Swift at the Box Office from Bulgaria: “Butterflies”

Official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com—this time from Bulgaria!—to discuss the new film “Butterflies” by Tolga Karacelik. The film, which is Turkish, was screened at the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria where Swift was in attendance. “Butterflies” made Swift “laugh so hard [she] cried,” she […]

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Ian Frisch ’09 Releases New Book “Magic is Dead”

Ian Frisch ’09 returned to Champlain College this week to present a reading from his new book “Magic is Dead: My Journey into the World’s Most Secretive Society of Magicians.” The book is nonfiction and details Frisch’s journeys with the most exclusive club of young magicians, the52, and how they are revolutionizing the world’s perceptions […]

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Swift at the Box Office: Oscar Nominations

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. In this review from Feb. 22, Swift makes her Oscar winner predictions. She stressed how important the Oscars are for movie fans who are looking for lesser-known films to watch, like Björn Runge’s “The Wife”, and […]

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PRSSA Students Attend PR Advanced Conference

Members of the Champlain Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter traveled to Boston Feb. 22-23, for a regional conference hosted by Boston University’s PRSSA chapter. The conference called PR Advanced: Find Your Voice! featured presentations from communication professionals such as Anthony Harrison, Director of Media Corporate Relations at Facebook; Barri Rafferty, CEO and […]

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AIGA VT Chapter Begins Graphic Design Mentorship Program

For the first time, eight senior graphic design students will be paired with eight local mentors in a mentoring program run by AIGA Vermont. Jonathan Mikulak, who is the AIGA Vermont Education Director, is piloting the program. Mikulak is a graphic design adjunct professor in the Division of Communication and Creative Media and is the […]

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Swift at the Box Office: “Isn’t it Romantic”

Assistant Professor of Filmmaking and official Rotten Tomatoes movie critic Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another movie review. On Feb. 15, Swift reviewed “Isn’t it Romantic”—a new comedy starring Rebel Wilson, Adam Devine and Liam Hemsworth. Swift enjoyed the humor of “Isn’t it Romantic”, which Rebel Wilson produced, but felt that the director […]

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CCM Faculty Awarded Student Experience Grant

Three faculty members in the Division of Communication and Creative Media are using funds from the newly created Student Experience Grant to make a difference in Champlain students’ education. Roz Whitaker-Heck, Jim Ellefson, and John Rasmussen received the grants offered through the Office of the Provost to organize meaningful experiences for students, such as international […]

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Champlain Students to Premiere Films From Gambia Service Trip

On Monday, Feb. 25, Champlain students will premiere films made during a service learning trip to The Gambia. The students, who traveled over winter break, shot, edited and produced six films about women’s rights, journalism, the culture of The Gambia, and the slave trade through the history of the River Gambia. Mariama Jallow and Absa […]

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Swift At the Box Office: “The Favourite”

Rotten Tomatoes critic and Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Julia Swift has returned to mychamplainvalley.com for another film review. On Jan. 30, Swift reviewed “The Favourite”, an Oscar frontrunner with ten nominations. While Swift enjoyed the cinematography and more technical aspects of the film, she stated that the directing and writing left more to be desired. […]

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Douglas Premieres “Of Gavin” at Penny Cluse

Jordan Douglas will be premiering a new photo exhibit this month, titled “Of Gavin” at the popular Penny Cluse Cafe in downtown Burlington. The photographs are an examination of his late brother’s life through the objects that defined their childhoods. Douglas teaches black and white photography in the Division of Communication and Creative Media. After […]

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