Communications, Media & Film

Student podcast provides news and views

A podcast by a couple of UWindsor communications students aims to be a source of information for the campus community.

Samantha Arpino and Kate Du Toit have produced the inaugural episode of “411 from 401 Sunset.”

In addition to an analysis of some of University’s top trends, it features an interview with MHK candidate Katrina Krawec, a researcher looking into women’s football leagues, and events to help students relax after completing their final exams.

Film festival to showcase student works

A film festival Thursday, April 25, at the Capitol Theatre will screen the best works of UWindsor film students.

An awards ceremony following the screening will recognize audience favourites as well as the results from a panel of judges.

The event begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. The Capitol Theatre is located at 121 University Avenue West in downtown Windsor.

Student filmmakers seeking south Asian actors

The experience of entering Canada has changed for Muslims since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Makers of a student film exploring the subject have issued a call for actors of south Asian background or appearance.

Modern Custom is a story of a Pakistani boy who leaves a pampered life to come to Canada for further education,” says second-year communications student Meisu Wang.

The cast features four women and four men all between the ages of 18 and 21 years, and one woman between 40 and 50 years old.

Student film director casting for actors

Ahmed Najdat is looking for a few aspiring actors to form the cast of his current production, Owls, a short drama.

The fourth-year film student is holding an open audition on Thursday, March 14, from noon to 6 p.m. in room 4117, Lambton Tower.

He is looking to fill these roles:

Exhibition to showcase artworks by double-major students

The LeBel Building’s SOVA Projects Gallery is hosting an exhibition by senior students pursuing degrees combining visual arts with a major in another discipline.

“As a result, the works in this student art exhibition explores a wide range of topics and interests,” says the show’s curator, student Kacie Auffret.

Exhibiting students, all of whom are due to graduate this spring, include: Jude Abu Zaineh, Nicole Beno, Erika Duchene, Claudiu-Sebatian Herta, Sarah Robbins, Tayler Morencie, Nikko Ocampo, Rosina Riccardo, Erik Matos, Ashley Washburn-Hayden and Ainslee Winter.

Student film follows boxer’s transition from amateur to professional

Film student Samuel Pollock was uncertain when his classmate Matt Bendo first pitched the idea of making a documentary about Canadian boxer Justin Hocko.

But after meeting Hocko, says Pollock, he realized: “This is a story that has to be told.”

The two third-year communications majors started work on the project and watched it grow into something much bigger than they originally thought. Their 30-minute documentary, Rise of a Champion: The Justin Hocko Story, will enjoy a test screening Saturday, January 19, at Lakeshore Cinemas.

Video documents art and ecology parade

A video by UWindsor communications grad Christiaan Meyer documents the September 29 Art and Ecology Sidewalk Parade, a performance artwork by professor Jennifer Willet of the School for Arts and Creative Innovation.

“The project was intended to draw participants, audiences and community members into discussions about art and ecology in the Windsor area,” Dr. Willet says. “Local artists, scientists and species—microscopic organisms, invasive species, home-grown vegetables, household pests, etc.—were represented in this delightful re-telling of our local ecology.”

Book signing a reminder that the past makes a perfect present

The past is the perfect present, says Chris Edwards.

The UWindsor grad (BA 1983, MA 1985) and his life and business partner Elaine Weeks (BA 1985) have already sold 4,000 copies of their nostalgic coffee table book, 500 Ways You Know You’re From Windsor. They will sign copies as a pre-holiday promotion at the University Bookstore kiosk in the CAW Student Centre on Wednesday, December 12, from noon to 2 p.m.

Very merry awards celebrate service and teaching in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Jennifer Rocheleau, secretary to then history department, made a most deserving recipient of an award recognizing staff service in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, professor Miriam Wright told attendees at the faculty’s end-of-year celebration, Wednesday in Vanier Hall.