International AV WEEK: October 14th-20th, 2012


Westminster College's Audio Visual Department again joined InfoComm International in its AV Week tradition to highlight the prevalence and value of the certified professionals, the career opportunities, and the advancements of a vibrant $75 billion AV industry. We applaud our colleagues here and around the globe, spotlighting AV technologies, services, and the impact they have on everyday communications and our lives.

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2012 Westminster College AV WEEK Recap

AV Open House and AV Museum Reveal


Audio Visual Services opened its doors to the entire campus for a grand kickoff of AV Week 2012. Patrons enjoyed food and drinks, toured the department, and watched a formal ribbon cutting for the new online AV Presentation Technology museum. Students, staff, and faculty mingled with AV staff while snacking on Tavern sticky buns and Starbucks' coffee. All attendees were entered in a special drawing for a gift card to the Crane Room.


Telemedicine: Communicating for Effective Healthcare



Todd F. Morando,  MBA, MSN, PHRN, RN, Senior Director of Emergency and Critical Care at Sharon Regional Health System and Stacey Winners from Cleveland Clinic presented on the transformative use of Telemedicine in the health care field. Telemedicine connects patients from a remote location with specialists at another hospital, providing a vitally important experience similar to all being in the same room. 


Going Green in a Technological Age: Waste Reduction and Energy Conservation


Jerry Zona and Megan Gahring from Lawrence and Mercer County Solid Waste & Recycling presented on how to both purchase energy efficient products and dispose of them responsibly. Attendees watched as Zona and Gahring disassembled a piece of e-waste and explained how to recycle each component.

Titan Terror III


The top 10 entries “told us a story, without the gore.” This wildly popular short film contest and showcase requires a thrilling or mysterious three-minute mini-movie without the use of graphic violence and gore. Titan Terror III was hosted by WCN (Westminster Cable Network), Titan Radio (88.9 FM) and Audio Visual Services, and sponsored by many generous donors. Hundreds of dollars’ worth of prizes were given to Grand Prize winner Chelsea Haybarger, Runner Up Sean Schachner, and Audience Choice Stephen Bendig and audience members.  

Service and Support Award


Jesse Ligo (’82), Professor of Accounting, received the 2012 Service and Support award, which celebrates an outstanding Westminster College graduate that has gone above and beyond his/her job description to assist and inspire others.

Building a Business from the Ground, Up: Position yourself for success now!


Ted Haynes, a ’99 Westminster alumni, and Michael Smith, are the owners of Confluence Productions, a filmmaking company in Pittsburgh, PA. They presented on the attainability of owning your own business, even as a recent college graduate, and what current students should be doing to align themselves with a successful future.

E-recycling drive


Held biannually, these drives serve to make recycling used or broken electronics as convenient as possible. Responsibly disposing of these items keeps them from landfills and the shipment of them to third world countries, both of which negatively affect the environment and health of the people who live there. To date, over 45,000 lbs. of outdated technology has been recycled at Westminster through these drives.

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