall in the Student Services Center.
Kerri Harmon, event coordinator, academic counselor and student life coordinator at Delaware Technical Community College, said anyone may audition. Previous Open Mic events have had musicians, comedians and even poets.
Hula-hooping was popularized in the 1950s as colorful plastic tubes for children to play with. They’re fun and easy to whirl around the hips, and also made for great exercise.
Hailey Parks may not be a child, but she still loves to play with these plastic hoops. She does not simply toss a hula-hoop around her hips though, she has added advanced dance moves and intricate tricks to become a performer.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society that provides opportunities for individual growth while recognizing and encouraging academic achievements of students enrolled in two-year colleges. PTK is the largest honor society in America with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters.
Aaron Latta-Morissette is a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape Henlopen High School. He was recently accepted into Linda Townsend Management, out of Maryland, with the help of his moms and theatre instructor, Mrs. Pfeiffer.
“Up until I was thirteen, I decided that I wanted to be a doctor because I figured I’d make good money and have a happy life,” Aaron explained. He quickly realized how much he disliked science and shifted his career path to acting, as making people laugh was his main source of making friends. The only thing holding him back was the fact that he had never actually acted before.
International Car Club Will Invade Peninsula Over 4th July
October 15, 2014
By Olivia Henning
This year the Delmarva Chapter of the Studebaker Driver’s Club will be holding the 50th Golden International Meet at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino from June 29 through July 5. Every year they hold the International Meet at different locations in the United States and this is the first year that it will be held on the Eastern Seaboard.