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Prof. Daniel Patterson of Theatre and Dance attended the annual conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education in Washington DC Aug 1-5. Prof. Patterson performed the role of Stash in the play Soft Shoulders by Nils Johnson as part of ATHE’s New Play Development focus group. On a further note, Prof. Patterson has been asked to take the position of Producer for the David Mark Cohen National Prize for Playwriting. The David Mark Cohen prize is a joint venture of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and ATHE. It is a national contest and the winner is chosen from among entries submitted from each of the eight KCACTF Regions in the United States. It is performed annually at the ATHE Conference.

Christopher Swist, Music, will perform a Marimba Recital Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, as part of the museum’s second Sunday series. Swist composes marimba literature, chamber music, orchestral works and electronic constructions in a variety of genres that explore both the traditional and the experimental.

Peggy Richmond, director of Admissions, served as a faculty member at the 37th annual Summer Institute of the National Association for College Admissions Counselors, July 23 - 26. The program is designed to provide training, mentoring, and networking opportunities for secondary school counselors and college admissions counselors with less than two years of experience in the field. Held on the campus of Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Summer Institute welcomed approximately 140 participants to the program this year.

Associate Professor of English Brinda Charry has been awarded a research fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. The Folger awards this competitive grant each year to Renaissance studies scholars. Dr. Charry will spend three months in the Folger archives researching eunuch slaves in the Renaissance period and their representation in early modern English drama.

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