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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER STBSmtSTeKicWB 3lj' 20 15 DIXIESUNNEWS.COM -- llWiWiffW 7 'God of Carnage' lacks off theater season i ( ! ' i f , -- J f 1 j, , Student actors play Bruno's parents (on right) and Ferdinand's parents (on left) discussing the brawl that occurred between their two boys God of Carnage' premiered Oct 24, but will show again Thursday through Saturday at 7 30 pm BY CANDY ROLAND j L cassandrarolDSN Dixie State Universitys theater program pulled the curtains back during homecoming week. The opener premiered Thursday and is the first main stage production to have a student director. Tiffany Herzog, a senior theater major from Brigham City, was offered Check out Ryan Huskins try something new video at DixieSunNews.com BY NICK ANDERSON mckvanderson Salary gaps, discrimination, sexual harassment and no mandated paid maternity leave are all hurdles working women will face in the United States -but there are people to help. These were just a few of the issues presented by a panel of speakers from Dixie State OF IRE WEEK SPENCER RICKS What is your favorite movie? A "La Vita e Bella" Q What is your snack? favorite A Swedish Fish Q What 1 A To a Sun? gain experience may be I in career field mterested in Q to be? top of a mountain somewhere A ! y . ' ! On mentoring relationships to achieve academic and professional success, Bacabac said. The WRC also provides female students with opportunities for scholarships and internships, and in conjunction with the DOVE Center of St. George, it offers free advocacy for survivors of sexual assault at regular Wednesday meetings. Both female and male students can get involved by connecting with the WRC on Facebook and Twitter and attending the events on campus. We see a bright future for the center to create a strong impact on campus, Bacabac said. I" 1 U v ? 1 . 1 t ' I le ' - 4 'f M. , ' l ; i'iiiiiiiaIi mentoring. We believe these stories are powerful and can encourage others to seek out female-to-fema- facilitating opportunities to I 1 dents to contact the center to share their own stones about Keiran Presland, a senior English major from Brighton, England, and an intern at the WRC, said he didn't know about the center until the beginning of last year. He became involved as an intern to help promote the center on campus so students could know about the resources like the center provides AAV A Kf', f tu - 1 . TAo, , L f Barnum is a musical with a circus plot, The White Whale is a devised play where actors follow the story plot but create the script, and The Country Wife is a restoration comedy. Being a university, it is our job to expose not only the community, but particularly our students to what is out there, Harding said. Harding said the program has changed a lot in the nine years hes been involved. The growth will come now that DSU is a university, he said. Now we are poised to grow, Harding said. ft i t I JIMMY FALLON VS. ELLEN DECCKCKS $ fc The Women's Resource Center's mission is to help female students academically and professionally aims to educate the public through events and workshops It I LIP SYNC BATTLE Bitch Better Have My BREANNA OPDAHL breanna opdahl experiences that maybe they've had in their past. Bacabac encouraged stu- like-mind- ed ... Barnum is currently in rehearsal, The White Whale rehearsal will begin soon, and auditions for The Country Wife in late October. God of Carnage will be shown again Oct. 1 through the 3 at 7:30 p.m. This upcoming season for the theater program is one of the most diverse DSU has had, Harding said. ! Having a mentor has really helped me with questions I have about the future, Presland said. If I have issues with papers, they can help me out with something like that. It helps really just being able to sit down and talk to somebody for a half an hour when you need someone to talk to who can help you with that bolster its mission. , ' ' V experience. grown in its short time on campus. We stalled small a couple years ago as the DSU Womens Resource Program with me as director, our adviser Dr. Carole Grady and three unpaid student interns, Bacabac said. After being approved for the status of center, Bacabac said the WRC has been hosting events and collaborating with organizations i I duction beginning every two months. find mentors. He said having a mentor has been a beneficial professional development. She expressed appreciation for how much the center has r What is your favorite Place and head of the department of theater and dance. God of Carnage is set in France inside a family home. Two sets of parents come together to civilly discuss a brawl that occurred between their younger boys, and they slowly devolve into children themselves. It is really about maturity or the lack thereof, Harding said. Who is at Ive kind of got used to my male dentist, Pilkington said, drawing laughs from the audience. I've let that one slide. The forum was the first of many events the DSU Women's Resource Center has planned to cater to female students this semester such as movie showings and lectures. Florence Bacabac, an associate English professor and director of the WRC, said all the events revolve around the WRCs mission to promote female students academic and 1rT was your main the Purpose for joining Dixie University faculty at the Dixie Forum lecture International Women in Focus Sept. 22. Associate humanities professor Leonor Ceballos, Education Department Chair Chizu Matsubara, associate English professor Theda Wrede, and English instructor Olga Pilkington each gave presentations about the treatment of women in different countries compared to women's issues in the U.S. They discussed topics such as maternity leave, balancing work and family life, and social attitudes about women in the workplace, as well as shared insights from their own experiences. Im used to having a female family physician; I've never heard of a man occupying that particular profession, said while contrasting female dominated occupations in Russia with the U.S. She said one of the greatest parts of her culture shock in the U.S. was the scarcity of women in jobs that normally many women would have in Russia. Pilk-ingt- NEWS EDITOR Q the opportunity to direct God of Carnage. I was super, super terrified for all of it, Herzog said. The faculty department had confidence in Herzog that she could handle the stress and responsibility of being a director and determined she would benefit from the experience, said Michael Harding, an associate professor of theater Womens Resource Center helps female students be successful i STAFF PROFILE If ' i' iff) "v fault? Is it the kid who is bullying, or is it the parent? God of Carnage differs from previous plays shown at DSU because it is contemporary and a little harsher, Harding said. Everybody is like, more Shakespeare, but Shakespeare is naughty, Harding said. God of Carnage is a dark comedy rated PG-1- 3 for language and a few graphic scenes. Audience members also receive a different experience with the play being shown in the black box theater, instead of the main stage in the Eccles Fine Art Center. This allows actors and details of the play to be close and personal, Herzog said. Planning for God of Carnage began at the end of March, casted for four actors and two swing actors, and has about 12 to 15 students involved in the production. Each of the theater productions at DSU is planned six months in advance with the next pro With two loveable TV personalities starring in this clip, it was destined to go viral. I wasn't able to catch the full episode, but I heard all about the contest the day after it aired and knew I had to see for myself. Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres battled each other in a contest. Justin Timberlake, my childhood crush, judged the event. He seemed to be drinking something other than coffee out of his mug. Fallon begins the battle with what he referred to as a crowd favorite, and Mr. Brightside, The Killers. by Degeneres followed up suitably with a song by Diana Ross called, Do You Know Where You're Going To? She took a different angle by sitting down on the stage rather than standing with the mic like her competition. Fallons second song choice was none other than Silentos Watch Me (WhipNae Nae). I thought for sure it was no contest at this point in the video, and Fallon had won the lip sync battle. However, Degeneres gave an unexpected performance with Rhianna's gut-busti- lip-synci- lip-sync- ed Money, and won the battle. I think they gave the win to Degeneres to be polite since she was a guest on Fallon's show. Fallon had her beat with the dance moves and stage presence the second round, and her performance did not measure up to the bar he set. Fallon was so enthusiastic in Watch Me, that he had to remove his blazer. He also said to hell with the microphone because it was going to get in the way of his dance moves. Degeneres kept a relatively cool demeanor when the song could have easily used a lot more spicing up. Timberlake clearly enjoyed Degeneres s performance more, as he was dancing to it but remained seated for Fallons followup. both of them, but I thought for sure Fallon had it in the bag and was surprised when Timber-lak- e voted for Degeneres. I might be biased because Degeneres and Fallon are two of my favorite celebrities, but this video was great. I anticipated every giggle. Both of them are comedic geniuses, and I think anyone who is having a I adore all-ti- bad day should watch this clip. The only thing I was disappointed about was the length. Fallons battles always leave me wishing there was more. What I wouldnt give to spend a night with these two at a karaoke bar.