Friday Features - Aug. 14, 2015

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Friday Features
August 14, 2015

Symphony Orchestra recruiting new members

Symphony OrchestraThe University of Wisconsin-Platteville Symphony Orchestra is interested in recruiting new members for the fall semester. The orchestra is open to all students, faculty, staff and community members, ranging from advanced beginners to skilled amateurs, who enjoy playing classical symphonic repertoire.

The orchestra presents two concerts per semester. The first concert of the fall semester will be a Halloween Pops concert, featuring music from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Jurassic Park” and “Star Wars.” In December, the orchestra will combine forces with other UW-Platteville ensembles for the 20th annual Holiday Gala.

Orchestra rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7-9:30 p.m. in Room 109 in the Center for the Arts at UW-Platteville.

Those interested in joining the UW-Platteville Symphony Orchestra may contact Dr. Thomas Dickey, director of orchestral activities at UW-Platteville and conductor of the Dubuque Symphony Youth Orchestra in Dubuque, Iowa, at dickeyth@uwplatt.edu or 608-342-1143, regarding the instrument and part that is preferred.

Roach receives STEM scholarship

Cassie Roach, a senior from De Soto, Wis., is the recipient of a STEM scholarship through the Great Lakes Scholarship Program. Sponsored by Great Lakes Educational Loan Services Inc., the scholarships are awarded to new and continuing science, technology, engineering or math majors.

“I am really honored and excited to be receiving the Great Lakes scholarship,” said Roach, who is majoring in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education and minoring in physics for secondary education. “It has been a huge relief financially for both myself and my parents, as my younger sister starts college at Iowa this year. I look forward to representing the organization this year while I pursue my degree in the STEM field.”

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