RTF Students Learn Screenwriting from Jonathan Estrin

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On March 6-7, RTF students participated in a workshop led by Jonathan Estrin.  Mr. Estrin is a noted screenwriter and producer in Hollywood.  In addition to serving as Executive Producer on a number of notable television series in the 1980’s and 1990’s, his writing credits include Jasper Texas, a 2003 Showtime film about the true story of a black man chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged ​to his death.

The workshop, titled “From Facts to Feature” focused on the process of bringing true stories to the screen.  Beginning with a screening of Jasper Texas, Mr. Estrin led students through the process of acquiring the rights to a true story and writing the screenplay.  Each student then pitched an idea for a screenplay based on a true story to Mr. Estrin, who discussed in depth with each student the viability of their ideas.

WGLS-FM Online Dating Documentary Wins Gracie Award

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Rowan Radio documentary “Online Dating: There’s an App for That?” will be honored by the Alliance For Women In Media Foundation with a Gracie Award on Monday, June 22 in New York City.

The program, which centered on the rise of online dating’s popularity, received the nod in the Student Outstanding Special or Variety radio category.

Produced by Ellen Hardy and Alyssa Sansone, “Online Dating” has won seven awards in a series of regional and national competitions including a first place win for Best Documentary at the College Broadcasters Incorporated’s National Student Production Media Awards contest last fall in Seattle.

Hardy (a Glassboro, New Jersey native) and Sansone (hailing from Villas, New Jersey), join Rowan Radio alums Rachael Burgess, Julia Giacoboni, Kelly King, and Allie Volpe as previous station members to win a Gracie Award.

This win marks the first time in WGLS-FM history that the station received a prestigious Gracie Award in consecutive years.

The Gracie Awards – named after entertainer and comedienne Gracie Allen – celebrate outstanding programming produced by women in media and entertainment.

Local, digital, public, and student winners will be saluted at the 40th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon on Monday, June 22 at the New York Hilton.

The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 249 regional and national awards since 1993.


TRAC’s Second Annual Juried Exhibit

to The Rowan Arts Collective Second Annual Juried Exhibit

The Rowan Arts Collective will be holding our annual exhibition of Rowan University student artwork. All Rowan University students may submit up to two (2) works of visual art (2D or 3D) that were created either in or outside of class for consideration by our professional juror with no submission fee. Once we have all works submitted by the deadline, we will have our juror decide which works to include in the exhibit and choose three specific works to be awarded the titles of Best In Show, Runner Up, and Second Runner Up, each with their own corresponding prize to be awarded by The Rowan Arts Collective. The exhibit will be held in the Chamberlain Student Center Room 221 with an opening reception on Thursday, April 9th from 7:00 p.m.  to 10:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for Rowan students to have their works critiqued by a professional artist and possibly have that work displayed in an exhibition.

Submission Deadline: March 27th 

To access the submission form, please email therowanartscollective@gmail.com