PLNU News

24
May

During the summer and fall of 2010, the Department of Communication and Theatre will again be offering courses of study in London.

The summer five week term will offer courses in British culture, communication theories and research, intercultural communication and independent study. The program will also allow students to experience numerous plays and musicals in London and Stratford upon Avon as well as providing the opportunity for independent travel..

A second course of study will also be offered in the Fall of 2010. Students on this trip will be guided in their studies and tours by PLNU faculty Ronda and Carl Winderl.

The intent of the Fall program is to allow PLNU students the opportunity to complete a semester of 12-17 credits in Great Britain (principally London) with the vast cultural resources of the country easily accessible and incorporated into their various courses. Creative scheduling will provide several long weekend breaks to facilitate travel throughout Great Britain and Europe, with more extensive independent travel possible after courses conclude in late November.

Courses will offer/include extensive exposure to the museums, concert halls, professional and fringe theatres, political and historic sites. Several overnight visits will be provided as part of the coursework, to locations such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Bath and Stonehenge.

Communications & Theatre
17
May

Point Loma Nazarene University

Contact: Nicholle Jaramillo

Point TV-Channel 23 Marketing & Promotions Mgr. Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358

Date: May 17, 2010

Written by: Nicholle Jaramillo

 

The Communication and Theatre Department held its 12th annual PLNU TV and Film Festival on May 6 in Salomon Theatre. Students and faculty filled Salomon to screen some of this year’s best film and television student work. Awards were handed out in 19 different categories.


The short film, Rungs, stole the show as it earned five awards throughout the night. “I forgot how much fun it is to make movies,” said Rungs Producer Jordan Olberg. “It reawakened my passion for the field, reanimated a once discarded passion.”


Olberg and Rungs Director, sophomore Madison Dyer won “Best Short Script” and “Best Film.” Dyer also picked up two awards for “Best Film Directing” and “Best Film Editing” for Rungs. Lastly, actor and student, Austan Wheeler was awarded for his “Outstanding Acting” in the film.


Seniors Chris Alexander received “Best Cinematography” and Josh Marble took home “Best Film Producer” for their film, Hotline. Marble also received “Outstanding TV and Film Performance for 2006 to 2010.”


Film majors were not the only ones recognized for their hard work. Senior broadcast journalism major, Katie Conner, received the “2010 Carol LeBeau Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Student.”


“I am really proud to win the Carol LeBeau award,” said Connor. “I have worked really hard this past year trying to improve Coastline News and sharpen my own skills in reporting. I've had such great professors who constantly challenged me to do better.”


Andrea Adams, a junior broadcast journalism major also took away
“Best TV News Package” and “Best Radio Feature Story.” Adams is also KPLR’s Station Manager and received “Outstanding Leadership and Service in Radio.” Channel 23 Station Manager Erika Roberts received the “Outstanding Leadership and Service in TV” award.


Point Loma 2009 alum, Shelby Martin, attended the festivities from her Dreamworks AKG studio desk by Skype to accept the “2009 McGaw Family Trust Award for Best Student Documentary.” Martin’s 25-minute documentary, Eyes of Denial, focused on her personal journey into the subject of Holocaust denial. Martin has been working at Dreamworks as an assistant producer since December, 2009.


Senior Kaley Hearnsberger received the “2010 Best Student Documentary” for her 20 minute project titled Collaborative Capital. The documentary was a runner-up for this year’s PLNU Best Senior Honor’s Project, and will be shown at a microfinance conference in San Diego later this year.


Two students shared the 2010 Award for Excellence in Media Communication. First, NBC sports anchor, Kyle Stanley, took a break from his sports anchoring job in Grand Junction, Colorado, to join the festival by webcam to receive the award.


“It was an honor to get the award. I was a little surprised because I know I'm not the typical Media Com student,” said Stanley. “Most people in my major follow film, so I expected a film student to receive the award. It was nice to see that my work was recognized, and I am very grateful for all of the doors that PLNU opened for me.”


Stanley distinguished himself as a leader in both radio and TV for the past several years--especially in the area of sports broadcasting. He is also the creator, writer, and anchor for San Diego’s NBC College Sports Desk show, a program that is aired weekly on San Diego’s local NBC station affiliate.


Senior Bryan Bangerter was the second senior to receive the “Excellence in Media Communication” award. Bangerter helped create PLNU’s Guerilla Film Society, and produced (or worked on) several outstanding short films while at PLNU-- including the award-winning musical/comedy She Sang, She Directed. She Sang…recently won first place in the comedy genre in the BestFestAmerica student film competition.


Other awards included:


Best Intro Project-Comedy: Stuck, Katherine O’Sullivan
Best Intro Project-Drama: Awake, Taylor Miller and Austan Wheeler
Best TV Show: Loma Lovin’, Erika Scopelli and Jessica Bobik
Outstanding Feature-Length Screenplay: Bottle Cap, Nicole Andelfinger


Congratulations to this year’s winners and graduating seniors.

Communications & Theatre
17
May

PRESS RELEASE
Point Loma Nazarene University
Contact: Nicholle Jaramillo
Point TV-Channel 23
Marketing & Promotions Mgr. Advisor: Alan Hueth (619) 849-2358
Date: May 17, 2010
Written by: Nicholle Jaramillo

The Communication and Theatre Department held its 12th annual PLNU TV and Film Festival on May 6 in Salomon Theatre. Students and faculty filled Salomon to screen some of this year’s best film and television student work. Awards were handed out in 19 different categories.

The short film, Rungs, stole the show as it earned five awards throughout the night. “I forgot how much fun it is to make movies,” said Rungs Producer Jordan Olberg. “It reawakened my passion for the field, reanimated a once discarded passion.”

Olberg and Rungs Director, sophomore Madison Dyer won “Best Short Script” and “Best Film.” Dyer also picked up two awards for “Best Film Directing” and “Best Film Editing” for Rungs. Lastly, actor and student, Austan Wheeler was awarded for his “Outstanding Acting” in the film.

Seniors Chris Alexander received “Best Cinematography” and Josh Marble took home “Best Film Producer” for their film, Hotline. Marble also received “Outstanding TV and Film Performance for 2006 to 2010.”

Film majors were not the only ones recognized for their hard work. Senior broadcast journalism major, Katie Conner, received the “2010 Carol LeBeau Award for Outstanding Broadcast Journalism Student.”

“I am really proud to win the Carol LeBeau award,” said Connor. “I have worked really hard this past year trying to improve Coastline News and sharpen my own skills in reporting. I've had such great professors who constantly challenged me to do better.”

Andrea Adams, a junior broadcast journalism major also took away “Best TV News Package” and “Best Radio Feature Story.” Adams is also KPLR’s Station Manager and received “Outstanding Leadership and Service in Radio.” Channel 23 Station Manager Erika Roberts received the “Outstanding Leadership and Service in TV” award.

Point Loma 2009 alum, Shelby Martin, attended the festivities from her Dreamworks AKG studio desk by Skype to accept the “2009 McGaw Family Trust Award for Best Student Documentary.” Martin’s 25-minute documentary, Eyes of Denial, focused on her personal journey into the subject of Holocaust denial. Martin has been working at Dreamworks as an assistant producer since December, 2009.

Senior Kaley Hearnsberger received the “2010 Best Student Documentary” for her 20 minute project titled Collaborative Capital. The documentary was a runner-up for this year’s PLNU Best Senior Honor’s Project, and will be shown at a microfinance conference in San Diego later this year.

Two students shared the 2010 Award for Excellence in Media Communication. First, NBC sports anchor, Kyle Stanley, took a break from his sports anchoring job in Grand Junction, Colorado, to join the festival by webcam to receive the award.

“It was an honor to get the award. I was a little surprised because I know I'm not the typical Media Com student,” said Stanley. “Most people in my major follow film, so I expected a film student to receive the award. It was nice to see that my work was recognized, and I am very grateful for all of the doors that PLNU opened for me.”

Stanley distinguished himself as a leader in both radio and TV for the past several years--especially in the area of sports broadcasting. He is also the creator, writer, and anchor for San Diego’s NBC College Sports Desk show, a program that is aired weekly on San Diego’s local NBC station affiliate.

Senior Bryan Bangerter was the second senior to receive the “Excellence in Media Communication” award. Bangerter helped create PLNU’s Guerilla Film Society, and produced (or worked on) several outstanding short films while at PLNU-- including the award-winning musical/comedy She Sang, She Directed. She Sang…recently won first place in the comedy genre in the BestFestAmerica student film competition.

Other awards included:
Best Intro Project-Comedy: Stuck, Katherine O’Sullivan
Best Intro Project-Drama: Awake, Taylor Miller and Austan Wheeler
Best TV Show: Loma Lovin’, Erika Scopelli and Jessica Bobik
Outstanding Feature-Length Screenplay: Bottle Cap, Nicole Andelfinger

Congratulations to this year’s winners and graduating seniors.

Communications & Theatre
22
Mar

The Fermanian Business & Economic Institute has recently started a blog, which includes Dr. Lynn Reaser's weekly posts on economic related issues, along with other news worthy notes on business students, alumni, and faculty.  The FBEI blog is the main source of updated News & Notes and the website will no longer be the main source of news.  There is a lot going on with the FBEI and we encourage you to follow our blog to stay updated on what is happening!

Read and comment at the FBEI blog now: fbei.wordpress.com

Business, Fermanian Business & Economic Institute
02
Feb

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical that ran off-Broadway for over 40 years.  Known as the longest running musical in the world, it was revived after its closing only four years later in Times Square.  Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt allied together to create one of the biggest masterpieces of their time.  The musical tells an allegorical tale, based loosely on the play Les Romanesques (The Romancers) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring mothers (fathers in the original script) who build a wall between their houses and pretend to feud in order to get their children to fall in love.  They know what every parent should eventually realize: children always do what their parents forbid.

The thematic elements underlying the plot deal with such universal concepts as forgiveness, the complexities of love, dealing with pride, the effect of manipulation, acceptance and the mysteries of life.

The director, Dr. Ronda Winderl, has emphasized the Commedia Del'arte (Italian for comedy of art) side of this Fantasticks production. Commedia Del'arte is a professional form of theatre that began in Italy mid-16th century.  Commedia Del'arte consisted of a troupe of actors who lived and acted together and performed shows to make a living.   They wold move from place to place to entertain as many people as they could.  The audience would ultimately determine what the troupe ate that night, if they ate at all.  While usually unscripted the troupe would have a general plot layout that they could build around.  Although The Fantasticks is entirely scripted, this production makes use of the Commedia Del'arte theme and tone.

Communications & Theatre
01
Feb

"Congratulations! Your paper has been accepted by the Organizational Communication Division for presentation at the WSCA Conference." This was the beginning of an email notification received a couple of days ago by Dr. G.L. Forward concerning an original research paper co-authored with students Natalie Daugherty, Heather Michel, and Danica Sandberg.

The paper entitled "The Effects of Communication, Religiosity, and Organizational support on Student Commitment at a Church-Related University" will be presented on February 15, 2009 at the Western States Communication Association Conference being held this year in Mesa, AZ. This project orginated in COM465 and is the seventh paper begun in COM465 to be presented at the Western Conference. Forward, Daugherty, and Michel will attend the conference to present the paper.

Communications & Theatre