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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

Weather Warlock Performs at Sundown

Al Larsen, director of the Creative Media program in the Division of Communication and Creative Media, is working to bring Weather Warlock, a live music event, to Champlain College as part of Feverish World, a 3-day symposium and art event taking place at UVM and various locations downtown. Weather Warlock will be performing on the patio adjacent to the Champlain […]

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Event Management Students Tour Vermont Tent Company

Five Champlain College students took a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vermont Tent Company on Wednesday, Feb. 1 courtesy of Mike Lubas, one of the company’s owners. The students are minoring in Event Management, which is now offered in the Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM).

The award-winning Vermont Tent Company is one of the largest event rental facilities in the state of Vermont. The visit included a tour of the company’s showroom that was filled with displays of decorative table settings, china, glassware, farm tables, centerpieces, and assorted linen; the tent warehouse where rented tents of various shapes and sizes are stored, cleaned and repaired – the largest being 30 feet wide by 250 feet long; the washroom where thousands of flatware, china, and stemware are cleaned by a conveyor belt washing system; and a linen loft that houses several hundred table covers, runners, and overlays in various colors and textures.

Event Management students in the showroom at the Vermont Tent Company: Will Ralston, Emily LaPlume, Nicole Glidden, Emileigh Durrell and Mariel Larmand.

Of course Dr. Roz and students had to take a selfie at the Vermont Tent Company!

The tour was arranged by Dr. Roz Whitaker-Heck, CCM associate dean for administration and instructor for the Event Management Planning & Coordination course. The students will apply the knowledge gained from the visit for an event planning final project.

CCM Students Conduct Research on Religious Studies

Public Relations major Ben Demars, Creative Media major Desiree Carpenter, and Graphic Design major Daniel Johansen were accepted to present their CORE class “The Secular and The Sacred” research projects at the University of Lethbridge Research in Religious Studies Conference.  Demars’ project, “The Secularization of the Buddha: How American Counterculture Co-Opted Zen Ideology,” focuses on Buddhist principles found in today’s […]

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“DREAMers Among US” Screening and Q&A

On Tuesday, April 5 the Division of Communication and Creative Media, the Core Division, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Institutional Advancement present DREAMers Among US, a documentary about what it’s like to be an undocumented student in the United States. This 20-minute award-winning documentary follows four New York Hudson Valley youth who share their […]

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MakerLab Workshop: 3D Modeling for 3D Printing

Champlain College’s MakerLab is hosting a workshop on the concept of 3D modeling for the purpose of 3D printing. Instructed by Tucker Cole, participants will be shown the 3D printing process and learn how to model a simple object in Autodesk Maya. After attending this workshop, participants are encouraged to head down to the MakerLab with their own models to […]

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“The Plastic Vagabond” Screening and Discussion

Noé Sardet, adjunct faculty at Champlain’s Montreal campus, will screen The Plastic Vagabond, a short film he produced through funding from the Conservation Media Group and shot aboard the Tara Expeditions. The Plastic Vagabond takes viewers deep into the planktonic food web, acts as a vehicle for transporting invasive species, and winds its way into […]

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Big Maker Speaker: David Sengeh

The CCM Division is pleased to co-sponsor a public talk by David Sengeh as part of Burlington Generator’s Big Maker Series. Sengeh’s bio-mechanical designs have resulted in more comfortable prosthetics for patients with missing limbs. The talk is Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Champlain Room of the Center for Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. […]

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Streaming Media Seniors Visit WPTZ

Broadcast Media Production Faculty, Keith Oppenheim, and students from the Streaming Media Senior Project class visited WPTZ in Plattsburgh, NY on Wednesday, February 17. “We went to the station in part because I had been invited by the anchor George Mallet who wanted to make a connection with Champlain College,” said Oppenheim. During the first part of the visit, […]

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lopiccoloGreg LoPiccolo, project director at Boston-based Harmonix Music Systems, will discuss game design, interaction design, and music on Monday, February 15, at 3:30 pm in the Champlain Room in the Center for Communication and Creative Media. 

Harmonix Music Systems has been advancing the state of music games for the last 20 years. LoPiccolo joined Harmonix in 1998 after working at Looking Glass studios–which ceased operation in 2000–where he was creative director for Thief: The Dark Project. He has also been the creative director for Frequency, Amplitude, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band and is currently the creative director for Rock Band VR.

The event free and open to the public.