Recent News

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March 28th, 2019

JPCatholic’s graduating seniors and their teams are busy at work in pre-production for their thesis short films, which will premiere in early September at Regal Cinemas Escondido. Check out the full list here.

Mychal Simka Guest Lecture

March 7th, 2019

On March 5th, JPCatholic hosted guest speaker Mychal Simka who spoke to the students about his career in the entertainment industry, the opportunities facing Christian filmmakers today, and the story behind his non-profit organization "Heart for Hollywood."

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Lisa Rajigah from the Sundance Institute Shares Advice with Students

February 26th, 2019

Yesterday JPCatholic hosted a talk followed by a Q&A session with Lisa Rajigah, who is Information Technology Coordinator at the Sundance Institute.

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JPCatholic MBA Students Attend Sundance 2019

February 13th, 2019

For the second consecutive year, JPCatholic sent its MBA in Film Producing students to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, where they spent a week attending screenings of previously unreleased independent films, networking with industry professionals, and participating in the Windrider Forum.

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Statement on Fr. Timone

December 20th, 2018

The New York Times posted an article detailing sexual abuse allegations against Fr. Donald Timone, which was painful and shocking to all of us in the JPCatholic community.

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JPCatholic Ranked #12 by U.S. News for Best Regional Colleges West

October 18th, 2018

U.S. News & World Report, one of the go-to sources for national college rankings, placed John Paul the Great Catholic University at #12 in its list of Best Regional Colleges West for 2019.

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JPCatholic Welcomes Record-Breaking Incoming Class

Oct 16th, 2018

This fall, John Paul the Great Catholic University welcomed an incoming class of 112 undergraduates across our media, business, and humanities programs.

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JPCatholic's First Musical: Fiddler on the Roof

Sep 6th, 2018

On Tuesday, September 4th, our students performed Fiddler on the Roof at the Escondido Center for the Performing Arts. Congratulations to Director Angie Bitsko and to all the talented cast and crew on a stellar performance!

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Introducing Emphases in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Musical Theater

Sept 7th, 2018

JPCatholic is proud to announce the addition of three new emphases for fall 2019. To learn more, click here.

Alumni Work on FIFA World Cup Graphics

July 15th, 2018

Alumni Nate Sjogren, Zach Sadler, Ethan Snell, and the team at Drive Studio have spent the last several years creating a comprehensive graphics package and set design for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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JPCatholic Senior Projects 2018

May 6th, 2018

Check out what our graduating class is working on for their thesis projects! Production or Post-Production on many of these will continue through the end of summer quarter. Follow them on social media to track their progress, and consider supporting their work!

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MBA Students Attend Sundance Film Festival

March 19th, 2018

This past January, JPCatholic directing professor Nathan Scoggins took four MBA students to Sundance, the country’s largest independent film festival.

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Don’t Dream It, Make It! (Film Club at JPCatholic)

March 16th, 2018

You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it! Such is the wisdom that legendary director Steven Spielberg imparts to all filmmakers, young and old.

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Script Reading Series at JPCatholic

February 26th, 2018

Every movie, from the dullest of dull to the most dazzlingly cinematic, begins as words on a page. These words on a page compose what is known as the script, an often unsung but inestimably important part of the movie-making process.

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Households at JPCatholic – Providing Opportunities for Faith and Service

November 28th, 2018

John Paul the Great Catholic University strives to provide an authentically Catholic environment in which students can both prepare for their careers and grow in their spiritual lives. One of the many resources on campus for students to develop their faith is a program called “households”.

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Graduation 2017

September 1st, 2017

John Paul the Great Catholic University held its 9th annual commencement on Friday, September 1, 2017.

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Fr. Richard Huston, First Chaplain, Dies

May 17th, 2017

Fr. Richard Huston passed away on May 14th at the age of 91. He was a priest of the Diocese of San Diego and served as JPCatholic's Chaplain for our first decade.

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Graduating Students Tackle Final Projects

May 1st, 2017

Pre-production and fundraising is underway for this year's Senior Projects and MBA Thesis films! The range of genres this year include quirky comedy, documentary, psychological thriller, and post-apocalyptic sci-fi. Click to learn more and donate!

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Impacting Culture Blog Relaunch

April 4th, 2017

Our newly redesigned blog features original content from our faculty and community examining issues of media, culture, and theology.

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Immediate and Long Term Campus Expansion

March 14th, 2017

Our campus continues to expand to enable our bold vision to nurture the creativity and cultivate the imagination of our students within the Creative Arts, the Humanities, and Business, while deeply immersing them in the Catholic Intellectual tradition. Support our campus and program expansion now.

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Walk for Life 2017

January 23rd, 2017

On Saturday January 21, JPCatholic students joined pro-lifers in both the San Diego and San Francisco for their respective 2017 Annual Walk for Life events.

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