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Sep 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson  Classified Dedication Award -  Monica McNeely (ASC) Full-time Faculty Dedication Award - Salvador Mora (ASC) Graduate Student Ambassador Award - John Starkey (Lee Business School) Alumni Award of Excellence - Devante Davis, '15 BS Public Administration Alumni Award of Excellence - Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett, '10 BA Theatre Arts, '15 MA Theatre Arts Alumni Award of Excellence - Ashley Rapuano, '16 BA Theatre Arts Outstanding Graduate Award - Lily Sender, '18 BS Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Award - Angelica Bustos, '16 BS Biology Outstanding Graduate Award - Ariana Burton, '18 BA Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Award - Nha Trang "Vivian" Sam, '17 BS Biology Lifetime Partner in Student Success - College of Liberal Arts Lifetime Partner in Student Success - University Libraries Lifetime Partner in Student Success - College of Engineering

Aug 1, 2013
Brackley Frayer (Theatre) is designing the lighting for the musical Sugar, which is being directed by Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Glenn Casale (Theatre) at the California Music Circus in Sacramento. The show opens Aug. 23.

Jun 1, 2013
Jonathan Deans (Theatre) recently was nominated for a Tony Award for his sound design for Pippin on Broadway.

Feb 1, 2013
Dana Moran Williams (Theatre) in November designed the scenery for the world premiere of Josh Ravetch's new play, One November Yankee, at the NoHo Arts Center in Los Angeles, starring Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin. Reviews from the major national arts periodicals and newspapers have been very favorable. They include: "... dominates Dana Moran Williams' excellent set" - Backstage "One November Yankee refers to the name of the crashed plane (stunningly recreated by set designer Dana Moran Williams and placed center stage) - CultureSpot LA "Dana Moran Williams' excellent set piece -- an upturned Piper J-3 Cub in signature banana yellow -- neatly serves to unify the 'real' and 'artistic' worlds of the play." - Los Angeles Times.

Jan 1, 2013
Michael Lugering (Theatre) is the author of The Expressive Actor: Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training, which has been republished in a second edition by Routledge Theatre and Performance in the United Kingdom. This second edition has been restructured and reorganized completely and contains 30,000 additional words and numerous new illustrations. Voice and Speech Review describes the book as "An excellent blueprint for instruction...This book challenges the way in which most actor training takes place..."

Jul 27, 2012
Dana Moran Williams (Theatre) recently designed Rainbow Connections in Los Angeles, a New Works Festival celebrating the work of LGBTQ artists. The three-cycle, nine-week program was sponsored by the Knightsbridge Theatre and funded in part by the National American Shakespeare Company with a grant from the office of cultural diversity from the city of Los Angeles and the National Diversity Project.