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Queen Elizabeth's Birthday and Honoring Ruth A. Bryant

The Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
and the occasion to honor
Ruth A. Bryant
President Emerita
ESU-St. Louis 

Ruth A Bryant stepped down as ESU president after 43 years of dedicated service to the branch.  Her leadership enabled the St. Louis Branch to flourish in so many ways:  engaging speakers, spearheading the British University Summer School program and our Shakespeare Competition, inviting Evelyn Wrench speakers and Page Scholars, and organizing successful social functions.

 The Board of the ESU-STL decided to honor Ruth Bryant's exemplary service and dedication by creating the Ruth A. Bryant Education Fund.  The fund will support our varied educational programs.  It embodies Ruth's commitment to educating our members in all aspects of English language, culture and history.

 

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Shakespeare Competition Announcement

Mark your calendars!   

This year's Shakespeare competition for high school students will be held February 4, 2017 at Fontbonne University! 

In addition the Actors From The London Stage have completed casting for the Fall 2016 Richard III tour. 

The actors' biographies may be found HERE. Veteran actress Liz Crowther  has been chosen to play Richard.  

The public performances will be at 8:00 pm in the Lee Theater of the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the evenings of Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. 

Tickets are anticipated go on sale beginning in August at the general admission cost of $20 

Do join us!

 

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Queen's Birthday and Honoring of Ruth Bryant

 

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Fine Arts Education Day in Jefferson City, MO and Performance from Hannah Ryan On Shakespeare's Birthday

The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education has sponsored a Fine Arts Education Day at the Missouri State Capitol since 2004.  This year, on Thursday, March 31, Hannah Ryan (First Place), Tom Horton (Second Place) and Rhiannon Skye Creighton (Third Place) represented the St. Louis Branch on the program.   The purpose of Fine Arts Education Day is to highlight the importance of fine arts education in Missouri schools.  The performance venue was the First Floor Capitol Rotunda. 

(L-R)  Rhiannon Skye Creighton (Third Place) Hannah Ryan (First Place), Tom Horton (Second Place) 

 

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Recognition of Ruth A. Bryant’s Service to The English-Speaking Union / St. Louis Branch

As most of you know, Ruth Bryant stepped down as ESU president after years of dedicated service to the branch. Her leadership has enabled our branch to flourish in so many ways: engaging speakers, spearheading the British University Summer School program and our Shakespeare competition, inviting Evelyn Wrench speakers and Page scholars, and organizing successful social functions.

Ruth joined the St. Louis Branch in 1973, and was elected to the board in 1989 when Nick Franchot was president. She served as vice president from 1992 to 1996 and was elected president in 1997. Ruth generously shared her knowledge with National, serving on the executive committee of the ESUUS from 1998 to 2002, and served for two years as National Vice President responsible for development. She continues to be our inspiration.

 

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