Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cherub Newsletter available

The first volumn of "Cherubs They Ain't" is available to all past cherubs, faculty and staff of the Communication divisions. (RTVF, Speech, Debate, Drama, Theatre, Screenwriting, Media Arts, Coon-Hardy, Lincoln-Douglas etc.). Send an email to with your name, email address, cherub year and division to receive a copy and get on the list to receive future editions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Longtime Debate Coach, Scott Deatherage, dies at age 47.

It is with great sadness that we report that Scott Deatherage, past Director of our Debate Divisions, passed away on December 25, 2009.
Named 'Debate Coach of the Decade,' Scott will always be remembered for his patient, passionate guidance of hundreds of young debaters from the National High School Institute and Northwestern University. We will miss our friend and colleague greatly!!

More information regarding his passing and memorial can be found at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2010 dates are set

Program dates for 2010 are as follows:
Journalism - June 27 to July 30
Music - June 27 to July 30
Film & Video - June 27 to July 31
Theatre Arts - June 27 to August 1
Musical Theatre - June 27 to August 14
Debate - July 11 to August 7
Speech - TBA

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Sorry for the confusion, but it's been decided that only students who have completed their JUNIOR YEAR (AND BEYOND) will be allowed to apply for our Faculty Associate positions.

Terribly sorry if this means you'll have to wait until next year, but just imagine how EXCITING THAT YEAR WILL BE!

Ok, that's all for today.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

FA Update!

Helllllooooo cherubs! Quick update for those of you interested in applying to be an FA in any one of our programs:




Second announcement aside, the deadline for FA applications is Feb. 27th - a mere 24 days away! I've also been asked for a bit of clarification on an earlier post concerning potential FA's. It is not entirely unheard of for students who have completed their SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, or even SENIOR years to be accepted as FA's.

If you, in fact, fall into one of those categories - don't be deterred in applying! Again -


In Forum happenings, there is a nnnneeeeewww poll question! Guess correctly! Be the envy of every Jack and Jane on your block! Fabulous prizes*! All these things can be yours!

And, as always, any questions can be sent to .

*Fabulous prizes may not entirely "exist." But won't you have a great sense of accomplishment? Wouldn't you say that, in itself, is QUITE A PRIZE??

Thursday, January 29, 2009

And the answer is...

Garnishing only 3 correct votes - I KNEW I WAS A ZOMBIE WHEN!!

Believe it or not, the other three were actual titles dreamed up by our imaginative students.

"Mayor McMonkey" (1992) was written and directed by Ryan Thompson and John Hoelle and ends in a dramatic shootout in the Campus Drive parking garage.

"Jakob: Swedish Sex Object Phenomenon," (1997) written by Sam Mestman, proves that if you wear a baby blue suit, a Burger King crown, carry a cane, and walk around to the music of the BeeGee's, you TOO you can be the envy of every Jack and Jane on the block.

"Oh My God! It's Raining Toothpicks," (1998) was directed by Matthew Solmos. Shot on 16mm film, this project depicts a girl who slowly duct tapes herself to a stop sign. What's the deeper meaning? We're calling on Matt to tell us!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Back When I Was A Cherub....

Mark Heiser sent us this great class photo and a shot of students at Great America. If you know anyone in these photographs (or YOU'RE in the photograph), we'd love for you to contact us at

The photo above surfaced from the NHSI class of '41. Some alum have already been identified. If you know who any of the the others are, e-mail us with their names at