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Final New York meeting stirs excitement

Frank said it best when he sang, “It’s up to you ? New York, New York.” Soon, the campus journalism and drama students will be humming along with Old Blue Eyes as they take a weeklong hiatus in the Big Apple.

To avoid any confusion or misunderstandings on the March 13-19 trip, Greg Stobbe, journalism adviser, is holding a pre-trip meeting on Feb. 28 to discuss the conduct expected on the trip, itinerary and other general information.

Most of the journalism class will be attending workshops and seminars at Columbia University as the impetus for the trip. However, Stobbe wants to make sure everyone understands that out-of-state school trips are under the same conduct code as any campus day.

“The meeting is going to emphasize to the students and parents that this is a school-sponsored trip,” Stobbe said. “We’ll talk about the expectations and the rules to follow in New York whether on the plane, in the hotel, listening to a conference speaker or seeing a show. I’ll also give out room assignments and talk about what we can look forward to while we’re there.”

The drama class, along with the journalism class, will be attending workshops where Broadway actors will advise them on the skits they perform.

“I got an email from Vicki Shaghoian, who’s a teacher at the Yale School of Drama,” Tom McEntee, drama advisor, said. “She’s expecting a lot from our students; she’s intense.”

McEntee plans to follow Stobbe’s lead at the meeting and on the trip, but will speak to his students about the drama workshops at the meeting.

“I want to be a part of it ? New York, New York ?.. I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn’t sleep,” Sinatra crooned. Stobbe wants to ensure that all the participants know their roommates, so everyone is able to wake up in the right room.

“I can’t wait to go to New York because I’ve never been,” Kira Armbruster, ’06, said. “I think the meeting will get me even more excited because it reminds me that New York is coming soon.”

The meeting will be held at 6:30 P.M. in room 623 on Feb. 28. For more information on this or his upcoming Italy trip, contact Stobbe at [email protected].

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