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Alumni Update! '40 Under 40' honoree - Mark Folkes

Friday, June 8, 2018

Alumni update!

'40 Under 40' honoree took over newly created role ahead of theater's $32 Million project.

Mark Folkes - BA, Drama, 3 Year/Fine & Performing Arts (2006)

 
Mark Folkes had wanted to be a part of Stages Repertory Theatre for about seven years before being named managing director in 2015.
 
Folkes has been interested in performing arts — and musical theater in particular — since he was a child. So when he moved to Houston about 10 years ago, he started exploring the city’s theater scene.
 
“I was attending performances at The Alley and TUTS (Theatre Under the Stars), but I came to my first show at Stages and just completely fell in love with this place,” Folkes said.
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Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca