- Frayn named the next Professor of Theatre
Acclaimed playwright and novelist Michael Frayn has been named the next Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre. Frayn will succeed Kevin Spacey, the noted actor and director, in October.The playwright has won numerous awards for his prose works and his theatre credits include Donkey’s Years, Copenhagen and Stage Directions, a collection of theatrical writings. Frayn says he “hopes to find something to say about the nature and practice of theatre that has not already been said.”The Chair of Contemporary Theatre is intended to promote the study and practice of modern theatrical works and methods. It has previously been occupied by figures such as Stephen Sondheim, Alan Ayckbourn, and Patrick Stewart.Michael Frayn’s inaugural lecture will take place on the 26 October at St. Catherine’s College.
- Boys & Girls Club of Burlington announces $5,000 Citizens Bank Foundation grant award
Source: The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. 10.15.2010 Citizens Bank,The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington is pleased toannounce a $5,000 grant award from the Citizen’s Bank Foundation topartially fund the career readiness and life skills program, KnowHow2Go. Init’s fourth year, the KnowHow2Go Program introduces middle school andhigh school youth to the college process and possible career choices inorder to encourage and prepare them to pursue higher education options.The program is a series of educational sessions designed to inform membersabout good study habits; setting goals; guiding students to high schoolcourse selection that leads them to a higher education path. Additionallyparticipants learn the basics of handling personal finances and accessingcollege loans; attend college and business visits, and receive homeworkassistance and extensive mentoring support.Brigitte Ritchie, Citizens Bank Vice President for Public Affairs andCommunity Relations, says ‘We are proud to support this initiative of theBoys and Girls Club of Burlington. Helping our local youth attain academicsuccess and pursue career opportunities will ultimately enrich ourcommunity and strengthen our economy. The personal approach that the Clubtakes in reaching its members is a positive model worthy of note to othercommunity organizations.’The grant leverages the Club’s ability to attract additional funding toexpand the number of cohorts of youth served. The Club is tracking theimpact of this program as we guide our second cohort of high schoolgraduates through their college experiences. About the Boys & Girls Club of BurlingtonThe Boys and Girls Club of Burlington serves over 1,000 children and teenseach year. We operate three sites in Burlington and Winooski providingeducational, recreational, and character development opportunities throughafter school, evening, and summer programs. Our mission is to inspire andenable youth in our community, especially those who need us most,to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, caring andresponsible citizens.