Several of our Media Studies courses offered this summer still have room (and may in fact be cancelled if they do not receive adequate enrollment). Please not that many of these courses are not part of the Film Studies curriculum (Screenwriting is a FS elective), but I’m posting here for those of you who are Media Studies majors or minors.
QC Undergraduate or Masters Level students:
We are proud to announce that Queens College has been selected as a CUNY Service Corps Campus for Fall 2013. This exciting new university wide initiative creates opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to work on projects to improve the city’s civic, economic and environmental sustainability by working directly with community agencies.
Most Service Corps placements for QC students will last twenty-four weeks over two semesters; students will work an average of 12 hours per week and be paid $12-15 per hour.
- Students must apply online to participate in the CUNY Service Corps. Applications will open this spring and close on June 1, 2013. Finalists will be interviewed in June and July, and students who are accepted into the Service Corps will be notified in July or August.
- Eligibility criteria includes: full time status, minimum 24 credits completed, 2.5 min GPA.
- All Service Corps members will undergo a training program before their placements begin, most likely in September.
- Apply directly for consideration by registering here: cuny.edu/service corps
Please direct all questions to mailto:CUNYServiceCorps@qc.cuny.edu
Anyone scrambling to find a way to campus might want to check out this new ride sharing site developed by Brooklyn College. It serves all CUNY campuses. Please circulate this widely. And if you are driving to campus, enter your information and help out your fellow, stranded students:
Create your carpool offer:
Search existing offers:
Tuesday, September 18—Opening day of Free University Week at Madison Square Park.
To mark the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a coalition of students, educators, and community groups will host the Free University Week—creating education that is democratic, critical, and accessible to all. This event will be held in Madison Square Park from Tuesday through Friday, September 18 – 21, from 2pm to 7pm, and on Saturday, September 22, from 10am to 2pm. More information at http://freeuniversitynyc.org
This is posted on behalf of the student organizers of a new QC news program: I would like to start a QC news show that will air on all of the televisions on campus during Mondays free hour. The show will air about 15-20 minutes with segments concerning, academics, events, athletics, student government etc.
I already spoke with the director of OCT and it is very possible to accomplish this project, we will use the studio in King Hall to record the show. The only thing we need is student involvement. So far I have about 5-8 students who are interested, but in order to make this project successful, we will need a commitment of about 15-20 students. Students can have roles as anchors, reporters, editing, camera work etc. This opportunity will provide great experience for those students who are interested in broadcast journalism, writing, media studies etc.
Could you please forward this information to your students, department, and intern email list. They can contact me at KSingh112@qc.cuny.edu.
Student Government Association President
Student Union 319
Wednesday, 9/19 @ 12:15 in Kiely 264
Prof. Einstein will be hosting an informational program about the film and media studies internship program. This program is open not only to Media Studies majors and minors, but also majors/minors in Film Studies. To qualify, you must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please contact Prof. Einstein or Prof. Herzog with any questions.
There are a number of Film and Media courses still open for the summer sessions. Please sign up right away– we have low enrollment in several classes, and they may be cancelled if seats aren’t filled.
All of these classes count toward the Media Studies major/minor. Styles of Cinema, Screenwriting, National Cinemas, and Rock and Roll Film will also count toward the Film Studies major/minor. Full course information available via CUNYFirst.
The Gaze Elsewhere: Michelangelo Antonioni Centenary
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 10am-12:30pm. Reception to follow.
The Music Building, Recital Hall Room 226
Speakers: Ronald Gregg (Yale University), David Ward (Wellesley College), Marco Natoli (University of Massachusetts, Boston). Moderated by Prof. Eugenia Paulicelli.
Screenings of Antonioni’s documentaries at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, will be held April 6-8th. For full program information, visit www.movingimage.us/films/2012/04/06/detail/antonioni-documentaries