Category Archives: Events

U.S. Premiere of Glossary of Broken Dreams

The Division of Communication and Creative Media’s  Filmmaking and Creative Media programs presents the U.S. premiere of “Glossary of Broken Dreams” by award-winning Austrian artist, filmmaker, writer, actor, curator, theatre director, and lecturer Johannes Grenzfurthner.  The public screening of “Glossary of Broken Dreams” will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A on Wed. April 11, at […]

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International Mother Language Day Speaker: Maung Nyeu

Champlain College is excited to host Maung Nyeu, founder of Our Golden Hour. Nyeu is an ethnic Marma from the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. He grew up under threat of genocide and ethnic cleansing, but is now completing his PhD at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Nyeu has founded three schools, where indigenous children are educated […]

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Senior Series Showcase Student Writing

The Champlain College Center for Publishing and the Professional Writing Program have teamed up to host the Senior Series, in which senior students in the Professional Writing Program showcase works they have created during their time at Champlain. The first student reading, on Feb. 2, featured short stories written by Zach Paulsen, Maina Chen, and […]

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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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“Shadows and Vines” Photo Exhibit at Penny Cluse Cafe

Jordan Douglas is a noted Burlington, Vermont photographer who teaches black-and-white darkroom and digital photography as an adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. His current body of work is entitled, “Shadows and Vines,” a series of black and white images that were taken using a $25 plastic medium format […]

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Jim Ellefson’s Book Launch

On Nov. 1 a group of Champlain College faculty and students, along with members of the community, gathered around garlic bread and cider to hear Jim Ellefson read excerpts from his new book, Under the Influence: Shouting Out to Walt. Musician Alex Smith kicked off the evening with music while the audience snacked on food fresh […]

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Students Prepare for Popular Event at Champlain College

The Broadcast Media Production team in the Division of Communication and Creative Media will be filming and live broadcasting the  Rail Jam, a crowd favorite event at Champlain College, coming to campus on Nov. 3. The Ski and Ride Club on campus will be the host for Rail Jam at Champlain College. Skiers and snowboarders […]

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Imagine waking up for the best field trip a student could ever picture. For the entire first year cohort of Game Design students that is exactly what they had in store a week ago when all of them packed in to buses and traveled to The American Classic Arcade Museum (ACAM) in Laconia, NH.  This is an annual trip that Jonathan Ferguson, assistant professor of Game Design in The Game Studio, organizes as a way to jump-start the students’ interest in game history.  

Each year they organize a panel of professionals in the game industry to talk with the students. This year, the staff and students were especially excited because they would all be meeting Warren Davis, the creator of the popular 1982 Q*bert arcade game. Q*bert has become a beloved character and classic arcade game over the years because of its 2D action elements that give it a pseudo-3D effect. For a gamer, this accomplishment was mind-blowing and has been replicated many times since.

The students were excited to ask him where his inspiration came from and how he feels about the game industry today. They were also excited to be spending the whole day at an Arcade. Past Game Design student Austen London had this to say about his trip two years ago, “First year classes all pretty much blend together in my mind at this point, but the trip to ACAM is a day I’ll never forget. In high school I would have done anything to get a field trip to the arcade. That experience made me appreciate Champlain and my program even more.”

This year the trip took place the first week of October and, as always, the students had a blast.

Julia A. Rodriguez

Patent pending for student created game

Traveling through space has never been easier. All that is needed is a cardboard box and a little imagination thanks to a group of students and faculty from the Emergent Media Center. The team created the SpaceBox Game which is a full-body interactive game where players sit in a box and control the on-screen rocketship with their movements. To reach the goal, players have to dodge asteroids and avoid enemy ships.

With the help of an agent, the team applied for a patent to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and it is in the pending process. SpaceBox is currently featured at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center as part of their Innovation Playground exhibit. It also will be displayed after Sept. 25 at the Chicago Design Museum as part of their “HEY! PLAY! Games in Modern Culture” exhibition.

Alayna Masker-’19

Students Rally Through Rain to Cover Art Hop

  On Sept. 8, a group of 25 Broadcast Media Production students from Champlain College set up four cameras for a live broadcast of the annual South End Art Hop, interviewing organizers, artists, and spectators as well as getting hands-on experience in set-up, camera operation, directing, producing, reporting, and break-down. The group set up on Pine […]

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