Photo of a professor blowing fire at a theatre show

Science on Stage

Explosions. Fire. Flashes of Light. Theatre meets science with “Energy & U,” an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and the College of Science & Engineering to excite elementary students about a future career in the sciences.
Photo of alumni Mary Shabatura

Owning the Spotlight

Mary Shabatura is a graduate of 2014 who is lighting up stages across the Twin Cities--literally. Since graduation, Mary has been working on multiple projects as freelance lighting designer. “From lamps to general stage lighting, the lighting emphasizes the time, place, and mood of the story being told on stage.”
Photo of student Zachary Swenson building a sand mold to be used at the iron pour

Baptism by Fire and Disco

Pouring molten iron and jamming out to disco music aren’t two activities that usually go together. This Friday, noon to 4:00pm, the Regis Center’s foundry will hold one of its annual iron pours, where students, professors and visiting artists will work together to melt down and pour molten iron for projects they’ve been working on.
Theater students preparing for Valleyscare.

From the Classroom to the Stage

BA students in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance create their own shows twice a semester through the Creative Collaboration program. From performing in a haunted maze at ValleyFair amusement park to creating an original show to perform in the Rarig Center, no two Creative Collaboration projects are ever quite the same.
Photograph of a small bird that has just impacted a glass surface.

Impact

Art alumna Miranda Brandon's photography shows the consequences of bird-window collisions in the Impact exhibit at the Bell Museum of Natural History.