Each year, seniors in the Communication Department's year-long multimedia convergence project select a theme and collect video, audio, creative writing, photography, and more into a website.
The 2012 project, Youth Voices Rise, is based on interviews with young people, political scientists, and journalists involved in the Arab Spring.
Through a unique partnership with The American University in Cairo, Cabrini College students communicated with graduate political-science students in Egypt as events were happening in Tahrir Square during 2012. Using social media, Cabrini College students also connected with journalists and photographers covering the events.
This site tells stories of discontent caused by decades of political autocracy, documents the political awakening as young people revolted, and presents their hopes for lives in the aftermath of political upheaval.
The project has received several awards and been highlighted by Catholic Relief Services and even PBS.
Seniors in the Communication Department created an interactive website designed to inform elementary school teachers about domestic violence and provide ways to help students living with domestic violence.
The website shows teachers warning signs in student behavior, ways to approach children about the topic, steps teachers can take in the classroom to help their students, and services available to children.
It also discusses ways that school districts can develop a safety plan for students involved in domestic violence situations.
Student Participants: Chris Blake, Molly Kearney, Shannon Keough, Nick Pitts, Eric Povish, Diana Trasatti, Jake Verterano, Jennifer Wozniak, Gillian Davis, Megan Bernatavitz, and Noelle Westfall.
Cabrini students, faculty, and President Marie A. George traveled to Guatemala in February 2009 to observe and document extraordinary partnerships, laying the groundwork for future international study trips for students in the Justice Matters curriculum.
Participants witnessed the "Power of Partnerships" and explored how the College's two international partners worked with Guatemalan communities to promote "integral human development." The students documented what they learned.
The 2009 convergence project is called Breaking the Chains: Linking to End Poverty.
The website focuses on partnerships that are working together to fight global poverty in its many forms.
It also covers fair trade, microfinancing, health care, education, immigration, and more.
The 2008 convergence project website, "Faces of Change," focuses on student activism.
The site was created by eight seniors and tells the stories of young people who are motivated by causes that matter.
The 2007 Convergence Project, WAR, is a website with stories about surviving war, public reactions to war, and the effects of war told through personal accounts.
Students collected video interviews, archived photography and footage, and created the interactive website.
In response to the debate over immigration reform in 2006, 12 Cabrini College students launched "Philly Fusion," a groundbreaking convergence website that focuses on immigration and global awareness.
The website uses video, audio, digital photography, creative writing, and print media.