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5 December 2010

Holiday concert draws record crowd

Trine University′s music program gave a heartwarming performance at its annual Holiday Community Concert Dec. 5 in Fabiani Theatre. The chamber orchestra, university choir and Trine chorale performed a selection of holiday favorites to a standing–room–only crowd.

More than 70 students brought their talents to the stage, under the direction of choir director Beth Stepp and band director Mark Kays.

Many who attended the concert brought gifts for children and teenagers for Project Help of Steuben County to give to under–resourced families in the area. Student organizations and departments also decorated Christmas trees and donated them to Project Help families.

20 November 2010

Madrigal dinner

A group of dedicated students, community members and faculty brought their talents together for an elaborate, renaissance–style affair to kick off the holiday season Nov. 20 at Ketner Sports Complex.

For the first year, the Trine University Music Department hosted a madrigal dinner – a performance set in the Renaissance era featuring musicians performing traditional songs in period clothing while guests enjoyed a catered meal. The event helped to raise money for the music department′s operating expenses.

"It was great – really fantastic," said band director Mark Kays. "It was a sold–out crowd, and we′re already starting to plan next year′s madrigal dinner." More than 50 student choir members performed, and they were accompanied by the university‚Äôs band.

Choral director Beth Stepp said multiple people pitched in to help with the event. Stepp′s sister, Carol Dettmer of rural Auburn, designed and made about 75 costumes for the performance. Dettmer gave costumes – loaned by Fremont High School – some 15th century flair. She also visited church rummage sales and second–hand shops for Renaissance inspiration.

"She′s amazing," Stepp said of her sister. "She rips apart, repairs, adds braids and ribbons. We could not have put this show on without her."

Donna Thrasher′s sewing class at Angola High School made tunics for the characters in the madrigal. Greg Koomler of Ashley, Ind., donated his time to make old English–style herald banners, which will be used as decorations for the event. A recorder consort group, led by Lynn Syler of Angola, also performed at the event. Others in the group included Norm Adams, Carol Frymier, Jeri Mow, Jane Papsdorf, Jeanine Samuelson and David Syler.

Student performers included Kiera Baum, Shaleah Ellenberg, Allison Flock, Amanda Franklin, Hannah Gaisford, Lauren Hood, Katie Ivers, Natalie Johnson, Danielle Madden, Delaney Mosher, Nicole Orsborn, Paige Panelli, Alix Parrett, Nichole Potter, Jocelyn Ries, Jennifer Sir Louis, Liz Steinmetz, Sarah McFarland, Samantha Willmann, Alex Sabo, Brian Boes, Steve Elsner, Shane Hendrickson, Jordan Kohne, Joe Robinson, John Shue, Noah Veach, Rick Zugay, Matt Leonhardt, James Taylor, Daniel Ehinger, Bailey Showalter, Lantz Kulp, Sarah Darling, Jay Carey, Tabitha Cuffy, Aaron Teague, Meegan Curtis, Dan Rukes, Liz Hall, Nick Stephan, Katie Schelenski, Dan Wiehe, Ryan Davis, Brandon Cosby, Kenny Hansen, Hannah Alley, Krsteena Sarver, Aaron Stroup, Max Frame, Valerie Coulter, Brendan Baum, Wayne Mow, Claire Gilman, Kyle Grear, Shawn Grooms and Adam Tatlock.

For more information about next year′s madrigal dinner, which is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19, contact Stepp at 260.665.8094.

Upcoming Events and Happenings

Trine University Career & Internship Fair

If your company is hiring new talent for internships, co–ops, or full–time positions plan on attending the Trine University Career & Internship Fair on Friday, Feb 4, 2011. The career fair will be held from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the University Center Mall on campus. Employers may register online

Participating companies will also be looking for experienced job seekers. If you are looking for a job, please contact Terry Johnson at johnsont@trine.edu for more information.

Athletic Schedules

Register Online!

Alumni Save the Date(s)
21st annual Alumni & Friends Scholarship Golf Outing at Zollner Golf Course – Aug. 5, 2011
Homecoming – Sep. 30 – Oct.1, 2011.

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