2019 College Student Award Nominations



The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Upper Midwest Foundation is proud to announce its College/University nominees for the 2019 Upper Midwest Regional Student Television Awards!

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2019 NATAS – Upper Midwest Regional Student Television Awards! Join us on Friday April 12th, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza AiRE MSP Airport/Mall of America!  This ceremony recognizes excellence in media production for high School & college/university students within the NATAS – Upper Midwest region. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin

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The 2019 College/University Student ProductionAward Nominees are… (Nominations are listed in alphabetical order according to entry title)

C-01: College – Newscast

Campus News 4-7-18– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Emma Vatnsdal, Producer
  • Leah Backstrom, Associate Producer
  • Sara Erickson, Associate Producer
  • Anthony Fridgen, Associate Producer
  • Benjamin Rieke, Associate Producer
  • Tyler Ziegler, Associate Producer
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

LCTV News– Loras College

  • Amber Krieg, Co-Producer
  • Ben Friedman, Co-Producer/Anchor
  • Maggie Wedlake, Associate Producer/Anchor
  • LCTV Staff, Reporters/Studio Crew
  • Jill Specht, Advisor

Top Stories – April 27/2018

TommieMedia– University of St. Thomas

  • Noah Brown, Anchor/Writer
  • Carolyn Meyer, Anchor/Writer
  • Natalie Koerbitz, Producer
  • Greg Vandegrift, Advisor
  • Peter Gregg, Advisor

UTVS News– St. Cloud State University

  • Kyle Fahrmann, News Director
  • Mitchell Barnhart, Producer
  • Bre Saunders, Producer
  • Kendra Kluver, Producer
  • Greg Spaeth, Director
  • Paige Jaeger, Technical Director
  • Tony Langfellow, Anchor
  • Jenna LeMair, Anchor
  • Alexis Pearson, Sports Anchor
  • Noah Cote, Meteorologist
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

C-02: College – News:  General Assignment – Serious News

As social media usage grows/so does its criticism

TommieMedia– University of St. Thomas

  • Lauren Andrego, Reporter
  • Greg Vandegrift, Advisor

Asbury Sidewalk Controversy

LCTV– Loras College

  • Ben Friedman,Reporter
  • Michael Runde, Photographer
  • Jill Specht, Advisor

Hurricane Harvey Mission Trip

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Shay Dahle, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

Screamtown

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Spencer Schacht, Reporter
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

St. Thomas community denounces racism with sit-in

TommieMedia– University of St. Thomas

  • Solveig Rennan, Reporter
  • Charlie Siddons, Videographer
  • Greg Vandegrift, Advisor
  • Peter Gregg, Advisor

Teachers and Guns

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Ben Rieke, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

C-03: College – News: General Assignment – Light News

Dog Lady 

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Emma Vatnsdal, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

Give Kids a Smile Day

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Sara Erickson, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

Grounds Crew’s Best Friend

University of Northwestern – St. Paul

  • Brennen Scarborough, Reporter
  • Vanshay Murdock, Photojournalist
  • Dave Berggren, Advisor

Hammocks emerge as spring finally begins

TommieMedia– University of St. Thomas

  • Lauren Andrego, Reporter
  • Greg Vandegrift, Advisor
  • Peter Gregg, Advisor

Marine Biology Lab

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Tyler Ziegler, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

C-04: College – Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs 

Ninja U

KnightVision News– Wartburg College

  • Nathan Stephany, Reporter/Videographer
  • Ronald Johnson, Advisor

Picturing Music

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Leah Backstrom, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

C-05: College – Music Video

Blessings

Hennepin Technical College

  • Cody Anton, Producer
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

Fab Da Jewel – Progreso/Envidia y Fama

Hennepin Technical College

  • Jerome Bour serra, Producer
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

Happy Boring Life

Department of Communication and Journalism – University of St. Thomas

  • Sam Luloff, Producer/Director/Editor
  • Peter Gregg, Advisor

KJNB Studio Sessions presents “We Could Be Happy” by Jake Braun

Johnnie Bennie Media– College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

  • John Nguyen, Producer
  • Michael Frye, Director
  • Nathan Barrett, Editor/Videographer
  • Ryan Revoir, Editor/Videographer
  • Charlotte Frisk, Videographer
  • Michael Bloss, Videographer
  • Ashley Yang, Audio Operator
  • Aaron Utke, Mentor
  • Ethan Wittrock, Advisor

Take Me

Loras College– Loras College

  • Seth Kilburg, Producer/Photographer/Editor
  • Craig Schaeffer, Advisor

C-06: College – Short Form: Fiction

Coffee Talk 

Loras College– Loras College

  • Sarah Mueller, Producer
  • Jill Specht, Advisor

Cycle

Augsburg University

  • Winston Heckt, Director
  • Lukas Olson, Editing/Sound
  • Lauren Tabor, Writer
  • Robert Cowgill, Advisor

Do Not Pass GO

Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College– South Dakota State University

  • Joel Quanbeck, Producer/Director
  • Mikaela Neubauer, Producer/Director
  • Noah Rieber, Producer/Director
  • Kasey Teigen, Producer/Director
  • Rocky Dailey, Project Advisor

Fairy of the Night

Augsburg University– Augsburg University

  • Joel Myers, Director
  • Jila Nikpay, Advisor

Have a Snow Ball

BVTV– Buena Vista University

  • Mason McGrew, Director/Producer/Editor/Animator
  • Jerry Johnson, Advisor

C-07: College – Short Form: Non-Fiction

EMS: A Career with a Heartbeat

Loras College

  • Kelly Kuboushek, Co-Producer
  • Madison Galloway, Co-Producer
  • Craig Schaefer, Advisor

Lake Sagatagan: A Lake of Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum

Johnnie Bennie Media– College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

  • Michael Pineda, Producer/Editor
  • Ethan Wittrock, Advisor

Transgender Author Publishes His Second Book Under His New Name

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Spencer Schacht, Reporter
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

C-08: College – Long Form: Fiction

Curdled

Loras College

  • Sarah Mueller, Writer/Co-Producer
  • John Spencer, Co-Producer
  • Brody Kuhar, Co-Producer
  • Jack Sarcone, Co-Producer
  • Amber Krieg, Co-Producer
  • Caroline Breitbach, Co-Producer/Actress
  • Craig Schaefer, Advisor

Gun-Chuck Danger

Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Brent Kiehl, Producer
  • Erin LeMair, Director of Photography and Editor
  • Aaron Beck, Director
  • Jordan Kilian, Sound Designer
  • Raymond Rea, Advisor

HTRPG

Hennepin Technical College

  • Perry Nguyen, Director
  • Dyaln Salber, Actor
  • Leah Fischer, Actress
  • Dallas Gibson, Director of Photography
  • Cameron Ruff-Freiberg, Editor
  • Ian Glendenning, Production Assistant
  • Lina M. Abdirahman, Audio
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

Pre-Mortem

Dordt College

  • Adam DeKleine, Director
  • Elizabeth Eckels, Producer
  • Zachary Dirksen, Writer
  • Emi Stewart, Cinematographer
  • Kendra Nydam, Assistant Director
  • Mackenzie Peterson, Editor
  • Mark Volkers, Advisor

Take Me Home

Augsburg University

  • Rebecca Lynn Schroeder, Director/Writer
  • Lukas Olson, Sound/Editing
  • Winston Heckt, Camera/Editing
  • Francesca Chiari, Producer
  • Meredith Carstens, Assistant Director
  • Olivia Drury, Production Design
  • Jenny Hanson, Advisor

The Merge

University of Northern Iowa

  • Laney Kraus-Taddeo, Writer/Editor
  • Kevin Thorn, Cinematographer
  • Francesca Soans, Advisor

C-09: College – Long Form: Non-Fiction

As Syrian refugees resettle in Minnesota/student parallels her journey from Ethiopia

TommieMedia– University of St. Thomas

  • Deborah Honore, Reporter
  • Greg Vandegrift, Advisor
  • Peter Gregg Advisor

Bonnie Campbell

KnightVision Films– Wartburg College

  • Aubree Taylor, Writer/Producer
  • Allison Stahmer, Digital Producer
  • Kaz Onoo, Videographer/Editor
  • McKenzie Kielman, Vision Coordinator
  • Marisa Falco, Project Manager
  • Megan Burke, Graphics
  • Dr. Penni Pier, Advisor

Iowa Nice

KnightVision Films– Wartburg College

  • Alyssa Edwards, Digital Producer
  • Bailey Strait, Production Manager
  • Adeboye Olaniyan, Graphics
  • Paul Bossa, Videographer/Editor
  • Molly Savage, Writer/Producer
  • Dr. Penni Pier, Advisor

Nibi Eteg: Where the Water Is

Extending the Link– College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

  • Grace Lindquist, Producer/Director
  • Brennan Lafeber, Producer/Director
  • Mackenzie Kuhl, Current Director
  • Danica Simonet, Current Director
  • George Dornbach, Videographer/Editor
  • Ryan Revoir, Videographer/Editor
  • Salvador Garcia, Videographer/Editor
  • Ashley Yang, Videographer/Editor
  • Maggie Grunow, Editor/Animator
  • Paul Marsnik, Faculty Advisor
  • Ethan Wittrock, Production Advisor

The Art of Living

Loras College

  • John Spencer, Co-Producer
  • Brody Kuhar, Co-Producer
  • Jack Sarcone, Co-Producer
  • Craig Schafer, Advisor

C-10: College – Sports 

Blessed – The Isaiah Westfall Story

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Joe Scarrella, Producer
  • Madison Golden, Associate Producer
  • Ashley Pierson, Associate Producer
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

BSU Women’s Hockey

Bemidji State University Hockey– Bemidji State University

  • Jarrett Hastig, Director/Editor/Videographer/Producer
  • Roger Paskvan, Advisor

Erin Fons Dives In

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Aaron Simmons, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

Natural Born Defender

Husky Productions– St. Cloud State University

  • Ashley Pierson, Producer
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

NDSU Women and Girls Sports Day

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Emma Vatnsdal, Reporter
  • Aaron Quanbeck, Advisor

C-11: College – Sports – Program

Crunch Time

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Austin Schindler, Producer
  • Leif Ender, Producer
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

Husky Mag

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Parker Kayser, Producer
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor
  • Bethanie Barrios, Producer

SportsZONE

LCTV– Loras College

  • Pat Hunt, Co-Producer/Anchor
  • Michael Runde, Co-Producer
  • CJ Ponton, Anchor/Reporter
  • SportsZONE Staff, Reporters/Studio Crew
  • Jiill Specht, Advisor

C-12: College – Sports – Live Event

Maverick Hockey Weekend – Season Championship Broadcast

Minnesota State University  – Bethany Lutheran College

  • Tyler Rogers, Producer
  • Kenny Ramirez, Director
  • Greg Vandermause, Advisor 

SCSU vs BSU Men’s DI College Hockey – November 16th 2018

Husky Productions– St. Cloud State University

  • Greg Spaeth, Producer
  • Madison Golden, Associate Producer
  • Ashley Pierson, Director
  • Brian Stanley, Advisor

StreamTeam presents SJU Football – Saint John’s vs. Thomas More 11/10/2018

Johnnie Bennie Media– College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

  • Reibel J. Ramirez, Manager & Executive Producer
  • Josiah Passe, Director
  • Brendan Conway, Assistant Director
  • Jazmyne H. Rojas, Camera Operator
  • Alexander Huerta, Camera Operator
  • Meegan Frank, Camera Operator
  • Joshua Akkerman, Mentor
  • Ethan Wittrock, Advisor

Wartburg vs. Central

KnightVision News– Wartburg College

  • Jon Mohwinkle, Announcer
  • Ryan Reebenacker, Announcer
  • Blake Zimmerman, Camera
  • Alec Ille, Camera
  • Hunter Werner, Camera
  • Madison Freeland, Graphics
  • Josh Voigt, Replay
  • Blake Crawmer, Assistant Replay
  • Dominic Hanson, Director
  • Paul Benson, Assistant Director
  • Anshika Singh, Producer
  • Laura Ajdini, Master Control/Audio
  • Dr. Penni Pier, Advisor
  • Ronald Johnson, Advisor

William Penn Football Live vs Graceland

William Penn University

  • Mason Shrader, Director
  • Jimmy Ott, Technical Director
  • Jenny Hugins, Media-Replay Operator
  • Dominic Bravo, Camera Operator
  • Seth Crook, Camera Operator
  • Kadeem Ellington, Camera Operator
  • Jarrett Hunt, Camera Operator
  • Wade Votroubek, Camera Operator
  • Douglas Hoskins, Faculty Advisor
  • Adam Chown, Faculty Advisor

C-13: College – Public Service (PSAs)

All Roads Lead Home

Midwest Animal Rescue Services– University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

  • Tristan Evans-Fargione, Director
  • Zak Schermerhorn, Editor
  • Caytlin Neuburger, Production Manager
  • Mark Neuman-Scott, Advisor

Hero

Century College– Century College

  • Ian Felix, Producer
  • Dain Rodriguez-Hines, Editor
  • Ben Bauer, Director
  • Mario Castillo, Camera Operator
  • Mike Eddy, Advisor

Selfie Killer PSA

Hennepin Technical College

  • Justin Ramey, Director
  • Dyaln Salber, Actor
  • Josh Olson, Director of Photography
  • Lina Mohamed-Abdirahman, Production Assistant
  • Ian Glendenning, Writer
  • Kale Asada, Writer
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

You Set the Example

Century College– Century College

  • Tiffany Vang, Producer/Editor
  • Mitchell Smisek, Director
  • David Powers, Camera Pperator
  • Mike Eddy, Advisor 

C-14: College – Public Affairs/Community Service

*** No Entries Submitted ***

C-15: College – Magazine

Anoka County Historical Society National Registry of Historic Places – Carlos Avery Game Farm

Hennepin Technical College

  • Charles Ellingson, Director
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

Anoka County Historical Society National Registry of Historic Places – Ticknor House

Hennepin Technical College

  • Richard Oxley, Advisor
  • Justin Ramey, Director

Entertainment-30

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Maya Brown, Associate Producer
  • Kenny Johnson, Producer
  • Derrick Silvestri, Advisor

C-16: College – Commercial

College Radio Foundation promo

Western Iowa Tech Community College

  • Joseph Brooks, Producer/Editor
  • Chris Mansfield, Advisor
  • Mike Jones, Advisor

Fall Sports Promo

KnightVision News– Wartburg College

  • Josh Voigt, Producer/Editor
  • Dr. Penni Pier, Advisor

Lets Talk

Augsburg University

  • Adrianna Foreman, Director/Producer
  • Jenny Hanson, Advisor

WITCC Video and Media Production Program Promotiion

Western Iowa Tech Community College

  • Jonathan Rouse, Producer/Editor
  • Chris Mansfield, Advisor
  • Mike Jones, Advisor

C-17: College – Animation/Graphics/Special Effects

Firewater

Hennepin Technical College

  • Riley Cominetti, Director

CalvinBentz, Director of Photography

  • Michael Schmitz, Editor
  • Richard Oxley, Advisor

I Wanna Be Yours – Lyric Video

Loras College

  • Madison Tolley, Producer/Editor
  • Jill Specht, Advisor

Rodney and Jimmy and the Campfire

Augsburg University

  • Joel Myers, Director
  • Jenny Hanson, Advisor

C-18: College – Director

Paige Jaeger – Director

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

The Merge

University of Northern Iowa– University of Northern Iowa

  • Laney Kraus-Taddeo, Director

C-19: College – Editor

Amusement

Augsburg University

  • Joel Myers, Editor

Andrew Legatt Editing Composite

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

Twin Cities 2018 Winter Highlights 

Century College– Century College

  • Jimmy Yang, Editor

C-20: College – Photographer

Leah Backstrom Composite

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

The Art of Living documentary

LCTV– Loras College

  • John Spencer, Photographer
  • Brody Kuhar, Photographer
  • Jack Sarcone, Photographer

Zac Hoffner Composite

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

C-21: College – Talent

Ben Rieke Composite

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

Madison Golden Composite

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

Miranda O’Bryan Composite

School of Communication and Journalism– South Dakota State University

Noah Brown Composite

TommieMedia– University of St. Thomas

C-22: College – Video Essay (Single Camera Only)

Beyond the Ice – Robby Jackson

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Ashley Pierson, Producer

Man Behind the Mic

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead

  • Aaron Simmons, Photographer/Editor

Matt Ohl Composite

KnightVision News– Wartburg College

No Right to Complain

UTVS– St. Cloud State University

  • Chelsea Bauman, Producer/Director/Photographer/Editor
  • Rachel Thiesse, Photographer/Editor

C-23: College – Writing

Tyler Ziegler Composite

Campus News– Minnesota State University – Moorhead



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