Tag Archives: Division of Communication and Creative Media

My Cousin Jimmy

It’s impossible to make it through a semester in Dublin without mentioning the late great James Joyce or, as we Joyces like to call him, Jimbo. The great, world renowned Irish author. The man considered by many to be one of the most influential writers of all time. Cousin Jimmy. Well, as far as anyone […]

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Visitors from Vermont!

We had two fantastic visitors from Vermont to our Dublin campus this week.  Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Dean of Communication and Creative Media, and Suzanne Glover, Program Director for Graphic Design and Digital Media were here for two days at the start of the week.  The aim of the visit was to discuss ways in which the […]

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“I Should Have Been in Borstal Years Ago”

2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Irish author, activist, and playwright Brendan Behan. In memory of this anniversary, Borstal Boy, based on Behan’s autobiography of the same name, is being performed at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre for most of October. We of the Champlain Abroad Dublin Literary Experience class, were lucky enough to […]

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Creating New Connections in the Classroom

By: Julianna Pratt, ’16 // Early Childhood and Elementary Education One difference about my academic experience in Dublin is the opportunities that we get to explore and immerse within our classes. This semester definitely tops my college experience in terms of academic classes. The teachers in the Champlain Abroad Dublin program are all nothing short of […]

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Visit to the Irish Congress Trade Union

Recently, Champlain Abroad Dublin’s Conflict Management (COM 315) class went to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions building. The visit to the Congress Trade Union highlighted the significance of industrial conflict all over the world. As students, I thought that this topic of industrial conflict was particularly relevant. After arriving at the Irish Congress of […]

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Fleeing Hope: Ireland's Role in the United Nations' Mission to Help Refugees

In class today we had the extraordinary opportunity to be in the presence of an employee of The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).  UNHCR was established in December, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.  The mission of the organization is to direct and coordinate actions on an international level […]

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Keeping the Peace, Starting in Ireland

During his visit to our Conflict Management class at Champlain Abroad Dublin, Lieutenant Philip O’Leary said, “peacekeeping is not a soldier’s role, but a soldier is the only one who can do it.” He and Captain Dan Sheeran of the UN explained the irony that even the task of keeping and enforcing peace in foreign […]

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Champlain meets Cuba

For an afternoon Champlain Abroad Dublin students in the COM 350, conflict management class, were on Cuban soil as we received a briefing on the Cuban-USA conflict from the Cuban Ambassador to Ireland. Going into the visit, many of us students were aware there was a tension between Cuba and the United States, but we […]

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OFFSET – A must in your creative future!

“I was lucky enough to be able to attend Offset 2014, “Dublin’s Creative Festival,” last weekend and I could honestly say that I love Offset and it was one of the most inspiring experiences I have ever had. If I could go back every year, I would. There was a great mix of creative speakers—designers, […]

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A visit from a Champlain College alum!

It’s Spring Break for our students here in Dublin, so they’re off enjoying themselves in far flung locations such as Turkey, Spain, France, and England. That means a quiet week in the office for the Dublin staff, but that quiet was broken today by the arrival of Patrick Kenney (aka PK), a Champlain Abroad Dublin […]

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