Josh Gibson Documentary Wins Award by liberalartsduq
05.27.10, 12:20 pm
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photo courtesy of the New York Times

There is a class taught by Dr. Dennis Woytek in the Journalism and Multimedia Arts Department here at Duquesne that recently won a prestigious Telly Award. The New York Times also did a great profile of the class that created the project and background on Gibson’s life.

From the Duquesne News Room:

Besides its premier at Duquesne, the film was previewed at the annual Jerry Malloy Negro Baseball League Conference in Pittsburgh last summer and aired on WTAE-TV in February in commemoration of Black History Month.

Another Duquesne documentary crew led by James Vota, journalism and multimedia arts instructor, earned a People’s Choice Telly Award for documenting travels along the Pony Express Trail in 7days, 17 hours.

This marks the third consecutive year that a team from Duquesne’s Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts has earned a Telly.

The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, are a prestigious distinction honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions.

Dr Woytek talks about Gibson’s life for the NYT:

“He was generally a happy, well-liked guy,” said Dennis Woytek, an assistant professor of journalism at Duquesne University, whose documentary production class put together the film. “But I don’t think he talked with anyone other than his family about what he was experiencing with his health. As a result, maybe he had a little bit of odd behavior, drank too much, and the rumors start. Then, how do you stop the stories from growing?”

The 50-minute Duquesne production, “The Legend Behind the Plate: The Josh Gibson Story,” was made over the past year by 12 students, with the help of Woytek and Mike Clark, an adjunct instructor who is a local ABC news anchor.

Woytek said he believed this was the first documentary to focus solely on Gibson, who played primarily for the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays from 1930 to 1946. (Homestead, a small steel town, is about seven miles southeast of Pittsburgh.)

Congratualtions to Dr. Woytek, Mike Clark, and everyone that worked on the documentary!  If you’re intersted in obtaining a copy, please contact Sally Richie in the JMA office at (412) 396-1311.


Mind, Heart, and Spirit Award by liberalartsduq
04.10.10, 2:11 pm
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Do you know a Duquesne University graduate who continues to live the Mission of Duquesne in their lives? If so, I invite you to nominate this individual for the prestigious Mind, Heart & Spirit Award. Duquesne alumni are continuing to make a difference in the world – long after graduation. Be inspired by the generous works of others and nominate someone you know who exemplifies one of the five pillars of our Mission:

Academic Excellence
Moral & Spiritual Values
World Concerns

Nominations are now being accepted for 2010. Please consider nominating a Duquesne Graduate!
Complete details along with a simple Nomination Form are available online at:

Here is a list of last year’s winners:

Cynthia F. Muehlbauer, Ed.D., Graduate Education 1990 and 2000
Academic Excellence

Jon R. Perry, Esq., Law 1991
Moral and Spiritual Values

Marie Martin, Ed.D., Graduate Education 2007

Barbara M. Carlin, Esq., Law 1982

Yvonne E. Keairns, Ph.D., Graduate Arts 1980
World Concerns

Kate Fletcher, Education 1967
All Five Pillars of the Mission

And the winner is… by x3erica1037
10.08.09, 12:03 am
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PA060016Last night, the winners of the Liberal Arts Freshmen Video Contest were announced. While watching the videos, I was really impressed  and thought the editing and effects were very original and professional. The videos showed a little bit about what it’s really like to be a Duquesne freshman here at McAnulty.

First place went to Omari who received a new video camera and second place went to Becca, who took home a $100 gift card to Nakama. After the videos were shown and the winners were announced, the winners took a picture with the Dean of Liberal Arts.

From left to right is Omari’s actor, Omari, Dr. Duncan, and Becca.

I think everyone was happy with the way the videos turned out, and the contest will be run again next semester. So, if you had didn’t have time to enter this past contest or heard about it too late, be sure to enter next time!

You can view the winning video below.

Again, great job everyone! I loved your videos and hope to see more next semester!!!


Liberal Arts Video Contest by x3erica1037

As you may know, the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts is hosting a video contest for it’s freshman students. The idea is for students to make a video depicting what it really means to be a freshman at the college. I had hoped to make a video of my own, but ended up being too swamped with work for my classes and various other activities, so I won’t be entering.

Since I was disappointed with myself in that, I decided to make time to attend the awards ceremony for the contest. It’s on Tuesday night (October 6) at 9 p.m. in Rm. 104 College Hall.

I think it will be a fun chance to see what everyone put together. Those who place in the top of the rankings will receive prizes like gift cards or even a new video camera.

I would definitely recommend attending. I’m sure the videos will be entertaining, and if that’s not enough to persuade you, I hear there will also be free pizza!! 🙂

See you there!


Duquesne Awarded Grean Power Honor by EPA by liberalartsduq
04.23.09, 3:00 pm
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Here’s an excerpt from a press release from Duquesne highlighting their Second Green Power Individual Champion Award:

EPA estimates that Duquesne University’s green power purchase is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 1,200 average American homes each year or has the equivalent impact of reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of more than 1,600 passenger cars annually.

The entire press release is below: Continue reading