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Come See ZOOT SUIT, Opening April 23

April 16th, 2015 by Alison McKee
Zoot Suit

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Zoot Suit, an award-winning play by SJSU alum Luis Valdez, is being directed by his son, Kinan Valdez and staged at the University Theatre, beginning April 23. A landmark work of Chicano theatre, Zoot Suit also features work by musical director Emiliano Valdez.

Check out this new story from NBC Bay Area News and Telemundo’s Comunidad Del Valle, and come see a terrific production!

Theatre Arts Student Lisa Laymon Honored as Featured President’s Scholar

April 14th, 2015 by Alison McKee
Lisa Laymon

Lisa Laymon

Congratulations to TA major Lisa Laymon. As one of 420 President’s Scholars being saluted at this year’s Honors Convocation, she has been nominated by Professor Amy Glazer and selected as one of 10 students featured by SJSU and the Office of the Provost.

Please check out this inspiring interview with Lisa, whose accomplishments and achievements are many and varied.  “When an unexpected door opens,” advises Lisa, “walk through it with confidence in yourself. Be curious: ask good questions and listen with an open mind.  Never stop learning.”

RTVF Grad Colin Heim Lands Permanent PT Gig at KSBW

April 7th, 2015 by Alison McKee
Colin Heim with reporter and evening news anchor Lauren Seaver

Colin Heim with reporter and evening news anchor Lauren Seaver

Recent RTVF graduate Colin Heim wrote recently with the following good news:

I’ve been a Production Assistant at KSBW in Salinas since mid-February 2015. When I was hired, it was only temporary until June and I was working evenings. My temporary job now has become a permanent part time position as of last week. I’m now moving to mornings  Yay for 4:30 am start times!

Congratulation, Colin!

Congratulations to Dr. Kimb Massey: International Lecture in Germany

March 30th, 2015 by Alison McKee

hwk_16e6db60f7Dr. Kimb Massey, Professor of Radio-Television-Film, has been invited to lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study at Delmenhorst (http://www.h-w-k.dein June 2015.

Her lecture will be based upon the research she is doing while on sabbatical spring semester 2015. The title of her talk will be “Media and Time Perception.”

Congratulations, Dr. Massey!

Kourosh Ahari’s Short Film MALAISE Bound for the Cannes Film Festival!

March 29th, 2015 by Alison McKee
Karoush Ahari

Kourosb Ahari

Congratulations to Kourosh Ahari! He’ll be walking the red carpet at the most famous film festival in the world in Cannes this year.

His short film Malaise (2014, 8 mins) has been selected for the festival’s pretigious Short Film Corner.

Malaise examines a catastrophic scenario in which a Spanish flu plagues the world and humanity. It explores just how far a man will go for his last reason for living.

Click below on the arrow to watch the film.

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