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Virginia Tech Tragedy Touches All

The tragic events on the Virginia Tech campus April 16 have had a terrible impact on those on university campuses, in schools, in businesses all across America. The performing arts community is much too intertwined for such senseless acts of violence not to have touched us all.

While we rejoice in each contact that shows one of "our own" is safe, we still mourn the loss of any member of the academic community.

We salute the spirit shown on the Virginia Tech website "we are the Hokies, we will prevail."

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UC-San Diego Honored

In an April Sightlines article announcing the winners of the Prague Quadrennial 2007 awards for schools, the Southern California school receiving the honor was misidentified. University of California San Diego was selected for the award.

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Long's Designs Featured

William Ivey Long's costume design and sketches will be featured in an exhibit April 29 through October 17, 2007 at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The exhibition, "Between Taste and Travesty: Costume Designs by William Ivey Long," is the first featuring the creative genius of the four-time Tony Award winner and North Carolina native. It will fill Cameron Art Museum's 12,000-square foot galleries. Costumes, sketches, film clips, and accessories will be on display from shows such as The Producers, Hairspray, Nine, Crazy for You, and La Cage aux Folles. Some of the renowned individual costumes will include the Pearl Girls from The Producers, the Lace Body Suit from Nine, and the Yellow Dress from Contact.

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Dr. Rubin Featured

For those who missed it "Joel Rubin: A Life in the Theatre" was part of the February issue of Lighting & Sound America. The interview was written by Sonny Sonnenfeld, another industry veteran, and included Dr. Rubin's reflections and experiences, including his work to create USITT.

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Current President in Print

Sylvia Hillyard Pannell, USITT's current president, was interviewed for the March issue of Live Design. Ms. Pannell was featured in the issue which received extra distribution at USITT's Annual Conference & Stage Expo. The same issue also featured the 2007 winner of the USITT Rising Star award sponsored by LDI2007/Live Design.

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Goodbye Carrie

People calling the USITT Office will miss talking to Carrie Boyce, who has been answering the telephone along with her other duties for more than a year. We wish her well in her next endeavor.

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