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Sometimes you find your place and your peace where you least expect it. Former Heidelberg Campus Minister Sister Margaret Slowick remembers getting ready for Catholic Mass in Herbster Chapel one Sunday back in the early ’90s.
“I remember he was at the altar, setting things up for that evening’s Mass. He looked so natural and at home in that setting, something told me he had a vocation to be a priest,” she said. “So I asked him if he had ever considered it.”
Kenzie James got a good feel for what her future career could be like as a big-time actress auditioning for plays, TV shows and movies. She liked what she saw, and she felt the love in return.
After participating in the University Resident Theatre Association audition event in Chicago in January, James returned with a tough choice … and options. So many options. An annual national event that draws would-be artists from around the world, the URTA matches potential students with Master of Fine Arts programs and focuses on the discovery and fostering of new talent.
In the past three years, the Heidelberg Theatre program has gone from eight majors to 36 and from zero season subscribers to 120. Shows routinely sell out, and the quality of the productions has increased simultaneously. Most importantly, though, the student experience has been enhanced exponentially. We sat down with Theatre Director and Professor Stephen Svoboda to find out what’s driving the successful re-emergence of the theatre, how students are growing personally and professionally, and what we can expect going forward.
“In over 70 interviews with a diversity of researchers, former students, agriculturalists and others familiar with the National Center for Water Quality Research, the most commonly voiced sentiment I heard was admiration – sometimes tinged with amazement – for the Water Laboratory’s staff and the invaluable data it has amassed over the past 50 years.”
It’s Friday morning. Hannah Long-Higgins, ’15, is on her way to work in the nation’s Capital. “I’m back in the office for a couple weeks now,” she pauses, breathing a sigh of relief with a laugh. “Wow, that feels great to finally say.” Having just returned from the West Coast and then Atlanta, the video journalist for the BBC is now settling into her second year in Washington, D.C.