CAH Summer News 2015

Published: August 12, 2015

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.

  • Zac Cooper – senior – facilities crew at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center
  • Robin Feltman – senior – production intern at Peninsula Players 
  • Tianna Field – freshman – scenic designer at the Mielke Arts Center 
  • Michelle Housh – freshman – box office intern at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • Steven Novak – junior – stage crew at the Santa Fe Opera 
  • Olivia Kraus – senior – production intern at the Kenosha Youth Performing Arts Center
  • Elliot Mahoney – senior - scenic carpenter at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
  • Matt Rangel – freshman – actor at Lakeside Players 
  • Christine Smith – senior – stage manager at Bristol Renaissance Festival 
  • Tayler Varney – senior – invited participant at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas summer intensive
  • Olivia Jardas – sophomore – actor at Lakeside Players 
  • Alyssa Mowrer – senior – Community Affairs Representative at SC Johnson
  • Robin Broughton served as social media intern for the College of Arts and Humanities. She brought her decades of experience running a business to bear on the publicity needs of the college. Specifically, she used our social media presence to promote the value of pursuing arts and humanities disciplines as a way to enter and be successful in the 21st-century job market -- providing the so-called "flexible" or "nimble" workers that employers find valuable, according to AAC&U and others. 


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