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Students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film rehearse a final production of “Romeo and Juliet” at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Courtesy photo.

calendar icon20 Jul 2017    

Carson School students study abroad at Globe Theatre in England

Lincoln, Neb.--Sixteen students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and one student from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications studied internationally this summer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England, thanks in part to support from the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

Assistant Professor of Practice Wesley Broulik, who accompanied the students to London, said the experience was life-changing for the students.

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calendar icon18 Jul 2017    By Steve Smith, University Communications

Fiske Guide tabs Nebraska as 'Best Buy' university

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been designated a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018.

Nebraska is one of just 20 public colleges and universities to receive the designation, which is earned through academic quality and affordability. Eighteen private institutions were also named to this year's list.

The Fiske Guide, founded in 1982 by Edward Fiske, a former New York Times education editor, is a highly respected, comprehensive guide to more than 300 colleges and universities.

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Jeff Nicholas, the Director of VR Creative+Production at Live Nation, presents at the Carson Conversations Forum on May 20.

calendar icon24 May 2017    

Re-thinking higher education the focus of Carson Conversations Forum

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts hosted a Carson Conversations Forum:  Emerging Media Trends on Saturday, May 20 in the Temple Building.

Twelve emerging media experts each gave a presentation on a number of topics about emerging media and re-thinking higher education as the University of Nebraska–Lincoln begins building the curriculum for the Carson Center.

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The feature film "Laurence" will be available on iTunes starting May 21.

calendar icon19 May 2017    

Feature film 'Laurence' to be released on iTunes May 21

Lincoln, Neb.--The feature film "Laurence,” the acclaimed supernatural mystery-thriller created by film faculty in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will be available on iTunes starting May 21.

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The Nebraska Repertory Theatre has announced its new season. Andy Park, Artistic Director

calendar icon12 May 2017    

Nebraska Repertory Theatre announces its 2017-2018 season

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announces the relaunch of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. The state’s only regional professional theatre will offer a five-production season beginning September 30, 2017.

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Left to right:  Dean Chuck O'Connor, Aaron Sutherlen, Karen Kunc, Matthew Sontheimer, Philip Sapirstein, Michael Cotton, Michael Hoff, Margaret Bohls and Andrea Maack. Photo by Greg Nathan.

calendar icon10 May 2017    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff Awards presented

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards were presented at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Honors Day celebration on April 22.

These awards are made possible by the Hixson-Lied Endowment. The following awards were presented:

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Clockwise from upper left: Tom Barker, Susan Bonds, Norman Hollyn, Brian LaDuca, Erica Larsen-Dockray, Robert Tercek, Roy Taylor, Sean Stewart, Jeff Nicholas and Kyle Murphy.

calendar icon03 May 2017    

Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts to host Carson Conversations Forum on emerging media trends

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will be hosting a Carson Conversations Forum:  Emerging Media Trends on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Temple Building. The Temple Building is located at 12th and R sts on the UNL city campus.

Please note:  We are sorry, but free registration for the event is now closed as we are at capacity for the venue. Thank you for your interest!

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Janice Stauffer

calendar icon01 May 2017    

Stauffer retirement celebration May 4

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film is hosting a retirement celebration for Associate Professor of Theatre Janice Stauffer on Thursday, May 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Temple Building Lobby.

If you're interested in attending, please R.S.V.P. to Julie Hagemeier at juliana@unl.edu by May 1.

Stauffer has been the resident costume designer and a theatre faculty member in the Johnny Carson School since 1979.

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Film and New Media Senior Ben Hartzell (in VR goggles on left) shows the progress of his team's final project in class on April 10. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon17 Apr 2017    By Kathe C. Andersen

New Virtual Reality class to hold open demos on campus during Dead Week

Lincoln, Neb.—University of Nebraska–Lincoln students from the film and new program of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film teamed up with computer science students from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in a new class this spring titled Projects in Virtual Reality (VR) team taught by Associate Professor of Film Steve Kolbe and Assistant Professor of Practice in Computer Science Christopher Bourke.

Over the semester, 19 computer science and film and new media students in five groups built applications and environments in Virtual Reality.

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Left to right:   Jackson Belva, Clayton Shellgren and Ciara Hergott. Photo by Doug Smith.

calendar icon30 Mar 2017    

University Theatre closes season with 'A Bright New Boise'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatre at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln completes its spring semester season with A BRIGHT NEW BOISE by Samuel D. Hunter. A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, directed by Chadwick Taylor in partial fulfillment of his Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing for Stage and Screen, tackles the prickly issues of faith, forgiveness and second chances. Performances are April 13 - 15 and 19 - 22 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m. in Howell Theatre, first floor, Temple Building, 12th & R streets.
 

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