The new program name is the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program​The Old Globe and University of San Diego have renamed their program to the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program to honor the generosity of Donald and Darlene Shiley who established a generous endowment that allows students to attend tuition-free. In 2010, they also gave a substantial gift to endow the Craig Noel Distinguished Professorship in Graduate Theater, in honor of the Old Globe’s founding director.

Read more: Old Globe and University of San Diego Rename MFA in Theatre to Honor Shileys

The awards will take place June 27 in Broadway’s Minskoff theatre.

Read more: Dates for 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Awards Announced

Braden Auditorium boasts a new sound reinforcement system featuring left-right line arrays – eight EAW KF740 per side – with a center cluster of four EAW SB1001 subwoofers. Illinois State University commissioned EAW KF740 Line Arrays for installation in its Braden Auditorium inside the university's Bone Student Center.

Read more: Illinois State University Audio System Upgraded with EAW Line Arrays

UNCSA logoMichael J. Kelley, senior producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, has been announced as the new Dean of Design and Production (D&P) at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

Read more: Michael J. Kelley Appointed Dean of Design and Production at UNC School of the Arts

ArKaos Pro MediaMaster at work on Ohio University Commencement CeremoniesJeremy Schaffer, Associate Director of Operations and Production for Event Services at Ohio University, credited ArKaos' MediaMaster Pro as both versatile and user friendly for a variety of events staged on campus. The technology supports productions staged at the school's Baker University Center.

Read more: Ohio University Gets Visual Assist with ArKaos MediaMaster Pro

Jeanette Farmer (L) and Brackley Frayer (R)The University of Nevada Las Vegas named Philips Entertainment a partner in its Educational Outreach and Sponsorship Program. Philips Entertainment donated Vari-Lite VL3015 Spot, VLX Wash and VL770 Spot fixtures along with Showline SL NITRO 510 LED strobes and a Philips Strand Lighting NEO console to UNLV. Pictured here are LD Jeanette Farmer and Brackley Frayer, Chair and Executive Director of the UNLV Department of Theatre and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Read more: UNLV Selects Philips Entertainment for Educational Outreach Sponsorship

Steven Lavine & Janet Sternburg (c) Christine N. Ziemba CalArts announced that its current President, Steven D. Lavine, is to step down in the spring of 2017 after a 29-year tenure. Lavine and his wife, Janet Sternburg, are pictured here. The announcement, made nearly two years prior to Lavine's departure, gives two full academic years for Lavine to focus on key initiatives that will serve as the capstone to his CalArts career.

Read more: CalArts President to Step Down as of Spring 2017

LiNK/SETC logoUSITT and SETC will hold the second LiNK grad school recruiting event in Atlanta November 13-15, 2015.

Read more: LiNK Recruiting Event to be Held in Atlanta This November

The Electra Projact, directed by Mihai Maniutiu (c) Josheph ForehandThe JEM Glaciator X-Stream fogger at UC Irvine's Clarire Trevor School of the Arts was bolstered with a Martin Professional JEM Ready 365 Hazer, loaned for a recent production of The Electra Project in order to provide dramatic effects with a minimal set. 

Read more: Martin Professional JEM Hazer Loaned to UC Irvine for "Electra Project"

Cedar Valley College’s recording and mixing studio, featuring an arsenal of Focusrite RedNet interfaces. Photo courtesy of Steve Browne/Cedar Valley College. © 2015.Cedar Valley College recently installed a Focusrite RedNet networked multi-channel audio network from its theatre to its recording and mixing studio.

Read more: Focusrite RedNet Installed at Cedar Valley College

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