2015 SPE Combined Caucus Exhibit | Rachael Banks

© Rachael Banks

Congratulations to Rachael Banks for having her photographs, Meet me Here and Michael Watches, selected by Deborah Willis and Carol McCusker, jurors for the exhibition, to be included in the 2015 SPE Combined Caucus Exhibit at the New Orleans Photo Alliance / Ogden Museum of South in New Orleans, LA. Exhibition dates are March 12 – April 5, 2015.

Exhibition Dates: March 12 – April 5, 2015.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Rachael is a Louisville, KY native and MFA photography candidate at Texas Woman’s University with an expected graduation date of May 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and painting at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

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SPESC Student Scholarship | Rachael Banks

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Congratulations to Rachael Banks for being awarded a SPESC Student Scholarship to attend the 2015 SPE National Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Rachael is a Louisville, KY native and MFA photography candidate at Texas Woman’s University with an expected graduation date of May 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in photography and painting at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

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SPESC Adjunct Grant| 2015 SPE National Conference

SPE

Due: February 20, 2015
SPESC Adjunct Grant | Society for Photographic Education South Central Region

SPESC ASSISTANCE GRANT FOR ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS:

Applications for SPESC Assistance Grants for Adjunct Instructors to support attendance at the 2015 SPE National Conference at in New Orleans, LA, March 12-15.

PURPOSE:

SPESC offers assistance grants in the amount of $600 for adjunct instructors to encourage participation in SPE. The money is awarded to adjunct instructors specifically to help defray travel expenses to attend the conference.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Any current SPE member who is employed during the 2014-2015 school year as an adjunct instructor in the South Central region may apply for an SPESC assistance grant. Preference will be given to those adjuncts who can articulately demonstrate their interest in attending the conference with a history of involvement with SPE. Additional preference will be given to members who have been accepted to present at the conference. Members who received the grant within the last year are not eligible.

DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT:

Colleagues who are willing to be a reference for the applicant are not required to provide written letters of support. However, they should be notified and willing to support the applications as a reference. Applicants must provide accurate contact information including name, title, phone, and email. If needed, regional board members will contact faculty to confirm applications.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please follow the guidelines exactly so that application is not disqualified:

  1. Members must compose a formal letter of application. This letter should detail their teaching experience, their involvement with SPE, their other related activities, and should state why they should be awarded a grant.
  2. Be sure to include the information for the colleague that is providing a departmental reference (name, title, phone, and email).
  3. Please include in the document a direct link to one Image Gallery on your spenational.org profile.
    • You will need to be a current member to create and link to a gallery.
    • The URL in your application should link directly to the gallery.
    • Gallery must be made public.
    • Applications that do not link directly to an SPE Member Gallery will not be considered.
  4. Label PDF file as Lastname_Firstname_Adj_spesc_spring2015.pdf.
  5. Email application pdf file to:
    • Bryan Florentin at southcentral@spenational.org
    • Use the exact subject line: SPE Faculty Assistance Grant Applicant – Spring 2015

DECISION:

Assistance grant winners will be notified of their status no later than February 27. Winners will be presented with their check at the business meeting during the conference. Therefore, winners must register for the conference and arrange travel and accommodations themselves.

SPESC Student Scholarships | 2015 SPE National Conference

SPE

Due: February 20, 2015
SPESC Student Scholarship | Society for Photographic Education South Central Region

SPESC SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENT MEMBERS:

SPE South Central invites applications for scholarships to support student attendance at the 2015 SPE National Conference at in New Orleans, LA, March 12-15.

PURPOSE:

SPESC region encourages participation in SPE conferences to introduce talented students to the dynamic culture and programs of SPE. By defraying travel expenses of attendance, SPESC invites a broad regional audience of qualified students to participate in the activities and values of our organization.

QUALIFICATIONS:

SPESC seeks current student members of our SPE region who can articulately demonstrate his or her intent to travel to the conference. Preference is given to students who provide examples of extra-curricular activities within a photography program, SPE, or other relevant group or activity. Winners must be in attendance at the conference to receive the award. Members who received the scholarship within the last year are not eligible.

FACULTY SUPPORT:

Supporting faculty are not required to provide written letters of support. However, faculty should be notified and willing to support the applications as a reference. Applicants must provide accurate faculty contact information including name, title, phone, and email. If needed, board members will contact faculty to confirm applications.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please follow the guidelines exactly so that the application is not disqualified:

  1. Formal letter of application. Letter should detail level of education, involvement with SPE or related activities, and brief description of artwork. Student should also illustrate reasons why he or she should be selected for the scholarship.
  2. Please create a single PDF file that contains:
  • The letter of application.
  • Faculty reference information (name, title, phone, and email).
  • A direct link to one Image Gallery on your spenational.org profile.
    i. You will need to be a current member to create and link to a gallery.
    ii. The URL in your application should link directly to the gallery.
    iii. Gallery must be made public.
    iv. Applications that do not link directly to an SPE Member Gallery will not be considered.
  • Label PDF file as Lastname_Firstname_spesc_spring2015.pdf.

3. Email application pdf file to:

  • Bryan Florentin at southcentral@spenational.org
  • Use the exact subject line: SPE Student Scholarship Applicant – Spring 2015

DECISION:

Scholarship winners will be notified of their status no later than February 27. Scholarship winners will be presented with their check at the regional business meeting during the conference. Therefore, winners must register for the conference and arrange travel and accommodations themselves.

Rumination, Film Festival Screening | LaRae Rippetoe

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Congratulations to LaRae Rippetoe whose film, Rumination, was selected to screen in the 20th Annual SPE Women’s Film Festival at SPE in New Orleans, LA, March 13 & 14, 2015.

All films will screen in the Film Festival room on Friday and Saturday during the conference and will also be streamed to registered participants hotel rooms Thursday through Sunday, March 12-15, 2015.

LaRae is currently an undergraduate photography student at Texas Woman’s University.