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Department of Theatre
The Department of Theatre produces three to four major productions a year in the Van Ellis Theatre and several
student-directed productions in the Down Centre Stage Laboratory Theatre.
The range of plays selected for production includes musicals, serious dramas, and comedies from all periods and
styles. The Van Ellis Theatre and the Down Centre Stage Theatre offer possibilities for both traditional and
All members of the HSU community are encouraged to audition for productions; one does not have to be a theatre
major to audition or be involved in the production of plays. Auditions for plays are held the first week of school
and during the school year. Students are entitled to one free ticket to all theatre events except dinner theatres and
musicals. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Van Ellis Box Office, 670-1405, two weeks before each production.
The Official University Ring
During the final semester before their graduation, each student is eligible to receive the
from HSU. Ring sizing is conducted near the beginning of each semester. The university president or his surrogate
will personally present the ring to each student individually during that semester’s Ring Rally and Presentation
A student who orders his or her ring too late for it to arrive by the ceremony date may still participate in the
ceremony and thus be eligible to receive his or her ring as soon as it arrives.
Ordered rings not picked up during the Official Ring Ceremony will be available for pick-up during the week of
Commencement in the Office of Alumni Relations. The only exception is related to university-sanctioned activities
which completely prevent a student from attending the ceremony. If a written note signed by the responsible
faculty member is delivered to the Office of Alumni Relations prior to the ceremony, the student named in the
note may pick up their Official Ring the week following the ceremony. After that week, rings will no longer be
available until the week of graduation, or following graduation, the student may pay to have it shipped to his or
her home. Rings not claimed within two weeks following graduation will be returned to the manufacturer and will
no longer be available.
All alumni and students who have completed 60 hours are eligible to purchase the Official University Ring at any
A technology fee is assessed every semester, including summer, which includes access to the Internet, email, and
other network-based services. With access through HSU, students are agreeing to abide by the Internet Code of
Ethics listed below.
Purpose of Access
To enhance educational opportunities for HSU students, faculty, and staff through access to the Internet for
educational purposes only.