Campus News in Brief

Drama Presents Into the Woods

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama will be busy in the coming weeks as they prepare for the debut of this season’s musical Into the Woods.

The musical is a combination of many fairy tales — Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Little Red Riding Hood — which makes the show an engaging masterpiece.

Into the Woods unites traditional storylines around the plot of a baker and his wife who are trying to have a child and enlist the help of a witch. The musical is focused mostly on the darker side of childhood fairy tales, including the harsh reality of life, rather than the “happily-ever-after” plots.

The show is directed by Kent Gash (A’82), who is currently an associate artistic director of the Alliance Theatre Company in Atlanta, and has served on many prestigious conservatory faculties and theaters around the country.

Performances of Into the Woods will be Nov. 13–22 at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays in the Philip Chosky Theater in the Purnell Center for the Arts.

This Tuesday’s premiere performance will include talkbacks with the audience, cast, and crew following the show.

Tickets can purchased online or at the School of Drama Box Office for $25 to $29, with discounts given to students and seniors.

For more detailed information, see the Pillbox article on page B3.

Students Host Industry Panel

Carnegie Mellon’s chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, an electrical and computer engineering (ECE) national honor society, organized a national conference last weekend on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

The conference featured a panel of distinguished executives and experts in industrial fields who shared the challenges they have faced in their own engineering careers and in the ECE market.

Panel members included executives from Medrad, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dynetics, and Lockheed Martin. The entire Carnegie Mellon chapter, as well as over 100 Eta Kappa Nu students from other universities, was expected to attend the conference.

The conference also had a case study that focused on the types of leadership and technical challenges involved with solving a problem posed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Carnegie Mellon professor Ragunathan “Raj” Rajkumar presented and facilitated the case study and its results while professor William “Red” Whittaker shared his perspective of the case study and experience in relation to the DARPA Urban Challenge, which he led Tartan Racing to successfully complete in 2007.

The events were held in the Singleton Room on Nov. 8.