March 2011 Issue   

Late Night Musings from the Chair


• Visual Imagery: A Ghost of James Dean, James Dean
Call for Papers- CSA
Resources from Regional Vendors
Scholarship Awards



  • Schuler Shook
Gopher Stage Lighting
  • Contributing, Sustaining & Organizational Members


Section Notices

  • Meeting at National Conference in Charlotte
• Scholarship Awards

• NBS Fall Meeting Minutes

  • Time to Renew Your Membership


Who's Minding the Store?


Resources & Info

  • Member Renewal Form
  • Mission & Information


Scholarship Awards:

2011 National USITT Conference & Stage Expo usittconf


Prague Quadrennial of Performance pqsmcopyDesign and Space.

As one of the members of our scholarship reading committee commented, “Let’s give them all money!” Ah, if only we could.

First I have to say ‘thank you’ to USITT, all of our NBS members, SECOA, and Stage Technology for making these scholarships possible. Without the membership and corporate sponsorship we would not be able to offer the number of scholarships that we do and in an amount to truly help offset the expenditures of travelling to the annual conference.

Secondly I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our scholarship reading committee – Corey Shelsta, Mickey Henry, Mike Messer, Ricky Greenwell, and Terena Wilkens – for taking the time to review all of the scholarship applications and accomplish the difficult task of selecting the ones to receive scholarships.

Thirdly I would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of the students that applied for USITT-NBS Scholarships. The opportunity to attend the annual conference is a wonderful one and we certainly wish that we could offer more money and more scholarships to help cover the expenses involved, especially in the years when the annual conference is so far away.

Lastly I would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of the faculty/staff that encouraged their students to apply for the scholarships. Thank you for recognizing the value in student attendance of the annual conference and offering guidance to your students to help them get there.
The winners of the 2010-11 USITT-NBS Scholarships to attend the 2011 USITT Conference are:

The SECOA Scholarship (2)
Robert Jensen, University of Minnesota
Philip Jorgensen, Saint John’s University

The Stage Technology Scholarship
Mandy Kay Heath, University of Northern Iowa

The USITT NBS Scholarship
Kristin Harsma, Minnesota State University Mankato

The NBS “Doughnut” Scholarship
Kristin (Kiki) Mead, Gustavus Adolphus College

Additionally the Northern Boundary Section of USITT is offering a scholarship in support of a student’s attendance of the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. The winner of that scholarship is:

Amanda Wambach, University of Minnesota