December 20, 2022

ISU Theatre’s “Songs for a New World” and “Facing Our Truth” earn additional national Kennedy Center commendations

AMES, Iowa— Two ISU Theatre productions earned multiple national commendations at the 2022 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

December 07, 2022

Kaitlynn Seeley
Kaitlynn Seeley

Name: Kaitlynn Seeley
Major: Music Education
Hometown: Webster City, Iowa
Planned Graduation Date: May 2023

November 29, 2022

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November 29, 2022


Woman receives award
Donald Simonson, Jennifer Porto, and Beate Schmittmann

November 02, 2022

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Isabelle Anderson

Name: Isabelle Anderson
Major: Performing Arts
Hometown: Galena, Illinois
Planned Graduation Date: May 2023

October 26, 2022

ISU Theatre presents "Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!" by Jordan Wolfe.

October 12, 2022


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Jonathan Brugioni

Name: Jonathan Brugioni
Major at ISU: Music Education
Graduation Year: 2013
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
Current Residence: New York, NY

October 11, 2022

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Ben Carlson

Name: Ben Carlson

September 28, 2022

ISU Theatre presents "Polaroid Stories"

September 27, 2022

man in glasses looking upName: Joseph Canuto Leon

Major at ISU: Music Education

September 06, 2022

Amanda Petefish-SchragAmanda Petefish-Schrag, associate professor of theatre, is the 2022 recipient of the Cassling Innovation Award. Petefish-Schrag, who has been a faculty member in the Department of Music and Theatre since 2014, was recognized for her successful creative interdisciplinary ventures which blend theatre, puppetry and music to create transformative experiences for students and audiences.

September 01, 2022

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Jackson Newhouse

Name: Jackson Newhouse

Major: Performing Arts, emphasis on Theatrical Design and Technology; minor in World Film Studies

Hometown: Owatonna, Minnesota

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2023

July 19, 2022

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Sophia Pike

Name: Sophia Pike        

Major: Vocal Music Education

Hometown: Bettendorf, IA/Quad Cities

Planned Graduation Date: Fall 2023

May 06, 2022

Since Dr. Jennifer Rogers became the choir’s new director in August 2020, Lyrica has taken a new direction. Despite the pandemic’s multiple, tumultuous implications, Rodgers has ensured that her students continue exploring and embracing musical traditions far different from what they are used to. As a part of this new and exciting mission to spread awareness for creativity everywhere, the treble-voiced ensemble came together wiith Israel’s Hadar Maoz on behalf of Arts Midwest’s World Fest.

May 01, 2022

Smiling student Piper Smith
Piper Smith

Name: Piper Smith

Major: Performing Arts

Hometown: Oskaloosa, IA

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2022


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