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Late Night Musings

by Todd Reemtsma, NBS Section Chairperson

Ou sont les neiges?
“Where are the snows?”  Can you name the play that contains that line?  I believe that for most us the answer is frankly I don’t care where the snow is.  The bigger question is where is the warm weather? We’ve had a few Toddglimpses of spring, but when will it be here to stay. All too soon many of us will be headed to summer stock, summer vacations, and other warm weather activities and our selective memories will delete all recollections of this past arctic winter.
Hopefully it will not delete our memories of another fine showing of USITT-NBS members at the USITT Annual Conference in Fort Worth a little more than a month ago!  Thank you to everyone who attended and for your contributions to the meeting.  Let’s not forget about our discussions to reach out to the emerging professionals in our section and figure out ways that we can serve them better.  I’d like to offer another congratulation to our scholarship winners – we look forward to reading your articles about your experiences at the USITT Annual Conference.  For those of you who will be returning to school next year, it’s never too early to start thinking about scholarship applications for 2014-15 and attending the 2015 USITT Annual Conference in Cincinnati. 
And it’s also not too early to start thinking about the 2014 USITT-NBS Fall Conference.  A great big ‘thank you’ to Anoka-Ramsey Community College for stepping forward to be our host this fall.  Please let Peter Lerohl, Sr. Vice Chair for Programs, or any of the other board members know if there is a topic you would like to present, see presented, or if there is a presenter that you would like to suggest.
I wish you the best for the summer whatever your plans might be and I look forward to a gathering with the USITT-NBS Board at some point to discuss our plans for 2014-15. If there are ideas that you have for activities or guest speakers, please pass them along

If it’s not fun, why do it?
  - Ben & Jerry (of ice cream fame)