Pirate Profile Series – Dr. Patty Ryberg

Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to several of the faculty and staff that make Park University a great place to study.

Leading off our Pirate Profile Series is Dr. Patty Ryberg, assistant professor of biology. Dr. Ryberg has been a part of two expeditions to Antarctica, collecting more than six tons of specimens across the two trips. Most recently, she was also awarded a National Science Foundation grant to help fund undergraduate research opportunities for Park University students. Thanks to Dr. Ryberg for sitting down to chat with us.

Pirate Profile Series

Over the next few months, we’d like to introduce you to some of the great people that make Park University a great place to work and learn. But first, we’d like to introduce you to Heather Elwing-Dixon. Heather is a senior at Park, and she has had the opportunity to sit down with several members of our faculty and staff and get to know the side you may not see in the classroom. We’re looking forward to sharing these interviews with you.

This CRAZY Excuse Kept A Student From Going To College

They’re everywhere. You might have heard one or two from friends or co-workers, or perhaps you’ve even used one on yourself. Yep. Excuses to not attend college are everywhere.

At Park University, we want to help you get out of your own way and just GO FOR IT! Here’s just a few of the excuses we’ve heard recently:
“Campus squirrels are too aggressive.”
“I’m going to be famous instead.”
“I can’t find my car.”
“My highlighter dried out.”
“I’m currently preoccupied with hunting Sasquatch.”
“I just keep forgetting.”

Sure, these excuses are a bit over-the-top, but they’re just like every other excuse out there.

An excuse.

Give us a call (888-214-9941) and let one of our Excuse Abatement Specialists help you, or visit park.edu/goforit to get started today.

Making The Awesome Happen

Whether on the late news in Kansas City, Austin and El Paso, on Monday Night Football, or during the Kansas City Royals’ impressive run through the American League playoffs, you might have caught the lead commercial in our “Go For It” campaign. We had a lot of fun shooting that entire campaign – check all of the commercials out here – with our friends at 160over90 and Fueld Films.

But we would be remiss in not recognizing the entire outstanding crew that helped make that shoot a reality. Thanks to the folks below for their hard work! (And make sure you check out the links for the Kansas City local folks.)

Director (June 11/12) – David Quinn
Director/Director of Photography (June 10) – Munn Powell
Executive Producers – Brady Anderton, Summer Finley Kelly
Producer – Barry Heaps
Production Manager – Erin Malloy
Production Coordinator – Kathie Krieger
First Ass’t Director – Tres Falls
Director of Photography (June 11/12) – Chris Muir
First Assistant Camera – Tom Pease
Second Assistant Camera/Digital Imaging Technician – Emily Herold
Steadicam Operator – Scott Jolley
Gaffer – Scott Childers
Key Grip – Nick Hughes
Best Boy (Electric) – Justin Browning
Best Boy (Grip) – Alex Fischer
Swing – Karen Fogelsong
Art Director/Location Scout – Bryan Mangan
Art Assistant – Tammy Peek
VTR – James Moore
Scripty – Terri Montgomery
Wardrobe – Sarah Lift
Wardrobe Ass’t – Chance Parsons
Hair/Makeup – Sharon Sullivan
Craft Service – Cody Wyatt, Cool Guy Foods
Office Production Assistant – Mike Neu
Production Assistants – Bridget Heimsoth, Steven Bartkoski, Julia Barnett, Cydney Carl