Josh Darling, Ethan Lebowitz, Morgan Miller, and Max Schweik from Makers at Amherst Media formed a team to participate in the 2014 Amherst Education Foundation Trivia Bee contest and won the best costume award for their round. Using Lilypads and LEDs provided by the UMass Public Service Endowment Grant, members programmed light-up hats that they wore, along with Makers T-Shirts. The questions were daunting and the competition was fierce.
Amherst Media held our 39th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. We were pleased to have State Representative Ellen Story join us to present the 2014 Jean Haggerty Award to Judy Brooks for her outstanding community service. Below are some photos of the presentation as well as the video. Head over to our Flickr account for more photos in high res form.
On September 17, 2014, Amherst Media Executive Director, Jim Lescault, recognized Alice Swift, Elisa Campbell and Mary Jane Laus for their many years of producing Through The League Lens. To date, the trio has produced over 150 episodes of the show with a wide range of guests. We congratulate Alice, Elisa and Mary Jane for their accomplishments and thank them for continuing to promote civic engagement through their program. You can watch the video of the presentation below.
On Tuesday, October 21, the production and intern team at Amherst Media covered the noteworthy appearance of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He spoke in downtown Amherst and announced the granting of nearly $5 million in funds from the MassWorks Infrastructure program to be utilized for public infrastructure in the Amherst, Easthampton and Hatfield communities. This announcement attracted a standing crowd of over 100 community leaders, members, and faculty from surrounding universities.
Tony Maroulis, Board Member of Amherst Media and the University of Massachusetts Amherst Director of Community Relations, will be having "Community Conversations" at local coffee shops to give Amherst residents a chance to ask questions or comment about town gown affairs.