Congratulations to Media Center assistant Breanna Bruner, a senior double major in Art History and Digital Media, on winning the International Programs Annual Summer Video Contest. After spending the summer of 2016 on the FSU Florence Program, Breanna compiled her films, photos, and ideas into a video essay that creatively conveys her appreciation for the life-changing experience of studying abroad. The winning videos are used by International Programs for their promotional materials and orientation meetings. Breanna’s film can be viewed below.
On Tuesday evening, September 27, all are invited to the President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence to support Breanna as she presents another exciting video project in progress. During her summer studies in Florence, she conducted research and gathered footage for her Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program project, “Mud Angels Recovered: FSU’s First Year in Florence.” Supported by an IDEA grant from the Center for Undergraduate Research, Breanna is documenting the story of the FSU “Mud Angels,” members of the first-ever group of Study Abroad students from Florida State. Fifty years ago this fall this pioneer group set aside their student status and became citizen volunteers in the community effort to salvage treasures of art, literature, and architecture from the mud and receding waters of the great Florence Flood of 1966.
The 2016 Showcase will be held Tuesday, September 27th from 5:30pm-8pm in FSU’s Turnbull Conference Center. Poster presentations begin at 6:00, and video clips from Bruner’s proejct in progress will be shown at 7:30.