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‘Households’ at JPCatholic – Providing Opportunities for Faith and Service

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 – By Sam Hendrian – As a Newman Guide Recommended school, John Paul the Great Catholic University strives to provide an authentically Catholic environment in which students can both prepare for their careers and grow in their spiritual lives. One of the many resources on campus for students to develop their faith is a program called “households”. Having originated at Franciscan …

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben West

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Year of Graduation: 2015 Position: Graphic Designer at BAE Systems GXP, a company which provides high-tech software for global defense, aerospace, and security needs. Major/Emphasis: Communications Media Where are you from originally? Originally, I am from the White Mountains of Arizona. I loved growing up there because we got all four seasons, but not too much snow in the winter. …

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An Inside Look at the Disney College Program

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– By Sam Hendrian – Combining exciting attractions, joyful employees, and pure magic, the Disney theme parks are often known as the happiest places on Earth. For millions of kids, a trip to Disney marks a landmark in their childhood, and sparks in many a desire to be part of creating the magic when they grow up. Established in 1981, the …

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Alumni Create ‘The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book’

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Two alumni from John Paul the Great Catholic University recently collaborated on a creative venture to launch the Ultimate Catholic Comic Book. Matt Martinusen (Business ’15) teamed up with Tom Gould (Animation & Gaming ’14) along with three other Catholic artists: Pat Cross, Jason Bach, and John Smillie. Their Kickstarter campaign surpassed their funding goal, and you can now purchase …

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Student Traveling to Ireland for Documentary on Teen Suicide

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Clara Shanley, an Acting student at John Paul the Great Catholic University (Class of 2019), will be traveling to Ireland this fall with her brother to create a documentary about the growing suicide epidemic in the country. They plan to spend five weeks in Ireland filming the documentary, which they hope to eventually screen in schools across the country. “Ireland …

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My Start in Hollywood: A Catholic’s Reflection

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— By Aaron McAfee — It’s always been a surreal experience driving past famous landmarks in Los Angeles. Disney’s animation studio, ABC’s tower, Sony’s lot, and Paramount have this daunting presence that’s hard for me to put into words. When I pass those studios I always think “Wow, every year something happens in these buildings that will eventually reach the …

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Untucked Workwear: Disrupting the Fashion Industry

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— By Hannah Dorss — Since graduating from John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2011, Colleen Monroe has kept busy pursuing a career in entertainment and fashion. In New York City, she began in costume design on HBO’s award-winning show Boardwalk Empire and then eventually moved out to L.A. to continue working in the design field for projects with Warner …