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Will Armstrong Discusses Crafting the World of ‘The Long Road Home’

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News by Impact Admin

 – By Sam Hendrian – After graduating from JPCatholic’s MBA in Film Producing in 2013, Chicago suburbs native Will Armstrong has gone on to work multiple jobs in the Hollywood film industry. He has always had an eye for production design and most recently worked as an Assistant Art Director on National Geographic’s mini-series The Long Road Home. Having earned an …

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MBA Students Attend Sundance Film Festival

In Campus News by Sam Hendrian

 – By Sam Hendrian – This past January, JPCatholic directing professor Nathan Scoggins took four MBA students to Sundance, the country’s largest independent film festival. Staged in Park City, Utah, and founded in 1978, it showcases films of all genres from filmmakers around the world. The four students who attended were Mary Pelchat, Vince Salerno, Gabe Moore, and J.J. Schindler, all …

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“Don’t Dream It, Make It!” – Film Club at JPCatholic

In Campus News by Impact Admin

  Pictured: Concept art for Roy, by Joe Fifelski –By Sam Hendrian– “You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!” Such is the wisdom that legendary director Steven Spielberg imparts to all filmmakers, young and old. Here at JPCatholic, lots of young filmmakers take these words to heart and get busy turning their dreams into reality using the University’s …

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Script Reading Series at JPCatholic

In Campus News by Impact Admin

 – By Sam Hendrian – Every movie, from the dullest of dull to the most dazzlingly cinematic, begins as words on a page. These words on a page compose what is known as the script, an often unsung but inestimably important part of the movie-making process. What are acclaimed cinematic treasures like The Godfather, Citizen Kane, To Kill a Mockingbird, and …

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

In Campus News by Impact Admin

 – 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

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News by Impact Admin

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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Alumni Successfully Launch ‘The Catholic Card Game’

In Alumni Profiles, Campus News, Featured by Impact Admin

“Stop your prayers to St. Jude, because here it is: a game that is made by Catholics, for Catholics. Finally, a party game that is everything you could hope for. Well, it doesn’t guarantee salvation, but it’s fun, witty, and contains inside jokes that only Catholics would understand.” Matt and Lisa Martinusen both graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic …

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An Inside Look at the Disney College Program

In Campus News by Impact Admin

– 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 …