COLLEGE ESTABLISHES NEW H. ROE BARTLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Missouri Valley College President Bonnie Humphrey has announced the establishment of the H. Roe Bartle Center for Community Engagement in honor of H. Roe Bartle and in recognition of the 70th anniversary of Bartle founding American Humanics (now called Nonprofit Leadership Alliance) on the MVC campus. The H. Roe Bartle Center for Community Engagement will include MVC’s nonprofit management studies programs, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program, and be connected to the campus-wide service learning initiative. H. Roe Bartle was a businessman, philanthropist, and Boy Scout executive who served as president of Missouri Valley College from 1948-1950 during which he founded American Humanics. He served two terms as mayor of Kansas City, Missouri from 1955-1963. American Humanics was the first college program of study to train professionals for youth and human service agencies. Now called Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, the program has spread to more than 40 colleges and universities nation-wide including Arizona State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Houston. POWERLIFTING ADDED AS NEW SPORT The Missouri Valley College Athletic Department announced the addition of men’s and women’s powerlifting to its lineup of sports, along with the hiring of the program’s first coach, and a director of strength and conditioning. The sport of powerlifting will be added as the college’s 27th and 28th varsity sports and the program will begin competition in the fall of 2018. Powerlifting allows competitors to attempt three lifts each in squat, bench press and deadlift. The best lift in each discipline is added to each competitors total, and the competitor with the highest total is declared the winner in each weight class. In the event of two or more competitors achieving the same total, the competitor with the lightest body weight is declared the winner. Hired as the program’s first head coach is David Edwards. Edwards comes to Missouri Valley after serving as associate head strength and conditioning coach/head powerlifting coach at NCAA Division II McKendree (Ill.) University from 2015-2017. Edwards coached a second place, third place and seventh place competitor at the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) 2017 Collegiate Nationals. He also served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at NCAA Division II Limestone (S.C.) College from 2011-2015. In addition to his duties as powerlifting head coach, Edwards will also serve as director of strength and conditioning for the athletic department.
COMPETITIVE ESPORTS TEAM ADDED Missouri Valley College announced the addition of competitive eSports to its campus. eSports comprises several different computer games, including League of Legends, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Dota 2. The Missouri Valley College eSports program will operate as a part of the National Association of Collegiate ESports, and participate in the Collegiate Starleague. Competitions will be held online and viewable via streaming. The College is in the process of constructing a new eSports facility that will feature state of the art gaming computers and large screen TV’s. Missouri Valley College English Instructor Patrick Ocampo will lead the college’s new eSports program. Ocampo has been an avid gamer since his childhood, and has played and mastered a wide variety of computer games, most recently Elder Scrolls: Legends and the World War II flight simulator Aces High. He is applying this depth of experience to the Collegiate eSports arena, taking up the challenge of League of Legends, Hearthstone, and Overwatch, all of which he hopes to introduce to the eSports program. Mr. Ocampo has been a college instructor in English Composition for seven years, has published writings including an anthology of short stories and poems, and has been a lifelong fan of science fiction, fantasy, and pop culture. MVC HOSTED ARTIST DAVID CHAMBERLAIN Missouri Valley College hosted artist David Chamberlain the week of October 22-28 for a collaborative workshop with MVC students and faculty. Chamberlain is a painter, sculptor and printmaker based in Sodus Point, New York, who travels extensively as a guest critic and visiting artist. Chamberlain gave his introductory talk “Collaborations” on October 22, participated in a panel discussion, “On the Creative Process” on October 25 and held his final reception and artist talk on October 28. As a visiting artist, Chamberlain creates monotype oil paintings on paper, called “Duett Paintings,” in collaboration with college faculty and students. Chamberlain hosted a number of these collaborative workshops throughout the week that he was on the MVC campus. Chamberlain has given talks on creativity and the language of human composition to wide audiences including All Things Considered on National Public Radio, and CNN Headline News. He has participated in artistic cultural exchanges in Tokyo, Japan (with Emi Tajima and Muse a Muse Art Gallery, Ginza), Johannesburg, South Africa (with Kim Berman and Artist Proof Studios), and HCMC, Hue & Hanoi, Vietnam (with C. David Thomas and the Indochina Arts Project). Chamberlain was a panelist on Design, Aesthetics, Art & Creativity at the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, CO from 1990-1998. He
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