Theater director: It’s about acting ability, not gender

Scripts and pencils in hand, cast members flip through the pages and cross out the male pronouns that belong to the title character and change them to she and her. The stage production of The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s dystopian novel and is centered around a young boy named Jonas. An old man … Read more

Tossing scorpions: Just another day at the office

Flagler College graduate Jessie Rowan says she “fell in love with being uncomfortable” on the road to becoming a travel journalist in Costa Rica. “I fell in love with being in unfamiliar places and not knowing what the heck was going on,” she told a crowd at Flagler College. “I fell in love with different … Read more

Journalist went where “nobody else wanted to go”

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday during Flagler College’s annual Communication Week, journalist Roy Gutman will speak to students in the Gamache-Koger Theatre at Ringhaver Student Center. Gutman has worked as a journalist for Newsday, McClatchy, and is now a freelancer covering foreign affairs. His coverage of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993, … Read more

Professors push for equality

Feminist. Nasty Woman. The words have suddenly become synonymous. They’re used by some to describe strong women who are fight against inequality and are somehow seem bent on revenge. Such thoughts are misplaced, according to Dr. Kristine Warrenburg Rome, a communication professor at Flagler College. Women aren’t out for revenge, she said. They’re just fighting … Read more

Behind Cracking Aces

Dr. Tracy Halcomb’s office is neatly cluttered, to summarize it promptly. Tiny statues of Dachshunds and matching pictures are strewn across her desk. Awards and trophies are stacked on bookshelves and cabinets. Photographs of family and movie credits dot the walls. Halcomb is a communication professor at Flagler College. She has taught at the college … Read more

Water Woman makes a splash at Flagler College

As an undergraduate student at the University of Iowa, Joanna Krajewski came up with an idea for an environmental superhero character. “Water Woman” is her name. “My short-term goal is to see Water Woman be used in a classroom setting. That way we can study if she really is a helpful tool,” said Krajewski, now … Read more

Up for some travel and adventure? Try the Pulitzer Center

For the third year in a row, one Flagler College student will have the opportunity to travel almost anywhere in the world to report on an issue that has been largely ignored. In 2017, Flagler College announced its partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a non-profit journalism organization aimed at supporting coverage of … Read more

Student catches recognition for her work

A Flagler College student’s documentary about midwifery was screened at the St. Augustine Film Festival in January. Elise Kolmer, who graduated from the college with a degree in journalism and media production in December 2018, calls her project, “The Fourth Wave: Catching Babies.” After it was shown at the film festival, she said her documentary … Read more

A new minor: Music to his ears

Sounds of singing and piano music coming from the first floor of Lewis House likely isn’t coming from any of the residents of the men’s dormitory at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. More likely the music can be traced to one of five practice rooms for students who are minoring in music. The 18-credit music … Read more

One professor’s journey – and a new book

George Orwell, author of such classics as “Animal Farm” and “1984,” got the urge to write as a child. “From a very early age, perhaps the age of 5 or 6, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer,” he once wrote. Dr. James Wilson didn’t discover his love for writing … Read more