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Westminster to Present Student Documentary Showcase

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Twenty-eight students of the Westminster College Mass Communications/Sociology cluster course will present a student documentary showcase, "Addressing Stereotypes, Media, and the Majority and Minority," in the Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 3 - 12:45 Screenings

Confidence: The Story of Judge George "Tookie" James (Westminster Alum & Beaver County's First African American Judge)
Teck Productions-- Elisa Cortazzo, Kirsten Dize, Catharine Hebdon, & Thomas Miller
http://bcman012.blogspot.com/2007/04/teck-productions-presents.html

Pittsburgh, PA
Elisa Cortazzo
is a daughter of Anna Cortazzo and James Cortazzo, Wilmerding. Cortazzo, a senior elementary education major, is a graduate of Plum High School.

Bel Air, MD
Kirsten Dize
is a daughter of John and Beverly Dize. Dize, a junior English major, is a graduate of homeschooling.

East Otto, NY
Catharine Hebdon
is a daughter of Larry and Helen Hebdon. Hebdon, a senior psychology major, is a graduate of Cattaraugus Central School.

New Castle, PA
Thomas Miller
is a son of Rick and Marilyn Miller. Miller, a sophomore broadcast communications major, is a graduate of Wilmington Area High School.

Poetic Justice
Fighting Tulips Productions-- Steve Kokal, Julie Maryan, Aidan Mewha & Newell Charles Judge. http://ncjudge3.blogspot.com/2007/04/poetic-justice.html

Mars, PA
Steven Kokal
is a son of Robert and Patricia Kokal. Kokal, a senior history major, is a graduate of Mars Area High School.

Webster, NY
Julie Maryan
is a daughter of Martin and Susan E. Maryan. Maryan, a senior English major, is a graduate of Webster High School.

Pittsburgh, PA
Aidan Mewha
is a daughter of Douglas and Mary A. Mewha. Mewha, a senior broadcast communications major, is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.

Carnegie, PA
Newell Charles Judge
is a grandson of Newell and Beverly Judge. Judge, a senior sociology major, is a graduate of Chartiers Valley High School.

Believing Without Seeing
http://awintersrose.blogspot.com/2007/04/once-i-was-blind-but-now-i-see.html
LEJJ Communications-- Jess Cooper, Elizabeth Farry, Jess Hinz & Emily Staniszewski
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a disability or physical handicap?
If so then this documentary will answer many of your unanswered questions.
"Believing without Seeing," produced by LEJJ, brings to light the life story of one extraordinary Westminster College student living without sight.

New Castle, PA
Jessica Cooper
is a daughter of Daniel and Judy Cooper. Cooper, a junior history major, is a graduate of Laurel High School.

Matawan, NJ
Elizabeth Farry
is a daughter of James and Corliss Farry. Farry, a senior broadcast communications major, is a graduate of Matawan Regional High School.

Wattsburg, PA
Jessica Hinz
is a daughter of David and Debra J. Hinz. Hinz, a senior sociology major, is a graduate of Seneca High School.

Pittsburgh, PA
Emily Staniszewski
is a daughter of Michael and Kathy Staniszewski. Staniszewski, a senior business administration major, is a graduate of South Park High School.

Tuesday, May 8 - 12:45 p.m. Screenings

Body & Mind
Four Seasons Productions- Bill Sadler, A.J. Fikejs, Zac Sartori & Heather Davis
http://capalmtrees.blogspot.com/2007/04/body-and-mind.html
Four Seasons Productions will soon be available to the public. It is a documentary about growing up and growing old. It features five participants and their experiences throughout their lives. It's an emotional film that will enlighten the mind and give hope to the heart as well as shedding some light on the mystery of growing older.

Youngstown, OH
William Sadler
is a son of Cheryl and Raymond Sadler. Sadler, a junior broadcast communications major, is a graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School.

Valencia, CA
Alvin Fikejs
is a son of Jeffrey and Dorcas Fikejs. Fikejs, a junior business administration major, is a graduate of Saugus High School.

Sharpsville, PA
Zachary Sartori
is a son of Roy and Christine Sartori and John and Maria Ackley of Madison, AL. Sartori, a senior music major, is a graduate of Sharpsville Area High School.

Tarentum, PA
Heather Davis
is a daughter of Thomas and Joyce A. Davis. Davis, a senior elementary education major, is a graduate of Highlands High School.

Shalom: Peace Through Jewish Eyes
Cheese & Cracker Studios- Jaycie Galbraith, Emily Morningstar, Carrie Schweiger & Jake Flickinger
CLICK HERE FOR THE POSTER: http://coolstar-emstar.blogspot.com/

Pittsburgh, PA
Jaycie Galbraith
is a daughter of Roger and Lynn Galbraith. Galbraith, a senior Spanish and public relations major, is a graduate of Shaler Area High School.

Waynesboro, PA
Emily Morningstar
is a daughter of Harry and Jill Morningstar. Morningstar, a senior elementary education major, is a graduate of Waynesboro Area High School.

Coraopolis, PA
Carrie Schweiger
is a daughter of Gerard and Karen Schweiger. Schweiger, a senior media art major, is a graduate of Cornell High School.

Mercer, PA
Jacob Flickinger
is a son of John and Deborah L. Flickinger. Flickinger, a senior physics major, is a graduate of Mercer High School.

Voice of Abuse
Beta Productions: Beth Kribel, Ashley Johnson, Brittany McKee & Terese Marszelek
See the POSTER HERE: http://sparklingsunrise.blogspot.com/2007/04/come-see-our-documentary.html

Amity, PA
Elizabeth Kribel
is a daughter of Jacob and Lesley Kribel. Kribel, a senior environmental science major, is a graduate of Trinity High School.

Baden, PA
Ashley Johnson
is a daughter of William and Pamela Johnson. Johnson, a senior elementary education major, is a graduate of Ambridge Area High School.

Hubbard, OH
Brittany McKee
is a daughter of James and Hilda McKee. McKee, a junior speech communication major, is a graduate of Hubbard High School.

Monroeville, PA
Terese Marszalek
is a daughter of Donald and Gayle Marszalek. Marszalek, a junior broadcast communications major, is a graduate of Gateway High School.

Catelyn May
Jama Productions: Ashley Pierson, Julie Kepins, Andy Polack & Mike Wolenski
http://julie-joliemarie.blogspot.com/2007/04/catelyn-may.html
What would life be like being a Down syndrome child, or having a Down syndrome child in your family? Our documentary follows the life of 3 year-old, Catelyn, and how she influences her family every day. Raw emotion and genuine love are shown through the relationships presented in the documentary. Life may seem rough sometimes, but viewing it from a different perspective makes us all aware of the gifts that we do have.

Murrysville, PA
Julie Kepins
is a daughter of James and Cindy Kepins. Kepins, a junior psychology major, is a graduate of Franklin Regional High School.

Wellsville, OH
Ashley Pierson
is a daughter of James and Kara Pierson. Pierson, a junior financial economics major, is a graduate of Wellsville Local High School.

Abingdon, MD
Andrew Polack
is a son of Samuel and Barbara Polack. Polack, a senior computer science and mathematics major, is a graduate of Edgewood High School.

Butler, PA
Michael Wolenski
is a son of Thomas and Maureen Wolenski. Wolenski, a senior broadcast communications major, is a graduate of Peters Township High School.

Contact Bradley Weaver, instructor of broadcast communications, at (724) 946-7238 or e-mail weaverbl@westminster.edu for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked among national leaders in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 361 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus.