Alderson Broaddus men’s soccer team huddle before their last game of preseason in the Multi-Sports Performance Stadium on August 25. Photo by Agustin Sanchez.
By Talia Kotz
The Student Government Association hosted the 2017 Leadership Awards Banquet on April 15th. Students were awarded a trophy for their leadership skills within their organization. Here are your 2017 student leaders. Continue reading “SGA recognizes leadership”
By Talia Kotz
Amorette Hughes’ four years at Alderson Broaddus University was an emotional roller coaster. She struggled with severe anxiety and depression. Seeing a therapist and the support of friends and teammates on the Acrobatic and Tumbling team helped Hughes make it through her time here as a student. She now works a communications job in Morgantown.
Many students may be able to relate to Hughes. One in two AB students-54 percent-have felt overwhelming anxiety in the past 12 months with only four percent of students seeking help, according to the National Collegiate Health Behavior survey administered to students at AB during the spring 2018 semester. Continue reading “Mental health is common challenge for AB students: 1 in 2 face anxiety, 1 in 3 depression”
After long weeks of cold temperatures, students from Alderson Broaddus and other nearby universities enjoy the weather and water in the Arden area of Barbour County on April 14. Photo by Agustin Sanchez.
Despite cool temperatures, Callum Doyle flies a kite on the quad as part of a Human Adjustment psychology class on April 19. Photo by: Agustin Sanchez
Alderson Broaddus students set out for Charleston to compete in a statewide event on April 9.
A total of 19 students from the business oriented student organization Phi Beta Lambda will be participating in the organization’s State Leadership Conference at the University of Charleston. Each student will be competing in one or two events, which take the form of interviews, objective tests, presentations, speeches, prejudged projects, or a combination of several types.
Students had the opportunity to choose from over 60 events for the competition – all of which vary in content and required skills. Individuals who place first or second in their event will be able to participate in the National Leadership Conference in June.
“We have very strong projects and people in the competition this year,” said Alderson Broaddus chapter president Jeremy Linaburg. “I believe many of them will continue on to nationals.”
In addition to events that students signed up for prior to the competition, several open events will be hosted that all students will be able to join. In the past, Phi Beta Lambda has also traditionally hosted a keynote speaker for the event alongside the competitions. However, this time the event will instead host a job fair and numerous workshops.
This year will mark the third consecutive year that Alderson Broaddus University has participated in the competition. Last year, Linaburg placed second in the Future Business Educator event during the conference, and later went on to win first place at the National Leadership Conference.
Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization that focuses on connecting education with real-world scenarios by utilizing leadership, service, and learning. For more information on the organization and to inquire about membership, contact chapter president Jeremy Linaburg or faculty advisor Rich Foley.
By Lora Owston
Alderson Broaddus University will hit the stage next week with the musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
The musical is a comedic production based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip Peanuts, and follows a series of vignettes centered on Charlie Brown and his circle of friends. The production is hosted by Alderson Broaddus University’s school of music and directed by assistant professor of music Lewis Hall. Continue reading “Charlie Brown comes to town”
Gay-Straight Alliance members Quin Fletcher, Cass Beall, and Alec Corral kick off Pride Week by tabling outside of the cafeteria in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility. Transgender Day of Visibility occurred two days prior on March 31 and is dedicated to bringing awareness to discrimination and celebrating transgender individuals. Photo by Lora Owston.
Senior goalkeeper Fallyn Gonzales of the women’s lacrosse team prepares to pass in this photo taken at the Battler’s home field during the 2017 season. Photo credit Quentin Murphy.
By Hadassah Curry
Alderson Broaddus University women’s lacrosse senior goalkeeper, Fallyn Gonzales prepares for her last season on the field with her teammates.
Gonzales holds a record 188 saves over her three years playing for the women’s lacrosse team. Gonzales was recruited as a defender, but ended up being the Lady Battler’s starting goalkeeper.
Phi Kappa Delta sister Abby Smith stuffs an Easter egg last Thursday evening in the Kincaid game room. The sorority hosted an Easter event for the community, with plans to make it an annual affair. Photo by Hadassah Curry
By Hadassah Curry
A sorority hid 750 plastic eggs on the Alderson Broaddus University campus last weekend in preparation for a community service project .
Phi Kappa Delta (PKD) sorority hosted their inaugural Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, which also included face painting, concession stands, field games, music and entertainment. Peter the Rabbit also made a special guest appearance at the hunt, which took place on the quad. Continue reading “Hundreds of eggs hidden on AB campus”