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Section Offers Award, Activities

The last quarter of 2009 has been busy for the Desert State Regional Section. In October there was a great workshop for students, How to Market Yourself. The presenters represented a cross section from the community of educators and professionals. Rebecca Marks shared her experiences as a recent college graduate and what tools she has used to obtain employment. The board thanked Scottsdale Community College and everyone who made this event possible.

There is still time for students to enter the Student Award Program. This award is given for excellence in design, technical production and stage management. Each recipient will be given a full conference pass to the 2010 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri and a National Student Membership for one year. For additional information, including submission address and details, go to The deadline is December 11.

Desert State is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Join the annual meeting at Horizon High School, 5601 E. Greenway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254, on Monday, January 18. There will be several new things this year. The sessions will consist of discussions, lectures, and hands-on workshops. Bruce Brockman, Past President of USITT, will give the keynote. To cover material cost, there will be a nominal fee for some workshops, and advance registration is required. Workshop topics include How to Tape a Floor, How to Make Your Own Gel, Working with Foss Shape, Draping, Wig Making, and Mic Placement. For more information and to register, visit the new website.

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Ohio Valley Issues Challenge

Winners of the Ohio Valley Regional Section Tech Olympics are already gearing up for a run at the title at the 50th Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Kansas City, Missouri.

The group, from Otterbein College, sent a note to the USITT Office in Syracuse expressing their appreciation for the support provided for the recent Ohio Valley event, but noting that they plan to be in Kansas City and are looking forward to the competition.

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