The festival will be kicked-off by a children’s summer camp called “Will Power.” The feature performance this year is William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well, and will be directed by Karen Libman.
The GVSU School of Communications photography seniors will be showcasing their work from April 14-25. Penultimate, a free photographic exhibition featuring thirteen individual photographers’ unique visionary works.
On Thursday, April 16 from 5-7 PM there will be a celebratory reception open to the public for viewing the photographers’ latest works. The reception will be held in the Performing Arts Center Gallery located on Grand Valley’s Allendale campus. All photographers will be present during this time and will be eager to discuss their work and share their visions.
Those participating in Penultimate include: Janet Brown, Ashli Cathey, Nicole Chiaravalli, Andrea Czarnota, Victoria Devine, Marissa Dillon, Austen Ezinga, Teagan Frazier, Autumn Johnson, Sarah Kraft, Ashley Marcangelo, Matthew Oberski, Jessica Uccello.
The GVSU Performing Arts Center Exhibition hours are as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 7 PM
GV Ford Team, a group of students that participated in the Ford ‘Go Further’ project, has been selected to win a regional Addy award. The students have already won at the local Addy awards, and will continue on to the national competition.
The GV Ford Team took upon the challenge to discover inspiring people who looked beyond rough obstacles in their lives and continue to ‘go further.’ GV Ford Team created a video, “Big Trees,” for the contest against two other colleges. Read more about the GV Ford Team win in this article by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.
Little was required to create a theoretical campaign on fuel-cell technology for Toyota, this year’s competition sponsor. Her campaign included a five-page campaign plan, two pages of supporting material and an educational video explaining fuel cell technology. Chop & Hue, a Grand Rapids-based creative boutique specializing in post-production and production, assisted Little in the creation of the video. Little said that the journey has been exiting and even nerve wrecking at times.
“Nervous is an understatement of what I’ve been feeling over the past three months as I progressed through each round of the competition,” said Little. “The additional opportunity to attend the PRWeek industry awards in NYC was phenomenal, and the people I met were some of the most talented and respected professionals in the public relations, advertising and communications world.”
Advertising and public relations professors Adrienne Wallace and Derek DeVries were among Little’s top supporters and advisors throughout the process. Wallace said the award is a huge honor for both Little and the GVSU School of Communications.
“It is a highly prestigious award,” said Adrienne Wallace, who attended the award ceremony with Little. “The PRWeek Awards are a national event with nominees from across the globe, and that type of recognition is a great accomplishment for the GVSU School of Communications, the Advertising and Public Relations program and Daltyn especially. The knowledge and experience she has gained since beginning the project in September is going to be exceptionally beneficial for her future endeavors as a young professional.”
As the first place winner, Little received a $1,000 cash prize and was given the opportunity to attend the PRWeek Award Ceremony held in New York City on March 19, 2015.
Congratulations to Grand Valley students who were honored today by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters in the 2015 Michigan Student Broadcasters Awards:
Public Service Announcement – 2nd place – “Taking Care of Our University Libraries” – Mitch Visser, Lewis Stone, Bree Girard, Kelly Arrand
Digital Media Experience – 2nd place – “GVTV’s Digital Media” – Allison Newman
Public Service Announcement – 3rd Place – “WCKS Texting and Driving PSA” – Jamel Watson (’14)
Sports Play-By-Play – 1st Place – “WCKS Hockey GVSU vs DU” – Zak DeBeaussaert, A. J. Bedard
Promotional Announcement – 3rd Place – “WCKS Station Promo” – Lauren Wion, Blair Thompson
Digital Media Experience – 3rd Place – “WCKS The Whale” – Brandon Witsaman, Zak DeBeaussaert, Jamel Watson, A. J. Bedard