Campus repairs leaks

Photos courtesy of Garry Hodges | Brookhaven College facilities department employees work to repair water leaks on campus.

By Jacob Vaughn
Managing Editor/Music Editor
CourierME@dcccd.edu

As mid-February rain poured over Brookhaven College, a bulk of the campus interior remained dry. Last semester, water leaks on campus sprung up during the wettest North Texas fall season on record. Garry Hodges, facilities director, said most of those leaky areas on campus have been repaired. Continue reading Campus repairs leaks

Board approves bond election

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

Dallas County residents will vote on a $1.1 billion bond program for the Dallas County Community College District in the upcoming joint election. The bond proposal will be placed in the May 4 election ballot.

The bond program was recommended by DCCCD Chancellor Joe May, and authorized by the board of trustees during the board’s regular monthly meeting Feb. 5, according to a Feb. 6 press release by Ann Hatch, district director of media relations. Continue reading Board approves bond election

Read-In celebrates dreamers

Photo by Beth Delagi | Christopher Cyriaque, a professor of English for speakers of other languages, performs Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall during the annual African-American Read-In.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Students, staff and faculty stood in solidarity for dreamers and their respective dreams at Brookhaven College’s annual African-American Read-In. The read-in, which was held Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall, was titled “Respect the Dreamer and the Dream.”

Brookhaveans performed poetry pieces, sang and acted to the work of notable black activists, politicians, singers and poets such as Langston Hughes, Aretha Franklin,  Martin Luther King Jr. and former president Barack Obama. Continue reading Read-In celebrates dreamers

Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Stephanie Venza explored her passion for education, teaching Brookhaven College students English for 40 years.

By Travis Baugh
Editor-at-Large

Teaching was always Stephanie Venza’s passion. When she was young, she says, women did not have many career choices, but she always loved education.

“I always liked school, and always I thought I would like to teach, too,” Venza, now an English professor, has taught at Brookhaven College since the campus opened in 1978. Continue reading Prof recalls 40-year career at BHC

Author talks book, career at BHC

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Emily St. John Mandel, author of “Station Eleven,” listens to a question from an audience member during a talk on her book and writing career in the Performance Hall Feb. 6.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty heard author Emily St. John Mandel reflect on “Station Eleven,” her fourth published novel. Mandel sat on stage in the Performance Hall with Hurshel Burton, an English professor, who asked her questions about her writing career and “Station Eleven,” which was selected for this year’s Open Book Project, Brookhaven’s common book reading program. Continue reading Author talks book, career at BHC

Students influence businesses

Photo by Celeste J. Colon | Michael Bailey, a Brookhaven College mathematics professor, leads the mINiTERN orientation Feb.

By Celeste J. Colon
Senior Staff Photographer

A group of seven student Dallas County Community College District students will participate in a short intership program designed to increase their marketable skills.

The mINiTERN, internship program, provides students with real-world business interaction and problem-solving skills. Students selected will participate in team projects, conduct research and hold meetings to provide solutions and recommendations to companies involved in the program. Continue reading Students influence businesses

Read-In to celebrate dreamers

Photo by Josh Drake | Hurshel Burton, an English professor, plays the role of Frederick Douglass during the African-American Read-In in 2018.

By Mykel Hilliard
Contributing Writer

Hazel Carlos, Brookhaven College English professor, will host the annual African-American Read-In at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the Performance Hall as part of celebrating Black History Month. Carlos said this year’s theme is “Respect the Dream and the Dreamer” with emphasis on dreamers and their respective dreams. Continue reading Read-In to celebrate dreamers

Coyotes lurk near campus perimeter

Photo by John C. McClanahan | Two coyotes walk along the trail at Brookhaven College Feb. 24.

By John C. McClanahan
Editor-at-Large

Coyotes are roaming Brookhaven College grounds. Runners have seen a pair of the native canine species dashing into shrubbery flushed along the north side of campus and trotting on the jogging trail near Windmill Circle. Continue reading Coyotes lurk near campus perimeter

MVC to go to Cuba in May

Photo courtesy of Giraud Polite | A row of vintage cars line a street in Cuba.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief

Mountain View College will offer students an opportunity to learn Spanish and explore Cuba in the district’s first total immersion program to the island nation. The trip, which is scheduled May 19-June 1, will be the first study abroad trip approved by Dallas County Community College District to the once-isolated nation. Continue reading MVC to go to Cuba in May

Dan Rather speaks at BHC

Photo by Jubenal Aguilar | Rather discusses his thoughts on patriotism to a full Performance Hall.

By Jubenal Aguilar
Editor-in-Chief
CourierEIC@dcccd.edu

“We are a nation not only of dreamers, we’re also a nation of fixers. We Americans know how to fix things, and we like to fix things,” journalist Dan Rather said. “We have looked at our land and people and said, time and again through the course of our history, ‘This is not good enough. We can do better.’”

The veteran journalist spoke to Brookhaven College students, staff and faculty Feb. 13 about patriotism. Continue reading Dan Rather speaks at BHC