SCCtv sends out periodic emails to let you know what we are doing.┬á Below is an archive of these emails, in reverse chronological order.┬á If you would like to receive these emails, let us know.┬á Contact┬á Tom Butterworth at SCCtv.
Decade of Musical Witness
Tonight on SCCtv (Ch 28
Comcast or Ch 19 Millennium) at 9:00pm, on SCCtv Presents, the
television premiere of UNSILENCED:
A Decade of Musical
Witness, a film by SCCtv's John Sharify. Unsilenced features the work of Music of
Remembrance (MOR), a Seattle-based chamber music organization.┬á
MOR's mission is to rediscover forgotten works by Holocaust-era musicians and
commission new works from some of today's leading composers.┬á MOR's
founding director, Mina Miller, takes the lessons of the holocaust, the
messages of Music of Remembrance, to high schools throughout Washington
film, produced, written and narrated by John Sharify, had its world premiere
Sunday, June 14 at the Museum
of History and Industry.
extraordinary film about one of Seattle's
most innovative and compelling musical group!" says Seattle Symphony Music
Director Gerard Schwarz.
was just a pure work of genius!┬á It was so well done, so informative and
so touching," says MOR Board Member Joyce
production re-airs several times this coming weekend on SCCtv:
Friday, June 19 at
Saturday, June 20
at 7:00pm and
Sunday, June 21 at
from North Graduate Vivyan Adair
so often it is nice to be reminded of how important education is to students,
and not always for the obvious reasons.┬á Take a look at the
production we created for NSCC's North Passport event in
BIG NIGHT FOR SCCTV- HISTORIC!
has won not one, but two Emmy Awards! The N.W. Regional Emmys are the first for
the station in its ten year history.┬á "I'm thrilled. This Community
College Station competed with commercial stations with huge budgets and 10
times our staffing, or more, and we won! Twice!"
says SCCtv General Manager John Sharify.
won both Emmy Awards, in the category On-Camera Talent/Reporter - Programming and in the category Arts/Entertainment
Advanced Media category. The awards for his story about Northwest native
Doc Severinsen, of Johnny Carson fame. View
the Emmy Award winning story. The Emmys are Sharify's 32nd and 33rd.
Rensberger and Tim Griffis were also honored for their work on the story.
┬áThe National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest announced
an awards ceremony held Saturday, May 30th.┬á SCCtv streamed the event live. ┬áIf you
missed it, you can still see the ceremony on-demand at SCCtv.net or Natasnw.org.
is proud to announce the station has received 6 Emmy nominations, the most ever
for the station. " I believe in SCCtv's history, we've received 3 Emmy nominations
in the last ten years. And now this! To have 6 in one year is amazing and a
testament to the hard work and talent we have right here at SCCtv. We're
competing with the big boys, the commercial stations, that have huge budgets
and 10 times our staffing, and yet, we did it! Now let's hope we win one. "
says SCCtv General Manager John Sharify.
a look at the work that generated the nominations.
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest announced the
nominations at a big party at the Century Ballroom in Seattle
Jeff Gentes received a nomination for SCCtv's "Remarkable People" in the
category Documentary-Cultural/Historical.┬á SCCtv's┬á Jean Walkinshaw
is profiled in the Special.┬á ┬áJohn Sharify was honored with five
nominations in the following categories: Documentary - Topical,┬á┬á
Arts/Entertainment Advanced Media, Arts/Entertainmnet - Feature Segment, and
two nominations for On-Camera Talent -Reporter- Programming. ┬áJohn now has
125 Emmy nominations to go along with his 31 Emmy awards.┬á Tim Griffis,
Scott Rensberger, Maria Lamarca Anderson, and Leslie Tung also received
nominations for the projects they worked on with John.
awards ceremony will be held May 30th at the Snoqualmie Casino. If
you can't make it person, you'll be able to watch the event live on our
website, SCCtv.net. ┬áFor more
information about the awards, you can visit the NATAS website, which by the
way, the SCCtv web team developed. It's at natasnw.org.
You may feel you know quite a lot about Professor
Fred, the host of SCCtv's
Movie Marvels.┬á Did you know he's a rocker?┬á As a matter of fact,
much of our staff at SCCtv rocks a little on the side.┬á And rock is just
what they did at the NATAS Emmy Nomination event on Friday, April 10.
SSCC AANAPISI Grant
SCCtv is working with the AANAPISI Grant team,
helping to produce videos.┬á We created an excerpt video and you can
see for yourself, not only are there amazing students attending the community
colleges, they are very excited and complimentary about the guidance they
receive while attending.
SCC Students' Work on SCCtv Presents
latest edition of SCCtv
Presents brings you a special program produced by future
filmmakers, students at Seattle
College's Film and Video Program.┬á Their
show Resource airs on SCCtv this Sunday, March 1 and Sunday, March 8
at 7:30p.m (Comcast Ch 28/Millennium Ch 19).
we also stream our broadcast signal live at www.scctv.net.
began documenting elements of the tall ship Wawona, a lumber schooner built
in 1897. ┬áIt looks like the Wawona's time has finally come, with its move
to nearby dry dock for dismantling scheduled for this Monday, March 2nd.
┬áWe'll bring you footage of the move once we have it.
Program That Could Save Lives
the risks for sudden cardiac arrest and getting immediate treatment can save
lives.┬á But many people are unaware if they are at risk.┬á You may
have already seen "The
Shocking Truth," a television special written and hosted by SCCtv's
General Manager John Sharify for The Hope Heart Institute to illustrate this
message through the powerful, emotional stories of those who have been affected
by sudden cardiac arrest.┬á The special is part of Hope Heart's mission to
raise awareness of improving the physical, emotional and spiritual quality of
life for all at risk of, or afflicted with, heart and blood vessel
disease.┬á It aired first, here at SCCtv, and now the show is now airing on
stations around the state.
Professor Fred takes to the Radio!
Fred was a guest yesterday on KUOW's Weekday, talking about the comfort
a bad "B" horror movie offers.┬á Fred Hopkins, the host of SCCtv's Movie
Marvels discussed just how great these bad movies can make you feel.┬á
If you missed it, take a listen.
Rainier Radio, our Web based radio
station that features regional radio from the past, has returned to the
"air."┬á Okay, maybe you weren't aware it was off-line for a couple months
while we did some behind-the-scenes work.┬á It's back now and you can listen
to those old radio airchecks once again.┬á Stay tuned, we are planning a
slight make-over in the not too distant future.
is now streaming its broadcast signal live on our Web page, www.scctv.net, utilizing the multimedia
platform Flash.┬á SCCtv is now one of a small group of broadcast stations
world-wide utilizing Flash for a live stream of their broadcast content,
sending out a near-broadcast quality picture that can be seen anywhere with Web
connection.┬á This is possible because of the smart people working at IRIS
Education, the Web Technology arm of SCCtv.┬á Flash enables SCCtv to place
a high quality picture on our Web site without many of the complications and
hiccups that occur with other digital video technologies.
to Bookmark SCCtv.net?
are working to make SCCtv.net a handy tool for anyone, especially those working
within the Seattle Community College District.┬á Besides information about
what SCCtv and IRIS Education are working on, our Home page offers links to the District and
each of the colleges.┬á At the bottom of the page you can also find the
latest information from the Washington State Department of Transportation,
updated weather and current regional news.┬á If you are interested in a
larger image of our streaming content, view our "Watch in High Quality" page which
also includes the weather, news and Washington DOT info.
are the steps to follow if you'd like our page to become your Home page:
-In Foxfire or Internet Explorer:┬á┬á
Click on "Tools" in your navigation bar.┬á In the dropdown menu, choose
"Options" or "Internet Options"┬á Type of paste either of these addresses
into the "Hope Page" space.
-In Safari:┬á Click on "Edit,"
choose "Preferences" and type or paste either address in the "Home Page" space
or, if you are on the page you wish to have as your Home Page, click "Set to
Current Page" under the "Home Page" space.
IRIS Education is a leading force
within North America for providing technology
and technology related solutions to K-12, Higher Education and Educational Content
Providers. Currently, IRIS Education serves 77,000 (K-12) Public Schools and
over 800 colleges and universities in the United
States and Canada
from our data center at SCCtv (Seattle Community Colleges Television) in Seattle,
In 2001, SCCtv built IRIS (Internet Resource Instructional System for
education). This advanced digital distribution system allows organizations to
use IRIS as a web portal to deliver high-quality video, graphic and multimedia
educational content over the web. IRIS Education serves as a streaming portal
for the top 5 major telecourse producers in the U.S.,
the League for Innovation, and many Educational Content Producers. In addition
to website services and custom digital delivery options, IRIS Education
produces custom hybrid training courses using a custom course management
system, Learning Core.
News of the passing of Connie Jocasta hit us hard
at SCCtv.┬á We worked on a number of projects with her while she was
working with the International Students Program at North.┬á We've added a
link on our front page for access to the
most recent video we produced with her.
The 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Ceremony
Community Colleges holds its MLK celebration every year to honor the life of
Dr. Martin Luther King.┬á The focus of the 2009 celebration held January 16
at Mount Zion
in Seattle is
Dr. King's message for a changing world. The event was emceed by KOMO-TV News
anchor and reporter, Connie Thompson, with keynote address from Mount Zion
Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Aaron Williams.
will air several times on on SCCtv, Comcast Channel 28/ Millennium Channel 19:
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19 at 8:00p.m.; The celebration
can be seen again on Wednesday, January 21 at 8:00p.m.; and a third showing
will take place Sunday, January 25 at 7:00a.m.┬á The event will also be
available for on-demand viewing on SCCtv's website, www.scctv.net ,
beginning Martin Luther King┬á Jr. Day.
will simulcast, right here at www.scctv.net,
C-SPAN's extensive coverage of the inauguration of┬á Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United
States.┬á The simulcast begins on Saturday, January 17 and continues through Tuesday's Events.┬á
Following Tuesday's ceremony, SCCtv will make available, on-demand, the
swearing-in and inaugural address portions of the event.
Important Note: The inauguration is expected to draw a large viewing audience.┬á It is
requested that if you would like to stream the inauguration as a student or
staff member at Seattle Community Colleges, that you use SCCtv's stream to
lessen the impact to the Colleges' bandwidth.
Carlos Hidalgo Soberon
launching a new series, SCCtv Presents! In this new
program, we will bring you stories you won't find anywhere else.┬á Watch at
4:00pm, and again at 7:30pm on December 25, 2008, Comcast Ch 28,
Millennium Ch 19.
the premier you will hear the stories of two people. ┬áOne of those
featured is Charles H. Mitchell who is leaving his position as
Chancellor of Seattle Community Colleges as he heads into
semi-retirement.┬á The other story... well, there's a bit of mystery about
this one.┬á So first, take a look at our Web
exclusive.┬á Can you guess who it is?┬á Be sure to answer the Poll
question too!┬á Then be sure to watch SCCtv Presents! for the
rest of the story!
viewings of SCCtv Presents! we will bring you a wonderful
Orchestra Seattle performance of Handel's Messiah.
in to watch the SCCtv fireplace.┬á Hear the snap, crackle and, well, you
know.┬á And watch for the cameo of the SCCtv kitty cat.┬á The fireplace
will appear at various times throughout the day on December 25, between other
Program That Could Save Lives
Knowing the risks for
sudden cardiac arrest and getting immediate treatment can save lives.┬á But
many people are unaware if they are at risk.┬á Tonight, at 9pm,
SCCtv is airing "The Shocking Truth," a television special
written and hosted by SCCtv's General Manager John Sharify for The Hope Heart
Institute to illustrate this message through the powerful, emotional
stories of those who have been affected by sudden cardiac arrest.┬á The
special is part of Hope Heart's mission to raise awareness of improving the
physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for all at risk of, or
afflicted with, heart and blood vessel disease.┬á SCCtv will stream the
special on our Web site beginning tomorrow morning, should you miss tonight's
airing (Comcast Ch 28/Millineum Ch 19).
Jean Walkinshaw Receives
You may have noticed we are
big fans of Jean Walkinshaw, the produce of Remarkable People.┬á She spoke
at North Seattle Community College last week.┬á North's President, Ron
LaFayette and SCCtv General Manager John Sharify surprised Jean following her
comments with the Telly Awards she received earlier in the year.┬á Hear Jean's comments and see her
shock as the statues are handed to her.
Happy Election Day from
Notice for Remarkable
The Seattle PI made mention of the new
episode of the program Remarkable People, featuring 82 year old producer
Jean Walkinshaw, now airing on SCCtv.┬á We hope you had a chance to watch
the Sunday debut.┬á If not, the program airs November 9 and 16, the next
two Sundays, at 10pm.┬á SCCtv is also airing new episodes our locally
produced programming including Movie
Marvels (with Professor Fred), Centuries of Great
Music (featuring Orchestra Seattle) and other locally produced programming
Land is Our Land" (written, produced and narrated by SCCtv GM John
Sharify) and Talk to
The Other Election
Just in case you didn't
know, Mike Hickey of South Seattle Community College is running in another election
taking place today.┬á He wants to become the City of Seattle's Poet
Populist.┬á For more information on what the Poet Populist, the election
and how to vote, visit our Web
page.┬á You have until Midnight tonight to vote.
This Land is Our Land
SCCtv GM John Sharify takes
you on an impactful journey in his new documentary, This Land is Our Land.┬á
Sharify wrote, produced and narrates the documentary that takes you on tour
through the ÔÇÿred states' with the Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's
Chorus.┬á The documentary airs on SCCtv Sunday, October 26 at 7:00pm, the
evening following its debut at the 2008 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film
Festival.┬á The documentary will premier at Noon on Saturday, October 25,
at the King Cat Theater in downtown Seattle.┬á View an excerpt.
Movie Marvels Monster
Once again, remember,
you're invited to the bi-annual (every two years) Professor
Fred's Movie Marvels Live Monster Bash!┬á The SCCtv sponsored event is
taking place from 7-9:30pm, Thursday, Oct 23rd at Baxter Events Center, North
Seattle Community College!
one person in the country receives the National Edward R. Murrow Award for
Writing each year. We're proud to say this year the honor goes to SCCtv General
Manager John Sharify.┬á He received the award Monday evening, October 13,
in a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt in N.Y.C.┬á Take a look at his
winning entry and see John receive his award.
of our clients, the National Educational
Broadband Service Association (NEBSA), has asked that we let you know about
a potential scholarship opportunity.┬á Called the Wireless Broadband
Education Competition, the purpose of their competition is to challenge
educational practitioners at every level to consider the possibilities of
expanded wireless broadband. ┬áSCCtv's IRIS Education built the group's Web
Marvels Monster Bash
invited to the bi-annual (every two years) Professor
Fred's Movie Marvels Live Monster Bash!┬á The SCCtv sponsored event is
taking place from 7-9:30pm, Thursday, Oct 23rd at Baxter
engaging and informative sessions to discuss this year's elections brought to
you by Continuing Education at South
College.┬á The first session will take place
prior to the election, Monday, October 27, 6:30 to 8:30pm.┬á The second
session takes place following the election, Monday, November 10,
6:30-8:30pm.┬á Both classes take place in Olympic Hall ┬áat SSCC.┬á
State Senator and recent SSCC instructor Joe McDermott will facilitate the
discussion.┬á Click for more information and to register.
is hosting a job fair Thursday, October 23, 2008.┬á The event and parking
are free.┬á Click for more details.
Drilling for Safety
Although September has
past, the message from National Preparedness Month should continue on.┬á
Links to several resources, including the interactive Web site SCCtv's IRIS
Education┬áteam┬ácreated for the City of Seattle can be found here.┬á SCCtv/IRIS
Education has also worked with the City of Seattle to produce the City of
Seattle┬áEmployee Disaster Preparedness online training and created a DVD
version for citizens in 11┬ádifferent languages, with five more coming this
year.┬á You can also take a look
at video from the drill that took place September 24th on the
John Sharify, SCCtv General
Manager and Gina Cone,┬áWeb Operations Manager (SCCtv/IRIS Education), are
in the midst of an Education Content Conference blitz. ┬áDid you know
SCCtv/IRIS Education streams┬áalmost┬á70% of the educational video
content produced in this country?┬á The nation's top content producers,
such as Annenberg, Films Media Group, Ambrose Video and several independent
producers as part of New┬áDay┬áFilms DO know.┬á These groups
and other institutions in the┬áUS and Canada have been eagerly meeting with
John and Gina at the National Media Market, National Educational Television
Association and the Consortium of College and University Media Centers conferences┬áto
learn what we can do to assist in getting their content into the hands of
educators world-wide┬á.┬á Learn more about IRIS Education on their recently
redesigned Web site.
One of the steps taken
toward activating a new airport runway is to test computer gear that tells
everyone where the plane actually is, at any given time in the landing/take-off
process.┬á On September 25th, the Port of Seattle, the FAA and
other agencies participated in a test of that computer gear using a brand new
Alaska Airlines 737-800.┬á The plane's first "touch and go" was
also the first time a commercial jet landed on the runway.┬á SCCtv was there to document it.
SCCtv General Manager John
Sharify was honored with the "Outstanding Work" award from the TEARS
Foundation.┬á John's television story on the group and it's mission, to
provide parents financial assistance to pay funeral expenses when they've lost
a baby, was included as part of his winning entry for the National Edward R
Murrow Award in the Writing Craft category. ┬áJohn will receive the Murrow
Award in New York on October 13.┬á View the
Inspiration and reflection
were strong themes at this year's Convocation, the traditional beginning of the
school year for Seattle Community Colleges, held this past Wednesday, September
17.┬á If you couldn't make it or would like to see it again, take a look at
stream of this year's Convocation.
Envisioning a Future, a new exhibit at the South Seattle
Community College Art Gallery, Special Opening Reception on September 30th from 1pm to 2:30pm.┬á We have more information if you are
In Memory of...
Several dozen gathered in
Ballard Plaza at North Seattle Community College to mark the seventh
anniversary of 9-11.┬á SCCtv recorded the event and you can view
excerpts on our Web site.
Accounting Open House
Do you know someone
interested in an accounting career?┬á Maybe you are interested?┬á Visit
our Web site and look at "SCC Students!" on our home
page to learn more about an important open house, just for you.
Port of Seattle's
There is much more
happening at the Port of Seattle than you might guess.┬á SCCtv has created
another episode of their news magazine Portfolio.┬á Take a run up one of
the runways at Seatac Airport, visit with their wildlife manager and much more.┬á
Take a look!
SCCtv will air a new
episode of Remarkable People featuring none other than the show's remarkable
host, Jean Walkinshaw. Jean began her 45 years in broadcasting in 1963
at KING TV and her resume includes work with KCTS, PBS, NHK and much
more.┬á With Remarkable People, which airs on SCCtv, 82-year old
Jean offers viewers an opportunity to meet extraordinary people who made
significant impacts in our community.┬á In this episode the tables are
turned and Jean, who has made her own impact on our area, is the featured
subject.┬á Recently two of these episodes were nominated for Regional Emmy
Awards, three won Telly Awards and Jean was also honored with an Award
of Distinction from the Communicator Awards.┬á Look for the latest episode
to debut Sunday, August 10, at 7:00pm. It will run again the following
Thursday at 10:00pm.
The Shocking Truth
We have just completed work
on a project for the Hope Heart Institute.┬á The project seeks to raise
awareness of the very real possibility of heart attack affecting us or someone
we know through testimonial.┬á We will keep you posted on when you will get
to view this important information.
SCCtv has been working with
the NW Seaport and Seattle Parks to document the schooner Wawona.┬á Read
more on our Web site.
Looking for Translation!
We are working with the
City of Seattle to update their Disaster Preparedness video with five new
translations.┬á Project coordinators with the city have people lined up to
work on two of the translations but are still seeking persons who can translate
the script into Laotian, Thai and Korean.┬á This volunteer project entails
the translation of the material into written text and the voice recording of
the material to be used on the DVD.┬á If you or someone you know may be
interested in helping, please contact Tracy Connelly, Emergency
Preparedness Training Specialist, Seattle Police Dept/Office of Emergency
SCCtv General Manager
Wins National Murrow
SCCtv General Manager John
Sharify has been awarded the 2008 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing which recognizes the top large market broadcast news writer in the
country.┬á The Edward R. Murrow Awards, awarded by the Radio-Television
News Directors Association, honor outstanding achievements in electronic
journalism. ┬áMurrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the
spirit of the awards that carry his name.┬á John has the rare distinction
of being a three time winner of the coveted National Murrow Award for Writing,
receiving the award in 2004, 2007 and now, 2008.┬á The SCCtv staff
congratulates John on this unique achievement.
Celebrating the Fourth
Feeling a need to freshen
up your knowledge about Independence Day?┬á SCCtv has gathered a number of
links to resources to help you in your pursuit.┬á Visit SCCtv's
Web to access this wealth of information.
Safety in Translation
SCCtv is currently working
with the City of Seattle to translate into five more languages the disaster
preparedness video we created previously.┬á The new translations should be
available this fall.┬á You can view the video in English on our IRIS
Education site on-line or view it in English, Cantonese, Somali, Tigrinya, Amharic, Spanish, Tagalog,
Cambodian, Oromo and Vietnamese by visiting the city's Disaster Preparedness site.
Successful Webcast for
the Local Emmy Awards Ceremony!
If you were one of the
hundreds people watching the live Webcast of the Emmy Awards, Thank you!.┬á
SCCtv streamed Saturday evening's event live and is continuing to make it
demand. It was a great night for SCCtv's General Manager, John
Sharify.┬á John received two Emmys for his reporting work at KOMO TV 4 News
in the category "General News reporting 24 hours" and "Human
Interest News Series."
SCCtv's Jean Walkinshaw was
honored with two Emmy nominations for producing work on SCCtv's show Remarkable People.┬á
Although Jean didn't win Emmy's on Saturday, Remarkable People has been
honored with a number of other awards.
Remarkable People received
three Telly Awards for Remarkable People: Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts,
Remarkable People: Stefani Smith and Remarkable People: Pat Wright.
The program also received
an Award of Distinction from the Communicator Awards for Remarkable People:
Dr. Merrill Spencer.
Watch the Local Emmy Awards
likely heard of the Emmy Awards.┬á
Did you know that local chapters of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences
hand out local Emmy Awards to area broadcasters and
production companies?┬á SCCtv will be streaming, live,
our area's Emmy Awards this Saturday evening, June 7.┬á The program begins
around 7pm and we will bring it to you in its entirety, without commercial
break.┬á For those who wish to view
the program later, the show will be available for "on demand" viewing after
noon on Monday.
Sandy Cioffi - Released!
you may already know, Sandy Cioffi, Seattle
College faculty member and independent film maker, has returned
where she and her film crew were detained.┬á Hear Sandy
discuss their experience in an excerpt from a recently held panel discussion.
recently produced a series of video pieces looking at health issues faced by
seniors.┬á This series is streamed on our site and are airing on our cable
channels (Comcast Channel 28, Millennium Channel 19).
New Programming on
is launching several new programs in the month of June.┬á Last Sunday we
aired the first in a series called Centuries
of Great Music featuring the music of Orchestra Seattle and the
Seattle Chamber Singers.┬á This weekend we begin airing a show called Talk to Tara,
Intelligent Talk for Intelligent People, featuring in-depth
discussions with guests including Cal Ripken, Jr and Michio Kaku.┬á Other
new programs and series will be launched later this month, news on those to
see these items and more, visit www.SCCtv.net!
News from SCCtv - Chancellor
Mitchell Receives the President's Award from American Society for Public Administration
Community Colleges Chancellor, Dr.
Charles Mitchell, receives the American Society for Public
Administration's President's Award.
Mitchell is one of three area leaders receiving an ASPA award for outstanding
work as a public servant.┬á Visit www.scctv.net to see Dr. Mitchell
receive this great honor.
Welcoming the Dalai Lama
is please to announce a series of public service announcements produced to
welcome the Dalai Lama and the concept of Spreading
the Seeds of Compassion.
Each of the
spots runs under a minute and can be viewed on SCCtv, Comcast channel 28 or
Millennium channel 19, scattered throughout our programming.┬á They are the
first in a series of pieces SCCtv will produce, focused on the Seattle
visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.┬á SCCtv crew members are recording
many of the events taking place during his visit, for use with these future
pieces and potentially for educational use at Seattle Community Colleges.
You may also view these announcements on SCCtv's Web site, www.scctv.net/.