On January 20, a group of students and faculty recited Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech in the Champlain Ballroom. Professor Jim Ellefson facilitated the speech, which was part of Champlain’s week of learning and engagement in celebration of MLK. Continue reading
Until February 27, the Champlain College Art Gallery will display A Link to the Past: Decades of Digital Gaming. The immersive exhibit includes gaming consoles (some of which are playable) and other artifacts, spanning several decades and platforms. Continue reading
Over winter break, eight Champlain College students travelled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to co-produce two short films, alongside local Saudi filmmakers as part of a one-credit travel embedded course. The students’ majors include Filmmaking, Broadcast Media Production, and Creative Media. Professors John Rasmussen, Julia Swift, and Van Dora Williams were faculty leaders of the trip. This was the first year the trip was offered, but Rasmussen says it certainly won’t be the last.
Last year, television station NBC5 (WPTZ) moved from Plattsburgh, NY to South Burlington and recently donated their anchor desk and two studio cameras to Champlain College’s Broadcast Media Production program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media. Continue reading
Visual Communication Design seniors in the Division of Communication and Creative Media presented their capstone projects to a packed house in the Champlain College Art Gallery on Dec. 9. The semester-long process involved 31 students asking a question and doing research, before presenting their findings in a visual format. Continue reading
On November 25, game studio seniors presented the 23 capstone games that they’ve been working on for the past semester with their teams. A panel of game professors selected 8 games to move forward to next semester. Students who worked on the games that have been cut will join the teams that moved forward. Next semester, the 8 teams will present their polished games.
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.
Champlain’s Ski & Ride Club hosted the 2019 Rail Jam on campus the night of Nov. 14. About 20 skiers and 20 snowboarders took to the ramp and rails to show off their skills in Finney Quad in front of nearly 100 spectators.