Category Archives: Professional Writing

Senior Series Showcases Written Works

Several faculty members read from their work to an audience of other faculty and students from the Professional Writing program and other programs on Friday, Jan. 19. Students heard the writings of Kel Bachus, assistant professor of Game Design, Rachel Carter, Professional Writing adjunct, Brian Murphy, Core Division assistant professor and Jericho Parms, Professional Writing […]

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Champlain Students Create Wellness Magazine

Students in Kim MacQueen’s magazine publishing class worked together to create and publish a healthy lifestyle magazine called The Well. MacQueen designed and taught the class, encouraging her students to create this wellness magazine, including its content, design and layout. During winter break, students continued to work on the magazine, finishing the details in order to publish […]

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Faculty Reading and the Senior Series Debuts

This Friday, Jan. 19, the Champlain College Center for Publishing (CFP) will team up with the Professional Writing Program to host a Faculty Reading night. At 6 p.m. in the Perry Presentation Room, professors Kel Bachus, Rachel Carter, Brian Murphy and Jericho Parms will read from their work. This first reading night will kick off Champlain’s […]

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New Changes to Professional Writing Specializations

Warren Baker, the program director of the Professional Writing major, has recently revised the major’s specializations. Students will notice that Professional Writing specializations are now required, where in the past they were optional. The old specializations included Journalism, Publishing, and Screenwriting. Now, with the new specializations locked, loaded, and ready to go, Baker hopes that […]

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Center for Publishing Ready for a New Year

The former Champlain College Publishing Initiative (CCPI), the publishing program on campus staffed by both faculty and students, underwent a re-branding this summer. With a new name and focus, it is now ready to kick-start the year’s multiple projects. The newly named Center for Publishing (CFP) is focused on fostering students’ relationships with the literary […]

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PoeJam at Speeder and Earls

As part of Burlington’s Book Fair, Champlain College Professional Writing professor Jim Ellefson in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) organized PoeJam, poetry readings to improvisational music, at Speeder and Earl’s located on Pine Street in Burlington. Several students arrived at the coffee shop on Sept. 15 and for two hours read and listened to poetry. Continue reading

J.C. Ellefson

Two New Publications by Jim Ellefson

Champlain College Professional Writing Professor Jim Ellefson has authored Under the Influence: Shoutin’ Out to Walt  to be published by Fomite Press. Under the Influence is a collection of poems, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. The book launch will be held at Champlain College on Tuesday, Oct 3. 

Ellefson also has a novel accepted for publication. The book Wolfgang, the Dancing Bear, will be published sometime next year.

Cailey McCalister ’18

Endangered Alphabets Marks International Mother Language Day

Writer, artist, and Champlain College professor Tim Brookes blends linguistics, calligraphy, politics and art in an exhibition that opens on the college campus on Feb. 21, International Mother Languages Day–a day that celebrates the principles of embracing diversity and cultural acceptance on a global scale.

The exhibition will be on the second floor of the Communications and Creative Media building on the Champlain campus. It will run from February 20-March 10, and will be open to the public as well as to the Champlain community. Official gallery hours for the public are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, though members of the Champlain community may visit it at any time.

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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