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IPR Holds Pokémon Go Drawing for Students

If you’re noticing students walking around campus looking at the world through their phones, it’s probably because they are busy playing the incredibly popular game Pokémon Go. The game uses location-based augmented reality to place virtual Pokémon in public places. Players use their phones to locate the virtual creatures, then capture and train them for… Read more

July 13th, 2016 by

IPR Roots Revue: Trey Wodele

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the artistic interests and influences of the staff and faculty of IPR.  The posts will dig deep into our childhoods and explore the roots of our tastes in music, literature, and film. They will lay naked the forces that shaped us as educators, artists, and consumers… Read more

July 8th, 2016 by

Teen Band Wins Recording Session at IPR Studios

In the words of the immortal Dewey Finn, “One great rock show can change the world,” and five groups of young rockers tried their best this June at the annual Teen Battle of the Bands. The contest is held each year at the Maple Grove Town Green amphitheater. The city of Maple Grove and IPR teamed up… Read more

July 6th, 2016 by

IPR Staffers Volunteer at Open Arms of Minnesota

IPR staffers hard at work volunteering at the Open Arms of Minnesota Kitchen Last week, for the second year running, IPR staff and faculty choose to spend a day giving back to our community by volunteering at Open Arms of Minnesota. IPR has a yearlong commitment to community service. Instructors regularly lead classes in service… Read more

June 20th, 2016 by

IPR DVMP and MEB Students at Duluth Superior Film Festival

Students from IPR’s Digital Video & Media Production and Music & Entertainment Business programs traveled to Duluth last week to take part in the Duluth Superior Film Festival. IPR DVMP students Isaiah Canfield, Derik Forsmark, and Jorge Fuentes worked with IPR Media Development staff member Matt Maas and DVMP Program Chair Trey Wodele to create… Read more

June 17th, 2016 by

IPR Global Citizenship Class Organizes Successful Drive for Homeless Youth

Last month the IPR Global Citizenship class, taught by Aneesa Adams, organized Bridge to Music, a donation drive to collect musical instruments and related gear for The Bridge for Youth. The Bridge is a homeless shelter for teens in Minneapolis. The class gathered over $1,000 of instruments, gear, and learning materials to create a music… Read more

June 16th, 2016 by

IPR Students Collect Goods and Funds for Student Food Shelf

Written by IPR Student Caitlin Nelson Being a college student can have its ups and downs. One hard thing to deal with is being a young, broke college student who is unable to afford food. At IPR, there is a resource given to students for just this reason, the IPR food shelf. At the IPR… Read more

June 15th, 2016 by

IPR and Rhymesayers Showcase at Icehouse MPLS 6-14-16

IPR, in conjunction with Rhymesayers Entertainment, offers a course called Hip Hop Essentials. Taught every other quarter by Kevin Beacham of the Rhymesayers, it is a mixture of Hip Hop history, studio work, and real-world knowledge of the Hip Hop industry today. The class features Kevin’s wide-ranging history of Hip Hop, as well as in-class… Read more

June 15th, 2016 by

IPR Supports Emerging Filmmaker with PR

It took five minutes for DVMP program chair and EDU Film Festival Director Trey Wodele to realize that he was watching something special. He was reviewing a late entry for the EDU Film Festival, a Minnesota festival dedicated to young filmmakers. The short documentary titled JERRAD, chronicled the days leading up to its subject’s decision… Read more

May 26th, 2016 by

IPR Students Organize Drive for Youth Shelter

This month the IPR Global Citizenship class is organizing Bridge to Music,  a donation drive to collect musical instruments and related gear for The Bridge for Youth, a homeless shelter for teens here in Mpls. Founded in 1970 by Sister Rita Steinhagen, the Bridge was opened in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood and was one of… Read more

May 25th, 2016 by


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