Cedar Crest College: In the Media

Over the past few months Cedar Crest College have benefited from several high profile media placements - bringing millions of dollars worth of free publicity to the College and its academic programs.

Among the stories placed in the media during the fall semester:

Today's Dietitian

Martine Scannavino, assistant professor and associate director of the Allen Center for Nutrition at Cedar Crest, was interviewed for a feature article on American dietary trends. This article is published in the December issue of “Today’s Dietician” (circulation 110,000; www.todaysdietitian.com) -- the only magazine written specifically for dietitians and nutrition professionals. Scannavino and her colleague Barbara Carlson, an instructor in the nutrition department, also have become contributors on nutrition issues to LV Tempo news magazine on local PBS affiliate WLVT (/www.wlvt.org/).

• The chief movie critic for the Arizona Republic/Gannett Wire Service (circulation 433,731; www.arizonarepublic.com; Gannett Wire to an additional 85 daily papers and 900 non-daily papers) featured comments from Dr. Robert Andrew Wilson, assistant professor of English and writing Director, in his article on the continuing popularity of slasher films. The article, which was released in time for Halloween, appeared in the Phoenix newspaper and was syndicated to hundreds of newspapers across the country. Dr. Wilson is teaching a course on horror films as part of the College’s film studies minor. [click here to read the Arizona Republic article]

• Associate professor psychology Dr. Micah Sadigh’s expertise was called up on from two major media outlets - “Prevention Magazine” (circulation 3.2 million; www.prevention.com) and Heart publishing’s “Seventeen Magazine “ (circulation 2.3 million; www.seventeen.com). In “Prevention,” Sadigh commented on “Surprising Signs You May Live Longer Than You Think.” In “Seventeen” Sadigh was interviewed for a story on the meaning of dreams.[click here for the Prevention article]

Tim Brown
Tim Brown Interview

• Performers in the College’s theatre production of “Eurydice” were interviewed for an extended segment on the production that aired on local TV channel 2 in the Allentown area. The segment, which featured interviews with the play’s director Tim Brown, associate professor of performing arts and the director of the forensic speech program, and cast member Michelle Tetreault ’09. [The segment can be viewed here]

Professor Tim Brown was also interviewed by Myra Outwater, a features writer for the Allentown Morning Call for an article on the production that appeared in the paper on October 22. [click here for the Morning Call article]

• Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar penned a feature editorial on student political engagement for the Morning Call. The piece was published on October 31. [click here to read President Ambar's editorial]

President Ambar also is the focus of a profile in “Diverse: Issues In Higher Education” (circulation 40,000; www.diverseeducation.com) that is scheduled for publication in early December. [click here for the Diverse article]

Heather Gallagher ’09, a 35-year old lifelong learning nursing student who Is also a Cedar Crest varsity field hockey player was the focus of an article in the Allentown Morning Call (www.mcall.com) A story on Heather was also featured in the NCAA national newsletter and online at www.ncaa.org.[click here for the NCAA article]

• The Morning Call (www.mcall.com) also ran a front-page local feature on the College’s Healthy U programming, “Keeping fit as a freshman **Healthy U has Cedar Crest students hitting the books, not snacks” -- interviewing Cedar Crest students as well as assistant director of athletics Dan Donohue and Acting Dean of Students Denise O’Neill.

• The College also landed on the Morning Call’s front page (www.mcall.com) with a substantial article on President Ambar’s first all-college address (“Ambar lays out future for Cedar Crest.”)

Dr. Wendy Robb, assistant professor of nursing and director of the graduate nursing program at Cedar Crest, was interviewed for a story on avoiding burnout in the nursing profession for MidAtlantic Nursing Magazine (a.k.a. “Nursing Spectrum,” a Gannett publication, circulation 35,000; www.nurse.com)

Michael Donovan, associate professor of business, recently contributed to two separate television stories on Channel 69 on understanding the recent economic meltdown and how it effects the regular consumer. [click here to watch the WFMZ segment]

• The same local TV station also covered the visit by artist Jane Noel who came to campus to work with Jill Odegaard, assistant professor and chair of art at Cedar Crest, and several students, to create a Tibetan prayer flag project that will be displayed in the new year throughout the region. [click here to watch the WFMZ segment]

Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell

• WFMZ and the Morning Call (www.mcall.com) both featured prominent mentions of a presentation on campus by Gabriel Bol Deng, a Sudanese refuge -- one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan” - who narrowly escaped genocide in his country. [click here to watch the WFMZ segment]

• The Morning Call and TV2 were also on hand to cover student move-in day in August, as well as to document the arrival of President Ambar and her family. [click here to watch the WFMZ segment]

• Of course, the College received an extraordinary amount of television airplay and print attention with the visit to campus by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. TV’s Access Hollywood taped production from lawn and in the Chapel, ESPN set up a temporary studio in the Little Theatre and all the network affiliates from Philadelphia broadcast live from campus. Stories and videos about the visit appeared on the major wire services and online. [click here for a Google search list of media coverage for this event]