News of Escondido residents who are attending college, here and around the country.
Two Escondido residents joined a total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester at The University of Alabama who were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA Dean’s and President’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.
The students are Jessica Rae Freim and Jack Michael Trimm, both of Escondido.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.
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Susie Renihan Takes Part in Production of Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene”
Susie Renihan, a student from Biola University and resident of Escondido, will be in a production of Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene,” the biggest production in the Biola Conservatory of Music’s history, from Feb.10-19.
Renihan, Music Performance, is one of the 140 cast members to present Biola’s rendition of “Street Scene.” The opera takes place in 1940’s New York City on two hot June days on the front steps of a brownstone and offers a fascinating synthesis of styles. The production fuses the work of playwright Elmer Rice, Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, and Weill, to include jazz, blues, American musical theatre and classical opera. Members of the cast and crew include students from the Conservatory, music and non-music majors, as well as students from Biola’s Youth Theatre program and other children from the local La Mirada community.
Biola’s Conservatory of Music annually produces an opera or musical. This year’s selection has made an unusual impact on the students and faculty by providing an educational experience for the participants relevant to the current cultural climate, according to professor and opera director, Richard Zeller.
“Street Scene” incorporates several timely issues in its dramatic progression: racial tensions, immigrants looking for a new life, questions of poverty and social justice, and domestic issues, including infidelity and violence,” said Zeller.
Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education within the setting of an all-Christian community. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service – equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.