Archive for January, 2015


Widener Alumnus Wins Eight Emmys

January 30, 2015

David Schott ’04 and his wife Becky with two of their eight Emmys.

Widener Magazine readers will certainly remember the spectacular underwater photography by Liquid Productions, a company owned by David Schott, a 2004 MBA graduate, and his wife, Becky, that ran with “A Jump into the Deep End,” a story about them in the fall 2012 issue.    

The company that specializes in underwater video and photography recently walked away with eight Emmy awards for the story “Cave Diving: Beyond the Limits.”  For more, see a blog post about the awards on their web site.


Widener English Professor Who Developed Prison Writing Anthology to Read at Media Arts Center

January 13, 2015

ContactSheet-026If you enjoyed Jayne Thompson’s article “Writing Wrongs, Mentoring Youth, Redeeming Souls” in the most recent Widener Magazine, you should  come hear her read as part of the State Street Reading Series on Thursday night in Media, Pa.

Thompson, a senior lecturer in the English Department, and Widener student Emily Defreitas co-edited Letters to My Younger Self: An Anthology of Writings by Incarcerated Men at S.C.I. Graterford and a Writing Workbook. The anthology of inmate writing was released last year, and received significant news coverage in the area.  She also recently was profiled by Widener sophomore Ashley DiRienzo on the Blue & Gold, Widener University’s Student Media Site.

Thompson will read at 7 p.m. Thursday night, January 15, and will be joined by Lise Funderburg, a Philadelphia-based writer who is the author of Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home. The State Street Reading Series is sponsored by Widener and the Media Arts Council, and is held every other month at the Media Arts Center Gallery, 609 W. State St., in Media. Thompson plans to read an essay about the anthology, as well as excerpts of the work published by the men. Admission is free and reservations are not required.