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Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry Reflects Unique Educational Opportunity – Kicks Off 2014 Summer Performances

Posted on June 28, 2014

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett Fascinating, fun and festive – the Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry in Storrs, Connecticut reflects a unique educational opportunity. The University of Connecticut is one of a very few universities in the country to offer a degree in puppet arts. In addition to a bachelor’s of fine arts in the field, UConn offers master’s degrees, MA or MFA. According to the university website, it all began in 1964 with the arrival of Professor Frank Ballard to the theatre department and the ensuing immense popularity of puppetry classes he taught there. Soon a “full length puppet performance” was staged on campus at the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre. Today graduates of the program are said to “perform and…

“There are places I remember…” Good-bye to UConn’s Memorial Stadium

Posted on May 14, 2012

“There are places I remember…” Good-bye to UConn’s Memorial Stadium Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett                                                                                                                              “There are places I remember all my life -Though some have changed- Some forever, not for better- Some have gone and some remain…” Beatles lyrics.                                          …