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Students Produce 'Western Window' Television Show

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Alumni Clara Lewis ('13) and Chris Roselli ('99) host the student-produced 'Western Window.'

“Western Window,” a student-produced television program that features stories about students, faculty and programs around campus and the community, can now be viewed online and on cable systems from Vancouver, B.C. to Vancouver, Wash.

Recent story topics included student research in Siberia with the Polaris Project, a profile of the award-winning Vehicle Research Institute, and an interview with alumnus Will Braden, creator of “Henri, le chat noir,” a successful series of cat videos. Other stories depict alumni in professions such as clean energy, manufacturing, performing arts and television producing.

“Western Window” can be seen on Me-TV KVOS and on Western’s YouTube page,

Alumni Clara Lewis (’13, Theatre) and Chris Roselli (’99, Communication), host the show while Suzanne Blais, an instructor at Western with two decades of experience in broadcasting, guides the student interns through the production process.

“I’ve had more than 200 students work on ‘Western Window’ since the start,” Blais says. “It is their work every week. If you want to see what students are thinking and caring about, and how they view their own world (‘Western Window’ is) a good way to get insight into that.”