Communicating Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center 2100
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Communicating Arts Department
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Cathy Fank worked with over twenty Mockers on stretching, breathing, voice projection and witness characterization skills. This learning collaboration helps those studying the law to be better at performance based learning. Fank has volunteered for three years to work with the Mock Trial team to build their skills. Her key advice: "don't be so cerebral--feelings and emotions matter in being credible." She suggested that the students write witness autobiographies filled with much background context and detail.
Working with the nuances of the moment is also a critical skill. The Mockers got a taste of improvisational theatre as Fank created an on the spot scenario. Kyle Johnson, an experienced Mocker, worked through the scene with her. Improv is coming to UW-Superior and the Mockers were among the first to experiment and see its value.
This is an example of ongoing interdisciplinary work that occurs at UW-Superior, where different discipline experts work across programs to enhance student learning.
|Brent Notbohm Featured in Angler's Newsletter|
Associate Professor, Brent Notbohm is featured on the cover of Minnesota Trout Unlimited Newsletter.
|HEALING THEATRE: Grad student uses drama to help resolve conflicts|
Theatre isn't only about Shakespeare and grease paint.
|Students Make Puppets in COMM 377|
Students learn puppetry in COMM 377, Special Topics in Theatre.
|Simona Simkins, Communicating Arts Graduate Student, to present at University of Minnesota-Duluth's Summit on Equity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism|
Simona Simkins will be presenting a workshop entitled "Forum Theatre for Positive Dialogue".
|On ice or on mic, Brad Phenow tells Superior story|
Communicating Arts senior Brad Phenow is one busy guy.
|Dr. Ephraim Kotey Nikoi announced future Wisconsin Teaching Fellow|
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning announces the approval of next year's Wisconsin Teaching Fellows 2014-15.
|Mock Trial Partners with Theatre to Improve Learning Skills|
Associate Professor of Theatre, Cathy Fank, spent over an hour with the 2013-2014 Mock Trial team building enhanced performance skills.
|UW-Superior Alumni Tony Hernandez Visits Campus|
During Tony Hernandez's visit, he interviewed a UW-Superior staff member and a community member for his Immigrant Archive Project, as well as gave a presentation in Swenson Hall.
|Dr. Ephraim Nikoi promotes Global Awareness Week on campus|
Local news coverage of Global Awareness Week.
|Martin Sheen promotes Senior Capstone Project|
Article posted in the Duluth News Tribune about student Andrew Kirov's senior capstone project.
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