PNC Offers Non-Credit Video Editing Bootcamps

The Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and Department of Communication will offer two Video Editing Bootcamps, non-credit lifelong learning programs at the PNC Westville campus.

The programs will meet on Mondays from Oct. 6 through Oct. 20 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Sept. 30 at 4 p.m CT.

Participants will learn basic shooting and editing skills, as well as other techniques necessary to create short videos that can be shared with a variety of audiences through various mediums, such as Facebook and YouTube. PNC Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Jeff Shires, who will lead the program, explained, “In three short sessions you will learn how to produce your own short stories.” An advanced video editing seminar will be offered in November.

The registration fee is $165 per person. Special rates are available for PNC students, alumni and employees. PNC will provide the video equipment and software needed to engage in this hands-on program. Shires recommends participants bring the devices they intend use to capture video footage after the program ends so that he can teach them how to maximize their capabilities. This video equipment might include camcorders, smartphones, camera phones, flip cameras and more.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.pnc.edu/gel or contact the PNC Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at (219) 785-5343.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5748.

PNC ASL Club Coffeehouse is August 15

The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse on Friday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Café, 1400 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

The event will feature a fun, interactive activity.

The coffeehouse is open to ASL students as well as community members and children are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. This is a pleasant, casual event for all to enjoy either through participation or as an observer.

Participants are asked to use ASL providing an ideal opportunity to practice ASL to better communicate with friends, co-workers or family members. Coffee, food and drink may be ordered throughout the evening.

Information about the Purdue North Central ASL Club may be found at www.aslclub.info. Information about other events in the community is posted at: www.nwideaf.org.

Further information about the coffeehouse may be obtained by contacting Joanna Witulski, limited term lecturer in American Sign Language, at pncaslwitulski@yahoo.com.

PNC Annual Chancellor’s Invitational at Sand Creek

The Purdue North Central Athletics Department will be hosting the annual Chancellor’s Invitational Golf Outing to benefit Student Athletic Scholarships and the Purdue North Central Alumni Association on Monday, Sept. 15 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton.

The four-person scramble format begins with registration at 9 a.m. with a breakfast and unlimited use of the driving range and putting green. The shotgun start is scheduled for 10 a.m. and is followed by a reception, silent auction and prizes.

Anyone who is not golfing, but would like to benefit the athletic scholarship fund, sponsorship opportunities are available. Hole sponsorships start at $300 and opportunities are available up to $10,000 or more. Interested guests are welcome to attend just the dinner portion of the event for $30.

To register for the outing, to be a sponsor, or to obtain more information call PNC Director of Athletics, Tom Albano, at 219-785-5273.

PNC Enrollment Day is August 12

Purdue University North Central invites prospective students to Enrollment Day on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event welcomes current and prospective students who want to register for the fall 2014 or spring 2015 semesters.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to fill out an application, get admitted, take an assessment test (if needed) and receive financial aid information.

Official transcripts must be submitted in order to be evaluated for admission. Once admitted, students will meet with an academic advisor to discuss their plan of study and register for courses.

There will be a sign-in table located at the north entrance of the Technology Building, near the lounge that is adjacent to Room 157.

No registration is required and students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Family members are welcome to attend.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Janice Whisler at jwhisler@pnc.edu, or 219-785-5415. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Whisler.

 

PNC Hosts Area Total Internship Management Workshop

Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet, Michiana Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Interns for Indiana and Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne will together host a Total Internship Management Workshop on Friday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CST in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144 on the PNC campus.

The event is open to community businesses interested in learning how to build an internship program while making it impactful. Topics to be covered include understanding and communicating with the Millennial generation, planning for the best time of year to host interns, compensation and benefits and learning how to structure internship assignments, projects and tasks.

The event is approved for six hours of Human Resource Certification Institute credits. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Content will be provided by Intern Bridge, Inc., a leading college recruiting consulting and research firm. Intern Bridge has a high level of satisfaction from professionals who have participated in its live programs. Previous attendees to this workshop include Marvel, Johnson & Johnson, XEROX and Disney.

Attendees are encouraged to register online before the day of the event at www.internbridge.com/workshops/northern-indiana.

PNC Communication Camp for High Schoolers

The Purdue University North Central Department of Communication and the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning will be offering a Communication Camp for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Aug. 4 through 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The campers will host a wrap party on Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. with family and friends invited.

The camp will be led by Dr. Jeff Shires, PNC associate professor of Communication, assisted by current PNC students.

Participants will develop two video projects – a shorter “commercial” and a longer form narrative – which they will develop from pre- to post-production, learning how to script, storyboard, shoot and edit. Students will work through the process of planning and producing video, including finding the best camera angles, determining the best way to light a scene, the use of digital editing effects and more. They will also learn basic video shooting techniques such as the types of shots, effective camera movement and angles. By the end of camp, they will have the ability to create short videos that can be shared with audiences through various mediums, such as Facebook and YouTube.

Participants will travel to two television stations to witness how programs are created in the studio and in the field. They will also have the opportunity to interact with practitioners in the field in such areas as public relations and web productions to discuss how media is important in their business or career.

Registration is $375 per camper which includes lunch and snacks each camp day, all materials, all transportation to and from the regional media outlets the campers will visit and a camp t-shirt. The registration deadline for the program is Monday, July 21 at 4 p.m.

It is recommended that participants bring the devices they intend use to capture video footage after the program ends so that they learn to maximize their capabilities. These devices may include personal video equipment such as camcorders, smartphones, camera phones, flip cameras and other similar electronics.   Students attending this camp will leave with an understanding of how a television program is developed; the different roles and careers are available in media, as well as tricks and techniques for developing a narrative.

For information or to obtain program application materials, visit http://www.pnc.edu/gel or contact the PNC Office of Graduate and Extended Learning at (219) 785-5343. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5748.

PNC ASL Coffeehouse is July 18

The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse on Friday, July 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Café, 1400 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

The event will feature a fun, interactive activity.

The coffeehouse is open to ASL students as well as community members and children are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. This is a pleasant, casual event for all to enjoy either through participation or as an observer.

Participants are asked to use ASL providing an ideal opportunity to practice ASL to better communicate with friends, co-workers or family members. Coffee, food and drink may be ordered throughout the evening.

A future ASL Coffeehouse is planned for Aug. 15 at the Uptown Café.

Information about the Purdue North Central ASL Club may be found at www.aslclub.info. Information about other events in the community is posted at: www.nwideaf.org.

Further information about the coffeehouses may be obtained by contacting Joanna Witulski, limited term lecturer in American Sign Language, at pncaslwitulski@yahoo.com

PNC Nancy Dworkin Born Learning Trail

The Purdue University North Central Nancy Dworkin Born Learning Trail is open to the public and parents, teachers, grandparents and caregivers are invited to bring children out to enjoy the trail.

The Born Learning Trail, located on the southeast side of the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, bears the name of the First Lady of Purdue North Central, who suggested having a Born Learning Trail at PNC and played an instrumental role in its creation. This was the first Born Learning Trail on a university campus in Indiana.

The Born Learning Trail presents a fun, casual way to engage children in learning. It features 10 interactive, playful outdoor games that will help adults create learning opportunities for a young child. As adults walk through the trail with a youngster, they will encounter various signs that will ask questions, suggest activities and encourage interaction between the adult, the child and their natural surroundings. It will also give adults tips and ideas for follow-up learning to take place at home or school.

PNC Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin and Nancy Dworkin are parents and grandparents who share a strong commitment to early childhood education.

The Nancy Dworkin Born Learning Trail is part of the Northwest Indiana United Way Success By 6 initiative, which is intended to help parents, caregivers and communities support early learning. The trail was supported by a donation by the Purdue North Central Women’s Association, Success By 6 and the PNC student organization Purdue Learning About Young Children in Education (PLAYCE).

PNC Early Childhood Education students will utilize the trail in their own learning activities as they undertake a range of projects with area schools to create learning activities for students, parents and teachers. The trail presents countless opportunities for activities and lessons.

In addition to the Born Learning Trail, the campus has a variety of walking trails, with picnic tables located in the “quad” area between the campus buildings and a picnic shelter near Bards’ Pond. Shakespeare’s Garden is adjacent to Bards’ Pond. Large-scale sculptures are located throughout campus and guests may take self-guided walking tours. The entire campus is WI-FI enabled.

July 17 Enrollment Event

Purdue University North Central invites prospective students to Enrollment Day on Thursday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event welcomes current and prospective students who want to register for the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to fill out an application, get admitted, take an assessment test (if needed) and receive financial aid information.

Official transcripts must be submitted in order to be evaluated for admission. Once admitted, students will meet with an academic advisor to discuss their plan of study and register for courses.

There will be a sign-in table located at the north entrance of the Technology Building, near the lounge that is adjacent to Room 157.

No registration is required and students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Family members are welcome to attend.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Janice Whisler at jwhisler@pnc.edu, or 219-785-5415. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Whisler.

American Sign Language Club Coffeehouse is June 20

The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse on Friday, June 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown Café, 1400 E. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

The event will feature a fun, interactive activity.

The coffeehouse is open to ASL students as well as community members and children are welcome to attend with a parent or adult. This is a pleasant, casual event for all to enjoy either through participation or as an observer.

Participants are asked to use ASL providing an ideal opportunity to practice ASL to better communicate with friends, co-workers or family members. Coffee, food and drink may be ordered throughout the evening.

Future ASL Coffeehouses are planned for July 18 and Aug. 15, both at the Uptown Café.

Information about the Purdue North Central ASL Club may be found at www.aslclub.info. Information about other events in the community is posted at: www.nwideaf.org

Further information about the coffeehouses may be obtained by contacting Joanna Witulski, limited term lecturer in American Sign Language, at pncaslwitulski@yahoo.com.