Anna Galka

Clarisse Reid, Emerjade Simms, Brendan Kinnon, Ryan IwanickiClarisse Reid, Emerjade Simms, Brendan Kinnon, and Ryan Iwanicki in the University Players production of “An Experiment with an Air Pump.” Photo by Doug MacLellan ©University Players

Patrons praise powerful play

Audiences exiting the current University Players production have issued high praise, says marketing coordinator Anna Galka.

“The comments we have been gathering extol not only the writing and staging, but the quality of the actors’ work,” she says.

An Experiment with an Air Pump is part detective story, part science play, told in the same house in time frames 200 years apart.

Ann Price is a regular member of the drama department’s audiences. “We always love coming, and we’ll always come back,” she said.

Meaghen QuinnDrama professor Meaghen Quinn received an Innovation Award for Service and Recruitment from Nancy Wright, dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Awards celebrate innovation and achievements in arts, humanities and social sciences

Graduating from the UWindsor drama program, combined with her professional experiences since, has given Meaghen Quinn (BFA Acting 2001) an ability to connect with prospective students—and their parents.

Now an instructor in the School of Dramatic Art, she loves being able to work with her colleagues and mentors to recruit new students.

“I had a positive experience when I was a student,” she says. “It's a privilege to be teaching here and in a position that allows me to promote the School of Dramatic Art.”

acing students cut cake with an axeActing students Tamlynn Bryson, Breanna Maloney, Vanessa Lancione, Duncan Rowe and Andrew Iles chopped up an innocent cake and served it to unsuspecting passersby Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre.

Drama students give cakes 40 whacks

Members of the cast of the University Players production “Blood Relations” served free cake to grateful passersby Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre.

Tech conference generating campus conversations

This year’s Campus Technology Day conference has given people across the University a lot to talk about, says organizer Anna Galka.

“The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive,” she said Friday. More than 200 attendees—mostly faculty and staff—engaged in discussion at the May 16 conference on the ways technology can enhance teaching and learning.