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Getting to know Rob Gaedtke is the 2011 winner of the Reno Gazette-Journal's Twenty Under 40. His profile is accessible here.
Randy Gener will serve as the U.S. judge in an international jury of artists, editors and critics of the 51st edition of the MESS Sarajevo International Theater Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the oldest international theatre festival in the Balkans.
Gener is a Nathan Award-winning editor, writer, critic and conceptual artist in New York City and the author of the plays Love Seats for Virginia Woolf, Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, and A Parliament of the Streets. His installation, in the garden of One World, debuted at La MaMa La Galleria in New York. He has created several critically acclaimed photography/oral-history exhibitions about Filipino-American immigration in the U.S. He most recently served as the curatorial adviser of From the Edge, USITT's USA National Pavilion at the 2011 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space.
The New York Times critic fellow in 2003, Gener serves on the editorial board and is a section editor of Critical Stages (criticalstages.org), the webjournal of International Association of Theater Critics. He is the Broadway editor of New York Theatre Wire (nytheatre-wire.org), a site he co-founded in 1996. Gener lectures on arts and culture, international theater, arts criticism and the impact of new technology on narrative.
For his editorial work and critical essays as the senior editor of American Theatre magazine, Gener received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism (the highest prize for dramatic criticism in the U.S.), the Deadline Club Award for Best Arts Reporting from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, five travel media awards for writing excellence from North American Travel Journalists Association Awards competitions; and NLGJA Journalist of the Year. Gener was most recently conferred with a Presidential Award as Pamana ng Pilipino ("Legacy of the Filipino Nation"" by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III.
Brett DeGroff, MA'03, a second year law student at the University of Michigan Law School's Innocence Clinic, recently assisted Dwayne Provience in receiving granted relief from judgement for a second-degree murder conviction in the 2000 shooting death of Rene Hunter in Detroit. To read more on this story, visit http://www.annarbor.com/news/university-of-michigan-innocence-clinic-scores-another-win-for-justice/.
Paula Hobson had been named acting executive director of institutional advancement for the TMCC Foundation at Truckee Meadows Community College. Paula has worked as director of the TMCC public information office for 10 years.
Alexia Bratiotis has rejoined the staff at the Nevada Museum of Art as director of communications and marketing. Alexia worked for the museum during its grand opening in 2003. Prior to returning to the museum, she worked for nearly four years as a public relations business partner for Renown Health.
Jackie Shelton has been named marketing/communications manager for CLP Resources, Inc., the nation's leading provider of skilled construction trades-people to building contractors. She is also a partner in Realife Publishing & Marketing, which, among other things, produces two monthly magazines – Family Pulse and RLife.
Lacey Scott has been promoted by The Glenn Group in Reno. She was promoted to media buyer. Scott has two years of advertising agency experience and holds a journalism degree from UNR.