WNC News & Notes
Phantom of the Opera Auditions on Tap
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company welcomes auditions for the fall production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Lead and ensemble auditions will be Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Sarah Winnemucca Hall, Aspen Building, WNC Carson City. Lead role auditions are at 6 p.m., and ensemble auditions are at 8 p.m. Scores are on reserve at the Dini Library so that students can prepare audition selections.
Dancer auditions are Thursday, Aug. 4, 6 p.m., Western Nevada Performing Arts, 2038 Edmonds Drive, Carson City. Only advanced dancers on pointe will be cast. Pointe shoes should be worn at the audition.
Due to strict contract restrictions, the auditions will be open to continuing WNC students only. The celebrated musical, which is the longest-running show on Broadway, will play Nov. 4-20, with 11 performances at the Carson City Community Center. Information: 445-4249.
New Directors Fill Key College Vacancies
Two new administrative faculty members have joined WNC in critical leadership positions that were recently vacated: workforce development-community education, and the WNC Foundation.
Amy Ginder joins Western as the director of development for the WNC Foundation. She brings 13 years of outreach and communications experience, including four years in higher education through the University Studies Abroad Consortium located at UNR. She also worked at the Nevada Commission on Tourism. Ginder recently returned from the East Coast, where she completed her master’s degree at New York University.
“I’m thrilled to be back in Nevada,” she said. “I’m looking forward to working with the dedicated faculty, staff and friends of WNC.”
David Steiger is the new director of continuing education and workforce development. He joins WNC from Nevada Industry Excellence, formerly known as the Manufacturing Assistance Partnership. He has worked closely with area industry and WNC in the development of a manufacturer’s collaborative in which local companies designate specific WNC classes that enhance the skills of their employees, and enable their workers to complete the instruction.
Steiger says he’s “looking forward to the opportunity to connect the workforce development and continuing education resources that WNC offers with the communities we serve.”
WNC Fall Class Schedules Coming to Homes
Now is the time to browse the fall class schedule and sign up for classes at Western Nevada College, in preparation for the fall semester beginning Monday, Aug. 29. A printed version of the schedule is being mailed this week to all households in WNC’s seven-county service area.
In addition to a list of classes being offered, find out about the new online registration system, “myWNC,” as well as services like counseling and financial assistance, student orientation, purchasing books, bus transportation to campus, and child care. While the printed schedule offers a the chance to browse the list of courses and services, searching online allows real-time information that reflects changes occurring as the semester nears. The new “myWNC” online student information system is also the tool to pay for classes and check on important dates. http://www.wnc.edu/my/