When Joel King appeared on stage Monday for the final dress rehearsal of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” he was unrecognizable. Not because he was decked out in an elaborate costume — the men in the first scene start off in their underwear. And not because his voice was disguised in a different dialect.
A self-described “late bloomer” to environmental issues, Matthew Cimitile has turned 180 degrees in the past few years. It wasn’t until late in his career as a history undergraduate at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla., and after a spring break trip to Costa Rica that Cimitile began reading up on environmental issues. He always enjoyed the outdoors, but now, as an environmental journalism graduate student at MSU, Cimitile is living and breathing issues, such as deforestation and climate change, through research, writing and even film.
Tucked away inside the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, in a dark studio, about 10 students met Wednesday for the bimonthly Documentary Film Club meeting. The student organization’s leaders talked to the small group about the current projects they were working on and how the other members could get involved.