After flying through Chicago, theatre students landed in South Dakota for a conference where they competed for scholarships, auditioned for professional companies, attended workshops, saw shows from other universities and networked with theatre professionals from across the nation.
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Rebekah Side, a senior theatre and mathematics major from Chesterfield, participates in a quarterstaff stage combat workshop during the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival earlier in the semester in South Dakota. The workshop taught students how to safely use staff weapons in theatrical fight scenes.
Just when you thought Media Talk couldn’t possibly get any stronger, the Communications Department in the Fine Arts Division at Missouri Baptist University is featuring none other than Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, speaking at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Chapel.
Photo illustration by Molly Munoz — Photo courtesy of the Governor’s Office website
Gov. Mike Parson will be the featured speaker at Media Talk, discussing Christian communication and how his faith has informed his approach to taking over the state’s highest office.
As there is more going on during the news than the audience sees, there is also more to the teachers at Missouri Baptist University than we might acknowledge. Getting to know Paula Bennett about her time in the news industry, academia and her farewell to MBU.
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Paula Bennett, associate professor of broadcast media and communications, can often be found in the Broadcast Studio on the first floor of the Fine Arts Center.
With standing room only, it was clear that students and faculty were very interested in the event speaker, Police Chief Samuel Dotson. This, paired with thoughtful, in-depth questions and openness on Dotson’s part, led to the most successful Media Talk in school history.
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Media Talk participants include, left to right, Amanda Staggenborg, Jerica Drago, Chief Samuel Dotson, Rebekah Rutledge and Shelby Wannemuehler.
With a strong passion for theatre and teaching, Kasey Cox is equipped to be a permanent part of the Missouri Baptist University faculty. By being a former student at MBU, Cox has a unique perspective when it comes to teaching. Her faith leads her as she journeys on as a full-time instructor here this year.
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Kasey Cox engages her students in discussion during a recent Drama in Ministry class.