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Southwestern Adventist University has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Peter Frumkin, an internationally renowned and award-winning producer of documentaries, to be in residence October 23-27. Frumkin will give lectures and workshops and will meet with students and faculty members informally throughout the week to share his practical knowledge in the areas of broadcast and non-broadcast media production. 

“We are happy to welcome Mr. Frumkin to our campus,” says Vice President for Academic Administration Dr. Amy Rosenthal. “Our students and faculty will benefit from his knowledge and experience.”

Frumkin is the President of Peter Frumkin Productions, an independent media production company. With several projects currently in the works, Frumkin has a long list of credits including Tobacco Roads, Nobel Portraits, and Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. Frumkin earned his BFA with honors in film and television from New York University. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, and the Academy of Television Arts and Science.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders, and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures, and informal discussions. For more than 45 years, Visiting Fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community, and achievement. The Visiting Fellows program is available to all four-year colleges and universities. For more information, visit CIC’s website at www.cic.edu/VisitingFellows.


The public is invited to the following free presentations: 

Monday, October 23, 7:00-9:00pm               
Public Screening, Q&A
Typhoid Mary
Reception following
Wharton Auditorium, Mabee Center
303 W Magnolia, Keene, Texas


Tuesday, October 24, 7:00-9:00pm               
Public Screening, Q&A
Woodie Guthrie: Ain’t Got No Home
Wharton Auditorium, Mabee Center
303 W Magnolia, Keene, Texas


Thursday, October 26, 1:00-1:50pm             
University Assembly
Topic:  Media and democracy 
Keene SDA Church
114 S Fairview, Keene, Texas



The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of 769 nonprofit independent colleges and universities, as well as state-based councils and other higher education affiliates, that works to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of independent higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on services to leaders of independent colleges and universities and state-based councils. CIC offers conferences, seminars, publications, and other programs and services that help institutions improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, student outcomes, and institutional visibility. It conducts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and of chief academic officers. Founded in 1956, CIC is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. www.cic.edu