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  Local association nets new sound equipment for VIS-COM  
  Kansas City, MO    
November 12, 2010

A good deed performed a couple years ago came back to benefit Avila University's School of Visual and Communication Arts in a big way recently.

A couple of weeks ago, the program the School used for producing and mastering audio crashed. The first call professor of visual and communication arts Ben Meade made was to Doug Kenworthy, who works for Big Dudes Music City and is one of two people in the Kansas City area certified as an expert in ProTools Training and System Design. Meade and fellow professor Nicole Esquibel had produced a video for Big Dudes a couple years ago and forged a good working relationship with Kenworthy.

Kenworthy recommended a new audio production system and knew someone who could provide it. The result was a new ProTools LE system console, which Meade calls a vast upgrade to what the School had. Not only that, but Kenworthy came to a recent class Meade was teaching, installed the system, and gave students a detailed demonstration of how to integrate it into the course design.

"Having a master of the craft like Doug was a great thing for the students of Avila," Meade said. "He told me he would come back anytime if we needed his help. This is a result of good networking in the community."

Mark Dodd of Big Dudes Music City said, "We are always happy to help educate the student motivated to step out of the box and really learn."


About Avila University
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.