Friday, September 25, 2009

Week 1 Announcements: September 28-October 4

Featured image: Production Coordinator Carrie Cox explains the Farmyard game to students, faculty and staff at last Friday's Welcome Picnic.

P.I.E. – Improvisational Ensemble
This fall Noelle Chun will once again be gathering interest and participation for creating a Improvisational Ensemble in the Tuesday and Thursday Rep. Slots. Throughout the quarter, this ensemble will be exploring ways of using improvisation in performance and as a cohesive group. There will be a number of informal showings during the quarter both on and off campus. The ensemble will be start on Tuesday, September 29 after auditions so that students can coordinate scheduling with the other pieces being cast. If you have any questions about the rep experience email Noelle at

OhioDance brings dance to the steps of the Ohio Statehouse
On October 23, dancers from Swing Columbus, Hathaway Brown’s Dance Program and Ft. Hayes Dance Ensemble will perform from noon-1pm on the West Plaza for 10-15 minutes each. Rain location will be inside the Senate Atrium. Swing Columbus performs high energy routines and improvised choreography based on the music and dance styles of the swing era (1920s-1940s). Hathaway Brown will perform part of a collaborative piece they created with OSU choreographer Lily Skove and dance their way across the steps of the Ohio Statehouse. Ft. Hayes will perform a dance based on a student's poem about empowering change.

The OSU Chorale is planning on performing a piece called Tango for Evora that would greatly enhanced by dancers. Seeking at least one couple to perform. The performances would be on Friday, October 30 for the annual Halloween concert and on Sunday, November 15 at 3pm for our fall quarter concert. Contact: Hilary Apfelstadt if interested at

2009 International Photography Competition Announced
All current students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars at OSU are invited to submit their photos to the 2009 International Photography Competition. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your original photographs from around the world! All entries must have been taken outside the U.S. and should be creative, original, and of high quality. A "Best of Show" will be selected, as well as 1st , 2nd and 3rd place awards in the following categories: People, Places, and Food. The winning photographs will be exhibited in Bricker Hall from November 16 through December 31. The deadline for entries is 5:00pm, Wednesday, October 16. Visit this website for the 2009 International Photography Competition Rules and Entry Form.

Dance on Camera
October 14, 2009
Selections from Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival 2009
October 28, 2009
OSUdance Alumni Dance for Camera works. Please see attached flyer for more details.

1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts
Call for Papers and Participation
. June 7-10, 2010 in Athens, Greece
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Fine Arts (such as Animation, Architecture, Art History, Art Education, Book Arts, Ceramics, Community Arts, Fashion Design, Fiber, Furniture/Woodworking, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Jewellery/Metal Arts, Media Arts, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Visual Studies, Writing and Literature, etc) and Performing Arts (such as music, drama, dance, etc). Panel organizers are encouraged to submit their proposals by inviting other scholars that do research in the area. For more information go to the conference website.

GA Position Available
The Digital Union is seeking a Graduate Research Assistant for 20 hours a week. Please see the attached for a brief job description. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “GRA application.” Hiring committee will select candidates for interviews by October 16, 2009.

Internships Available Now at Jacob's Pillow Dance
Fall, Winter, Spring 2009-2010
· Gain hands-on experience at an international arts organization
· Work side-by-side with professional staff
· Design the focus and length of your internship
· Work in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts

Internships available in:
· Archives/Preservation
· Artist Services/Operations
· Business
· Development
· Education
· General Management
· Graphic Design
· Marketing 
· Press

For information, application forms, and application instructions please go here.
Questions? Contact us:

OSU Department of Dance Repertory and Performance Information

Please see the attached document outlining the current schedule for 2009-2010 OSUdance Repertory opportunities. Please direct any questions or concerns to Michael Kelly Bruce at

QFIs 2009!
Friday, October 9 is the deadline to apply for the 2009 Autumn Quarterly Funding Initiative. To access info and forms please go here and look under "scholarships and grant information".
If after trying this you still have questions, talk to a member of the Scholarship Committee:
 Michael Kelly Bruce, chair; Sheila Marion, grad studies chair; Susan Hadley, 
undergraduate studies chair.
The dates posted on the web site might reflect last year's competition, but should be updated pretty soon.

Alexander Technique classes are being offered by Dale Beaver through the Department of Music this Quarter: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am, 11:30am-12:30pm, and 2:30-3:30pm in Mershon Auditorium 0304. If you have an interest or any questions about this course please contact Dale via email at

Explore Study Abroad Opportunities at OSUInterested in studying abroad, but not sure where to start? Explore all of your options during Study Abroad Week, October 5-9. Attend a Getting Started session to find out how to select the program that’s right for you, learn about scholarship opportunities and financing your program, and visit one on one with the experts on Program Exploration Day from 11am – 2pm, Friday, October 9 in Page Hall. You’ll discover the variety of programs available to meet your academic goals including, GEC requirements, language programs, service learning opportunities, internships, and so much more. Visit the OIA website for a complete schedule of events.

Helpful Resources for Graduate Teaching Associates

The Learning Technology center is currently offering several workshops on how to integrate technology such as Carmen into your curriculum. To learn more go to their website calendar.

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