Afghan School Supplies / University Film & Video Association
The husband of a USF professor is wrapping up his fourth military tour of Afghanistan, and he’s come up with a way to help the children there through a school supply drive. Now USF is getting involved, thanks to his wife, an adjunct professor at the School of Mass Communications. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more.
While USF doesn’t have a film school, it has about one hundred students in the “University Film and Video Association.” That group is now raising money so some of them can go to the Sundance Film Festival next month. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a look at the future Fellini’s.
Afghan School Supplies
USF Adjunct Professor of Mass Communications Liisa Temple says her husband, USAF Sr. Mstr. Sgt. Rex Temple, came up with the Afghanistan school supply drive during a humanitarian mission this past June.
Liisa talks about what her husband is doing during his fourth (and final) tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Nicole Johnson, Director of Education & Outreach at the USF Diabetes Center, talks about her recent trip to visit the troops in Afghanistan with fellow former Miss Americas. Nicole, a USF graduate, was Miss America 1999.
Liisa, who’s currently on leave from USF, says she appreciates all the help she’s received from USF, both personally and with the school supply drive.
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USF Graduate Student Rodrick Colbert talks about the Sundance Film Festival coming up in January in Park City, Utah.
Mass Communications Senior Ryan Justice talks about his filmmaking experiences: as writer/director/co-producer of his latest film, "One Night Stand," and how his
2009 Campus MovieFest Southern Region Best Actor Award-winning performance in another one of his films, "Bedtime Ballad," has furthered his efforts.
Rodrick Colbert & Faculty Advisor Lowell Harris talk about how the community can help the Association.
Adrian Brunori from the Tampa Bay chapter of environmental advocacy group "Repower America" met with the Association because his organization and the Gasparilla International Film Festival are seeking five minute films on stewardship of the Earth and clean energy.
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Rodrick Colbert, President, University Film and Video Association @ USF
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