Media arts birthday display

Margaret McKinney/Highlands University

Media arts senior Derek Gold of Las Vegas hangs a banner in the Student Union Building Oct. 15 for the Highlands 120th Birthday Bash Oct. 18 sponsored by the Highlands University Foundation. Gold is one of 15 students in media arts professor Kerry Loewen’s Surround and Installation class this semester who are transforming the SUB for the celebration with giant banners, a 3-D slideshow featuring 25 faculty members and their research, an interactive illuminated LED staircase, an interactive birthday cake, and much more. Loewen said the design and multimedia project was a team effort by the students and media arts and technology faculty, with Miriam Langer assisting with physical computing and Justin Plakas assisting with banner design. Tickets for the Highlands birthday bash are available in the Foundation/Alumni Office or online at www.highlandsbirthday.comThis website lists all the diverse homecoming festivities this week, including the Cowboy football game Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. against Adams State.