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Senior Josy Roman and Dr. Eric McDowell have once again struck gold with a video collaboration, winning a second-place national award in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts for The Calculus Priority Dispute. This is the second consecutive year that McDowell and Roman have placed second in the “Two-Year/Small College Video Production” category. This time they were joined by senior Michael Baldvins, who assisted Roman in producing and creating the animation. Both students work for Viking Fusion, a co-curricular multimedia website based in and managed by the communication department.

In other recent news, the Berry College Forensics Union continued its dominance of the Georgia Intercollegiate Forensic Association, winning nine of 11 events en route to its 20th consecutive state tournament championship. Highlights included the 1-2 finish of junior Nicole Wilson and freshman Logan Ramsey in persuasive speaking. Their reward is a trip to James Madison University in April as Georgia’s representatives in the 145th Interstate Oratory Contest.

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It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Professor of Mathematics Eric McDowell will do anything in the name of education. Fresh off a second-place national award for a previous collaboration with students working for Berry’s Viking Fusion multimedia website, McDowell is at it again – this time putting an animated spin on the 17th-century Calculus Priority Dispute between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. We’ll let McDowell and student producers Josy Roman and Michael Baldvins take it from here. Enjoy!

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Dr. Eric McDowell’s zeal to bring a little musical flair to mathematics education has resulted in a second-place national award from the Broadcast Education Association for his latest ditty, Roll Call. Following on the heels of earlier productions Mr. Math Man and Derivative Rag, this video once again features the Berry faculty member bursting into song, this time presenting the names of famous mathematicians to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan’s I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General from The Pirates of Penzance. Production credits for the award-winning video go to sophomore Josy Roman. This is Dr. McDowell’s fourth collaboration with Viking Fusion, Berry’s student-run multimedia website.

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