December 2013

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December 2013

News & Notices


Revised Tenure, Promotion Guidelines Available for Review

A revised version of USITT's Tenure and Promotion Guidelines is now under final review.

The USITT Education Commission has been working over the last six months to review and update the document first issued in the 1990s. Committee members MC Freidrich, William Kenyon, Catherine Norgren, and Martin Sachs have prepared the revised document which is now available for members to view.

Suggestions or comments can be e-mailed to Sarah Brewer, Education Commissioner, at

The revised document can be found online here.

Catering at Conference Events

USITT offers a wide variety of food and beverages for all types of events at the 2014 Annual Conference & Stage Expo. Catered functions are easy to arrange; just contact Lori Furcinito at the USITT office at 800-938-7488, extension 111, or e-mail She will provide menus and coordinate catering orders with Conference hotels and the Fort Worth Convention Center. To guarantee catering at an event, orders should be received on or before February 10.

Deadline Nears for LFI Financial Help

Thursday, December 12 is the deadline to apply for the IALD Education Trust stipend to attend LFI 2014 June 3 to 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Each year, the IALD Education Trust awards students and educators nearly $20,000 to attend key lighting industry events.To download the application and for complete instructions, visit

Stipends pay for registration for the trade show floor, one class. and a portion of the recipient's cost of transportation and hotel. Students may also attend the 2014 IALD International Lighting Design Awards Presentation, participate in the student portfolio review session, and tour of the trade show floor.

LynTec Updates RPC Panel With Powerful New Features

LynTec announced the availability of its RPC (Remote Power Controller) Series Panel version 2. RPC v2 helps ease system build-outs by speeding up the design and installation process while decreasing operating costs.

Customers ordering an RPC panel, RPCR relay panel, or RPCM mobile power distro panel will automatically receive the RPC v2 upgrade. More information on LynTec and the company's full line of products is available at

Upcoming Events from OISTAT

The schedule of OISTAT meetings for 2014 has been announced.

  • March 26 to 29, Executive Committee/Governing Board meeting in Fort Worth, Texas
  • April to 9, Costume Design Group meeting in Antwerp, Breda and Brussels Belgium
  • April 9 to 12, Technology Commission meeting in Shanghai, China, "Theater Technology Education and Curriculum"
  • June 13 to 15, Technology, Architecture, Theatre Timeline Group joint meeting in Antwerp, Belgium, "Wood and Canvas (and rabbit glue) in the Modern World"
  • August 10 to 15, Performance Design, Education, Research Commissions joint meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • October, Publication and Communications meeting in Taipei, Taiwan (dates to be announced) and Education Commission meeting in Beijing, China (dates to be announced)