Huntington University to host State Thespian Conference

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2012-01-03
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University will welcome more than 700 of Indiana’s high school thespians to campus on Jan. 20-22 for the State Thespian Conference.

This is the first year that the university has hosted this conference.

“Huntington University is very honored to be able to play host so many talented high school students with an interest in all aspects of theatrical arts,” said Steve Pozezanac, director of Merillat Centre for the Arts and conference events. “Attending from all corners of the state, each high school troupe will perform snippets of theatrical productions. They will be competing and judged in dozens of categories including design costume construction, scenic design, makeup and of course acting. It will be an exciting three days.”

Indiana Thespians is an official chapter of The Educational Theatre Association, the professional association for theater educators in the United States, Canada and overseas, according to its website. The honorary society for high school theater students, The International Thespian Society, has inducted more than two million members since its founding in 1929, the website said.

Huntington University hosts conferences and events throughout the year. To learn more, contact Pozezanac by e-mail at spozezanac@huntington.edu or by phone at 260-359-4260. 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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