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Atlantic Cape Archer Named to 2017 Collegiate Archery All-American Team

From left: John Repnicki, assistant coach; Phil Holmer of Northfield; Ariella Mossman of Somers Point; Lorena Koidl of Point Pleasant; Christine Papaycik of Egg Harbor Township; Nick Derr of Vineland; Kerri Byrne of Egg Harbor Township; and Chad Affrunti, head coach, at the National Collegiate Archery Championships.

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Lorena Koidl of Point Pleasant was named to the 2017 Collegiate Archery All-American Team, a distinction that combines results from Collegiate Indoor and Outdoor National Championship Competitions and recognizes the top overall finishers. This was her second year earning the distinction while shooting for Atlantic Cape. She was also named to the Academic All-American Team, which recognizes the top shooters with the highest grade point average. Koidl graduated with honors this month with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts.The

Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team competed in the Outdoor National Collegiate Archery Championships May 17-22, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. More than 450 archers representing 40 different colleges from across the country participated in the competition.

Atlantic Cape Archers finished in the following places in individual competition:

Male Recurve:
Phil Holmer (Northfield) – 42nd

Male Bowhunter:
Nick Derr (Vineland) – 13th

Female Recurve:
Ariella Mossman (Somers Point) – 17th

Female Compound:
Kerri Byrne (Egg Harbor Township) – 10th
Christine Papaycik (Egg Harbor Township) – 33rd

Female Bowhunter:
Lorena Koidl (Point Pleasant) – 6th

Atlantic Cape’s team is led by long-time archers Chad Affrunti of Atco and John Repnicki of Galloway. Atlantic Cape’s archery team has a history of success, producing more than 50 All-American archers and hosting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships three times.


Atlantic Cape Brings Exciting GoPro Education to the Classroom

“Anyone, Anyone?” These are the great words that Ben Stein asked of his students as he plays a boring economics teacher in the classic movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. While this is a great movie, all educators should watch this scene over and over and pledge that they will never be that boring (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhiCFdWeQfA). Professors should look at the faces of those bored and disengaged students and promise that they will not let that happen in their classroom. We all got some laughs with Ben Stein’s class, but he had already lost his students. We do not have to be the brunt of a classic 1980’s comedy movie.

Sadly, too many professors are Ben Stein’s character as they mundanely read their power point slides or monotonously lecture from same old lecture notes. When I was in college in the 80’s, I sat quietly in the lecture hall and often fell asleep. However, the modern student is not as compliant. They demand more from their education (and their massive student debt).

How should the college professor respond? Many respond as prima donnas and do nothing. However, there is a strong movement towards professors becoming Edu-tainers. I first heard this term several years ago while attending a marketing conference in New Orleans. There was an entire session dedicated to this topic. The new and proactive professor is creating innovative and entertaining ways to deliver content. The new teacher needs to be a subject matter expert as well as a performer. Edu-tainment was very intriguing. However, I had no “soft shoe” or “Henny Youngman One-Liners”.

However, it all clicked for me in Aruba while riding wave runners with my sons. My one son was riding his wave runner like an idiot because he was wearing his GoPro camera on his head. He was taping all of the stupid things that he and his brothers were doing. Young people love GoPros and “off-the wall” antics.

I had the great idea of using the GoPro to teach my business classes. I asked myself if my students would enjoy learning about pricing, marketing research, location, entrepreneurship, etc. through the lens of a GoPro camera that was perched on my head (less the wave runner).

The answer to this question is yes.

All professors use YouTube videos or videos from the book publisher. They help to teach the topic, and they help to break up the lecture. They are effective, but they are basically processed, boring videos that replace a boring lecture. Now, imagine the reaction from my students as watch a video that is from their Acme Supermarket. The video is discussing different types of Cheerios. It is being narrated by me, and it is being filmed from a GoPro camera that is sitting atop my head. They then laugh as they see my hand reach for a bag of Lays Potato Chips. They laugh even more as I try to avoid filming a stray shopper as she is walking down the pet food aisle. The GoPro teaching is edu-taining as the students discuss the concept of location. I go GoPro-ing while driving in the downtown district of their neighborhood. They see the stores in their cities, and we discuss the locations, marketing strategies and competition of the shops in their towns. They can better relate to these videos because is in their neighborhood. These videos are in the stores that they shop (and not in some far away city that the publisher put in their “end of chapter” video).

Being a good professor means more than staying current with your subject matter. You need to stay in tune with your students. They are ever changing so we must adapt. While some professors might not fully buy into the concept of edu-tainment, we need to keep our students excited about coming to class. This will result in a much more engaged student which helps in the whole learning process. Using my GoPro and becoming a GoPro Educator, I can bring the excitement of video to the classroom while making it relatable to the lives of my students. It is cool and funny. We have a great time with video in the class. My students can hardly wait for my next series, “GoPro Skateboarding Manager”.

Here are some typical GoPro Educator videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNotv6_-4hk&t=712s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-dXVBrsL3A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA5LNF_gbX8&t=714s

Karl Giulian
Assistant Professor of Business

Karl Giulian is a full time Professor of Business at Atlantic Cape Community College and an Adjunct Professor of Business at Stockton University.


Atlantic Cape Opens Veterans Lounge at Cape May County Campus

As part of its efforts to better serve area veterans, Atlantic Cape Community College has opened a new lounge and will offer TeleHealth services at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

The veterans lounge will serve as a meeting place for current Atlantic Cape veteran students to convene, relax and get to know one another. In the lounge, there are couches, a computer and internet access, relevant veteran community resources and a television.

The veterans lounge at the Cape May County Campus is the first of three lounges for the college. Spaces are identified for similar lounges at the Atlantic City Campus and in the new Student Center under construction at the Mays Landing Campus.

The college will also provide veterans with the ability to connect to health providers to address any health-related matters virtually through TeleHealth in the future. TeleHealth allows an individual to privately speak to a health professional about their benefits without having to travel far. All three Atlantic Cape campuses have designated private rooms for this service.

The Cape May County Campus lounge officially opened April 29 during a veterans’ clinic hosted by the Veterans Administration and attended by 250 people.

Veterans interested in learning more about Atlantic Cape’s services or registering should contact Ellen Splaver at esplaver@atlantic.edu.