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Archive for Sunday, May 30, 1999

KU THEATER AND FILM STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS

May 30, 1999

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This year's Kilty Kane, the highest honor given by University Theatre, is being shared by two graduating Kansas University seniors.

Outstanding students in Kansas University's theater and film programs were recognized May 11 at the annual Screen and Stage Supper sponsored by University Theatre and the KU department of theater and film.

The awards banquet included a tribute to Charles "Buddy" Rogers, the Academy Award-winning actor who attended KU, who died April 21 at the age of 94.

Graduating seniors Tony Fuemmeler, Armstrong, Mo., and Silas Hoover, Topeka, were recipients of the Kilty Kane, the highest honor given by University Theatre. Named for British actor Jerome Kilty, who performed in the opening production when Murphy Hall was opened in 1957, the award recognizes the person or persons leaving the KU theater program who have contributed the most to the program. Fuemmeler also received the Glen Bickle Award for technical theater contributions.

Mark Amin, a 1972 KU graduate now living in Los Angeles, and Holmes Osborne, a 1970 graduate now based in the Kansas City area, received Alumni Honor Citations. Amin is the founder and chairman of Trimark Holdings Inc., the parent company of Trimark Pictures, Trimark Television and Trimark Interactive. Osborne is a professional actor who recently had roles in the films "The Mod Squad" and "Affliction" and the ABC-TV series "The Practice" and "Dharma and Greg."

James Still, a 1982 KU theater alumnus now living in Venice, Calif., and the U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology received Awards of Merit for their continued support of the KU programs. Still is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose latest project, the film "The Velocity of Gary," is scheduled for release this year. The film stars Salma Hayek and Vincent D'Onofrio. The USITT has for many years provided support to University Theatre to pay for visiting artists and the KU theater technology program.

Other KU students honored include:

Kari Wahlgren, graduating senior, Hoisington, Tom P. Rea Memorial Award. Faye Riley, doctoral student, Concordia, Charles "Buddy" Rogers Scholarship and Mike Gunter Distinguished Service Award in Film. Ryan Butts, freshman, Protection, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. Joel Franklin, junior, Winfield, Gerhard Zuther Memorial Award for Dramatic Scriptwriting.

Rebecca Booth, junior, Allen Crafton Memorial Scholarship; Lance Gharavi, doctoral student, Mark Amin Scholarship and Russian Theatre Fellowship; Robert Sokol, doctoral student, Claire Reinhold Scholarship and Mike Gunter Distinguished Service Award in Film; Sharon Sullivan, doctoral student, Claire Reinhold Scholarship; Jeffery Thomas, junior, McCann Award for Film Study Essay; Katherine Turnbull, junior, Charles "Buddy" Rogers Scholarship, all of Lawrence.

Stacey Siegert, junior, Lenexa, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship and Loren Kennedy Traineeship. Erin Hamer, freshman, Prairie Village, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship.

Jared Hamilton, junior, Gerhard Zuther Memorial Award for Dramatic Scriptwriting and Loren Kennedy Traineeship; Nicholas Schmitz, junior, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship; Johanna Wagenknecht, junior, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship, all of Olathe.

Andrea Acosta, senior, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship and Loren Kennedy Traineeship; Gina Grad, junior, Loren Kennedy Traineeship; Tudor Hamilton, senior, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship; Katherine Haugan, freshman, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship; Joshua Meyer, sophomore, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship; Tom Picasso, freshman, Loren Kennedy Traineeship, all of Overland Park.

Lauren Stanford, junior, FRiends Of the THeatre (FROTH) Scholarship in memory of Reese P. Saricks; Jennifer Woods, sophomore, David E. Blackwell Scholarship, both of Stilwell.

Ginger Bartkoski, junior, Lansing, John David Lentz Memorial Scholarship. Lloyd Bolick, junior, Leavenworth, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship.

Sarah Arbuthnot, freshman, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship; Randall Holt, freshman, Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship, both of Belleville.

Jennette Selig, graduating senior, Kuhlke Humanitarian Award; Michael Senften, junior, Adah Clarke Hagan Scholarship for Film and Theatre Students, both of Manhattan.

John Buxton, sophomore, Wichita, Harley S. Nelson Scholarship. Erin Jones, junior, Colby, Brian Ten Eyck Davis Award and Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. Kristen Bush, sophomore, Sterling, Charles "Buddy" Rogers Scholarship.

Alison Preston, junior, Loren Kennedy Traineeship; Don Schawang, doctoral student, Charles "Buddy" Rogers Scholarship, both of Topeka.

Kimberly Miller, doctoral student, Erie, Ill., Kuhlke Humanitarian Award. Melissa Shimkovitz, junior, Glenview, Ill., Claire Reinhold Scholarship. Jennifer Jacob, junior, Charles City, Iowa, Harley S. Nelson Scholarship. Frederick Holliday, doctoral student, Grantsville, Md., Adah Clarke Hagan Scholarship for Film and Theatre Students. Matthew Hislope, freshman, Clio, Mich., Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship.

Patrick Carriere, doctoral student, Ambrose Saricks Family Scholarship; Christopher Meissner, doctoral student, Frederica Merrell Berg Film Studies Award and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in Film Award, both of Bemidji, Minn.

Dora Naughton, senior, Columbia, Mo., Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. Mark Poshak, freshman, St. Louis, Mo., Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship. Emily Griebel, junior, Omaha, Neb., Claire Reinhold Scholarship. Matthew Chapman, senior, Wayne, Neb., Richard Kelton Memorial Fellowship.

Bill Nelson, graduate student, Kerneville, N.C., Ethel Hinds Burch Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in Theatre Award. Nicole Watson, doctoral student, Mansfield, Ohio, Mike Gunter Distinguished Service Award in Film. John Ahearn, doctoral student, Novelty, Ohio, Adah Clarke Hagan Scholarship for Film and Theatre Students.

Sarah Graalman, junior, Stillwater, Okla., Dorothy and Benjamin Glick Theatre Scholarship and Loren Kennedy Traineeship. Maggie Baldomir, doctoral student, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ethel Hinds Burch Outstanding New Graduate Teaching Assistant in Theatre Award. Sameer Joshi, doctoral student, Gurgaon, India, Frederica Merrell Berg Film Studies Award.

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