Open House, Free Food & Drink, and Ribbon Cutting Highlight AV WEEK Kickoff Event!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Audio Visual Services is holding an Open House on October 15, 2012 to kick off AV Week. The event will be located outside the AV department and will be held from 9 am to 12 pm. It will also include a tour of the department, a ribbon cutting for the new online addition to the department's Presentation Technology Museum, and some tasty snacks.

Assistant Public Relations Manager Emily Moorhead has high hopes for the kickoff event. "We are going to have music, some snacks, plus a giveaway or two and just introduce people to the department. Some people never wander through AV, and now they have the chance to," said Moorhead. "I am particularly excited for the museum reveal."

AV has been collecting old technology that shows how audio visual equipment has changed through the years. There are old cameras, overhead projectors, and other equipment in the AV museum.

"The old equipment is so cool to look at. It is almost a peek into another era," said AV Support Tech Stephen Bendig. "My favorite piece of equipment is the Pony Premo No. 1. Since the camera is from the early 1900s, it is one of the oldest pieces of equipment in the museum."

Providing that view for alumni and visitors is now much easier with the new online component to the museum, which will officially be revealed during the open house with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

Visitors will also have a chance to see some of the department's modern, commonly used equipment, including video cameras, mp3 recorders, and other commonly borrowed equipment. Students and faculty will have the chance to get their hands on the equipment and learn about how to use these devices for projects and presentations.

Hermitage Starbucks has donated coffee and coffee supplies for the event and The Tavern on the Square has donated sticky buns.

The Open House is just the first event of AV Week and the AV staff looks forward to hosting a wide array of events throughout the 6-day celebration.

Please contact AV Services by email at avstaff@westminster.edu or by phone at 724-946-7188 for more information.


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