Best of 2011 Web Stories: Sights and Sounds
December 29, 2011 By Elizabeth Trollinger and Cindy Long
As 2011 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year, based on analytics taken from the Centre homepage. Here are the top five Sights and Sounds videos:
1. Move-In Day 2011
On August 24, 375 first-year Centre students were welcomed by the college community, who gave them a hand moving into residence halls . Audio comments are provided by Centre student Michelle Balaklaw ’12 and first-year parent Lisa Guy.
2. Homecoming 2011
Alumni and current students eagerly look forward to Homecoming each year, and 2011 was no exception. This Sights and Sounds takes a look back at a great Homecoming weekend. Megan Haake ’03 (director of alumni affairs) provides audio comments.
3. Exploring Off-Campus
This Sights and Sounds takes a look at the beautiful landscapes around Danville and Boyle County, where Centre is located, and the distinctive downtown and businesses that sit just off campus.
4. Centre Carnival 2011 joins forces with fifth-annual St. Baldrick's Day
A longstanding tradition at Centre, Carnival was established in 1903. This year, Carnival joined forces with the annual St. Baldrick's Day. Students gathered on the lawn of the Campus Center to watch members of the Centre community have their heads shaved to raise money for cancer awareness.
5. Dr. Clarence Wyatt awarded a Fulbright
Dr. Clarence Wyatt ’78, Claude D. Pottinger Professor of History and chief planning officer at Centre, has been awarded a Fulbright to teach American Studies for six months at Hanoi University in Vietnam. Dr. Wyatt has made nearly 20 trips to Vietnam and Southeast Asia, many of them with Centre students and alumni.
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