Theatre, Reflector, Jazz earn accolades

It’s been a good week for various UIndy folks who were recognized as standouts in their respective fields.

Sornberger

Sornberger

The Department of Theatre‘s recent production of Noel Coward’s Private Lives received two coveted Certificates of Merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. One went to Assistant Professor Penny Sornberger for her costume designs, two of which were selected for display next month at the regional festival in Michigan. The other certificate recognized the collaborative efforts of the students, faculty and staff on the production team, headed by director Brad Wright, UIndy’s Director of Theatre.

Gross

Gross

In other news, student Abby Gross, editor-in-chief of The Reflector and The Reflector Online, won a statewide student award in the Hoosier State Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The senior Education major claimed first place for editorial/opinion writing, in competition with counterparts from far larger institutions.

Miedema

Miedema

And at Wednesday night’s Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Holiday Showcase, Director of Jazz Studies Harry Miedema received the new Jazz Educator of the Year award for his efforts in passing the torch to so many young musicians. The foundation also awarded a scholarship to UIndy junior Michael Carnagua, a jazz and technology/recording major.