2018 National Meeting Report
We are just back from the 2018 National Meeting in Mobile, AL, and there is much to report!
It was then announced that the 2018 Scholarships, in the amount of $1500 each, are being awarded to Adam Visconti of Northern Arizona University's Beta Nu Chapter, and Kelly Boyce of Bellarmine University's Alpha Theta Beta chapter. Looking forward, applications for the scholarship should be sent to Prof. Phoebe Hall, our National Vice President, and are due by January 15 of each year. It was then announced that the scholarships will now be in the amount of $2000 each.
On a related subject, it was discussed that we also give the Frankie Day Chapter Development Grant, in any amount up to $5000. We have given one so far, to a chapter who puts together a children's show, then packs it up and takes it on tour to parts of rural Mississippi that don't have any other exposure to live theater of any sort. They go on tour in April of this year and we're looking forward to receiving pictures of the production! Instructions and guidelines for applying for the grant will be made available on the new website.
We are still looking for interested faculty members who would be willing to take on the role of National Business Manager. Dr. Bret Jones has held the position for 12 years and is looking for his successor. The job posting is below.
We are also now looking for candidates to be our Region 4 Representative. Region 4 comprises Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. Candidates must be full-time faculty or emeritus faculty members. The position entails primarily fielding email questions from chapters, and maintaining contact with faculty advisors to chapters throughout the Region. We heartily thank Seamus Bourne for his service to Alpha Psi Omega over the past several years, and are really jealous of his future endeavors.
Copies of Playbill were handed out, pins were purchased (come to SETC, get your pins for $10 instead of $15...), questions were asked, questions were answered (sometimes even the questions that were asked!), and a fine time was had by all.
Alpha Psi Omega Seeking National Business Manager Candidates
The National Office of Alpha Psi Omega is seeking self-nominations for the position of National Business Manager. No person will be eligible for election to a national office except graduates or faculty members of the society actively engaged in theatre activities. The office of business manager will be held by a full-time theatre faculty from an accredited college or university in order to assure housing of the national records, archives, and supplies at the business manager’s college or university. The responsibilities include but are not limited to: