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Alumni Create ‘The Ultimate Catholic Comic Book’

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus by Impact Admin

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

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus by Impact Admin

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

In Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Posts by Impact Admin

— 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

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News by Impact Admin

— 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 …

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JPCatholic Students Act in Emmy-winning PSA

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 – By Hannah Dorss  – This past spring, two media students from John Paul the Great Catholic University were walking down the street in Escondido when a film director suddenly approached them. JJ Schindler had been talking about his acting classes with Vince Salerno, and this man had overheard. They struck up a conversation, and the director, Kevin Caulfield of …

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Alumna Shares Faith as Producer at Ascension Press

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

(Pictured: JPCatholic grad Maria Mitchell with Fr. Mike Schmitz on the set of an Ascension Press “Caffeinated Conversation” video). Name: Maria Mitchell Position: Producer at Ascension Press Year of Graduation: 2013 Degree: MBA in Film Producing   Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? I am the producer for our YouTube channel, Ascension …

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JPCatholic Europe Trip 2017

In Campus News by Impact Admin

This spring break a bunch of our students went on JPCatholic’s annual Europe Trip to England, Ireland, and Italy. Check out the video for highlights from their trip! Thanks to student Brigitta Sanchez O’Brien for helping out with shooting and editing the video! Song credit: “Wild and Free” by Gemini

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Reflections on JPCatholic’s Production of ‘Our Town’

In Campus News, Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Featured, Posts, Sam Hendrian by Sam Hendrian

– By Sam Hendrian – This past November, eleven JPCatholic acting students brought to life Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town under the direction of adjunct acting professor Angie Bitsko. Set in a small New Hampshire town at the beginning of the twentieth century, it tells the simple but poignant story of the daily routines and ruminations of everyday folk. …