June 30, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
Jaime Hoefer of Elgin, a student at Elgin High School, was among 21 high school students from Nebraska and Illinois who participated in the second annual UNL Media Academy June 12-15. The academy was hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalim and Mass Communications. Trina Creighton, professor of broadcasting, and Kelli Britten, advertising and public relations lecturer, led the students in sessions on journalism, broadcasting, and advertising and public relations.
The academy aimed to provide the students with opportunities and experiences that would give them a sense of what it’s like to have a career in media. “The students really enjoyed their experience at the college and on campus,” Britten said. “We had a packed schedule to expose them to all three of our majors and businesses across Lincoln that hire students with the skills they learn at the CoJMC. If these students are any indication, the future is bright for the next generation of media professionals.”
The students toured the Husker Athletic Department, State Capitol and local advertising agencies. They also had the opportunity to observe a KLKN newscast from inside the studio.
The students completed photojournalism projects, wrote blog posts, anchored broadcasts and honed their social media skills as part of the learning sessions.
Attendees stayed on campus in Neihardt Hall along with their team leaders, six College of Journalism and Mass Communications students and recent graduates who served as mentors. They also participated in a scavenger hunt around campus and downtown Lincoln and did team-building activities.
“It was such a great time to be able to share my passion for media with these students who were eager to learn more about the industry and the college itself,” said Hayley Archer, team leader. “Even in just a few days, we got to see them grow as aspiring journalists, which was really cool.”
June 23, 2016 by lmorgan · Comments Off
The annual Elgin Community-Wide Garage Sales will be held this weekend.
The garage sales will be held Friday and Saturday, June 24 & 25. In this issue is a map of garage sales’ listings as of late Monday afternoon.
A map handout will be available to shoppers in the morning of June 24.
Map locations will be available are Elgin One Stop, Hometown Station, Dean’s Market and City Limits.
Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Rapunzel on Monday, June 20th, at the Boone Central Gym in Albion from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
All those auditioning should arrive between 11:30 and 12 p.m. to register and plan to stay until 2. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. Among the roles to be cast are Rapunzel; Scarella; the Princes; Madame Gothel; Rapunzel’s parents; the Wood Elves; Ears of Corn and a Potato; Unicorns; Pixies; Gremlins; Billy Goats Gruff; a Troll; Three Bears; a Beaver; Ogres; and Mushrooms. Students who have completed Kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant Directors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup.
MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. It is important for children to attend all rehearsals.
Rapunzel will be presented at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25th at the Boone Central Gym in Albion.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency is sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council with generous support from the Wesley & Irene Mansfield Foundation. For more information, please contact Paul or Lori Hosford at (402)395-6727 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, supports this program through a matching grant funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization. Additional funding is being provided by the Boone County Visitors Promotion Fund.
The Elgin Community Club will hold a meeting on Monday evening, June 20.
The meeting will be held at the Elgin Community Center, beginning at 7 p.m. No meal will be served that night.
A benefit breakfast will be held later this month for Ron Wilkinson of Elgin.
Organizers Laurie Waterbury and Noreen Weidner said the event will be held Sunday morning, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Elgin Public School gymnasium.
A breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice coffee and water will be served. Free will donations will be accepted.
Also, there will be silent auction items in the gym to bid on.
Donations can also be made to the Ron Wilkinson Benefit Fund recently set up at the Bank of Elgin.
For more information, contact Waterbury (402-843-8463) or Weidner (402-843-0012).