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Volume 13, Issue 8 | May 1, 2019
Eagle 7 News
With the school year wrapping up, Eagle 7 News will be broadcasting live on Facebook at five o'clock on Thursday, May 2

Check out the latest Eagle 7 News stories here.
Student and Faculty Update
Seniors Ryan Mitchell (MEP - Multimedia Journalism), Caleb Sowers (MEP - Radio), and Anderson Bazile, Jr. (MEP - Multimedia Journalism) were been granted media credentials for the NCAA Final Four and covered the action for Faith Radio AM 900, Northwestern Media Network, and several outlying stations.

Professor Mark Seignious presented on a panel at the Broadcast Educators Association Conference (in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters convention) in Las Vegas, April 6-11. The panel discussed how to make the transition from the professional world to academia.
 

Alums in the News

Life 101.9 (Waterloo/Cedar Rapids, IA) hosted Casting Crowns, Zach Williams and Austin French at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids on April 13th, and encouraged listeners to bring diapers to help Bridgehaven Pregnancy Service Center continue the amazing work they do each day. Listeners responded in huge numbers, donating over 14,000 diapers to help mothers in the Cedar Rapids area. Station Manager Matt Deane said “We were hoping for a large number of donations, but we were amazed at how generous our listeners were in their help for Bridgehaven. It took five vehicles to get all of the diapers back to the center!”
Pictured: Life 101.9 Production Director/Evening Host, and UNW Alumnus, Logan Roush ('18) with Bridgehaven Pregnancy Service Center staff and volunteers.
Faculty Spotlight

Jonathan Cermin
Why did you want to become a professor?
I think that I have always had an interest in teaching. My biggest motivation was from when I was in grad school at the University of North Texas. None of my professors or instructors had ever worked in the media industry. While they were great educators and I value the instruction I received at UNT, I have always felt that it would be great to teach media production from the perspective of someone who has spent their career in the field actually creating media projects. In my almost 31 years of working as a director of photography and producer in the media industry, I have made notes, taken photos, and saved video clips so that one day if I have the opportunity to teach, my students will get lessons from real-world experiences.

What brought you to Northwestern?
I was invited to teach a drone class last April as a two-credit elective for juniors and seniors (and I loved every minute of it). I was very happy and grateful to have been offered the opportunity to come back and teach Mass Media & Society, as well as the first quad of Story Structure and Script Writing while Professor Sorenson was on a leave of absence.

What is your favorite part of being at Northwestern?
I love the positive energy at UNW. The students are great! I taught video and audio production for two quarters at the Minnesota School of Business Digital Video School before it closed, and it had a very different world-view vibe. I feel that the Christian perspective adds to the positive experience at UNW.
Upcoming Events

May 2
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Induction Ceremony
9:55-10:35 a.m.
Youderian Missional Center

May 10
Study Day (No Classes) &
Faculty Scholarship Symposium

May 12
Mother’s Day

May 13-16
Finals

May 18
Commencement

May 27
Memorial Day

Featured Student
Carson Mithelman
MEP - Film, Junior
What are your plans for the future?
After I graduate at Northwestern, I really would love to live out in LA. There are so many opportunities in the film industry out there and I’m passionate about getting involved. Going to LAFSC next semester, I am excited to get a taste of life on the west coast, working hands on in this fast-paced industry.

​What opportunities have you had at UNW?
UNW has given me so many opportunities. I have been able to serve as the Communications Director for Student Government. Assistant Produced on a film we collaborated on with professors and a video production company, and I’ve also been connected with a great internship. My professors are always there to support me with the projects I’m working on, and they are very resourceful people when it comes to real world experience.

What is your favorite thing about UNW?
My favorite thing about UNW is the amount of opportunities given to us. We get to work on bigger projects with other students and really grow in the roles we have on those film sets.

 
Featured Alumnus
Sarah Bengtson
Public Relations '19
Where has life taken you after UNW?

I currently work at Signature Consultants, a staffing and IT company downtown Minneapolis. I’ve been working as an internal admin there for 3 months now. I really enjoy working at Signature because of the company culture and my coworkers.

What advice do you have for current students?

For current students, I would say take every opportunity you can, you never know where God will lead you. Also remember that there are so many job opportunities out there, so don’t get down on yourself if you didn’t get a certain job. Keep searching and interviewing, God knows where He wants you to be.
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