Fusion Video Nominated for regional emmy
The animated music
video, “The Calculus Priority Dispute”, was nominated in the Non-News Student
Production category of the Southeast Regional EMMY Awards. The video is a collaboration between Dr. Eric McDowell, professor
and chair of the department of Mathematics at Berry, and Berry alumni, Josy
Roman (c14) and Michael Baldvins (c14).
The video was
honored earlier this year, when it placed second in the Two-Year/Small College
Video Production category at the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA)
Festival of Media Arts.
Forensics Team is Runner-up in National Championship
The Berry forensics team placed second out of 25 colleges and universities at the Novice National Forensics Tournament in Dekalb, Illinois. Berry speakers brought home 19 awards from the competition hosted by Northern Illinois University, March 14-16. Berry sophomore Carson Kay earned the individual national championship in Communication Analysis with a speech analyzing the viral sensation, Hello Flo ad campaign.
20th consecutive win at gifa tournament
The Berry College forensics team placed first at the Georgia Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Championship Tournament on February 22, at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta. This marked the 20th consecutive year that Berry speakers have won the state championship! Berry students placed first in nine out of 11 events at the competition.
Forensics Team Places Second in Florida Tournament
The Berry College Forensics Team competed in the
J.J. Marks Invitational Forensics Tournament at the University of West
in Pensacola on January 24-25. The team placed second out of nine
and universities from six states: Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee,
Georgia and Florida. Berry students brought home 30 awards from the
competition! Freshman Jessica Bozeman placed first in Novice Impromptu,
fourth in After-Dinner Speaking, and sixth in Informative Speaking.
Other outstanding performances were turned in by Berry freshmen
Stephanie Schwartz, Logan Ramsey, Annabeth Crittenden, and Michael
Viking Fusion receives National
Student Production Award
College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, won a College Broadcasters,
Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Award. Episode
Five of Viking Fusion’s series “Going Up” was named “Best General Entertainment
Program”. Episode Four of the series was also a finalist in the “Best Vodcast”
category. “Going Up” is a drama about two people meeting in an elevator that
leads to a desperate situation. The series was co-created by Glenn
Garrido-Olivar, production supervisor for Viking Fusion and a
junior Communication major from Rome, Ga., and Berry alumnus, Nathan Sutton.
Berry College multimedia website
included in nation’s ‘Top 50’
Fusion is one of the country’s “50 Best Student Press Websites,” according to
College Media Matters (CMM). CMM’s Top 50 list is
compiled based on website attributes such as innovation, professionalism,
content and something it calls “millennial-generation cool.” CMM is a student
journalism industry blog sponsored by Associated Collegiate Press, the largest
and oldest U.S. student journalism organization. Viking Fusion is one of
three student press websites from Georgia on the list, along with Savannah
College of Art and Design’s “District” and “The Red and Black” from the
University of Georgia. The 50 sites selected are among a total student press
website population of more than 4,000 from colleges and universities throughout
the United States.
Berry College students garner
national media awards
Fusion and a senior Communication major each won a College Media Association
(CMA) Pinnacle Award, presented at the 92nd Annual National Student
Media Convention held in New Orleans, LA. A
promotional video made by Viking Fusion for Viking Fusion won the award for
“Best TV Promo and PSA.” Mary Claire Stewart, a senior Communication major from
Lilburn, Ga., received the “Best Audio Slideshow” for her audio slideshow, “The
Treves Family: An Uncommon Story,” part of a larger Jews of Florence multimedia project produced during a summer study
abroad trip to Florence, Italy. Her story and the Jews of Florence project can be found on the Viking Fusion website
Viking Fusion’s promo won out over finalists from the University of Hawaii and
the University of South Dakota. Stewart’s audio slideshow faced competition
from Louisiana State University and UCLA. Viking Fusion was also a finalist for
“TV Station of the Year,” but came in second to Kent State University’s TV-2.