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The Summer Arts and Craft Festival celebrated its 25th year on June 27. A big shout-out to Jenny Filippone for organizing another successful event. We hosted about 170 vendors and approximately 4,000 community members attended. All proceeds go to music scholarships.
The Fireside Theatre team led by Nathan Stamper, completed their load-in for "Pump Boys and Dinettes." The show runs through Sept. 6. As usual, his team included a group of high school summer interns.
Associate Professor of Communication Adrienne Viramontes received the University of Wisconsin System 2015 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.
Assistant Professor Carey Watters led another successful study-abroad trip to Italy, accompanying nine students in their discovery of Florence.
Assistant Professor Kristen Bartel was an artist in residence at the internationally renowned St. Michael's Printshop in Newfoundland, Canada, during June.
Professor Lisa Marie Barber has a solo show at RAM (Racine Art Museum).
Associate Professor Theresa Castor received the Top Interactive Display award from the Organizational Communication division at the International Communication Association conference in May.
Assistant Professor Misti Bradford – costume designer for "Man of La Mancha" at the Utah Festival Opera
Visiting Assistant Professor Brian Gill – principal actor in "Boeing, Boeing" at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (running Aug. 13 - 30 – get your tickets now!)
Assistant Professor Jennifer Sassaman – invited participant in Directors Lab West summer intensive in Los Angeles
Professor Lisa Kornetsky – wrote and revised her play, in preparation for its performance as a Fresh Ink staged reading here this fall (title not yet announced)
Professor Lesley Walker took up her new post as Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities July 1.