Continuing its tradition of bringing thought-provoking contemporary works and beloved classics to the stage, the School of Theatre and Dance has another exciting fall season in store for theater aficionados and newcomers alike.
Anna Justice has joined the WVU College of Creative Arts as the new director of development. She was previously a development officer at Loyola University New Orleans. Justice began work with Creative Arts Dean Paul Kreider and WVU Foundation Assistant Vice President Chuck Kerzak on June 16.
Art History Seniors Featured for Outstanding Achievements
Two graduating seniors in art history received special attention during WVU Commencement. Megan Bean was selected as a WVU Outstanding Senior and also as a 2014 Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library scholar. In addition, Kelsey Hotaling was part of this year's "Meet the Grads" feature for her internship in Italy.
Music alumna Barbara Bean named to Order of Vandalia
Barbara Bean graduated from WVU with a bachelor's degree in music education in 1963, followed by a master's in music education in 1966. This spring she was named to the Order of Vandalia, an honor presented to the most loyal servants of the university.
New BFA in Musical Theatre announced; Bryce Britton named director
The CCA has been presenting musical theater productions for many years at the Creative Arts Center. Beginning this fall, the college is offering a new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre, under the direction of new faculty member Bryce Britton.
James and Judith Culberson have been advocates of both education and the arts in Morgantown since becoming part of WVU almost 50 years ago. Now the couple has pledged $25,000 to endow a scholarship for students in the School of Theatre and Dance, where their daughter Sarah graduated in 1998.
Art Student Kaitlyn Hunter Receives International Sculpture Center Award
WVU School of Art and Design graduate student Kaitlyn Hunter, of Lisbon Falls, Maine, is one of 22 artists from throughout the world to be awarded the International Sculpture Center's prestigious "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture" Award for 2014.
On November 6th at 3PM in the Davis Theatre, Kim will talk with students about her life and her career path after leaving WVU, as well as the importance of branding yourself. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. All events are free and open to the public.
Three School of Music faculty awarded Big XII Fellowship Research Grants
School of Music faculty members Michael Ibrahim, Mikylah Myers McTeer and David Taddie are among eight WVU faculty members to be awarded research grants in the University's second year of participation in the Big XII Faculty Fellowship Program.
The CCA welcomes this year's new faculty members: Evan McCarthy, music history; Marcello Cormio, interim director of opera theatre; Jeffrey Moser, interactive media; Andrea Washington-Brown, costume technology; Teresa Giobbia, art education; Joseph Dangerfield, music theory & composition; Amy Schissel, painting; Dylan Collins, who has been a lecturer, but now promoted to assistant professor of sculpture; and Bryce Britton, director of musical theatre.
Theatre and Dance Alumni Show Selected for New York Musical Theatre Festival
School of Theatre and Dance grads Matt Webster and Taylor Ferrara have written the book, music and lyrics for "Propaganda, The Musical," which has been selected for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, opening in New York City July 23.