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TOLAR HONORED AT KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL
Work by Dwight Tolar, a K-State instructor of communication studies, theater and dance, was recently honored at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 5.

The festival, Jan. 17-23 at Johnson County Community College, featured 2,000 students from eight states competing in various areas of theater.

Tolar received a meritorious certificate for his work as director of "Speech and Debate," which ran this fall. Two theater students were also honored at the festival.

Started in 1969, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. The festival has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by festival respondents.