On the Lewis University Campus in Romeoville
Registration begins at 9:15 AM at the Philip Lynch Theatre - on the Patio
For more information contact Keith White,
Walk Co-Chair and RCA Board President,
815-836-5408 or X5408
WHY FORM A TEAM OR WALK INDIVIDUALLY:
- HIV/AIDS is an issue affecting many people in our community
- Funds from the Walk help to provide:
Medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS
Counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS and those close to them
Free awareness / prevention programs in our community
- Every person walking gives a message that "WE CARE" - Every dollar raised is important and goes directly to this local organization!
Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
Registration: 9:15 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW!
Light Lunch for Everyone after Event
Pledges Help Support Needed Services
$35 Earns T-Shirt
$100 Earns Sweatshirt
$250 Earns T-Shirt and Sweatshirt
Deadline to Guarantee Shirts - Friday, September 23 FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Regional CARE at: (815)722-7000
Saturday, October 19 at 8 pm
$10 General Admission
$2 Lewis University students, faculty and staff
Box Office (815) 836-5500
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) is proud to present an alumni connection band concert in the new Studio Theatre on Saturday, October 19 at 8pm. Headlining the event is Jack Be Nimble, a Chicago-based Indie pop-rock band that features Mike Friar '12, Doug Chibe '12, Sean Biltgen, Kevin Forney '12. In August, they peaked at the #1 spot on PureVolume.com. They have had over 8,000 song downloads since they released their "Something To Dance To" EP in July. Also performing is Ted Slowik '87. Joliet singer/songwriter, Ted is a storyteller with a heart and a healthy sense of humor. His songs range from the political and social commentary of "Springfield" and "Hinsdale" to the personal family history of "Ballad of Slowiks." This is an all ages show with $10 general admission tickets, and $2 Lewis students, faculty and staff tickets. Join us as HTC promotes their mission of alumni connections!
Friday, October 18 at 6 pm
All are welcome! No auditions!
Searching for performers and techies
Zany, fun improvised holiday scenes & musical parodies!
INTERESTED BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND?
Jo Slowik, email@example.com
(815) 836-5409 or on-campus ext. 5409
(Cast members will not be added after 10/25/13)
DECEMEBER 5, 6, 7
Congratulations to Deb Orr, Ph.D. '92 for her recent appointment as the Associate Dean of the Evelyn T.Stone College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University. She will work with the College Dean and the faculty to develop new programs which meet students needs, and she will represents the college regarding strategic planning issues, curriculum, faculty, budget, scheduling, course delivery and facilities, as directed by the Dean. Prior to this appointment, Deb was the program director and associate professor of Organizational Leadership. She taught classes in Organization Communication, Leadership Theory, Change Management, Group Dynamics and Facilitation, Leadership Development, Conflict and Negotiation and Strategy, Vision & Planning.
Congratulations to the 2013 PLT student summer staff on all the backstage improvements since the completion of the construction renovation.
Moved furniture and costumes out of the attic to the new storage spaces.
Moved props from backstage to new storage space.
Moved the costume shop into the rehearsal hall.
Moved archives and front-of-house items into the prop room.
Building the set, making props, and sewing costumes for the summer musical, Legally Blonde.
2013 Summer Staff: Stephanie Daley, Annie Martello, Jose Marquez, Emma McGee, Ross Reed, Jessica Richey, Beth Sadler, Adam Sikorski, Adam Smetana and Victoria Vega
Andrew Nelsen '04 receive his MFA from the University of Iowa, and he returned to the PLT this summer and designed the set for Legally Blonde. Andrew's MFA has emphasis on Scenic and Lighting Design and he worked on the scene design for Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. He completed the lighting design for Caryl Churchill's version of August Strindberg's A Dream Play (pictured below.) Previous Iowa designs have included In The Next Room or the vibrator play, Jenga, The Man In The Sukkah, People of the Ditch, Salvage, and Sunshine. Andrew was inspired by the interactive design possibilities that were made available to him by the University of Iowa Theatre Arts department’s acquisition of Coolux video servers.
John Caponera '79 made a visit to Lewis University and he graciously talked to theatre majors and communication majors about the entertainment business and his experiences at Lewis. John is an actor and comedian who has starred on his own network TV show and now has a very successful career as a stand-up comic. He returns to Chicago every Thanksgiving to do shows at Zanies Comedy Club, and he credits Lewis for sparking his love of acting and stand-up comedy. "If I didn't realize I could be an actor at Lewis, I would have never pursued it. I had a great time at Lewis." During his visit, John signed the 'senior wall' in the makeup room. Special thanks to University Alumni Relations for arranging his visit.
Jillian Kelm '07 was recently appointed to a new position as an assistant audience services manager at the Paramount Theater in Aurora. Congratulations!
Courtney Everett '11 has received a promotion and is now the co-anchor of WEAU 13 News in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Bravo!
Janelle (Coats) Kolosh '05 is in the feature film by Jason Schaver entitled Wingmen Incorporated. The plot revolves a jaded psychologist, after being left at the altar, reluctantly forms a company that teaches desperate men how to pick up women at local hot spots by teaching them the tools he learned while getting his psychology degree. It's a romantic comedy that is a cross between Wedding Crashers and Hitch. A screening of the film was held Monday, September 16 at the Classic Cinema Ogden 6. Janelle married Michael Kolosh last fall, and the new Mrs. Kolosh is a transfer admission counselor at Lewis. The newlyweds reside in Plainfield.
Jacquelyn Staszak '12 and Kevin Kaucher '11, performed the roles of Gertrude and Horton in the PLT production Seussical '10, and shared their wedding day with family and friends on August 3, 2013. Congratulations newlyweds!
Jerry Hanson, former PLT technical director, passed away on January 28, 2013. He was surrounded by family and friends at his home, based upon his wishes to spend the remaining time after a severe stroke with his wife, Nancy and daughter, Michelle and sister Judy and adopted daughter, Putu by his side. Jerry was 68 and retired from Gettysburg College in 2011.
Condolscenes to the family of Gene Gentili '71, his wife, Sam (62), passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Her husband of 38 years, Gene Gentili said, "Sam was a very creative and talented individual who successfully accomplished directing community theater; starting her own professional storytelling business; and opening her own interior design business, GG Fynds. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother."
Tim Nessel '98 has an on-air position with 980 AM KFLN and 100.5 FM the Rock in Baker, Montana. He's the mid-day voice on 960 AM KFLN and he voice-tracks on 100.5FM KJJM. KFLN AM is a news station that plays country music, and the FM station plays classic rock. When he's not on the air, some of his responsibilities include production work: recording of commercial spots, uploading commercials, and downloading programs for the station. The town of Baker is located on the border of Montana and North Dakota. He's about three hours away from South Dakota's Mount Rushmore.
Dan Franke '05 (B.A secondary education speech/theatre) and '08 (M.A. curriculum and instruction education) received an M.A. in Theatre Directing this spring from Roosevelt University. This fall, he will assume a new teaching and directing position at Gaither High School in Tampa, Florida. Dan was previously a teacher, director and coach at Lemont High School. He was featured playing the role of Callahan in Legally Blonde the Musical, and keeping it in the family, Dan's dog Wrigley was featured in the role of Rufus.
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) was proud to have produced the first HTC production in the Studio Theatre in June, 2013. The show was entitled AlumNights: An Evening of Familiar Faces. It was conceived and directed by Chad Tallon '08 who also performed. The show featured Dan Franke '05 & '08, Tim Karkowski '07, Mary Elizabeth O'Hara '08, Clare Sampson '12, Monisa Victrum '12 and Keith White 77. Special guest appearances were made by Norene Tierney '77, Kate Sisto '11, Jared Sampson '05, Erin Dowse Schneider '05, Jo Slowik '88 and the 2013 PLT Summer Staff.
The show reflected on past PLT productions including: The Producers 2010, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged 2001, Chicago 2009, Seussical 2010, Dinner with Friends 2006, Hairspray 2011, Camelot 1992, Gypsy 1976, Fuddy Meers 2004, Guys and Dolls 1988, Into the Woods 1994 and Avenue Q 2014.
Pictured: (center) Keith White. (clockwise) Mary Elizabeth O'Hara, Tim Karkowski, Clare Sampson, Chad Tallon, Monisa Victrum and Dan Franke.