Nov. 15, 2013
About 200 University of Kansas Medical Center students came to campus on a Thursday night earlier this month to cheer on their peers at the Show and Tell, a student-organized talent show in its second year.
"This year we included a just-for-fun judging component to increase incentive to perform," says Laura Banks, a fourth-year nursing student involved with the two groups that organized the event. "I do think it was a big success, especially for interdisciplinary interaction."
The crowd watched 11 acts come to the microphone in the School of Nursing atrium on Nov. 7. Performers included a variety of singers, on their own, in duets or in groups. A few had their instruments while others sang with recorded music. Several acts sang a cappella.
Sitting at the judges' table were Vince Loffredo, vice chancellor of students; Jana Zaudke, assistant professor of family medicine; Stephen Jernigan, assistant professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation science; and Cyndie Schudel, senior academic advisor and recruiter at the School of Nursing.
The competition was sponsored by the Student Government Council and the Association of Undergraduate Students in Nursing.
Best Group Act went to a new nursing student a cappella group called The Nightingales, made up of seven fourth-year students and one third-year student. They sang a parody of "Call Me Maybe" as sung by Carly Rae Jepsen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A3CnwctI2k
Other winners were:
Best Female Solo Act: Avery Fischgrund
Best Male Solo Act: Preston Stephens
Best Duet: Zaid Mansour & Brandon Hidaka
Best Showmanship: Vitamin Beat