Category Archives: Faculty

Swift at the Box Office: “Transit”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking is back with another movie review from mychamplainvalley.com. This time, she is reviewing the 2018 film “Transit” by Christian Petzold. The film is based off of a German novel from 1942 about a man named Georg, who assumes the identity of a dead writer in an […]

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From the EMC: “Spacebox” Attends Toronto Kids Digital Festival

Last week, one of the Emergent Media Center’s (EMC) projects was shown at the Toronto Kids Digital Festival! This is a new festival devoted to inspiring creativity in people of all ages. It features interactive installations, games, and workshops created by international artists, and focuses on displaying work that creatively integrates cutting-edge research and technology with […]

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Champlain Game Programs Featured in U.S. News Article

Champlain College game students and faculty were featured in a Burlington Free Press article that was picked up by U.S. News. The article, which was written by Nicole Higgins DeSmet and published on March 18, explains how many Champlain game major graduates find that they have to leave Vermont to find well-paying jobs related to their majors. […]

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Swift at the Box Office from Bulgaria: “Butterflies”

Official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com—this time from Bulgaria!—to discuss the new film “Butterflies” by Tolga Karacelik. The film, which is Turkish, was screened at the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria where Swift was in attendance. “Butterflies” made Swift “laugh so hard [she] cried,” she […]

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Swift at the Box Office: Oscar Nominations

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. In this review from Feb. 22, Swift makes her Oscar winner predictions. She stressed how important the Oscars are for movie fans who are looking for lesser-known films to watch, like Björn Runge’s “The Wife”, and […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Isn’t it Romantic”

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. On Feb. 15, Swift reviewed “Isn’t it Romantic”—a new comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth. Swift enjoyed the humor of “Isn’t it Romantic”, which Rebel Wilson produced, but felt that the director […]

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CCM Faculty Awarded Student Experience Grant

Three faculty members in the Division of Communication and Creative Media are using funds from the newly created Student Experience Grant to make a difference in Champlain students’ education. Roz Whitaker-Heck, Jim Ellefson, and John Rasmussen received the grants offered through the Office of the Provost to organize meaningful experiences for students, such as international […]

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Swift At the Box Office: “The Favourite”

Rotten Tomatoes critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another film review. On Jan. 30, Swift reviewed “The Favourite”, an Oscar frontrunner with ten nominations. While Swift enjoyed the cinematography and more technical aspects of the film, she stated that the directing and writing left more to be desired. […]

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Douglas Premieres “Of Gavin” at Penny Cluse

Jordan Douglas will be premiering a new photo exhibit this month, titled “Of Gavin” at the popular Penny Cluse Cafe in downtown Burlington. The photographs are an examination of his late brother’s life through the objects that defined their childhoods. Douglas teaches black and white photography in the Division of Communication and Creative Media. After […]

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Keith Oppenheim Debuts “Noyana” Documentary

Associate Professor Keith Oppenheim’s new documentary is about a nontraditional choir—the Noyana Singers—who you won’t find performing in the local church. The choir sings to terminally-ill residents at Respite House, Colchester’s hospice house.

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