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Lied Center focuses on involving students
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even famous - just inspiring. Since I have been
here, there has never been anything that I would
die to go see.”
Dick Durst, dean of the College of Fine and
Performing Arts, said he thought the Lied Center
did an “incredible job” of keeping performances
available for students.
“(The Lied Center) is not just plunked down
on the campus,” Durst said. “It has a central mis
sion to give students access, and a lot of students
do take advantage of that”
But Durst added that availability should not be
the only focus of the Lied Center.
“The Lied Center is important to us as a col
lege - not just as a performing arts center - but as
a resource for students to be able to perform in a
And there are plenty of ways that students can
take advantage of this “world-class facility.”
UPC coordinates specific student-oriented
events at the Lied Center; the University
Foundations program for incoming freshmen dis
cusses its assets; performers get into the class
room with students to teach master classes; and
there are close ties between the College of Fine
and Performing Arts and the administration at the
Bethea said the Lied Center stays in close
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“JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR
DREAMCOAT’ was one among several flashier
shows brought in by the Lied Center in the past
communication with the members of UPC in
order to make sure interesting events for students
come to campus and, most importantly, are finan
cially accessible for students.
As part of this ongoing relationship, UPC co
sponsored last semester’s presentation of MTV’s
“Loveline” at the Lied Center.
Bethea granted UPC an open invitation to use
the Lied Center as a venue (and even bait) to bring
in any entertainment that may be interesting for
Angela Smith, a member of UPC and a stu
dent representative on the Lied Advisory Board,
said the biggest event in her time working with the
Lied Center was “Loveline.”
Smith said UPC plans to bring in more popu
lar events like “Loveline.”
“We always try to keep that idea open because
the facility is so wonderful, and it was built for stu
dents,” Smith said. “It all depends on the compli
cations with schedule and budgets.”
Smith said the Lied Advisory Board, which is
mostly made up of elderly community members
and UNL faculty members, has two student voic
es: herself and Carrie Pierce, a representative from
the Association of the Students of the University
She said the increases in students attending
Lied Center events can be attributed to the new
interest in students on the Lied Advisory Board.
“A tot of (the programming) is stuff there is no
way students would want to go to,” she said. “We
have a voice, but (the other representatives) don’t
have the students’ interest in mind. Bethea is con
cerned with getting students involved.”
She said she would like to see more events like
“Les Miserables” come into the Lied Center.
“We would like to do big things like that more
often, but the timing just has to be right,” she said.
Each semester, the Lied Center sponsors one
student production: either “A Christmas Carol” or,
on the off-year, a musical.
Tice Miller, a professor of theater arts and
dance, said one of the biggest draws for students is
the half-price, and occasionally free, admission.
Miller, who also serves as an instructor for a
foundation course, urged his students in the class
to use then tickets, provided free through the class,
to see the recent Houston Ballet production of
“For most of the students, it was their first time
ever seeing a professional production like that,”
Miller said. “When programs like that are free, I
am very supportive of it”
A major advertiser
According to Bethea, the Lied Cento works
hard to get the word out to students to let them
know what kind of programming is in store for
“We are continually looking for ways to give
students information,” he said. “When we do con
nect with students. That has a good effect”
The Lied Center’s marketing department
works to appeal to a broad variety of audience
members, and Bethea said it works to tailor the ads
to both students and the general public.
Lindsay Rogers, a freshman biology major,
said she gets most of her information about the
Lied Center through this advertising.
“I think those really help to inform students
about the shows,” Rogers said. “The people I have
never heard of don’t interest me, but I wish they
had more programs directed toward students.”
'Overall, Bethea said he feels the center is mak
ing progress in attracting more students,
“The numbers are up, and that’s healthy,” he
said “Awareness is growing, and I want to contin
ue to build that We try to be available to students,
and education and information are the most valu
able tools to make that connection.”
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