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SE Master Classes in September

The USITT Southeast Regional Section will hold its Fall 2008 Master Classes September 25 to 27. The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Alabama will be host of the classes on the campus in Tuscaloosa.

More information will be posted on the Section's website in the coming months. Until then, potential participants are encouraged to save the date.

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Ohio Valley Plans OSHA Class

On June 12 and 13 the Ohio Valley Regional Section will sponsor a Professional Development Workshop: Safety Training for Theatre Artists and Technicians. This training event will be held on the campus of Otterbein College in Westville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Sessions will be held in Roush Hall Room 114. Thursday's sessions begin at 1 p.m. and Friday's session ends at 5 p.m. Fees for the professional development workshop are $75 for Ohio-Valley members and $100 for non-members.

USITT member and OSHA-Authorized trainer David Glowacki will lead the two-day event. Participants who attend the full 10-hours of the training will receive a Certificate of Completion. The sessions are geared to theatre artists and technicians in the Ohio Valley region. Applications will be available on the section's website,

The OSHA 10-hour General Industry Outreach Training program is intended to provide a variety of training on General Industry safety and health, and is appropriate for both entry-level and experienced members of the workforce. Topics covered will include: Introduction to OSHA, Walking and Working Surfaces, Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, Fire Protection, Electrical Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication, Fall Protection, Blood-borne Pathogens, and an Introduction to Industrial Hygiene.

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Desert State Prepares for Election

The Desert State Regional Section has developed a slate of candidates for the upcoming election of board and officers. Section members are urged to be sure their dues are paid up so they will be able to vote!

The section has confirmed Bill Sapsis to present a one day "Counter-weight Rigging Seminar" on June 23rd 2008 at Scottsdale Community College. Check, as details on cost will be posted before or by May 1.

The annual board retreat will be August 16 and is being hosted by Northern Arizona University's Theatre Dept. The section is working on details for several workshops to be held at the same time. Gail Wolfenden-Steib will present "Silkscreen Stencils for Props and Costumes" and "Foss Shapes" with Cat Dragon sharing her expertise using a fun and very useful product.

The section is also in discussions to present an entertainment electrician's workshop. Details will be posted on the website as they become available.

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New York Area to Meet

The New York Area Regional Section of USITT will hold its annual meeting on May 8, 2008 at the offices of the Theatrical Wardrobe Union, 545 W. 45th Street (between 10th and 11th Ave.) at 5:30 p.m.

All members of the section, and those interested in its activities, are invited to attend. Section leadership has asked that RSVP be sent to Section Chair Jim Streeter as soon as possible to assist in obtaining an estimate of those who will be attending.

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