Friday, September 04, 2015

Week 3 Announcements: September 7-13

NEWS + UPDATES
Associate Professor, Director of Dance and Technology, Norah Zuniga Shaw was selected as a faculty planning leader for the Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme.  A group of five faculty members from various disciplines met over the summer to discuss goals of the initiative including deepening student engagement, and building intellectual community and collaboration among faculty.  Read the full article here.
Professor Shaw & faculty leaders in July 2015

GRAD NEWS
Research Commons: The first of several events in the semester, "Grants for Graduate Students: How to Successfully Apply for a CGS Grant" is scheduled for September 16 in Thompson Library.  For a full list of events, click here.

More job postings, university positions...

UNDERGRAD NEWS
Fall Undergraduate Research Student Poster Forum: The URO is seeking volunteers for various shifts on Thursday, September 17 in Thompson Library.  Email Helene Cweren for details.

Professional Headshot Photo Booth: Free professional headshots taken Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16 from 12-3pm outside the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union.  Information.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Undergraduate Research Scholarships: The application deadline is September 21, 2015.  This scholarship ranges from $500-$6,000 in the autumn semester.  Information.

See more funding opportunities...

HEALTH + WELLNESS
Learn more about the Program for Performing Arts Medicine and schedule an appointment here.

ALUMS & IMPORTANT FIGURES
Andrea E. Woods Valdés: OSU MFA Alum, former Bill T. Jones dancer and current Associate Professor of Dance at Duke University penned a recently published essay, Body Wisdom and Life Lessons.  Read the full article here.

Remembering Blondell Cummings: The Danspace Project takes a moment to honor dancer and choreographer, Blondell Cummings, an "angel, muse, spirit out of time." Read the New York Times obituary here.

SEE ART


The Dream Dancer (and Other Hysterics): A Dance Theater performance presented along with new dance and video works by the Columbus Moving Company on Friday & Saturday, September 11/12 at 8pm, and Sunday, September 13 at 2pm.  This original work was conceived by John Giffin, former member of the Pina Bausch Dance Theatre Company and OSU Dance Faculty Emeritus, and Jeanine Thompson, OSU Dance alum and Theatre Movement Specialist faculty.  Performances take place at The Garden Theatre.  Tickets.

Choreographer Jan Martens at the Wexner Center: Two shows on four nights, Sweat Baby, Sweat and The Dog Days Are Over on October 8 & 9 at 8pm, and October 11 at 2pm & October 12 at 8pm.  Student tickets are $10.  Get your tickets NOW they are going fast.

DANCECleveland: Student tickets are available for the 60th anniversary season.  For show listings and dates, click here.


TALKS + WORKSHOPS
Dr. Martha Eddy is offering a Professional Development Workshop in early childhood movement for educators on September 29, 8:30-3pm.  The workshop will take place at BalletMet Columbus and the registration fee is $20.  For questions or to RVSP email Melanie Ryan.

AUDITIONS
Kim Robards Dance will hold auditions for male and female dancers by appointment or audition packet for positions beginning in January 2016.  They are also accepting audition packets for Trainee, Apprentice and Summer Intensive Company Project programs.  Kim Robards Dance is a Modern Dance Company based in Aurora, CO.  Information.

Seven Dance Company will hold open auditions on October 3, 2015 at 12pm for a project in March/April 2016.  They are seeking dancers and choreographers.  Seven Dance Company is based in Lewis Center, OH but will be teaming up with Paul M. Sutter of OSU for this project.  Information.

SHOUT-OUTS! 
Congratulations to incoming BFA class for completing their first full week! Here's to many adventures ahead for this semester.  Welcome to the OSU Dance community.

E-PORTFOLIO OF THE WEEK

Check out Quilan Arnold's e-portfolio, The journey of dance through life, which highlights his musings on hiphop and hiphop culture. 



FINAL WORD

Embodiment begins with knowing yourself - who you are, what cultures you belong to, and what you want to create in the world.

- Bruce Nussbaum
author, Creative Intelligence


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