Announcing SATELLITE — Stories of Art, Culture, and Faith
Bearden Coleman | On Feb 15, 2018
The Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing at Houston Baptist University is pleased to announce the launch of Satellite, HBU’s student-run arts and culture online magazine. Satellite is proudly the descendant of The Collegian, the student-led newspaper of HBU since 1963. Over its long and prestigious history, The Collegian faithfully reported on campus news and prepared students for careers in journalism. In my role as the new director of The Collegian, I’ve been tasked with guiding this student publication into its next chapter, finding the best ways to serve our students, our campus, and community.
Satellite was born out of our students’ desire to create a space to reflect on the ways the arts and popular culture intersect with their faith. The students’ passion for the arts and the skills they are acquiring in the Department of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing make Satellite a natural outlet for students wishing to hone and showcase their talents.
For the online magazine’s first issue (going live on the web March 7 at satellitestories.org) the students have chosen the theme Rebirth. Satellite’s readers can expect thoughtful essays on how film, music, sports, fashion, video games, and more encourage transformation. Ultimately, each essay at Satellite considers how the arts and culture shape us as spiritual and relational beings.
Please join me in celebrating the hard work and imagination of our students by attending our launch event on Wednesday, March 7 at 9 a.m. in the Bettis Quad (Brown Courtyard).
Director, The Collegian
Associate Professor of Cinema, Media Arts, and Writing
Houston Baptist University