Take note: Performance and Graduate Fellowship

Two important announcements from our partners over at Louisiana Tech University.

The first is from the Department of Theatre, with a press release announcing Proof, which opens tonight. Visit the Howard Auditorium Box Office for tickets. This is an award winning play, and I’m certain will be presented in a wonderful way by our university.

After the death of her brilliant mathematician father from a prolonged mental illness, Catherine struggles with her self-identity in a world where she fears her own level of genius could bring on the same tragic demise as her father.  As she struggles with this link between genius and madness, her own desire for success, and feelings for her father’s student Hal, she begins to wonder whether or not one can truly prove anything.

“Proof” is the winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play, the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 2001 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. The script was adapted into a film in 2005 starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gwyneth Paltrow.

This special cast includes three graduate students and a senior theatre major, and delves deep into the psychological issues of individuals who possess their own individual repressions, fixed ideas, fears, and in some cases mental illnesses.  We are excited to share with you this story of average people who do extraordinary things in their own worlds.

Performances are scheduled to run January 30th through February 2nd and February 5th through the 9th at 7:30pm in Stone Theatre, located in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts, on the corner of Adams Boulevard and West Arizona Avenue in Ruston, Louisiana.

The box office, located in the lobby of Howard Auditorium, is now open for general admission.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and continuing education with valid ID, $8 for children (under 14) and seniors (65 and older), and $7 per person for groups of ten or more.  Tickets can also be purchased online at www.latechuniversitytheatre.com/tickets.


Sarah Flanagan from Ellicottville, NY as Catherine; Aaron Anthon from Monroe, LA as Hal; Jake Guinn from Ruston, LA as Robert; and Molly Page from Tuscaloosa, AL as Claire; with Abbie Machowski, from Bossier, LA on flute.

Designers and Crew:

Directed by Associate Professor Paul B. Crook. Production Stage Manager is Payton Wilburn. Lighting Design by Steven Vick and Paula Rae Brown, Scenic Design by Rachael A. Pace, Properties Design by Kelsey T. Mardis, Costume Design by Destiny Garcia, Hair and Makeup Design by Alicia Goodman, and Sound Design by Jamie Robinson.

The second  is from the School of Art, concerning a Graduate Fellowship. This is a wonderful opportunity, and is interdisciplinary in its merging of the arts and sciences. This deadline is Friday, so don’t delay!

To promote broad interdisciplinary collaboration of science and engineering with art at Louisiana Tech
To stimulate productivity by broadening the understanding of the interactions of technology, art, and society
To initiate joint projects and programs through creative output, and
To inspire breakthrough science, art and technology enterprises
Eligibility: Artist/designer interested in technologies through artistic and scientific investigations holding a bachelor’s degree.
Fellowship Duration: Three years (September 2012 – May 2016).
The Graduate Fellow will receive $15,000 per year and a full tuition waiver for 3 years.
Fellow Expectations:
Create interdisciplinary work outside the field of art
Work in collaboration towards business and commercialization utilizing technology within contemporary art
Attending meetings and presentations, including laboratory group meetings, as invited and as scheduled by the College of Engineering and Science
Donate one piece of art per year to the College of Engineering and Science
Fellow Benefits:
Travel support ($1500/year) and supplies as needed from the College of Liberal Arts
Supplies and materials ($1500/year) to make necessary art from the College of Engineering and Science
Supplies and materials ($750/year) to make necessary art from the School of Art
Access to facility, faculty and administrative support in University Hall
Application Requirements:
(1) The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, and the minimum GPA to be considered for admission, on a 4.0 system will be 3.25 on all work attempted.
(2) A GRE score of 1,000 or better with an emphasis on Verbal with a minimum score of 600.
(3) An application to Graduate Fellows Program, which will include a section requiring a statement as to why the applicant is interested in graduate study and why the applicant feels he/she merits consideration for the Fellows program.
(4) A minimum of three and a maximum of five recommendations, using our standardized recommendation form.
(5) A descriptive listing of the visual portfolio, designating areas of emphasis or major.
(6) An artist statement, which discusses the applicant’s artistic concerns in one page.
We stress in our portfolio requirement that the visual submissions be comprehensive in scope and clear in presentation.
Submission deadline: February 1, 2013.
Applications are accepted on line at https://artlatech.slideroom.com/ for the School of Art component and https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=latech-g for the Graduate School forms. Please indicate in your cover letter that you wish to apply for the Board of Regents Graduate Fellowship.
Questions: Contact – Marie Bukowski – bukowski@latech.edu

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