As a Communication major and Theatre minor, Gabriela Bettaglio ’15 CLAS had the unique opportunity to take a Master’s level class this year. Through the “Theatre for Social Change” class, Gabby and her classmates traveled to St. Gabriel’s Hall for Boys every week. This first time partnership saw Villanova students teaching theatre to the boys, who learned how to express themselves in constructive ways. Gabby is interested in the ways theatre can enact social change and wants to pursue a career in education.
Dr. Susan Mackey-Kallis has been selected for a Fulbright Award to Japan, and will lecture and teach three courses at two Japanese universities — Ochanomizu University and Japan Women's University — for five months. Dr. Mackey-Kallis’ grant covers roundtrip travel, a monthly stipend, supplementary allowances, housing, and health and accident insurance. Dr. Mackey-Kallis is an expert in film analysis and commentary, particularly in regard to pop culture. Her areas of expertise include the rhetoric of film, women in contemporary cinema and myth in media and culture.