Category Archives: Career

Julia Swift Attends NYC and LA Film Events

Julia Swift, assistant professor of Filmmaking, travelled to New York City on Nov. 9 for the Netflix premiere of Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). A little more than a week later, she flew out to LA for the premiere of Fernando Meirelles’ “The Two Popes.” Swift brought along Champlain College alumni on both trips.

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CCM Students Compete at 2019 Elevator Pitch

At Champlain College’s 2019 Elevator Pitch, students from all majors and years competed to pitch ideas to “executives” in a fictional elevator. The 12th annual Elevator Pitch finals took place on March 5, where 20 finalists competed in four categories—Entrepreneur, Game Developer (pitched to Associate Dean for Administration Dr. Roz Whitaker-Heck), Job/Internship Seeker, and Nonprofit/Social […]

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Honors Night Celebrates Stellar CCM Students

Champlain College’s Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) celebrated the success of its stellar students during a celestial-themed Honors Night held Thursday, April 19. The annual event honored 40 students representing ten of the academic programs who were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, creativity and significant contributions to their programs, the division or […]

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Composite/Synthesis Exhibit at New Moon Cafe

    Gordon Glover, an assistant professor of Creative Media in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, is exhibiting a show of his work at New Moon Cafe from Feb. through April. The show is called composite/synthesis and an Artist’s Reception will take place on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Along with his mixed […]

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Champlain Alum Book Reading

Kaela Coble graduated from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication. Her first book, Friends and Other Liars, was published on Feb. 6. Coble will be doing two readings, which will include book sales and signing. The first reading will take place at Phoenix Books in downtown Burlington, on Thursday, Feb. 8 at […]

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Champlain Student Accepts Sony Internship

Congratulations to Tyler Bolster, a senior at Champlain College majoring in Game Art & Animation, who  accepted an offer from Sony Playstation for a three-month internship. The Environment Art internship will begin at the end of May in San Diego and could lead to a full time position.

Champlain Alumni Win Innovation Award

Left to Right: Shannon Mitchell, Marguerite Dibble and Brook Chipman

Winners of the Innovation Award were announced at the 2017 Tech Jam Awards Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 20. Among this year’s winners was a team of Champlain College alumni with their company, GameTheory.
GameTheory was founded by Champlain alumna Marguerite Dibble, who graduated with a degree in Game Art & Animation in 2012. The company was originally called Birnam Wood Games, and was started during Dibble’s time at Champlain College. Located in Burlington, it now employs several Champlain alumni, including team members COO Shannon Mitchell (Management of Creative Media ’16) and Lead Artist Brook Chipman (Game Art & Animation ’16).
The Vermont TechJam Innovation Award recognizes “companies and individuals… for building innovative ventures and products, tirelessly promoting Vermont’s strengthening tech ecosystem, and newcomers to the scene who bring fresh ideas and momentum to the state.” There were more votes than ever this year, which makes the GameTheory win even more exciting for the team.
Cailey McCalister ’18

Game Art & Animation Major Goes to Florida for Internship

Many college students go to Florida to party, but Jody Briggs went to work. This Game Art & Animation third-year student from Virginia decided to spend her summer interning at Artix Entertainment in Lutz, FL, near Tampa. She would get to work at 10 a.m. every morning and work on 3D modeling hats, desks, and […]

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Graphic Design Professor Presents Dissertation in Shanghai, China

Sideshows are a controversial form of entertainment in the cultural history of America because they showcase “freaks.” Associate Professor of Graphic Design Toni-Lee Sangastiano has been exploring this topic in her dissertation, “The Postmodern Sideshow and the Bakhtinian Dialogic: A reinvention of intersubjectivity within the simulated polyphony of mass media.” She presented at The 16th […]

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On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Solid State Logic Truck made a stop on campus, and parked near the library to provide a chance for students to check out the truck and the equipment. The truck has two demo systems as well as an array of the highest broadcasting technology. It is described as “a professional, comfortable listening environment” on the Solid State Logic website.

Thanks to Sonic Arts Associate Professor Eric Sample, who helped coordinate the event, Champlain students were able to board the truck and learn about the technology and the recording capabilities of Solid State Logic. Though only five people may enter the truck at a time, it boasts computers outside in order to provide entertainment and education to a larger group at a time. This was a perfect opportunity for Broadcasting students, and others, to experience this state of the art technology and to learn more about the process of recording in a unique setting.

Cailey McCalister ’18