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PLNU News

03
Oct

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Ross Nederhoff (505) 999-8662
Point TV: Channel 23 
Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: October 3, 2014
Written by: Ross Nederhoff

PLNU Students Participate in Private Studio Tour and Sitcom Taping

On Tuesday, September 23rd, a group of fifteen PLNU Broadcast Journalism and Media Communication students took part in an exciting educational opportunity in Los Angeles,

Students_Universal_studios.jpgCalifornia. The group traveled from San Diego to the Hollywood and Studio City areas in order to participate in a private tour of Universal Studios and the filming of ABC’s hit sitcom, Last Man Standing. The itinerary, coordinated by professor and advisor, Alan Hueth, was chocked full of opportunities for students to get a first hand look into some of the careers they may be considering as Communication majors.

The day began with a VIP experience on the backlot of Universal Studios. The group went on a tour of the studio’s sound department facilities, led by Executive Sound Supervisor, Andrew DeCristofaro. They were taken in to various editing bays, rooms used for automated dialogue replacement (dubbing), a large foley stage, and a sound mixing theater. Several employees took the time to share their expertise on sound design and to show the students their contributions to the larger audio process. “I really enjoyed learning more about sound from these professionals, but I think that my favorite thing about it was that I was able to understand what they were talking about when they were explaining their jobs. Its cool to see that the same things we are learning about are actually being used in these super professional environments.” explains Katie Seals, senior Broadcast Journalism major and field trip attendee. The journey at Universal ended with helpful information about internships and career opportunities.

Universal_Globe.jpgAfter, the group traveled over to the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, where they attended a live taping of one of ABC’s most popular sitcoms, Last Man Standing. Last Man

Standing, starring Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, and Hector Elizondo, tells the story of Mike Baxter’s (Allen) zany family, parenting fiascos, and workplace woes. It focuses on his life in a world of women. The students were a part of the audience and helped to create the show’s laughter soundtrack. Throughout the evening, a comedian acted as master of ceremonies, keeping the crowd informed and in a laughing mood. The crowd received a complete overview of the process used to produce a full length sitcom episode. They were also able to observe, firsthand, a television production’s miscellaneous crew positions, including makeup artists, lighting technicians, production assistants, script supervisors, and continuity crew.

last-man-standing.jpgThis was the thirteenth annual L.A. field trip. Dr Hueth commented on its success saying, “We’re in San Diego – not in L.A., so these kinds of field trips are important for students to understand how the different media industries work and how things are done in Hollywood and elsewhere.” Hueth also mentioned that some students have cashed in on substantial benefits from past tours. “Over the years several PLNU students have parlayed our L.A. field trip into an internship and even employment—two students ended up working at Dreamworks.” 

For more information regarding this release or anything Point TV related, please contact Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or Ross Nederhoff rossnederhoff1006@pointloma.edu

Communications & Theatre
30
Sep

Point Loma Nazarene University Department of Music is proud to announce that music composition major James Bishop is the winner of the Green Dot Journey Composer Project competition. The competition took place in Spring 2014.

Music
30
Sep

The Point Loma Nazarene University Department of Music is proud to announce that music composition major Caspian Thackeray-Taylor and music major Aaron Burgett were winners in the MTAC Composers Today state contest, Division 6, this spring.

Music
29
Sep

PRESS RELEASE

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Ross Nederhoff (505) 999-8662

Point TV: Channel 23 

Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: September 19, 2014

Written by: Ross Nederhoff

Point TV’s Fall Forecast

Although the new school year has only just begun, Point TV has hit the ground running and is already hard at work, making decisions and coming up with original concepts for this semester’s exciting programming. Additionally, they are operating under new student management in an updated environment. The studio office and editing bays have been remodeled with new editing tables, editing systems, and lighting.

“The studio remodel began as part of a design contest initiated by PLNU’s ‘Designing Commercial Interiors’ course.” explains Media Operations Manager, Rick Moncauskas. “The entire studio was gutted, the ceiling and light fixtures were redesigned, our walls were repainted with specific colors, the floor was redone, our furniture was replaced, and we were able to purchase all new computers.” Studio users feel that their options, abilities, and proficiency have been improved along with the space.

So, what is on the lineup for this year’s broadcast? Well, most of the familiar shows have returned with the addition of some freshly developed programs. Coastline News, a twenty minute biweekly newscast, will air every other Thursday night at 8pm.

 Likewise, Loma Sports Tonight, an ESPN style sports report, will air Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on the weeks that Coastline is not produced. Loma Sports will also air four live-to-tape basketball games on a special edition of the show known as Sea Lions’ Basketball. Four men’s basketball games will be cablecast on Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th. 

Acoustic Showcase is slated to feature more of Point Loma’s musically-talented student body. Reel Students is back and will include a look behind the scenes of several student films. The Point TV crew will also take on the ongoing 60-120 Second Film Challenge – where student film production teams come together to make some super-short films –some which have gotten into the San Diego Shorts film festival. 

Campus happenings will be presented each week on Heynouncements, a short vlog style announcement series. HeySB Addresses will also be produced on a frequent basis to keep the student body aware of what their officers are doing to better our campus life. 

Point TV will be producing a comedy show that is planned to go live in front of a live studio audience. For information on programs and their air times, please follow @pointtv.23 on Instagram, @plnupointtv on Twitter, like Point TV on Facebook, or visit http://pointtv23.com/channel-23-schedule/.

 

Managing all of the production details at Point TV this year is Junior Media Communications major Caleb Daniels. Under Daniels are Coastline News Director, Samantha Watkins, Sports Directors, Hilary Zeber and Ricky Zollinger, Productions Manager, Angel Zamora, and Public Relations Manager, Ross Nederhoff. These students, under the guidance of Media Communications professor and Point TV advisor, Alan Hueth, will lead the station in its service to the entire student body and are available for any inquiries the PLNU community may have throughout the year. 

“I'm excited to be the head of such a talented group of students and hope to see the results of their hard work spread to all corners of campus this year. My main goal is to keep a highly professional level of productions coming out of Point TV. I also want to better our exposure within the community.” says Caleb Daniels in regards to his vision for this year at Point TV.

 

For more information regarding Point TV’s programming, management, or studio, please contact 

Alan Hueth at AlanHueth@pointloma.edu or
Ross Nederhoff rossnederhoff1006@pointloma.edu.

Communications & Theatre
25
Sep

The 2014 Annual Security Report for each of PLNU's five campuses is now available for download the Department of Public Safety webpage.

To view the latest edition of the Annual Fire Safety Report for the Point Loma campus, please visit the Campus Facilities webpage.

Public Safety
26
Aug

On Sunday evening, August 24th, nearly 700 faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends gathered on PLNU’s main campus for the 3rd annual Pray for PLNU event. This year’s event marked the first time that incoming students and their families were also invited to participate ahead of this week’s New Student Orientation (NSO). 

 

“In three short years, the event has become a significant time for the entire PLNU community,” said PLNU Dean of Students, Jeff Bolster. “This event provides a foundation for the business and excitement of NSO and the start of the new school year.”

 

The evening began in Brown Chapel at 5:00pm for an opening time of worship led by George Williamson, PLNU’s Director of Worship Ministries.  President Bob Brower provided welcome remarks and shared his vision for the year ahead. After brief instructions from Bolster, participants spread out across the campus to pray. 

 

As in previous years, special attention was given to the residence halls, as the names of all new and returning students were posted on each doorway, allowing them to be prayed for by name. Additionally, offices, classrooms, labs, and numerous other campus locations, including the off campus sites of the Liberty Station Conference Center and Colony Apartments were covered in prayer. One place in particular was Brown Chapel. University Chaplain, Tim Whetsone, and San Diego First Church pastor, Melissa Tucker, led a group in prayer over each seat in preparation for chapel this coming year.     

 

Sunday’s event concluded in Brown with a time of worship and a devotional from Norm Shoemaker, the Founding Director of the Center for Pastoral Leadership at PLNU. Ron Benefiel, Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry, brought the evening to a close with a time of prayer and anointing over President and Linda Brower. 

 

Hosted by the Offices of Student Development, Spiritual Development, the School of Theology, the PLNU Alumni Association, and the Center for Pastoral Leadership, Sunday's Pray for PLNU marked the beginning of another exciting year ahead. For more information, visit PLNU's website.

 

 

 

External Relations, Office of Community & Government Relations, PLNU