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UNI students and faculty receive awards at regional theatre festival

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Jascenna Haislet-Carlson, marketing director and theatre publicist, Theatre UNI, (319) 273-6387
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Three University of Northern Iowa students and one faculty member were recognized at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival recently held on the UNI campus.

Katie Sue Nicklos, a graduate theatre major from La Junta, Colo., received second place in graduate costume design for her designs for the play 'Skryker.' Brad Carlson, a senior theatre major from Cedar Falls, received second place in undergraduate scenic design for his design of 'Slaughter City.' Carlson also received the honor at last year's festival for his design of 'The Tale of the Red Dragon.' Laura Buresh, a senior communication and theatre education major from Cedar Rapids, received a meritorious achievement certificate for her work as stage manager for 'Angels in America, Part I.'

A meritorious achievement certificate was also presented to Cynthia Goatley, UNI associate professor of theatre, for her direction of 'The Laramie Project.'

This year's festival, hosted by Theatre UNI and the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, was attended by more than 1,400 students, a record number for the festival.