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Jan Schaeffler

Director of Research, Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport

The Meaning of Jan

PRESENTED ON MAY 09, 2018
IN BRIDGEPORT @ VOL 1

Jan Schaeffler tells her journey that started out as a simple DNA test to search for her health history and discovered, much to her surprise, that she was British, not German. This led to a deeper journey into the woods where she discovered relatives she never knew, with family stories that were the same!

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Jan Falta's Glass Works

BY JAN FALTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Czech glass artist Jan Falta presents about his work.

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Finding My Journey Home

BY SCOTT DAVIS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Scott Davis describes how he found renewal and hope through the creation of art, experiencing nature, and finding communities of like-minded people.

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Meeting the Artists: Christo, Jeanne-Claude & Chihuly

BY TINA SOMMERS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Tina Sommers, a graphic designer and visual artist,  shares her unusual experiences that culminated in meeting several artists. Her work on an online term paper started it all! 

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Coming Out!

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Nina Lesiga makes life more worth living! She creates extraordinary experiences in ordinary situations and tells how she entertained throngs of people in a Macy’s elevator during a busy holiday shopping period. Her joy for life is contagious!

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A Feather Falls from the Sky

BY SUZANNE KACHMAR
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Suzanne Kachmar shares her love for art, travel and unusual experiences to explain her work on a book -- that all started in magical Assisi, Italy. Her story expresses strong and emotional connections to the arts and the people of Bridgeport.

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The Top 15 Pieces of Theater that Influenced My Life

BY BILL DERRY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Bill Derry has collected programs from nearly 1000 performances! In this story he shares the 15 most influential pieces of theater --- those that most impacted his memories, emotions and thoughts. He tries to demonstrate that theater is much more than entertainment!

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Annotating the Self: Writing and Recovering

BY AMY NAWROCKI
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Amy Nawrocki became ill at age 19, and eventually ended up in a coma. She tells about her jouney through her illness utilizing her own journals from before and after the event. Writing through the illness and during rehabilitation was important to processing events at the time and making sense of them after. 

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The Indian Trail

BY MIA LIPSTICK
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Mia Lipstick has strong roots in Bridgeport, especially to Beardsley Park. She tells the story of two kids enjoying the natural beauty of a trail along the water in the park, accompanied by Native American ghost spirits who encourage them to take care of the earth. 

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How “YouTube University” Changed My Life

BY DANIEL RECINOS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Daniel Recinos quit his job to document his life. As a first generation American from two Quatemalan parents he shares how his travels, his discovery of self-value and his education from "YouTube University" changed his life!