Teach your children well … Kelly Burlison’s College of Education ESL 300 class (Second Language and Literacy for Development for English Language Learners) partnered with Palm Beach County recently. The AVID program planner and district trainer came to Lynn and trained the students in AVID, a college readiness system that is implemented in 20 Title 1 Schools K-12 throughout the district. That means these students will have the opportunity to become AVID tutors by being placed in an AVID school and working hands-on with students that need remediation, extra support across curriculum, as well as learning effective teaching techniques.
Mind bending music … Roberta Rust’s piano students Stephen Seto, Heqing Huang, Winnie Soekojo, Hsin-Hui Liu and Vladislav Kosminov will perform in the Harriet Kretzer Piano “Music for the Mind” Series at the Harriet Himmel Theatre at City Place in West Palm Beach on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Rust provides commentary about the music throughout the program. Tickets are $10 (adults) and $5 (children) and are available at 1-866-449-2489 or at the door. All ticket sales will go into the “Lynn University Piano Studio Fund” which helps conservatory students with extra-curricular projects.
At the movies … Students in Professor Andrew Burnstine’s marketing classes worked with Travelpro, a Boca Raton-based luggage company, and Fox Searchlight Pictures and created a social media campaign promoting a nationwide “Win a Trip to Hollywood Sweepstakes” for the new movie, Baggage Claim, which opened in theaters last weekend. So, when you see Travelpro luggage throughout the film, think of our own students, who gained real-world marketing experience from this assignment.
History comes to life … Any student who has been in one of Robert Watson’s class or anyone who has gone to one of his lectures, knows how dynamic and interesting he can make history. So, if you haven’t heard him speak on his specialty or you just want to get a dose of history, you can get a peek at him in all his glory in his lecture, “The Unconventional Andrew Jackson” on the C-SPAN3 American History TV channel right here.
Glee-ful … Disability Awareness Month kicks off this week and in addition to our annual events of Wheels to the Net, Different Abilities Dinner and Panel, a special guest will be on campus: Lauren Potter who plays Sue Sylvester’s loyal assistant Becky. She will share her story including challenges and successes, tell anecdotes from her work in Hollywood and host a meet and greet. You won’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars for Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
Lynn’s got talent … We can’t guarantee you a role in the aforementioned Glee, but there is a much greater chance you’ll get a part in Lynn’s Celebration of the Arts – if you are a talented singer, musician, dancer or actor – and if you audition on Friday (Oct. 4).