coordinator of student activities at the Nebraskan Student Union, 308.865.8523
Break dancing, bluesy harmonica duets and clogging routines are just a few of the performances for Fame Talent Show set for Thursday, March 29, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room, features UNK students performing their varied talents in an effort to win more than $1,000 in cash prizes.
According to Jami Schaffnitt, coordinator of Student Activities, the format of Fame will be similar to the show last year. She said that the talent show is only open to UNK students to enter, but everyone is welcome to watch.
Schaffnitt said some of the entries last year included tap dancers, vocalists and international dance presentations. So far, she said entries for the 2007 show are just a diverse with new types of talents such as comedic performances.
Fame has separate categories for individual and group entries. Both will be judged by members of UNK faculty that the Fame Committee selected, and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the show.
Faculty/staff judges include Brandon Benitz, assistant to the dean of Student Life; Dr. Janette Harriott, assistant professor of music and performing arts; and Lisa George, educational specialist for International Education.
First through third place winners in the individual category will receive $400, $200 and $100, respectively. In the group category, first place wins $500; second place, $250; and third place, $150.
Fame is sponsored by Loper Programming and Activities Council and funded by UPFF.