Leeper receives research fellowship for an animated film project

Leeper Project, Huntington University
Steve Leeper, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind. — Steve Leeper, assistant professor of digital media arts at Huntington University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Huntington University Research Fellowship.

He has proposed a film project titled “The Temptations of Brother Thomas.” The animated film will address the false dichotomy between religious faith and the creative arts.

With Thomas Aquinas as its inspiration, the film draws from the legacy of art within the church in a variety of forms and challenges the modern assumption that true art needs to be cut loose from orthodox faith in order to flourish.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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