University of Mobile Dedicates New Visualization & Mixing Lab in Martin Hall

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s new Worship Leadership 210, a cutting-edge laboratory with state-of-the-art technology, is changing the way college students are preparing for careers as sound technicians, video producers and media specialists in churches and non-ministry settings.

The hands-on laboratory in the Alabama School of the Arts brings the latest audio, video and lighting equipment to students, in addition to a new mixing and visualization laboratory.

The new facilities were dedicated Oct. 15 in a ceremony attended by industry leaders, alumni, faculty and students.

The space, which already included a stage, now boasts a fully-outfitted lighting rig, sound board and video capabilities. Just down the hall in the mixing and visualization lab, students are now able to remotely design lighting and mechanics for shows.

“Using this technology, you can upload a diagram of the stage area at a church where any of our nearly 20 ensembles will be performing, and we can map out the entire show remotely,” said Dr. Steve Bowersox, chair of the Department of Worship Leadership and Technology. “It will completely transform the education of worship technology students.”

According to Kent Morris, president of Cornerstone Media Group who participated in the dedication, a student in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Worship Technologies at University of Mobile will be fully prepared for a career as a sound technician, video producer or media specialist.

“Upon graduation,” he said, “the students will possess the experience and reasoning skills to walk into a production company office and be ready to go out on the next tour, install a new system in a church or design a safe and effective workflow for a national conference.”

To learn more about a degrees offered in the Alabama School of the Arts at University of Mobile, visit umobile.edu/asota or call Enrollment Services at 251.442.2222.

About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.                                                             #UM#

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.