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Brookhaven College School of the Arts' Theatre Brookhaven presents 'The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood'
Theatre Brookhaven Presents ‘The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood’
A fun farce for all ages, “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” is a “Monty Python-esque” spoof of the traditional Robin Hood story. On stage Dec. 8-18 at the Arena Theatre at Brookhaven College.
Brookhaven College School of the Arts' Theatre Brookhaven presents 'The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood'
Jack Mims and Christine Chin Exhibitions at Brookhaven College
Two exhibitions begin the new year at Brookhaven College School of the Arts galleries.
Three Exhibitions Present Student Art at Brookhaven College

Three exhibitions in the Forum Gallery and Studio Gallery at Brookhaven College School of the Arts present the work of art department students.

Community Welcome to Celebrate and Learn at Third Annual GIS Day
Identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the top three emerging technology fields, the interest in geospatial technology is growing every year. For the third year, the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute is offering informal exhibits and geographic information systems demonstrations Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in recognition of worldwide GIS Day.
Local Volleyball Team Wins Second National Title
For the second year in a row, the Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team won the National Junior College Athletic Association, NJCAA, Division III national title. Brookhaven College defeated Ridgewater College, Minn., 30-25, 30-28, 28-30 and 30-25 in the championship match Nov. 12.
Journalism Students Win State Awards
Students in the journalism program at Brookhaven College received awards in 11 categories from the Texas Community College Journalism Association for their exceptional work. The student newspaper, the Brookhaven Courier, has existed since the college opened, and the program won its first awards in 1980. Since that time, the student journalists have won awards at the state and national level.
Microsoft Certification Testing Site at Brookhaven College

Microsoft courses have been part of the curriculum in the Office Technology Department at Brookhaven College for several years, but the college has just become an official Microsoft Office Specialist, MOS, testing site for Microsoft Office 2003 software. The Microsoft Office Specialist is the official Microsoft certification for Microsoft Office programs.

Student Performers Showcase Talent in Dancers’ Theatre

The Brookhaven College Dancers’ Theatre will entertain audiences with performances featuring students in Brookhaven College School of the Arts dance courses and special guests the Plano Metropolitan Ballet.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Brings American Classic to Stage

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts presents a classic in American literature with Theatre Brookhaven's production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" Oct. 20-29 in the Arena Theatre, an intimate venue for a powerful portrayal of love, hatred and prejudice in the rural South.

Brookhaven College Nursing Program Advances in Accreditation

National accreditation of Brookhaven College’s Nursing Program is the recommendation according to announcements made Oct. 20 by members of the site visiting team from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc., during their exit briefing conducted in the college’s Nursing Skills Lab.

Human Resource Seminar Shows 'Emotional Intelligence'

Quality, compassionate health care delivery is of high importance to patients. The Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Brookhaven College's Corporate and Continuing Education Division present "Emotional Intelligence and Its Impact: In Hiring, Retention, Regulation, and Performance in the Healthcare Industry," a free seminar about hiring people who have the qualities to serve others with compassion and skill.

Music of Legends Featured in Mesquite Symphony Performance

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra and the Brookhaven College School of the Arts Choral Society perform together a program titled "Myths and Legends," works of varied styles composed by "legends" of many eras.

National Community College Hispanic Council Leadership Symposium Meets in Dallas

Hispanic leaders in community college education will gather in Dallas for their 10th annual national leadership symposium, titled "Leaders Who Bridge Access to Success." The Dallas County Community College system is the host college; Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor for the DCCC system, is the opening speaker; and Brookhaven College is a sponsor for the event.

Career Fair Offers Opportunities for Students and Public
The semi-annual Career Fair at Brookhaven College provides opportunities for students and community members to speak directly to more than 60 employers who are seeking to fill both full- and part-time positions.
Recitals Offer Free Fall Performances
Featuring local area performers, the recital series at Brookhaven College returns for the fall semester. The weekly recital series offers opportunities for students and the public to enjoy free performances by professional musicians at small concerts on the Brookhaven College main campus.
Forum and Studio Galleries Showing Danville Chadbourne and Lynwood Kreneck
New exhibitions open at the Forum and Studio galleries of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts. Featured are works of San Antonio sculptor Danville Chadbourne and prints by Lynwood Kreneck, professor emeritus of art at Texas Tech University. Free and open to the public. Aug. 22-Sept. 30, 2005
Top Technology Degree Added at Brookhaven College
New degree and training opportunities at Brookhaven College provide students the potential to find a challenging job that pays well working in one of the top emerging fields - geographic information systems. Beginning January 2006, the Geospatial Technology Program will include both credit and noncredit courses for newcomers to the field and experienced professionals needing to learn new software skills.
Child-care Center Recognized by National Organization
The Parent/Child Study Center at Brookhaven College received its accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The center has been accredited since 1990, and now has accreditation through May 31, 2010. NAEYC accreditation holds centers to national standards of quality more rigorous than state licensing requirements in areas of teacher education, health and safety, child-to-teacher ratios and program curriculum.
Brookhaven College School of the Arts
Choral Societies Join Voices for “Requiem” Anniversary
Three choirs from across the Metroplex are joining voices to celebrate the 20th anniversary of John Rutter’s Requiem at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church where the piece premiered and to sing Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem.
Bilingual Job Fair at Brookhaven College
More than 20 different companies will be looking for job applicants at the Bilingual Job Fair at the Brookhaven College East Center 1, which will be held July 27, 2005. This is the first career fair at the college to combine the resources of the Career Development Center with the East Center’s specialization in instruction for English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Evening of Excellence Pyramid Award
Brookhaven College Honors High School Achievers
Students and teachers from seven area high schools were presented with Pyramid Awards on March 28 at the annual Evening of Excellence at Brookhaven College.
Lend Me a Tenor
Summer Full of Farce With Performances of “Lend Me a Tenor”
Celebrity worship, backstage maneuverings and mistaken identities combine in this hilarious comedy of one man’s rise to the top of the professional opera world.
Free Dance Performances for Summer Festival
The Dancers' Theatre of Brookhaven College School of the Arts will entertain audiences in the college's International Courtyard with performances featuring students and special guests.
Music, Art & Movement in the Arts Academy's Musikgarten Courses
Summer Courses for Kids at Brookhaven College
Parents looking for summertime activities for children can find fun and educational courses for their little ones at the Arts Academy of the Brookhaven College School of the Arts. There are five different Musikgarten courses for children newborns through age 7.
Enjoy a Concert During the Lunch Hour at Brookhaven College
Bring a brown bag and enjoy an afternoon concert at the Brookhaven College School of the Arts, June 20 at 12:15 p.m.
Arts Academy Offers New Courses for Kids
Finding activities for children can be a challenge for any parent, but those who are resourceful know that community colleges have a lot to offer. Along with athletic and academic programs, Brookhaven College has created an Arts Academy that has courses just for kids.
Brookhaven College’s New Sports Institute Offering Certification Programs
From basketball to skiing, from NASCAR to the Kentucky Derby, sports are big business in the United States and around the world. Students who want to be a part of the sports industry have a unique opportunity with the certificate programs in the Corporate and Continuing Education Division’s Sports Institute.
Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom in Big Bend National Park
Botany Course Explores Big Bend for 26th Season
BIOL 1411: Introduction to Botany
For the past 26 years, Big Bend National Park has served as the laboratory of an Introduction to Botany course in the longest-running such course offered through Brookhaven College. Phil Shelp, professor of biology, has a passion for Big Bend’s unique beauty. Learn in the field May 15-22, 2005.
Live and Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico
Earn from three to eight hours of transferable credit in Spanish! Live and study at the Spanish Language Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico, May 27-June 25. Amaze yourself with the rapid growth of your Spanish skills!
Tour Britain from a Literary Angle, Aug. 3-15, 2005
ENGL 2322 and 2323: British Literature
Lorene Strickland, English instructor and group leader, has led this tour 13 times during her career with the college and, with this final tour group, looks forward to ending the program on a lucky number. Tour dates are Aug. 3-15, 2005.
Learn on the Go With Brookhaven College
Each year, Brookhaven College offers a variety of opportunities for travel and learning. Registration deadlines for these programs are fast approaching. And the choice is yours whether or not to earn college credit hours.
Communications Lecture Series
Lecture Series Focuses on Frank Lloyd Wright
“The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” by Charles McAdams, professor of humanities at Brookhaven College, examines the contribution of one of America’s most famous and creative architects. April 5 at 1:30 p.m. in Room K234 and repeated at April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Room B304.
David Russell
GRAMMY-Winning Guitarist David Russell

David Russell, winner at the 2005 GRAMMY Awards, is world renowned for his superb musicianship and artistry, earning the highest praise from audiences and critics alike.

Brookhaven College Students Among Recipients of Awards for Excellence in Art, Music and Writing
They study, they write; they sing, paint and sculpt. They also have jobs, commute and face the challenges of daily life. Each year the DCCC Foundation recognizes select students for their talent and skills with awards and scholarships.
Brookhaven College School of the Arts
Spring Dancers’ Theatre Showcases Student Performances
The show combines the talents of the students in Brookhaven College School of the Arts dance courses and guests troupes such as the Moving Ground dance company from Creekview High School and the Gallery in Motion dance group. Performances April 15-17, 2005.
Career Fair Matches Employers With Job Hunters
Businesses will be looking for both full- and part-time new employees at the spring Career Fair at Brookhaven College, April 7, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center, Building S lobby. Visitors are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes and be prepared to speak to employers at the event.
sailing ship
Oceanography Field Course Combines Classroom and Coast
From Galveston to North Padre Island then inland to Sea World in San Antonio, former Navy oceanographer and Naval Academy instructor Durward Mommsen leads students in hands-on learning.
Giraud Polite's Photography, “Everyday People, Everyday Sights”
Photography Exhibit Focuses on Everyday Life in Africa
“Everyday People, Everyday Sights,” a photography exhibit focusing on everyday life in Senegal, will be on display at Brookhaven's Atrium Gallery.
Communications Lecture Series
Communications Lecture Series Features Talented Teachers
Tapping into its natural resources, the Brookhaven College Communications Division is offering a new lecture series. Ed Garcia, published poet and professor of English at Brookhaven College, is the first speaker in the series. He’ll discuss “Why We Write” March 9, 2005.
Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble
Brookhaven College Handbell Ensemble in “Festival of Bells”
An annual festival coordinated by the Greater Dallas Handbell Association, “Festival of Bells” gathers choirs from around the region for two full days of ringing, March 19 and April 9.  Festival are designed for both intermediate and advanced handbell choirs and culminate in a mass ringing concert each day at 3:30 p.m.
Quaternaglia, Brazilian guitar quartet
Brazilian Guitar Quartet "Quaternaglia" Performs for School of the Arts
The Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet is a strong international presence for artistic quality and performs an outstanding repertoire for four guitars.
Theatre Brookhaven Presents “The Diary of Anne Frank”
One of the most powerful true stories of World War II comes to the stage at Brookhaven College with the School of the Arts presentation of The Diary of Anne Frank.
Music, Art & Movement in the Arts Academy's Musikgarten Courses
Arts Academy Opens With Musikgarten Courses for Young Children, Newborn to 5 Years Old
Brookhaven College’s newest program is for its smallest students yet. Beginning in February, the college will offer Musikgarten courses for children ages newborn to 5 years old as part of the School of the Arts – Arts Academy.
Diane Schuur, two-time GRAMMY-winning jazz vocalist
Jazz Up January by Attending the School of the Arts Performance by Singer Diane Schuur
A two-time GRAMMY-winner for best jazz vocalist, Diane Schuur has been given the title “new first lady of jazz,” by reviewers from around the world. Schuur has twice played the White House, and her recordings have topped the charts for years.  Schuur will be in concert at Brookhaven College Jan. 22, 2005.
'To See and Understand': Illustration and Artwork by Barron Storey

Barron Storey has a passion for illustration and for educating the next generation of artists, which he will share through his exhibition and two-day workshop.

Dale Kavanagh
Dale Kavanagh Performs Classical Guitar at School of the Arts
Referred to as both “a technical virtuoso and an insightful interpreter of contemporary guitar repertoire,” Dale Kavanagh performs for the Brookhaven College School of the Arts in the Student Services Center on March 11 at 8 p.m.
Brookhaven College School of the Arts
Theatre Brookhaven Presents “The Laramie Project”
Moisés Kaufman and members of New York’s Tectonic Theater Project created "The Laramie Project" as a dramatized documentary to explore reactions to the 1998 murder of gay univeristy student Matthew Shepard. Brookhaven College administration urges theater goers to be aware that "The Laramie Project" contains strong language and adult subject matter, which may be offensive to and unsuitable for some audience members.