Van Dora Williams Presents on The Black Press

Associate Professor Dr. Van Dora Williams (program director for Broadcast Media Production, Filmmaking, and Sonic Arts at Champlain College) was an invited panelist at the 13th Annual Black New England Conference. The conference, “Black Ink: African American News from Slave Songs to Social Media” was held October 25-26 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. Continue reading

Julia Swift Attends LA Premiere for “The Irishman”

Julia Swift, Assistant Professor of Filmmaking in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, spent Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, where she attended Netflix’s premiere of “The Irishman.” As a member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Swift was flown out by Netflix in order to attend the event. Continue reading

Blake Donovan Awarded Stowe Story Lab Fellowship

Earlier this year, junior filmmaking student Blake Donovan was awarded a Fellowship, which allowed him to attend the 2019 Stowe Story Lab. He spent Sept. 7 – 10 at the Helen Day Arts Center in the heart of Stowe, Vermont, where he worked with other screenwriters and industry mentors on their screenplays.

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PROFESSOR KEITH OPPENHEIM AND ALUMNA DANIELLE HAZELTON AT VTIFF

The 34th annual Vermont International Film Festival (VITFF) ran Oct.16-27 in downtown Burlington and featured films produced by Champlain faculty and alumni. The festival featured almost 70 independent films shown at the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington City Arts, and Echo Lakeside Hall. Continue reading

SWIFT AT THE BOX OFFICE: “ABOMINABLE”

Official Rotten Tomatoes Critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift is back with another mychamplainvalley.com movie review. This time she reviewed the 2019 film “Abominable” by Jill Culton. Continue reading

AL LARSEN AND STUDENTS VISIT MASS MoCA

Al Larsen, Associate Professor and Program Director for the Creative Media BFA Program, recently took 32 Champlain College students on a bus trip to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) for the day. The majority of students were from three of Larsen’s Creative Media classes. Larsen said that although the art scene in Vermont is vibrant and thriving, it’s typically not as large-scale as the work displayed at MASS MoCA. Continue reading

PAHI O’CARROLL’S MĀORI CARVING UNVEILED

Following a ceremony on Sept. 27, Dwayne Pahi O’Carroll’s carved door lintel, Te Hononga, was unveiled and placed on the wall outside of the Champlain Room. The unveiling ceremony was the culmination of Pahi’s month-long artist residency at Champlain College, where he carved the Pare whakairo – a traditional Māori carving. Continue reading

Yankee PRSA Chapter Awards COMM Major with Scholarship

Champlain College and the CCM Division congratulates Communication major, Brianna Newman, for being awarded the 2019 Yankee Chapter PRSSA Awards Scholarship. Newman is a junior working toward a major in Communication and a minor in Event Management and is an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at Champlain. PRSSA faculty […]

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Artist Dwayne Pahi O’Carroll Unveils Māori Culture

Champlain College and the CCM Division welcome New Zealand artist, Dwayne “Pahi” O’Carroll, for a month-long Artist Residency during September 2019.  As part of the Artist Residency, Pahi will complete an intricately detailed carving, or a Pare whakairo on black walnut. The campus and community are invited to see Pahi who will be hand carving daily in the […]

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Whitaker-Heck “Women in PR” Panelist

Roz Whitaker-Heck, APR, was an invited panelist for the Capital Region New York chapter’s Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) second annual “Women in PR” held July 18 in Schenectady, NY. The women panelists were asked to share their professional practice experiences that span various sectors of the communication industry.  Whitaker-Heck, representing the Higher Education […]

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