William and Loulie Canady have been presented with the College's Distinguished Friend Award, a special recognition given to individuals who are not alumni of the College, but who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and contributions to both the College and to WVU.
Prestigious Canady Scholarships presented to 19 Creative Arts Students
Nineteen students studying in the College of Creative Arts have been awarded scholarships from the Valerie Canady Charitable Trust Foundation. This is one of the most prestigious awards given in the college.
Sculpture Student Ben Gazsi wins award in international competition
Benjamin Gazsi, an undergraduate sculpture major in the School of Art and Design, has earned sixth place in the prestigious international art competition ArtPrize, with his sculpture titled "Earth Giant."
Voyages through Hollywood, Star Trek universe bring WVU alumnus back to teach the next generation of composers
WVU music alumnus and Emmy-Award winning composer Jay Chattaway, known for his work on films and television and especially for the "Star Trek" series, will spend a three-day residency in the School of Music during September 23-25, where he will work with students in a variety of classes.
Theatre & Dance welcomes new resident artist Jim Knipple
West Virginia University College of Creative Arts is pleased to welcome acclaimed stage director, producer, scenic designer and theater educator Jim Knipple as the new resident artist and visiting assistant professor of directing and playwriting for the School of Theatre & Dance.
The School of Art & Design has announced the winners of its second annual Juried Student Exhibition, which featured 31 works of art selected from 96 student entries, including ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, painting, drawing, video and animation.
Dance Director Participates in Big XII Faculty Fellowship Exchange
Yoav Kaddar, director of the WVU Dance Program, recently returned from a residency at the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas, Austin, as part of the Big XII Faculty Fellowship he was awarded last spring.
New Resident Director Jim Knipple Directs Zany French Comedy "The Liar"
West Virginia University School of Theatre & Dance's final show of the fall season is a laugh-a-minute French farce with a very American sense of humor, "The Liar" by David Ives, adapted from the comedy by the 17th-century French dramatist Pierre Corneille.
Art Professor Naijun Zhang Paints Judicial Portraits
WVU art professor Naijun Zhang is known for his paintings of realistic scenes, mostly from his home country of China. Now he is becoming well known as a portrait painter, especially for judges in West Virginia. Zhang recently completed a portrait of Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Richard Powell Trombone Scholarship established in Music
Richard E. "Dick" Powell, professor of trombone in the School of Music from 1968 to 1995, passed away in 2001, but his legacy lives on in the many students whose lives he touched. As part of this legacy, Powell's former student Jon Youngdahl and his wife Sharon have pledged $25,000 to establish the Richard Powell Trombone Scholarship in the School of Music.
Symphony Orchestra Invited to Perform at National Conference
The WVU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mitchell Arnold, is one of two collegiate orchestras invited to perform at the 2014 College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) National Conference in Fort Worth Tex. The conference will be held Jan. 23-25 at Texas Christian University.
Guest artist Carol Hummel works with students on unique art project
Visiting artist Carol Hummel is working with School of Art & Design students, faculty, staff and community members to cover a large tree on the Evansdale Campus with crocheted yarn as part of a unique installation art project.
For the second straight year, West Virginia University has at least four Fulbright scholars.
The four, Vlad Basarab, Chelsea Hodgkins, Jessica Brie Kawalak and Michael Morris, received notification from the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in the past month they had been chosen.