Articles by Katherine Newman


Don’t let MOOCs become the standard

Massively open online courses have been the new hot topic in education, but their enormity will cause the classes to fail before their potential is fully developed.   MOOCs are experimental large-scale online courses aiming at interactive participation and open access through the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and…

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Professor honored for dedication to veterans

An advocate for student veterans and nationally recognized playwright, history professor Bruce Solheim has been selected as the distinguished faculty member of 2012- 2013.   An Army veteran, Solheim’s experiences have inspired him to help Citrus College’s student veerans adjust to college life.   In 2001, Solheim was instrumental in forming a Veterans Club, but…

Citrus Singers across the globe

Being a Citrus Singer can be fun. It also requires commitment.   Being a member of the Citrus Singers is not a casual experience,  being a Citrus Singer is a lifestyle.   “They’re extremely busy and extremely committed,” said director Doug Austin. “You cannot do any less than 100 percent.”   The conservatory  involves four …

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Budget bargains

Being broke is something most college students can relate to. I am not able to put money in your pocket, but I can show you how to stretch your dollar and still have fun on a budget.   If you like music or want to catch a live show, numerous free concerts are scheduled during…

Magician wows inside the class and out

  English professor Dale Salwak, moonlights as a magician.   This professor does his best to connect with his audiences, whether in a classroom or on stage performing a trick.   From the time he was a little boy, Salwak has had a fascination with magic and it came in handy.   “Magic helped me…

Expand your horizons and study abroad

Listen up, Owls: It’s time to spread your wings and fly away from the nest. Sign up for the Study Abroad program, and plan to spend 12 weeks in London. With American Institute for Foreign Study, students can travel to London in the fall, Spain in the spring, and Italy in the summer. Why study…

Battle of the Big Bands blowout

Decked out in white suits and red bow ties, Citrus College’s Blue Note Orchestra and Azusa Pacific University’s Jazz ensemble came together for the tenth year for the annual Battle of the Big Bands musical competition. Originally founded by David Beatty of APU and Robert Slack of Citrus College, the performance showcases the best of…