Friday, March 30, 2012

Countdown to Finals Pt.1

Yep it's that time again. Time to start parsing finals work lists.  Seems crazy, I know, but there is only 5 weeks left and so much to do so I need to organize and prioritize.  Hmm, I quite like that.  Here's a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch:
I quite like him too...
Anyway. List with due dates, Blue=Big Deal:

  1. 4/3/12 - Reasons to be Pretty?
    5-8 Run rehearsal in Directors Absence
  2. 4/3/12 - Public Speaking Field Trip
    Lara Logan talk at USF
  3. 4/4/12 - Stagecraft Quiz 4
    Covers: Lighting design paper work, Scene shop hand tools, Scene shop hand and portable power, tools, Scene shop stationary power tools, Scenic materials, Fasteners and adhesives
  4. 4/4/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    5-8 Run rehearsal in Directors Absence
  5. 4/5/12 - Public Speaking Major Speech 2
    Persuasive speech
    6 min; Speech portfolio: Purpose/thesis development, audience Connections, Works cited, Formal outline, Note cards
  6. 4/5/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    5-8 Run rehearsal in Directors Absence
  7. 4/5/12 - PTK Pinnacle Scholarship Essay
    2 winners receive PTK Membership fee paid in full

    500 words
  8. 4/6/12 - Straz Center Phone Interview
    7PM, for PT House Management position :)

  9. 4/9/12 - Connections Essay 1
    Choose a decade in American history and view any film, which, in your view, epitomizes or represents that decade.  In essay form, answer some or all of the following questions. How does this film define the decade? (Consider all aspects of “mise-en-scene” if you wish.)  OR B)View a film that addresses a historical event in America. Briefly research that event and compare and contrast the historical facts with the film’s interpretation. 
    2-3 pages, 12pt double-spaced
  10. 4/9/12 - Connections Essay 2
    Self-reflection - Think about all your general education courses. Discuss how one in particular has prepared you for subsequent academic courses and/or for your future career. Identify specific knowledge, skills, and abilities you gained, which will insure your future success.
    1-2 pages max, 12pt , double-spaced
  11.  4/9/12 - Connections Movie 
    Produce a 1-3 minute film - Produce a documentary or mock-umentary (think Best in Show or Spinal Tap) addressing any aspect of life today. This may be done simply on a camera phone or may be done using a camcorder and editing software if you are so inclined. It is certainly OK to improvise with your phone. In the end, it should “say something.” Think about what you wish to shine a light on.  It may be a serious topic or be a humorous slant on some aspect of pop culture.  Have fun with this, but spend some time on it.  It is easy to spot the haphazard attempts.
    3 min. running time max.
  12. 4/10/12 - Irish History Paper 2
    Custom topic: Comparing and Contrasting the Famine Era Irish Traveling Accounts of Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont from Peter Gray's The Irish Famine
    5-7 pages (10 max, excluding works cited), 12pt, double-spaced
  13. 4/10/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    5-8 Run rehearsal in Directors Absence
  14. 4/11/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    5-8 Run rehearsal in Directors Absence
  15. 4/12/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    5-8 Run rehearsal in Directors Absence
  16. 4/13/12 - Student Excellence Awards7pm, Formal Dinner and Awards Presentation from Campus President

  17. 4/17/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    5-8 Rehearsal Assistance
  18. 4/18/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    Rehearsal Assistance
  19. 4/19 or 24th or 26th/12  - Public Speaking Group Symposium Presentation
    9 min part in 45 min speech
  20. 4/19/12 - Reasons to be Pretty
    Rehearsal Assistance
  21. 4/20/12 - District Student Activities Funding Meeting
    9AM, Ybor, District wants to cut all Extracurricular Performing/Visual Arts funding from Ybor Campus
  22. 4/21/12 - RTBP Load-in

  23. 4/22/12 - RTBP Lighting/Focusing
  24. 4/24/12 - RTBP Tech Rehearsal
  25. 4/25/12  RTBP Tech Rehearsal
  26. 4/26/12 - Irish History Final
    Take home final due
    3, 2-page responses to given topics, 12pt double-spaced
  27. 4/26/12 - RTBP Final Dress Rehearsal
  28. 4/27/12 - RTBP  Performance6:30 Crew Call
  29. 4/28/12 - RTBP  Performance6:30 Crew Call

  30. 4/29/12 - RTBP Performance/Strike1:30 Crew Call 
  31. 4/30/12 - Stagecraft Quiz 5
    Covers: Curtains and stage drapes, two-dimensional scenery, flat construction, Hardware/joints/knots, Dimensional scenery: platforms and wagons, Scenery: Windows and doors, Scenery: Stairs
  32. 4/30/12  - Mod European History Final
    Take home essay based on info Covering Chaps 19:Empire Modernity and the Road to War-24:The New Globalism
    Assigned or due on the 30th?
  33. 5/4/12 - Commencement
    2PM, 1:00 check-in

  34. 5/7/12 - Stagecraft Final
    Semester Cumulative
  35. ??/??/?? - Voice and Movement Final
    Memorized Performance final - "Comings and Goings" Excerpts

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