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Members are spreading the word about the new program designed to help them recruit other members - and be rewarded for their efforts with more than a warm feeling. Through November 30, members receive chances to win terrific prizes for every new Individual or Professional member they recruit. The more members recruited, the more chances awarded.

The grand prize is an Annual Conference & Stage Expo package. Details and special applications were mailed to every member in September. Additional information and applications can be found here or requested from the USITT office.

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Items Still Needed for Auction

Items are still needed for the 2006 version of USITT's Art Auction. Those who have an exceptional work of art to donate are encouraged to contact one of the Grants & Fellowships Committee members or Tim Kelly, who chairs the committee. Don't forget that the Art Auction will again offer a Flea Market table. The committee is starting to collect some truly unusual objects, so if you have something let them know. To learn more revisit the story in the August issue here.

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Rising Star Deadline October 25

Nominations of outstanding young professionals for USITT's 2006 Rising Star Award are now being accepted. Visit for information and application. The Rising Star Award recognizes young professionals in the first 4 years of their careers for artistic excellence in the areas of Lighting, Sound, Scenery, Projections or Convergence Design.

Current USITT members are invited to nominate deserving young professionals for this award. Once nominated, nominees will be contacted by USITT for support materials used in the jury process. Nominees will be asked to supply a professional resume, letters of support, an application, and no more than eight work samples. A jury of professional theatre designers and technicians and the editor of Entertainment Design magazine will review submissions. Nominations will be accepted until October 25, 2005.

The Rising Star Award was created and is sponsored by Entertainment Technology Week-LDI, Entertainment Design, and Lighting Dimensions magazines. In addition to a $1,000.00 award, the winner will receive a one-year membership to USITT, and be a guest at the USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Louisville, Kentucky where the award will be presented.

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High Drama at Long Beach

USITT members have been invited to a special exhibit, High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime, which is open through October 30 at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. USITT members will receive free admittance to the exhibit by mentioning their Institute membership when entering the galleries. Funding for the exhibit, which was organized by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, was provided in part by by the Tobin Foundation for Theatre Arts.

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