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Leadership Changes

On July 1, 2006 several changes in USITT's leadership occur. We thank Bill Teague for his years as VP Special Operations, and at the same time welcome Daniel Denhart who was elected to serve in that post.

We send best wishes to Lea Asbell-Swanger, Mitch Hefter, Jean Montgomery, and Richard Pilbrow as they complete their terms as Directors at Large on June 30.

Mr. Teague is not going far, since he begins service as a Director at Large on July 1. Also beginning three-year terms are Leon Brauner, Richard Dunham, and Mike Murphy. Continuing as Directors at Large are Debra Krajac and Donna Ruzika.

There will be more about all these volunteers in future issues of Sightlines. Readers can find more about Sylvia Hillyard Pannell, incoming President, by reading this issue.

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Godwaldt Honored

Congratulations to Johan Godwaldt, technical director for State University of New York at Oswego who received a SUNY Chancellor's Award for excellence in professional service. Mr. Godwaldt is a strong supporter of USITT and the Upstate Regional Section.

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DMX 512 Makes Top 12

DMX 512 is in prestigious company. Architectural Lighting included it as part of the lead article "Technology Revolutions in Light" among the top 12 major items from 1932 to 1998. It noted "Controls: The DMX 512 protocol is first developed by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology as a means of controlling dimmers from consoles using a standard digital interface." Among the other "revolutionary" items noted were the first sodium lamps, and the first development of the LED.

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Rees Chairs Department

Steve Rees, well-known in USITT circles (especially Tech Expo) will chair the Department of Theatre and Dance at State University of New York at Fredonia starting next semester. He has been technical director and lighting designer for the department since joining the faculty in 1982.

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Rendez-vous Starts August 10

There is still time to sign up for the Toronto version of CITT/ICTS Rendez-Vous with four days of events centered around the theme "Enter: The Building." For more information, visit

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