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June 2014

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Congratulations to Laura Zingle

We appreciate all of our members who participated in the recent “voice of the member” survey, which provides us with valuable information as we move forward. (see Executive Director’s Report – LINK)  As promised, one of the survey participants who entered the contest was chosen to receive a full 2015 Conference & Stage Expo registration.

Laura Zingle, an Early Career member from San Diego, California, was chosen in a random drawing by Vincent McCabe, the independent firm which conducted the survey.  You can offer your congratulations in person at the event next March in Cincinnati.

In Memoriam – Robert C. Hueni, Jr.

We note with sadness the death on June 2 of Robert C. Hueni, Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana from pancreatic cancer. 

A long-time USITT member, he attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana on a tennis scholarship before going on to earn a master’s degree in technical theatre from Ball State University.  He was a speech and technical theatre educator at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis for 25 years, where he also served as technical director for more than 75 productions – handling everything from scenic, lighting and sound design, to construction, special effects, and props. 

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Gretchen Musselman Hueni; their children Caroline and Robert III; seven brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elynmarie Kazle to Lead SMA

Congratulations to Elynmarie Kazle, Board member and Fellow, who was recently elected to chair the Stage Managers Association.  This is the first time the group has elected someone from outside the greater New York area, and so this achievement is doubly notable.

Lifetime Member Publishes Book

Joy G. Emery, a Lifetime Member Award winner and Fellow, has sent out a message about her ongoing project.  “I'm happy to report my book, A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Revolution, has been released by Bloomsbury.”

For more information see www.bloomsbury.com. We take our well-crafted and well-fitted hats off to Joy for all the work that went into the volume.