Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Chicago police were called in to help capture the animal. Officers escorted it to a horse carrier.
The Noble Horse Theater is a local riding hall that dates back to the 1870's."
Well, some folks called it 'Pay What You Can' or 'Pick Your Price' and one newspaper came up with 'Pay As You Go', which sounds like a whole other bizarre and interesting idea. (Pay $X for the first act, if you like it, pay $X more for the second act.) Anyway..."
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Ikea Wood Bookshelves ($125 for all):
($40 a piece) 2 bookshelves @ 3’3” X 6’10”
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($40) 1 bookshelf @ 3’3” X 6’10” w/ 2 drawers and two doors
($15) Dark wood Corner TV stand
($10) Dark Wood Side Table on Wheels
Foam Core ($25 for all or $5 a sheet $6.50 at artist & craftsman)
3 black @ 30”X40”
3 white @ 30”X40”
Bristol Pads ($5 a piece $6.50@ art store)
4 bristol plate @ 11”X14”
3 brisol vellum @ 11”X14”
Sketchbooks ($5 a piece)
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($25) Cut Foam Core Sheets (large Bin)
($25) Basswood, Balsa Wood, and Metal Rods (assorted sizes, full 3” di drafting tube)
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Today (4/28): Finance & Infrastructure, 6-8 p.m. in Rangos 3, UC.
Tuesday (4/29): General Discussion (all six pillars of the strategic plan), Noon-1:30 p.m. in Rangos 2, UC.
Wednesday (4/30): Research, 10-11:30 a.m., Dowd Room, UC.
Wednesday (4/30): Education & Student Life, 5-6:30 p.m., Adamson Wing, BH 136A
Additional meetings, copies of the current committee drafts, and other details are available at: http://www.cmu.edu/strategic-plan/
Migliozzi, of Churchill, was cast as Mrs. Potts in the high school's production of 'Beauty and the Beast' that ran through Saturday."
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking a Stage Supervisor for the 2008 summer season. Under the direct supervision of the Technical Director, responsibilities include: maintenance and running of all Festival productions, training and supervision of running crews, operating flying and moving scenery, working in the scene shop as needed, loading in, changing over and striking all Festival productions as assigned, maintaining equipment and facilities as needed, following all Festival safety protocols as required, participating in Festival learning environment for interns and apprentices, and other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have a BFA Degree and prior professional experience as a Stage Carpenter. Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com with subject heading of STAGE SUPERVISOR SEARCH.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking an Assistant Costume Shop Manager for the 2008 summer season. Under the direct supervision of the Costume Shop Manager, responsibilities include: assist with the management and supervision of the costume shop, its staff, interns and apprentices working in the shop on all costume needs, including ordering supplies, fittings, maintaining budgets, draping and working with the guest designers to ensure that their designs are accomplished successfully, for all WTF productions, following safety protocols. Assist with the set up and strike of the shop and assist in providing WTF with a departmental bible at the close of the season. Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading of COSTUME SHOP SEARCH.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking a Lead Carpenter for the 2008 summer season. Under the direct supervision of the Technical Director and Production Manager, you will assist in the construction of scenery for all WTF productions, and participate in changeovers, following all WTF's safety protocols. You will provide instruction to interns and apprentices. You will maintain equipment and assist with the set-up and strike of the scene shop. Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com with subject heading of CARPENTER SEARCH.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival is seeking an Assistant Technical Director for the 2008 summer season. Under the direct supervision of the Technical Director and Production Manager, you will be responsible for assisting with the technical drafting for the Festival, implementing technical aspects of the Designers' drawings to ensure that designs are realized successfully, helping supervise load-ins and any construction, as necessary. You will help establish safe working procedures in the shop and in the theatres. You will assist with the set-up and strike of the scene shop, coordinate supply ordering with the TD. Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading of ATD SEARCH.
AUO will present a great variety of music including: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Copland's Red Pony Film Suite, Jule Styne's Overture to Gypsy, and more! Plus, the premier of STRING THEORY, AUO's new Chamber Orchestra, performing Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture and Britten's Simple Symphony.
The All University Orchestra, in its 10th year, is open to all members of the Carnegie Mellon University community. Currently, AUO is made up of over 80 members representing all 7 colleges, and 45 majors - all dedicated to making music an important part of their CMU experience. For the past 6 years, AUO has been under the baton of Maria Sensi Sellner.
We would be honored if you could come support all of our dedicated members and enjoy an evening of great music. Admission is free! (visit AUO on the web: www.andrew.cmu.edu/~auo)
Please come support the cast and the senior class!
Nancy Galbraith Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble & Cellofourte
Sunday April 27 2008, 7 p.m.
Kresge Recital Hall
Stephen Schultz, director for more information visit link: http://music.web.cmu.edu/index.php?sub_page=events
MAY 2 - MAY 18, 2008 MAYDAY! BFA SENIOR EXHIBITION 2008
Opening reception: MAY 2, 6-8PM
For more information visit link: http://artschool.cfa.cmu.edu:16080/~miller/exhibitions/
Free Bus Ride To Philharmonic Concert ______________________________________
Anyone with a Carnegie Mellon i.d. can take a free bus ride to the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic performance at 8 p.m., April 29 at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This offer includes a free ticket to the concert!
Hurry and reserve your place today, e-mail email@example.com for your spot.
The bus departs at the University Center turnaround at 12:30 p.m.
They will play works by Edgard Varse (Arcana) and Giacinto Scelsi (Quattro Pezzi), as well as the Stravinsky favorite, "The Rite of Spring."
The School of Drama continues Commedia Dell Arte.
Servant of Two Masters
5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24 on Carnegie Mellons Cut, near the tennis courts
Performances at the SouthSide Works: Scapino
5:30 p.m., Friday, April 25, and Saturday April 26
Servant of Two Masters
1 p.m., Saturday, April 26
Campus Events ______________________________________________________________
CIT, EPP To Host Media Panel About Politics, Public Policy Issues
Carnegie Mellons College of Engineering and its Department of Engineering and Public Policy will host the first in a series of panel discussions, dubbed The Fourth Estate, about how the news media cover politics and impact critical public policy issues from the economy to healthcare and clean air.
The panel discussion will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 23 in the Singleton Room of the Roberts Hall of Engineering.
Jon Peha, a professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, will moderate an expert panel that includes: David Biello, an associate editor of Scientific American; Jon Delano, political editor at KDKA-TV; Doug Heuck, editor and publisher of The Pittsburgh Quarterly; and Tim Hayes, a freelance reporter for TEQ Magazine.
PGH events _________________________________________________________________
Gift To America: SEE THE MURALS, HEAR THE STORY
In celebration of Pittsburghs 250th anniversary, actors and theatrical lighting will bring the murals of Maxo Vanka to life in the play Gift To America, which will run at 8:30 p.m., May 7-10 at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale. The play is written, acted (in part), directed, lit and supported by faculty and alumni of The College of Fine Arts faculty.
The one-hour play is a conversation about the murals among Vanka and Father Albert Zagar, the priest who commissioned the murals, and two female characters. The dramatic reading, which will be accompanied by Tamburitzan music, is scripted by Carnegie Mellon University Professor Emeritus of English David Demarest, and was originally staged in 1981. Described by Time magazine as one of the few distinguished sets of murals in the U.S., the murals depict the ravages of war and the sacrifices of immigrant workers in early 20th century industrial America. They also honor the congregations Croatian heritage and Christian faith. Vanka had recently immigrated when he began to paint the murals in 1937, and called them his gift to America.
The vivid imagery depicted on the walls and ceilings of the Millvale church reveal a passion that is universal and uniquely Croatian. After seeing the murals, Talking Heads rock musician David Byrne of the group The Talking Heads called Vanka the Diego Rivera of Pittsburgh.
The Society to Preserve The Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka is staging the play, and hopes to raise greater awareness of the paintings. The performance will launch a campaign to fund the illumination, restoration and preservation of the murals.
Tickets are $10 and will be available before performances at the church, which is in Millvale off of Route 28. For more information, call Diane Novosel at 724-845-2907.
Check out their website if you are interested and see below.
“The struggle of one-sixth of humanity for dignity and prosperity seems to me a drama of the highest order and of great consequence for the future of the world. It has meaning for all of humanity and sheds new light on the future of liberalism in the world.” – Gurcharan Das in
Weekend Intensive Course!
3 units ; W
Dates: Oct 31- Nov 2
As a rising state in the world economy,
At the end of the course, the students will have a general understanding of the issues and factors in industry, innovation and education that define
Through the paper, students will explore one of these aspects or interaction between relevant factors in depth.
The course will explore questions such as:
o To what extent has
o Are the industrialized countries losing their monopoly on innovation?
o What are the major impediments to
o How are the relevant policy debates shaped in
o What does the economic growth mean for:
o An economically well-off American citizen? An American of lower economic status?
o An affluent Indian citizen? A poor Indian citizen?
o What are the current and future challenges of multinational firms in developing countries and what needs to happen to move towards the path of overcoming these?
The course will open with a keynote lecture on Friday evening. This will be followed by 3 or 4 two- hour instructional lectures on Saturday on the various themes by experts in the fields. Sunday morning will be a panel discussion by these speakers on future challenges, and some possible projections/ recommendations.
We will have a one hour Harry S. Truman Scholarship info session on April 30th at 4:30. We will begin promptly at 4:30, beginning with instructions and guidelines regarding the policy statement for the Truman application.
If you are receiving this award and info session announcement for the first time, a short description and url for this nationally prestigious award are at the end of this message.
Several items at this point:
1) Please RSVP to me firstname.lastname@example.org. If you intend to enter the upcoming Truman Scholarship competition, we expect you to attend this April 30th info session -- contact me if there's a problem.
2) Please refer to the list below as a reminder of what to prepare/bring to the info session.
3) If any of your peers are interested in the Truman scholarship, they are welcome to attend, but they should contact me directly asap.
4) Location of the info session TBA.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO THE TRUMAN INFO SESSION -- APRIL 30th at 4:30
> 1) your knowledge of the Truman website - http://www.truman.gov/
> 2) list of people you plan on asking for recommendation letters (three
> kinds of letters required, see website)
> 3) topic(s) for your policy statement
> 4) abstract of why you are pursuing the Truman (only several sentences long)
> 5) statement about how you envision being a change agent (again, no more
> than a paragraph)
> 6) updated resume
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Must be a junior, U.S. citizen, interested in a career in the public sector. Funding is for graduate or professional schools in the United States or foreign countries. Winners receive up to $30,000 for 2-3 years of graduate study. Each institution may nominate up to four students.
Notification of Application Intention: immediately
Campus Deadline: November 20, 2008
Foundation Deadline: TBA (beginning of February), 2009
Campus Representative: Judy Zang (8x1969) or Stephanie Wallach (8x5702)
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The cast will have 96 members drawn from 14 Westmoreland County school districts as well as Catholic schools and home-schooled students."
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Or the oil painting entitled “What Happened to You Steve?”
Or “Cloak” made from acrylic, modeling paste, wooden disk, straw, plaster and dirt. There’s a “Where My Parents Used to Drink” photograph and artwork made of mixed medium called “12 Steps to Flat Abs: The Massacre.”
And there you have a sampling of Lawrenceville's Art All Night, a 24-hour arts marathon that’s as serious about art as it about fun. Organizers say this year’s all-night arts show – which takes place April 26-27 – will be bigger, better and greener than ever."
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Whichever platform they are comfortable with right now. It is necessary to have Word, excel and maybe even PowerPoint for classes. I have a PC and Mac so I have choices. PC is my main platform and I have no problems with it when doing assignments.I worried about this myself before coming here, but what I have learned is that it really doesn't matter, and go with what you are comfortable with/ what you know. That being said, I like my mac. If you plan on using CAD, then you need an intel processor mac so that you can boot in windows when it comes time to open AutoCAD. Otherwise, you can find most applications will work for either platform. If you also CAD a lot, then don't worry about weight, get a large screen so you don't kill your eyes.
There is little need for a certain computer, just as long as you can get work done on it and you feel comfortable using it. Some programs are native/only run on certain operating systems, so that may be a reason to go with that system, AutoCAD is a good example. We have access to different platforms through the many clusters on campus as well.
I've been very happy with a macbook pro 15.4" running both Mac OS and Windows XP. It allows me to run any program I need for any class at a reasonable speed, including CAD with 3D and Pro Tools. I would suggest that new students try to get a warranty that will last for their time at CMU, because many of us don't have money to replace it during college.If they plan on being PTM students I would suggest a windows laptop of some sort. Specifically for SM/PM students they should have a full Microsoft Office package which includes publisher. A lot of drama students have Dell's from the Inspiron series. If they get a Dell they should get the 3 year gold package insurance, I have it and it's been really easy to have any problems fixed.
PCIf they are PTM kids, looking to do Production/Stage Management, I found it difficult to use Microsoft on PCs while at school and then do the homework on my Mac...The interface is not, in fact, exactly the same, and I mostly did all my work at school. It was just too difficult.
Go with something dependable with a lot of ram, otherwise, any type of visualization software freezes up. I liked my Acer, but it seems to have had a short life. Anything you do for production management needs to be done on a PC because Mac's version of office does not work for what David has us do. IBM laptops seem to last without to much maintenance.
I have a Macbook that runs 64 bit XP.Go for a laptop over a desktop.
Pro: you have both, and it's really sexy.
Con: Windows programs are a little slower due to virtualization, but lag isn't that bad. If I'm doing something that needs a lot of resources, I reboot as XP.
This computer is awesome if you're like me and do both design and PTM (and pretty awesome if you have no idea what you'll be doing for the rest of your stay at CMU).
Tell them that a copy of Windows at the computer store costs like 15 dollars (or something ridiculously cheap), so they don't need to worry about the cost of the second OS.
Get on that is as small as you can deal with. Its so much easier to be able to have your computer available to use at school rather than having to use the cluster and you dont realize until you have carried around a computer for 4 years that 12'' is so much lighter than 14''.
(i would even say get a tiny 10'' laptop to carry and have a bigger keyboard and monitor in your room you can use.
Also go for the better battery, outlets are hard to come by in some classrooms and it sucks to have your computer die on you.
As for Mac vs. PC i would say a PC is better. Main reason AutoCad is not a mac based program and you will use AutoCad (but that only applies to DPs), there are other programs i have come across in the PTM world (calendar creator) that are only PC and I remember Jessika had tons of problems with excel transferring files from her mac to a pc (getpiviot data is hard enough to learn without something happening b/c your on a mac and david holcomb has a pc).
however, my next computer is going to be a mac over a pc, just becuase macs dont breakdown as much and there are lots of apple stores i can go to if something breaks and i have yet to find a dell or hp store and it sucks talking to people in India for 3 hours when you need to get your computer fixed.
and CMU is more of a mac campus.
but the only way i would get a mac over a PC is if it had windows on it.
so my final say is, if you can afford it get a mac with windows on it.
if not, get a PC and make sure it had a long lasting battery and its very light.
and dont get vista, you cannot print to trogdor or edit the ptm webpage on a vista computer.
also if you have a choice between something like a dell or some weird brand like segar, dont go for the weird brand, even if it is cheaper, no one will be able to help you fix it (i know from experience).
oh and tell them to get an external hard drive and to always back up your files.
A word on form factor:Laptop for sure is a must have. PC vs Mac is kinda irrelevant but I lean in favor of macs. Speed isn't an issue until you get to CAD 3D or Vectorworks Rendering, but small is nice to carry around on campus. I have a desktop also so that I can be more flexible and use less wireless bandwidth.
13.3" or 14" widescreen is a great form factor for a laptop. I find mine easily portable but big enough for most tasks. I have a pc but Apple also makes a couple in that size now too. They are a good compromise of size and processing power.
If I were to do it again now I would get a simple and cheap ultra portable laptop with a small solid state hard drive for internet and word processing. Then I would have a more powerful desktop to leave at home to run more resource intensive programs on.
Purchase an apple computer. Runs faster, less susceptible to virus's. They also hold up well to being dropped several times (I would know).Many people in drama have macs, I cannot speak for all of them, but I found the operating system to be smoother and Macs to be generally easier computers to use. For years there was a bog debate about macs and PCs for compatibility issues, recently, since 2006 this has been less of a problem due to the integration of intel processors into the full line of Macintosh computers. The campus computer store sells copies of Windows XP professional for $15 which will let students run boot camp on their macs and have a fully functional windows machine alongside their mac. Of course if there is no need for the macintosh side of the computer then students would be better off going with the PC option. The whole platform debate really comes down to what is comfortable for the user and what they are used to.
Apple has good customer service, if theirs a problem you can speak to someone in plain English and have it fixed very quickly.
You can even install windows and run AutoCAD and the like. Its like having both operating systems in one.
Laptops are a good idea, not that they would be used in all classes, but the ability to be portable when necessary is very nice. Just make sure that whatever computer you bring to drama is robust enough to handle very frequent use.
As far as software:
Microsoft office for sure
Autocad if you want to for class
Sound editing software is really nice (free from joe pino, i can't remember the url)
Photoshop or equivalent is nice as well
As far as my personal solution:
At home (in my dorm) I have a 24" Intel iMac with a 2.8 Ghz Core 2 duo processor, 2 GB of ram, and 500 GB of hard drive space
in addition I carry my 15" Powerbook G4, still a useful machine even though it is almost 3 years old, (Note: I bought this computer new back in high school and have just kept using it, I would only have one computer if it was not for this older machine and i would not necessarily by two new computers to come to college)
This has worked very well for me, I have had no problem making things work between platforms or integrating anything into the schools network.
It's a grown-up version of the classic playground game that forces the up-and-coming opera stars to think on their feet and react quickly to fellow performers."
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
He didn't have to go to work -- his play 'Macbeth' was closed for the night. And Stewart, who has earned raves playing the doomed Scottish king, had not made any other plans."
He has already directed Lindsay-Abaire's 'Kimberly Akimbo' at TheaterWorks Hartford in Connecticut and his 'Wonder of the World' at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass."