New major fights the digital dark side

By Agustin Sanchez

A new major in Cyber Security set to debut in the fall will arm students with the tools to combat cyber-terrorism, hacking, and phishing scams, Alderson Broaddus University officials announced last month.

Ironically, just as the University released information on the new program, the Office of Information Technology was working to eradicate an aggressive computer virus that infected some networks and completely shut down some employees’ laptops in February.   Continue reading “New major fights the digital dark side”

Influx boldly goes sci-fi; AB literary mag explores new territory

By Lora Owston

Literary magazine Influx has been an annual staple for Alderson Broaddus’ English department for many years – but this year, the publication comes with a twist.

The 2018 edition of Influx will focus on a science-fiction theme instead of the generalized format used in the past. Daniel Propst, associate professor of English and the faculty member in charge of this year’s edition, decided on this change early in the planning process. Continue reading “Influx boldly goes sci-fi; AB literary mag explores new territory”

B-baller reaches 1000 point-mark

Jordan Parker looks to make a pass to a teammate during game action versus Malone at Rex Pyles arena on January 25, 2018. Photo credits: Hadassah Curry
By Hadassah Curry

PHILIPPI,WV- Alderson Broaddus women’s basketball senior forward, Jordan Parker, scored her 1,000th career point during competition against Salem University on Jan. 9, 2018. Continue reading “B-baller reaches 1000 point-mark”

First-generation students face unique challenges

By Hadassah Curry

College wasn’t often mentioned in Jeremy Linaburg’s home.

Linaburg is the first in his family to attend college, but an education wasn’t part of his family’s plans.

“No one in my family went to college because they went straight to the workforce” Linaburg said. “My family expects my sister and I to be just like them working right after high school.” Continue reading “First-generation students face unique challenges”

Men’s soccer sets sights on GMAC finals, NCAA tourney

AB men’s soccer team warms up for a conditioning stint on Saturday, Jan. 20 in the Multi-Sports Performance Stadium. The team hopes to improve on last year’s 8-9-2 record. Photo by Agustin Sanchez. 

By Agustin Sanchez

With snow still falling, thoughts of soccer may be far away for most of us. But for the Alderson Broaddus men’s soccer team, preparations for the new season have already begun.

With last fall’s early exit from the GMAC conference tournament behind them, coaches and players have high hopes for this year. Continue reading “Men’s soccer sets sights on GMAC finals, NCAA tourney”

AB student has Super Bowl connection

If you thought My Cousin Vinny was a ‘90s comedy film, you’d be right. But for Alderson Broaddus communication major Hadassah Curry, my cousin Vinny is none other than Philadelphia Eagle’s defensive end, Vinny Curry. The newly-crowned Super Bowl champ is seen posing with Hadassah in this 2015 photo on the left. The photo on the right was taken shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Photo credits: Daphne Vanderhorst.

Academic handywoman is jack of all trades. Faculty spotlight: Amy Mason.

By Ashley Sibisi

With 30 years of experience in higher education, Amy Mason can be considered to be a Swiss army knife because of her versatile skill set. She is an academic advisor, teaches a college transition course, and manages the ACES program on campus.

Helping students understand the correlation between academic goals and life goals is central to Mason`s work as an academic advisor. Continue reading “Academic handywoman is jack of all trades. Faculty spotlight: Amy Mason.”