Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Matt Mason and Sarah McKinstry-Brown







On Tuesday, April 19, these two wonderful poets visited PSC and gave stirring readings for the small but appreciative and grateful audience.

I will build this post a bit more but want to post the videos on Facebook for all to enjoy.

Sarah Reads:



Matt Reads:




 


Sunday, March 27, 2016

ICFA 37 Flash Play Festival, March 18, 2016




On Thursday night of our annual and wonderful ICFA convention in Orlando, I took photographs of the five flash plays that Sean Dixon recorded on my video camera.

Here in Nebraska, I formatted the data into five separate plays in HD.  You can watch the play on the blog or just click on the title to go directly to You Tube.

Written by Matthew Sanborn Smith
Players:

Brett Cox as Roy
Jennifer Gunnels as Eve
Alayne Peterson as Annie

Directed by Carrie J. Cole
 



Play TWO
 
Written by Andy Duncan
 
Players:

James Patrick Kelley as Verden Fell
Stephanie Neeley as Rowena Trevanion
Frances Auld  as Talise Tremaine
 
Directed by Kelli Shermeyer


 


Play THREE:

Written by Jeannie Beckwith
Players:

Andy Duncan as Ernie
John Kessel as Leo

Directed by Carrie J. Cole





 Play Four:

Glitch
Written by James Patrick Kelley
 
Players:
Francine Auld as Emily
Alayne Peterson as Tonya
Max Gladstone as Manny

Directed by Kelli Shermeyer








Play FIVE:

ABC
 
Written by Kit Reed
 
Players:

Max Gladstone as Bob
Jennifer Gunnels as Cora
Marco Palmieri as Alphonse
 
Directed by Carrie J. Cole













 


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Career Fair



I always enjoy Career Fair but had no gotten a chance for the past couple years to visit the event.  But this time around I made my way over to Wheeler Center to chronicle a some of the activities.

Enjoy the photographs from this successful undertaking. 

Congratulations to Jamie Eberly, Shelley Hartman, and others involved in organizing this important event. 

The following groups set up shop for potential employment for PSC graduates, an impressive list:


Falls City EDGE
Better Living Counseling Services, Inc.
USDA Farm Service Agency
Automated Systems, Inc.
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Nebraska Department of Labor
Johnson-Brock Public School
U.S. Army
Midwest Medical Transport Company
PSC Graduate Programs
VanderVeen&Goracke
UNMC College of Public Health


Thrivent Financial
B103 FM Radio
Verizon Wireless
J.J. Palmtag, Inc.
Plattsmouth Community School
Proteus, Inc
Nebraska State Patrol
Nebraska Army National Guard
YMCA of Lincoln
Clarinda Academy
Peru State College
Nebraska Public Power District
Nebraska Respite Network
Aerotek
Nebraska Wesleyan University-Adult and Graduate Programs
ArborLinks
Sarpy County Probation



Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration



On Wednesday afternoon on Marcy 2 from 3:00-5:00 at Tarkio Elementary School, Chet Harper and I paid another visit to this school across the Missouri River.

We always enjoy this special event with the kindergarten and first-grade students.  As you can see, we read books to the group, and they make hats and other Dr. Seuss items.  Before we performed "Green Eggs and Ham," the students sang us the song.

The even concludes in the cafeteria with some, well, green eggs and ham, among other things.


We will celebrate next March our 15th appearance in Tarkio--the young lady who dressed as the Cat in the Hat is a senior at Tarkio High School and attended this show when she was in kindergarten.  

We look forward to the fun. I posted a slide show on Flickr of pictures from this year's fanfare. 


Thursday and Friday, I served again as MC for the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at PSC, an event sponsored by PSEA, the Peru State Educational Association.  
 


The students organized four shows for a total of around 800 youngsters, and Chet and I once again got to run around the stage for Green Eggs and Ham.  This year, I got my hair dyed green for the three days of productive insanity.


I uploaded two sets of photographs for viewing and downloading:  Thursday and Friday

The students always do a tremendous job with this event, and I am more than flattered to take part in this excellent effort.  


Our PSC Education students put on a variety of skits that included feet and pets, among other things.  I recorded their presentation of Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are.



In addition, you can watch Green Eggs and Ham.  This presentation, the fourth of five shows, took place before the event's smallest audience, around 60 pre-school children.  They got right in the spirit of the matter.



Congratulations to everyone involved in this worthwhile and entertaining event!