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Grant Deadline

The deadline for applications for the 2005 USITT Grant program is January 10, 2005. This program is open only to USITT members who complete the appropriate application process. Details and application are available here ( If you have questions, please contact Stacy C. Darling at or 800-938-7488.

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The Scoop on Conference Catering

Did you know that every year USITT offers a wide variety of food and beverages for all types of events at the Annual Conference & Stage Expo? Have you walked into one of the Commission meetings, smelled the coffee and pastries, and wondered how you could have an event and whether you, too, could have the event catered? The answer is simple. Catered affairs are easy to arrange at USITT.

USITT works with the Conference hotels and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to provide food and beverages for meetings, receptions, and special sessions, along with providing all the goodies you’ve seen at Stage Expo. If you would like more information - everything from soup to nuts - about catering an event, please contact Maya Boyd in the USITT office at 800-93USITT or e-mail

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Education Commission Seeks Poster Abstracts

The Education Commission of USITT will present its fifth annual Education Poster Session. The purpose is to disseminate information about new, exciting, or re-thought innovations in teaching methodology and pedagogy.

The information contained in the poster can cover any area of interest to the theatre educator. This includes new techniques, new solutions to old problems, old solutions to new problems, results from research, etc. A committee will jury posters. These poster sessions are recognized by many educational institutions as equivalent to paper presentations and qualify as scholarly work.

A typed abstract should be submitted by January 15, 2005. Abstracts should not be longer than 200 words and should provide a brief but concise summary of the information presented in the poster. Abstracts should be submitted electronically (e-mail) to:

For more information, contact David R. Krajec, Cardinal Stritch University, 6801 N. Yates Rd., Box 101, Milwaukee, WI 53217, phone 414-410-4170, fax 414-410-4111, or e-mail

The jury committee will review all abstracts and may contact authors for clarification or modification. The committee reserves the right to refuse a paper due to space limitations.

As has been proved by the popularity of past poster sessions, this is an enjoyable format for sharing new ideas and techniques. Organizers hope many people will be able to participate.

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Student Travel Deadline Extended

Student members of USITT are still eligible for the Student International Travel Award for 2005. The deadline has been extended until January 11, 2005 for the award, which provides up to $1,000 to be used for international theatre related research projects. For details click here to download the PDF form.

Questions about the award or possible research topics should be directed to Sandy Bonds at

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