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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Volume 26, Number 1

ATHE to Participate in Graduate Education Summit at Penn State

We’re all wondering about how to redesign graduate programs and address the question of “alternative” careers. In the fall of 2012, this groundbreaking summit will ask about the fate of graduate programs in both the arts and humanities. Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities, housed in both the colleges of Arts and Architecture and Liberal Arts is ideally positioned to stage this dialogue.  Read more

Conference Committee Announces Keynote Speaker Dael Orlandersmith

The ATHE 2012 Conference Committee is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Washington, D.C., conference: Playwright Dael Orlandersmith. Orlandersmith is a poet, actress, and the award-winning playwright of Beauty’s Daughter (1995 Obie Award) and Yellowman (2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama, 2002-2003 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize). Her other plays include The Gimmick; Monster; My Red Hand, My Black Hand; and most recently, HorsedreamsRead more.

Nominations Committee Announces Nominees for Spring Elections

Many talented and capable ATHE leaders were considered by the Nomination Committee in developing the slate for spring officer elections. The slate was approved at the midyear meeting in Orlando. Read more.

Focus Group News

News from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer Focus Group, the Playwrights and Creative Teams Focus Group, and the Women and Theatre Program.  Read more.

ATHE Announces Membership Study

ATHE’s Membership and Marketing Committee and Executive Director recently conducted a study of our membership trends from the past few years. Concerned about fluctuations in membership levels of our various categories, we worked with a consultant to determine if the association could be more responsive to the needs of our profession. Based on survey responses and discussions with members, we also recognized the need to address the increase in adjunct/part-time employment and strategies for serving our members transitioning from graduate training programs to professional jobs. Read more

Electronic Technology Committee to Develop Technology Plan

The Electronic Technology Committee (ETC) has been charged with the task of developing a “Technology Plan” for ATHE.  Read more.

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