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[OCT. 16, 2004]  Lincoln College Music Department is getting a beauty makeover. On Monday, women who perform in the college's show choir, Express, and the women's choir, Sophitakatz, will get help from fellow students at Midwest College of Cosmetology by receiving tips on makeup application and hair design.

Music professor and Express director Bill Buffington says the idea stems from listening to the needs of his students. "This will be beneficial for both Lincoln College and MCC students,” he said. “I think the information that will be shared between both groups will provide a wonderful learning experience."

Lincoln College sophomore Emily Reisen of Spring Grove will be one who will participate in the daylong process and says she looks forward to the new look. "I think this will be a good learning experience for everyone, and the public will see a new look for the group as a whole,” she said. “I know I will have to practice the techniques of getting my hair and makeup to look the way they recommend." Reisen has performed with Lincoln College Express for the last two years.

Midwest College of Cosmetology Director Phyllis Sippel says 10 MCC students will travel to Lincoln to work with the female performers. Sippel agrees with Buffington on the opportunity for her students. "To give our students the opportunity to apply what they have learned about makeup and hair design provides practical experience,” she said. “Working with students who appear on stage under lights and conditions that aren't normal gives our students a broader understanding of a variety of techniques that can be applied." 

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MCC graduate Julie Stadler, who has show choir experience and is currently working on her baccalaureate degree at Lincoln College Normal, is planning to lend a hand. "My experience performing with the Sullivan Singers, as well as my cosmetology training, will certainly help give the performers a more dated look and fulfill their needs to look good on stage," she said.

Midwest College of Cosmetology is a member of the Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools and has been in operation since 1998. MCC is owned by Lincoln College and is nestled comfortably in a university environment that is reflected by the surrounding community.

[Lincoln College news release]

Life Sentence, No Parole

If we tried to invent the cruelest punishment for dogs, we probably couldn't come up with anything worse than "solitary confinement" on a chain or in a kennel.

Dogs are pack animals who crave the companionship of others.  Scratches behind the ears, games of fetch, or even just walks around the block mean the world to them.  Curling up at your feet while you watch TV is their idea of heaven.

Many dogs left to fend for themselves at the end of a chain fall prey to attacks by other animals or cruel people, and many others are injured or hanged or choke as a result of getting entangled or caught in their tether.

If you have a backyard dog, please, bring him or her inside.  They don't want much--just you.

A public service announcement from Lincoln Daily News and helpinganimals.com

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