Dr. Kurt Edwards, artistic director of the Indiana Wesleyan University Theatre Guild, is a long-time member of the Actors' Equity Association, the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), and the Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC). Dr. Edwards serves on the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Selection Committee, which determines what productions are invited to perform at the regional festival; presents a workshop; and takes theatre students to the regional festival, which is a weeklong conference with 8 – 10 full-scale productions; workshops; and acting, playwriting and design contests.
Dr. Kyle Huckins, journalism professor and adviser to The Sojourn (Indiana Wesleyan University's award-winning online and print newspaper), has been named to several offices of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the major global journalism scholars' group. He is faculty graduate education liaison for the Minorities and Communication division, planning committee member for the Commission on the Status of Minorities, and research chair for the Religion and Media interest group. Dr. Huckins also is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).