Co-Editor in Chief and News Editor: Madeleine Coles | ude.usinull@sweNGB
Madeleine is a sophomore at ISU and a member of the honors program. She is majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism and hopes to one day live in New York City, working as an editor at a major paper or magazine. Madeleine loves to travel; she has been to Jamaica, Germany, Hungary, Austria, and France, as well as some of the major cities in the U.S. She also loves writing in any form and is a wannabe spoken word poet. In addition to writing she enjoys acting, casual tennis playing, reading, and binge watching Netflix. Madeleine lived in Idaho Falls for the first three months of her life before moving to Rigby, where she lived ever since. She is very excited to be at ISU and even more excited to be working for The Bengal.
Co-Editor in Chief and Sports Editor: Lucas Gebhart | ude.usinull@stropSGB
Lucas is a communications major with an emphasis in multi-platform journalism. Born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado, Lucas lives and dies with Denver Broncos football. He is also an avid Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado State and Denver Nuggets fan. Sports has always been a huge part of Lucas’ life but he also loves to travel. Lucas and his dad have a life-long goal of visiting all the major league baseball parks. They have been to 29 major league ballparks, including parks that no longer exist such as the old Busch Stadium and the Metro Dome. On the agenda for next summer, is a trip to New York to visit Yankee Stadium. He one day hope to work in the Denver media, covering the teams he grew up watching.
Life Editor: Madison Shumway | ude.usinull@efiLGB
Madison is a first-year communications student and a writer, reader, artist, blogger, music listener and avid tweeter. She dabbles in painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, photography, poetry, fiction and, most importantly, journalism. Madison hopes to one day teach at a university and looks forward to all the years in school before that.
Production Editor: Saroj Lamichhane| ude.usinull@tuoyaLGB
Saroj is a communication major with an emphasis on multiplatform journalism at ISU. He is working as an intern with CEWT for videographer and video editor position. He is also serving a position of communication officer for Advertising Federation and communication officer and fundraiser at SACAA. Previously, he worked as a public co-ordination for NSA during his first year in the college.
Lamichhane came from Nepal to ISU with an aim to be a journalist for broadcasting and paper media. He wants to be a foreign correspondent and a television presenter in a recognized media after graduating from ISU. He had also worked as a radio presenter in Nepal during his high school, and involved in media marketing and writing for the film industry. He had won “The Best Entertainer of The Year” award in the last year of his high school, entertaining audiences through his caricature and creative speech on the stage. His friends and colleagues were shocked by his talent. He has also been making short documentaries and interviews video since past few years. Lamichhane has a good knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, and for this, he is thankful to his supervisor, Paul M. Dickey, who works as a video instructor at CEWT. Storytelling, reporting, cinematography, movie direction, radio or television presenter, and advanced graphics and video editing are some of his favorite jobs that he would give up to anything.
Online Editor: Sacha Johnson | ude.usinull@enilnOGB
Sacha is an Instructional Technologist for the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University. She creates videos, animations, and interactive activities for online/distance learning students. Her research and instructional interests include self-directed and situated learning, learner motivation, adaptive instruction, and virtual laboratory simulations. She is passionate about creating authentic and meaningful online learning experiences for students. She is happy to be on board with The Bengal as she enjoys working with web design in her spare time.
Staff Writer: Dylon Harrison | ude.usinull@olyDrraH
Staff Writer: Clayton Koff | ude.usinull@yalCffoK
Clayton is a sophomore at ISU majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing. He is currently writing a book and hopes to have it published by the time he graduates! Writing has been his passion since he was able to hold a pen. In his opinion spending the entire day lost in his own world is a day well spent. He’s lived in Idaho his whole life but hopes to one day visit New Zealand. His hobbies include singing, sleeping, and eating.
Staff Writer: Kiran Pandey | ude.usinull@ariKdnaP
Kiran is a sophomore student from Nepal pursuing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He is also planning to minor in International Relations. Currently, he works for four different departments on campus. Moreover, he is also an Envoy for the University Honors Program for Spring 2018 semester. Being a staff writer for The Bengal, he will be mostly focusing on writing stories related to science and engineering. His passion to media and communication increased when he used to work as a Radio Jockey in a Local Radio Station in his hometown, Butwal at the early age of 11. He was encouraged by his brother Umakanta Pandey to get involved in the media field. He also worked as a Radio Jockey for Radio Derby in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Staff Writer: Renee Shaktivel | ude.usinull@eneRkciH
I am a psychology major from Oklahoma. I started my education at SSC as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I moved to Idaho to complete my undergraduate degree. Along with learning how people work I love art history and writing. I also enjoy air mattress sledding, doodling, and culture/sight-seeing. I have been to almost half of the states along with Mexico and India. My secret wish is to become a travel blogger but my adult wish is to become a clinical psychologist.
Staff Writer: Madeline Leavitt | ude.usinull@edaMvaeL
Madeline is a senior at ISU majoring in communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is born and raised in Boise Idaho but after graduating, hopes to move to New York to work for a sports team preferably the New York Mets or The New York Rangers. In addition to The Bengal, she is an intern with the ISU sports information director, and works on the sports broadcasting crew. In her free time she enjoys walking her dog, binge watching Netflix, and watching a variety of sports.
Staff Writer: Fallon Deatherage | ude.usinull@llaFtaeD
Photo Editor: Jacob Harmon | ude.usinull@otohPGB
Jacob is a freshman and member of the University Honors Program here at ISU. He is majoring in International Studies, with a concentration in Political and Economic development, and minoring in French. After graduation, his dream job is to work for non-profits all around the world, but he would love to focus on Francophone Africa. While originally from Phoenix, Jacob and his family moved to Boise, where he went to high school. It was his interest in graphic design and photography that inspired him to get involved in his high school’s yearbook, where he was both the designer and Editor-in-Chief. His other interests include cooking, world history and geography, and watching sci-fi thriller movies (his favorite movie is Aliens).
Staff Photographer: Tiphanie Bohn | ude.usinull@hpiTnhoB
Advertising Manager: Taylor Powell-Rees | ude.usinull@sdAGB
Taylor is a junior at ISU and is majoring in both Management and Marketing. He plans on receiving his bachelor’s in May of 2019 and will continue on at ISU in the MBA program. Taylor hopes to one day run his own business, but would like to gain experience working for other companies before then. In his free time he enjoys spending his time outdoors doing various activities such as skiing, or in the gym trying to pick up heavy weights.
Business Manager: Jason Sperry | ude.usinull@osaJrepS
Adviser: Jerry Miller | ude.usinull@rreJlliM 208-282-2688
Jerry Miller is a native of east Idaho, raised on a small farm and ranch with six sisters and one brother. A graduate of Sugar-Salem High School, Miller earned an Associate Degree from Ricks College in Rexburg and his BA, majoring in communications from Brigham Young University. He also earned a minor in Asian languages.
Miller began a career in radio broadcasting as a DJ and sports announcer at a tiny station in St. Anthony, Idaho. He continued his career at KSL Radio in Salt Lake City as a news anchor/reporter, eventually being named as sports editor. In that position Miller covered professional baseball, hockey and NBA basketball, being named as the back-up radio announcer to Utah Jazz broadcaster “Hot Rod” Hundley. Miller also broadcast BYU basketball games, as well as providing live coverage of numerous NCAA basketball tournaments held in Utah, including the 1979 Final Four where he did work for CBS Radio Sports, the Mutual Radio Network, Associated Press Sports and United Press International Sports.
In 1982, Miller was hired by KSEI radio to become the “Voice of the Bengals” at Idaho State University, broadcasting men’s basketball and football games. After 12 years in that role, Miller worked for three years as a technical writer at the Idaho National Laboratory, and four years as the Director of Information for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, writing hundreds of press releases and editorials for the state’s largest agriculture lobbying organization. During that time he also managed production of the Farm Bureau News, distributed to over 45-thousand families in Idaho every month.
Miller came to Idaho State University full-time at Thanksgiving of 1999 as general manager of the school’s fledgling public radio station, KISU FM, a position that he still holds as part of his title as Director of Student Media, which includes the position of adviser to The Bengal. He also returned to broadcasting ISU sports, calling Bengal women’s basketball games from the 2000-01 season through the 2007-08 season, after which he returned to calling football and ISU men’s basketball games, a job he holds to this day.
Miller holds numerous awards for his work, including Idaho Sportscaster of the Year, Best Idaho Spot News and Sports News stories from United Press International, as well as awards from the American Farm Bureau and Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts. He and his wife Rozan have been married for 39 years, with seven children and 17 grandchildren.
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