Gearing Up for Fall Semester


We are getting ready to start-up fall semester next week and we have so many changes in the costume studio that have taken place over the summer! Amy and I are both supper excited! As everyone knows the most obvious change ( which seems to happen every year) will be the movement of furniture and the addition of furniture. Here is a list of items that have been added to our shop:

  • sewing tables
  • chairs
  • domestic machines (no more Janomes)
  • cabinets
  • computerized pattern archiving system
  • new computer access ID password (due to the new migration)
  • new studio email address & password (also due to the migration)
  • new way of checking in & out for time sheets (Graduate & UA Positions)
  • new veranda look complete with fuchsia painted picnic tables, lavender bistro set and plants!

These are just a few of the many changes that have taken place this summer. I am also pleased to tell you that we have a great head start on our first show of the semester, 3 Penny Opera! Fabric has been purchased, costumes have been pulled from stock,mock ups are in progress and one actor is ready for his mock-up fitting. Now all we need is a cast list! LOL.
Starting off a new year at UNCG is always a mixed blessing. On one hand we are excited for the students to get back because it has been so quiet all summer with just the two of us here. But on the other hand it is the quiet before the storm. Before we know it things will be crazy and time will go out the window before we know it the semester will be over. Then we will wonder where all the time went!
I am grateful though to still be here another year given the recent budget cuts our institution had to face this summer. We came really close to loosing some of our staff. We are uncertain about being able to survive another cut back next year so in the mean time we all have our fingers crossed and holding our breaths as we sludge through another year here at UNCG. I am sure this will be a wonderful year for our Theatre Department and we are all looking forward to it!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 13:10:21

    Aww the veranda looks great Jen!! I wish I were there, espiaclly with all that no swag (But thanks to you I am at Tufts). I heard about UNCG’s layoffs/budget crisis. Very frighting times we are living in. I know you will make great costumes because the costume shop is where the magic and sexy happens<3


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