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Passing of Peter Foy

We note with deep sadness the passing of Peter Foy, the founder of Flying By Foy, who revolutionized stage flying with the development of the Inter-related Pendulum System for the original Broadway production of the musical Peter Pan in 1954. He died February 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, of natural causes. He was 79. Mr. Foy, a long-time supporter and friend of USITT will be missed by many, many people in the organization and the industry. Services were held February 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional information will be included in the April issue of Sightlines.

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USITT Booth in Toronto

We look forward to seeing many USITT members, some who have recently joined and others who have been around since the organization was founded, at the USITT Booth & Boutique at Toronto's Stage Expo. We have heard reports in the past that the USITT Booth is "hard to find" since lots of things at Stage Expo, including the aisle signs, say "USITT."

In 2005, it will be hard to miss the staff and volunteers ready to tell you about new programs and future ventures. We'll be at the top of the escalator and around to the left as all our guests enter Stage Expo.

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CITT Names National Coordinator

Monique Corbeil has been named Interim National Office Coordinator for CITT/ICTS. She has been a CITT/ICTS Board Member since 2002 and was elected Vice-President External in 2004. She has worked in the cultural milieu for the past 20 years, primarily in Quebec.

In another change within the organization, Director-at-Large John Mayberry has agreed to assume the duties of Treasurer until August 2005. Philip Clark, the previous treasurer, resigned last fall for professional reasons.

CITT/ICTS has a new mailing address as well. Send mail to 340-207 Bank St., Ottawa, ON K2P 2N2 Canada, or call 613-483-1165

Since CITT/ICTS will have a booth at Stage Expo, those attending will have an opportunity to stop and learn more about the organization and its upcoming activities.

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H & H Special Scholarships

H & H Specialties, Inc. has extended its generous support to six student members of USITT who have been chosen in a random drawing to have their conference fees rebated for the 2005 Annual Conference & Stage Expo. The program has been in place for several years, supported by USITT Contributing member H & H Specialties, Inc.

USITT President John Uthoff selected the six students during a recent visit to the USITT office in Syracuse. To be eligible for the drawing, students had to sign up to attend the Conference before the Very Early deadline and have shown a continuing commitment to USITT by being members for at least a year.

This year's winners are: Andrew Dorman of Radford, Virginia; Nakia C.R. Eckley, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Scott Henkels of Kansas City, Missouri; Diane Kinkennon of Bloomington, Illinois; Ike Samuelson of Cincinnati, Ohio and Morgan Yeates of McMinnville, Oregon.

USITT John S. Uthoff, whose hands can be seen at right, selects the six student members of USITT who received the H&H Specialties, Inc. scholarships to attend the 2005 Annual Conference & Stage Expo.

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