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Theatre & Dance News

March 05, 2024

Kristi Franks: Living the Dream!

Kristi Franks is a proud alumna of Texas Tech University who graduated in 2003 with a BA in Dance and a BA in Communication Studies. She returned in 2020 and completed a MA in Dance Studies in 2022. An award-winning professor of dance at Tyler Junior College, Franks has become adept at juggling teaching, dance shows, lectures, travel, and family.

February 26, 2024

A Growing Partnership with Türkiye’s Bilkent University

For five theatre students and their professor, Thanksgiving 2023 is not one they will soon forget. Instead of spending the holiday with their families, they were made to feel at home more than 6,000 miles away in Ankara, Türkiye, celebrating the American dinner tradition as guests of their newly formed friends from Bilkent University.