May 20, 2007
Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.
More than 325 graduates received degrees on Old Main’s Senior Terrace as the sun peaked out on a breezy Saturday afternoon in New Wilmington marking the 153rd commencement for Westminster College. Titan Radio presents highlights online from this year’s graduation ceremonies. The highlights are available here on titanradio.net and on You Tube.
Westminster’s commencement speaker, Dr. Dianne D. Aronian, encouraged each graduate to do as Joseph Campbell wrote and “follow your bliss.” Aronian, a 1962 Westminster graduate and former College trustee and accomplished ophthalmologist, created a program to bring eye care to southern Belize in Central America. The program responded to a health crisis where there was no eye care available to the poor in the region. Aronian noted her work in that program was one of the more recent occasions where she discovered her newest “bliss.” She described her life after her college graduation as a journey of finding her bliss a number of times from medical school and throughout her professional life. She urged the class of 2007 to open themselves up to discover the bliss that will lead them as they leave Westminster.
May 17, 2007
By Doug Kunst (A.K.A Dee Kay)
I have to admit that I was really nervous. It was the first time that I would produce The County Line. I had the luxury of watching others before me and learning from how they ran the show. But I always have been good at taking charge delegating responsibility. As long as I was organized and the people under me knew what they were doing I would be in good shape. During our meeting for the week, I told everyone what I expected and when I wanted it. The only challenge for everyone, with me was I did (and still does) not own a cell phone. I handled this by giving everyone a contacted sheet. This included my email, screen name, and dorm number. Well this did he job a cell phone would have made everything so much easier. Things were find leading up to the show on Monday. Now we all know this will change like it always does. When I walked into the news room Monday morning I still had anchors writing intro’s and stories. My field producers still did not finish editing their story and some how I was a three minutes light on the rundown. I solved the rundown problem by adding another minute to the interview segment and re-racking a story we used a fell weeks ago. I feel sorry for everyone around me. I became very aerated because I wanted this done by Sunday night. So I might have been a little short with people. Eventually it all it got done. We stated to record the show about 20 minutes behind schedule but this was the only time that this was ok because we were not live. For the most part the show want very smooth. By the end I was really happy with the result of the show I put together. Like all shows, there were some miner bumps but nothing major. After we faded to black I felt a big weight off my shoulders. I did it.
April 12, 2007
Westminster College & the American Cancer Society are gearing up for this year’s “Relay for Life” event. The County Line’s Clarissa Hunter talks with ACS spokesman Jim Leslie about the April 14 fundraiser.
March 22, 2007
Going Organic When It Comes to Recycling
At Westminster’s dining halls students scrape their plates into containers bound for the compost heap instead of dumping food into a garbage can. It’s all part of a campus composting project headed up by retired professor Clarence Harms. Some call him the king of compost at Westminster-but it’s all good nature fun.
Dr. Harms works hard promoting recycling at the dining halls and in the classrooms by collecting paper products for recycling as well. Last year’s composting efforts reclaimed nearly 90 tons of waste materials that will turn back into productive soil. Nearly five tons of that waste material came from the campus dining halls while 56 tons came from fall leave collection from the borough.
Dr. Harms talks one on one about this project with The County Line’s Sky Yaple in this week’s edition of “County Close Up.” You can click the video window above and watch the interview. You can also link here to find out more about the campus composting project underway at Westminster’s field station.
March 20, 2007
BY CLARISSA HUNTER
Being a junior in college and not sure what I want to do when I graduate and that’s kind of nerve racking. I know that I have a year left but I’m that person that likes to know ahead of time what’s going on. Don’t worry though I can be very spontaneous and I can work under pressure. So back to the part where I don’t know what I want to do when I graduate. I decided to do something new this semester and learn what else is out there in the broadcasting world. I took the producing and directing class this semester to explore new options.
I was already the director of The County Line and I loved the experience of it and working with the staff during the week. I liked being in control of the show and having final say along with the executive producer. I had the directing part down so now it was all about producing the show. I had the opportunity to produce the very first show of the semester so I felt like I had to set an example for the rest of the class.
When I went into this project I had two weeks to prepare, more than the rest of the class. Coming into the semester I was stuck without ideas for my reporters to go out and report on. So after investigating what was going on in the area and talking to locals we discovered Comcast may be coming in the area and the speed limit was to be changed in town. We did research and sent reporters out to tell us what was going on. Also, during the week we learned President Williamson’s plans to retire and move down south.
So we got started on the show and sent people out to do local stories. Now it was my turn to put the show in order and let everyone know what was going on almost every day. I was in constant communication with my reporters, the associate producer, and the executive producer trying to get my show together. I wanted this to be a huge success and for the most part it was. The day of the show I was changing the rundown until the very end where it was impossible to change it anymore and we had to go through the rundown with the staff. I did have some conflicts with the final rundown but everything got worked through in the end. During the show we had some problems that we ran into but in the end they got solved and the show looked half way decent. I loved doing this job and I hope that in the future I get more chances to improve on my producing skills.