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Theater students experience ‘original practice’ at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia during spring break

Theater students experience ‘original practice’ at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia during spring break

Senior theater major Ryan Weichmann overlooks a balcony at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia during spring break. Photo courtesy of Johanna Schmitz
Theater professor Johanna Schmitz and six students traveled to Staunton, Va., to study and interact with actors who perform at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the American Shakespeare Center.
According to […]

Speakers to address Internet surveillance and the roles of media for annual Mass Comm Week

Speakers to address Internet surveillance and the roles of media for annual Mass Comm Week

Numerous speakers will address Internet privacy issues and the role of media for Mass Comm Week. Image courtesy of Gary Hicks
Mass Comm Week starts today and focuses on Internet privacy– both government and private sector roles– and the implications of what people would label as surveillance or “spying,” according to Mass Communications Department Chair Gary […]

Visiting scholar presents jade perspectives and various areas of expertise from China

Visiting scholar presents jade perspectives and various areas of expertise from China

Anthropology professor Shouyong Pan explained the motifs of jade sculptures and presented on other areas of his expertise as visiting scholar Photo courtesy of Willmott
Professor of anthropology and museum studies Shouyong Pan of Minzu University in Beijing shared his insights of jade sculptures with anthropology students at the Ethnology Museum Laboratory last week as visiting scholar.
Pan also […]

Students to ‘Make a Move’ through devised play: created storylines and improvised acting

Students to ‘Make a Move’ through devised play: created storylines and improvised acting

"Make a Move" play was devised by its actors and directed by theater education professor Leslie Van Leishout. Photo courtesy of Theresa San Luis
Theater students created the play “Make a Move” and will act with some improvisation in their performances.
Theater education professor Leslie Van Leishout, also director of “Make a Move,” allowed the six actors and […]

‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ operetta to take off in comedic style by Music Department

‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ operetta to take off in comedic style by Music Department

The cast of "Orpheus in the Underworld" rehearses in Dunham Hall Theater. Photo courtesy of Kourtnee Brenner.
Student performers in the music department will juggle comedic moments- prancing, singing and dancing-among a cast of 16 in “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach.
According to Randy Trisler, senior music education major, who plays Orpheus, the operetta is […]

International Women’s Day edition publishes professor’s article on Bulgarian gender roles in media

International Women’s Day edition publishes professor’s article on Bulgarian gender roles in media

Mass communications professor Elza Ibroscheva and her colleague’s article, “Hidden in Public View: Visual representations of women in the Bulgarian communist press,” was selected for publication by editors of the March 8 International Women’s Day online edition of Routledge.
Mass communications professors Elza Ibroscheva and Nadia Kaneva of the University of Denver had an article selected for […]

SIUE to host annual statewide mathematics conference

SIUE to host annual statewide mathematics conference

SIUE will host the ISMAA Annual Meeting this weekend. Photo courtesy of Adam Weyhaupt
Emerging ideas in mathematics and its teachings will be explored on campus by visiting lecturers and student presenters in a statewide event.
SIUE will host the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America (ISMAA) March 28-29.
Mathematics and […]

Annual Probst Lecture continues tradition, brings in international award-winning scientist

Annual Probst Lecture continues tradition, brings in international award-winning scientist

Dr. Erick M. Carreira will speak on campus as featured scientist for the 38th annual Probst Lecture Series. Photo courtesy of Luesse.
The 38th annual Probst Lecture Series will feature chemist Dr. Erick M. Carreira at the Meridian Ballroom 7 p.m. on Monday, March 24.
Carreira conducts research and is a professor of organic chemistry at the […]

“The Caretaker” provides intensely pitted portrayals among three-man cast

“The Caretaker” provides intensely pitted portrayals among three-man cast

Three-man cast of theater majors play two brothers and a homeless man in tense-filled play, “The Caretaker,” by Harold Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Photo courtesy of Bozark

“The Caretaker,” a 1960 play by Harold Pinter, will be performed by three students in the theater department who depict two brothers and a homeless […]

Gardens director grows community, campus involvement

Gardens director grows community, campus involvement

Jane Drake, director of The Gardens, left SIUE March 7 to relocate to Billings, Mont., with her family.
Drake said it has been “such a privilege to steward the development of our beautiful gardens at SIUE.
“Our gardens represent such a unique opportunity, not just for our institution, but for our broader Metro East community,” Drake said. “I’d […]

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