For Dan Gurskis, newly appointed dean of Montclair State University’s College of the Arts, the study of the arts is a life-long pursuit. Gurskis talks about his wealth of experience and plans for future development of the college during an in-depth interview on Carpe Diem, the weekly televised news magazine produced by the students, faculty and staff of the Television and Digital Media program, that has been cablecast in northern and central New Jersey for almost 20 years.
Gurskis arrived at Montclair State last summer from Brooklyn College where he was a professor and chair of the Department of Film and special assistant to the president. Gurskis has held creative and management positions in film, television, theatre and advertising. He’s an Emmy Award winner and has written screenplays for film and television. Gurskis was interviewed by Marc Rosenweig, assistant professor of Television and Digital Media at Montclair State.
About Carpe Diem
Awarded the CTN CAPE Award for Best Series and three Gracie Awards for student productions, among others over the years, Carpe Diem has covered a wide range of subjects of interest to New Jersey citizens as well as topics featuring campus activities. The show has also featured celebrity guests such as "Inside Edition" anchor Deborah Norville, former governor Christine Todd Whitman, award-winning My9 News anchor Brenda Blackmon, jazz singer Ruth Brown, and Tony award-winner and University alumna Melba Moore.