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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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JPCatholic Students Act in Emmy-winning PSA

In Campus News, Featured, Posts by Impact Admin

 – 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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My Start in Hollywood: A Catholic’s Reflection

In Creativity and Innovation on Campus, Featured, 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, Featured 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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The Art of Creating Commercials: Advice from a JPCatholic Alum

In Alumni Profiles by John LaCrosse

Name: James R. Compton, Jr. (pictured on the left) Position: Social Media Manager of Content Production Degree:  2014 Degree: MBA in Film Production Could you describe what your job entails? What is the most rewarding part of it? As Social Media Manager of Content Production at ELCO Chevrolet-Cadillac. I manage the social media pages and produce, direct, and write narrative …

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Vatican Releases Online Questionnaire for Youth

In Campus News by John LaCrosse

(By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service) VATICAN CITY (CNS) — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The questionnaire — available in English, Spanish, French and Italian — can be …

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Integrating Story & Business: Alumni Company Spotlight

In Alumni Profiles, Featured by John LaCrosse

(Pictured: The Zen Garden team filming a documentary in the Dominican Republic, set to be released in December.) — By Hannah Dorss — People will pay to have their stories told. Alex and Christiana Lash at Zen Garden Productions realized that fundamental truth early on in their college career at John Paul the Great Catholic University, and have been employed …

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Working Out Our Salvation

In Campus News, Featured by John LaCrosse

Catholic Fitness Training: M.A. in Biblical Theology Student and Trainer By Hannah Dorss Jordan Friske, a current theology student at JPCatholic, isn’t waiting until he’s graduated to start ministering to Catholics; his passions are Theology of the Body, the unity of body and soul, the Catholic faith, and working out. Over the past year, Jordan has been translating his passions …