August 16, 2012
(Left) Mount Saint Mary College media production students
Lauren Parrelli of Beacon, NY, and Gregory Jacob of Ridgefield, CT,
edit video for a television campaign in the college’s non-linear
editing bay. (Right) Students prepare to film a news segment in
Mount Saint Mary College’s state-of-the-art television and
multimedia production studio.
Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh will launch a popular new
major in digital media, a pre-physician’s assistant concentration,
and several exciting new courses this fall.
The interdisciplinary technology and digital media major will
provide skills to succeed in careers such as web content, corporate
communications, healthcare, engineering, and higher education.
Emphasizing hands-on experience, courses include digital video
production, dynamics of color and design, networking, non-linear
editing, interactive web design, and digital illustration.
The major is co-directed by professors Dean Goldberg of arts and
letters, and Maureen Markel of mathematics and information
Goldberg also leads the Mount’s popular communication and media
production program, which features a video studio and editing suite
with the latest non-linear editing equipment, a Mount Media crew
for real-world experience, and the Knight Radio station featuring a
high-tech control room and studio.
Joining the college’s rich selection of pre-professional tracks
(including pre-law, -med, -veterinary, and -dental) is the new
pre-physician’s assistant program. With courses by professors
Suparna Bhalla and William Lahar, pre-PA is intended for students
who plan to apply to a graduate program and obtain a PA license,
which allows professionals to perform any medical or surgical
duties that are delegated to them by a physician.
The Mount’s Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science and Technology
Center features advanced laboratories for nursing and pre-med
studies. Students who participate in the honors program gain
expanded lab time.
Mount Saint Mary College will also introduce three new
individual courses this semester.
Professor John Hofbauer will explore the philosophy of science
and nature, a course which examines science as a “way of knowing.”
The curriculum relates philosophy and its study of universal,
cosmological questions to nature issues studied by the discipline
A special topics information technology course, Web 2.0 for
teachers, will be taught by Bojan K. Lazarevic. The class provides
an overview of emerging web-based educational technologies and a
supporting theoretical framework.
Another new special topics course is introduction to sports
management, which provides an overview of all facets of the
industry, and examines ethical challenges facing sports management