Category Archives: Presentations

Ti Laurent, is a 2015 film directed by Champlain College Assistant Professor of Film John Rasmussen premiering Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m., at Main Street Landing Film House in Burlington.  He will be in attendance at the screening to introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

Film Director John Rasmussen

Ti Laurent centers on a young, poor boy (Pedro Bellabe) who is fighting for survival. Scenes were shot on the streets of the La Savane section of Les Cayes, the most impoverished region in southern Haiti. A review of Ti Laurent was recently reviewed in Seven Days.  For ticket information, visit The Vermont International Film Foundation website:

Rasmussen is a filmmaker working in narrative, documentary and experimental forms.  His work ranges from project documentation for organizations such as Oxfam, The United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative and Americorps to grassroots local narrative filmmaking in the U.S. and Haiti.

Rasmussen’s work has been exhibited in festivals in Mexico, Haiti, France, Canada, China and the United States.  He has taught a wide variety of courses in filmmaking at The University of Miami, Miami International University of Art and Design, Le Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince and founded a film group in the low-income neighborhood of La Savane in Les Cayes, Haiti.


Joe Manley:
Screens Unplugged Plugged

This exhibition by Champlain College game design professor and artist Joe Manley presents artwork with two distinct life cycles, “unplugged” and “plugged.”unplugged
Featuring clusters of hand-sculpted, organic nodules, these ceramic wall sculptures were created during Manley’s Spring 2016 sabbatical as a visiting artist/professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. For the first week of the exhibition, the artwork is presented in its original unplugged state. On Friday November 18th, they are then transformed using microprocessor-driven digital projection-mapping into an interactive environment composed of myriad tiny “screens”. Through this metamorphosis, Manley examines our increasingly complex interactions and relationships with screens — both on and off.

COMMUNICATING FOR CHANGE: Your Organization May Be in Need of Change, But Are Your Publics?

Whether organizational change results from reorganization, acquisition, merger, downsizing or new strategic direction, there are unique components to a change situation that demand special communication considerations for internal and external publics. The Champlain College Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (YPRSA) are partnering to host, “Communicating for Change.” rung9Leading the session is Rosemarie Rung, APR, who has over twenty-five years of corporate communications experience working for two Fortune 50 corporations and her own private consulting practice. This professional development session is being offered to the Burlington business community to reveal the science and strategy behind effective change communications and how to prepare a successful communications plan. The session is Friday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on the campus of Champlain College, Burlington, VT. The cost is $25 for PRSA members and $35 for non-members, which includes breakfast and a great networking and learning opportunity. All proceeds will benefit the PRSSA Chapter. To register Click Here – Gare Reid, “18 contributor

Industry experts showcased at Champlain College Fall 2016 Career Conference

Ben & Jerry’s Public Relations Director Sean Greenwood will be the featured keynote speaker during the Champlain College Fall 2016 Career Conference on Monday, Oct. 3.                sean-greenwood-headshot

Following his address will be break-out sessions with panels of industry experts from the fields of communication and creative media, education and human studies, game design, information technology, and business who will speak to students about various career options and industry trends.

As part of the CCM Division’s break-out session, panelists include Bill Carter, Partner at Fuse; Bess O’Brien, local filmmaker / Kingdom County Productions; Lloyd Komesar, chair of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival; and Lance Jensen, chief creative officer at Hill Holiday.  CCM Dean Paula Willoquet-Maricondi will serve as the moderator.

For the first time, Champlain College’s Career Collaborative Office is presenting a new design to the previously formatted career day. “This year we have added a professional development element and panel discussions to the more traditional internship and job fair to reflect our new Champlain Connect partnership program with employers. The organizations that signed up to speak on these panels represent key members of our community, alumni, and parents,” explained Tanja Hinterstoisser, director of the Career Collaborative.

Free and open to the public, the Career Conference will kick off at 10:30 a.m. with a welcome by Hinterstoisser in the Champlain Room. Directly following the panel will be the traditional Fall Career Fair in Argosy Gym from 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. where attendees can expect to meet local, regional and national employers to talk about internships, jobs and other networking opportunities.  – Faith Frith ‘ 19 and Melinda Lathrop ’17 

Amy Nicole Schwartz has Designs on Champlain College

Rising millennial maven, Amy Nicole Schwartz is the design director for the limit-pushing, smash-hit card game, Cards Against Humanity. Schwartz is the first speaker in the new CCM Division’s Speakers Series in collaboration with the Graphic Design Program at Champlain College.

On Monday, Sept. 26, the Chicago-based designer will be shariswartz2ng her expertise in the design industry with the Champlain College community. She will speak at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium and the event is open for all to attend. Continue reading

Communication Alumnus Gives TEDx Tufts Talk On Social Change

Creating Partnerships And Social Change Through Multimedia Tools Mahmoud Jabari | TEDxTufts Communication Alumnus, Mahmoud Jabari, gives a TEDx Talk about his experience bringing Champlain’s BREAKAWAY video game to Palestine to educate young men and women in the Middle East about equality and gendered violence. Mahmoud emphasizes the need for collaboration to overcome physical and cultural barriers […]

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CCM and Generator Host Radical Game Designer

Seven Days reviews game designer Paolo Pedercini’s talk held at Champlain College on January 21, the third event in Generator’s Big Maker Series, co-sponsored by the CCM Division. Pedercini’s “Radical Games” are in exhibit in the CCM Art Gallery until February 6. Big Maker Introduces Game Designer Paolo Pedercini SADIE WILLIAMS, Seven Days, Friday January 22. The event […]

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Game Studio Senior Show 2016

Game Studio Seniors are developing nine games, representing a variety of genres, that are selected to be showcased at the Senior Game Show on April 29, 2016, in the Alumni Auditorium. The show is one of the College’s signature events. Game industry recruiters from all over the U.S. and Montreal attend to scout emerging talent. […]

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An Environmentally Friendly Burial of the Dead

In partnership with Burlington Generator, the CCM Division is hosting a public talk on November 12 by Jae Rhim Lee and Mike Ma, founders of Coeio, a start up that seeks to reinvent the burial industry and disrupt orthodox ideas about our bodies after death. Lee and Ma have created an unorthodox and environmentally friendly alternative to […]

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Student’s Film Featured at Pentangle Arts in Woodstock

Filmmaking Junior Charlie Kahn directed and produced Bend, “the first professionally shot Nordic ski film to be released in the United States.” Bend follows East coast collegiate athletes as they spend the summer training in Oregon. They represent the future of Nordic skiing, one of the most under-represented sports in the United States. The four-man […]

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