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Upstate New York to Kick Off Season

September 16 will see the fall kick-off to the theatre season in the Upstate New York region on the campus of SUNY Geneseo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to workshops and demonstrations, there will be a focus on preparing portfolios and resumes for the January job fair. There will be ample opportunities for students, faculty, and professionals to meet and compare tips, tricks, and products.

An Upstate New York Regional Section meeting to review the draft by-laws is scheduled for midday. For further details or directions to the campus contact Johnnie Ferrell, SUNY Geneseo's Light and Sound Designer,

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News from Ohio Valley

Penn State to Host Conference

Penn State University will host the Fall Ohio Valley Regional Section Conference on Saturday, October 28. This is a new initiative by the Section's board to expand the scope of membership and programming to include active USITT members in Pennsylvania.

Penn State will host the conference with students, staff, and faculty. The university boasts the largest Student Chapter of USITT in the nation. Penn State has excellent campus facilities and an off-campus public theatre in downtown (left) University Park. Chuck Hatcher, section Vice Chair of Programs, and Jenny Kenyon and Ronda Craig, of Penn State, are putting the finishing touches on programming and facility tours for the day-long event. Conference mailings will go out in early September. Watch the web site for details:

OV Announces Election Results
At the recent July meeting of the Ohio Valley board, the spring election results were confirmed and the new board was introduced. Re-elected for another term were James Hill as Chair, Chuck Hatcher as Vice-Chair of Programs, John Seaman as Treasurer, and Matthew P. Benjamin, Gina Neuerer, Kristine Kearney, and David C. Glowacki as Directors at Large. Eric Rouse, technical director at Penn State University, has agreed to serve as chair of a standing committee for the Eastern Territory of the Ohio Valley.

By-Law Changes Posted
In late August, Ohio Valley Section members can read the proposed changes to the by-laws for the section. Changes made are primarily directed at: clarifying how the section conducts its business; allowing and describing how electronic business of the board can be conducted; and creating a gender neutral set of by-laws. The by-laws must be posted for at least 30 days for member review. However, a vote for approval of the new by-laws will be taken during the section meeting at this Fall's Section Conference being held at Penn State University on Saturday, October 28, 2006.

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Chesapeake Section Plans EXPO 2006

The Chesapeake Section will hold its EXPO 2006 on Saturday, September 16 on the campus of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. This year's EXPO promises to be an especially eventful day of workshops on lighting, scene painting, costuming, stage management and designing, and a set of "professional track" workshops. On Friday, September 15, Chesapeake Section will present its fifth Theater Symposium. Registration and additional information is available at the Section web site,

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Southern California Plans Barbecue

Plans are underway for the Southern California Regional Section Annual Barbecue beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 23 sponsored by Rose Brand. Rosco Laboratories will do a lighting effects interactive demonstration, ETC will show the new wide angle lens for Source 4s, and Debbie's Book will be available. For more information, visit, or RSVP to Sue Brandt, Section Chair at

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