Film Student Earns Research Award

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Casey Stack, Class of 2014, earns Undergraduate Research Grant

Film Studies major, Casey Stack, has won an Undergraduate Research Grant to put toward a documentary he is producing for the local non-profit, Women In Recovery. This program is dedicated to reducing the number of women sent to prison from Tulsa County.  WIR is an innovative alternative to incarceration program that provides an array of co-occurring addiction and mental health treatment services as well as a menu of recovery-oriented community support services. Some of the services provided by WIR includes treatment, education, counseling, and job training for women in transition from jail to society. Casey is in charge of interviews and the editing process. He is working with a high quality film camera, RED, which is the same type of camera that is being used to film The Hobbit. Film professor, Jeff Van Hanken, is also helping pull the pieces together for a documentary.

Casey is expected to continue working with this research throughout the upcoming academic year, 2012-2013.

Ashley Etter