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    Canadys Named Distinguished Friends of the CCA

    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.

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    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.

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    Check out our new Art Museum Construction Blog

    Keep up to date with the latest information during the construction of the new Art Museum of WVU by viewing our photo updates. Comments on blog posts welcome!

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    Art & Design Celebrates 20th Annual Deem Distinguished Lecture

    For 20 years, the Deem Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series, established by Alison and Patrick Deem of Bridgeport, W.Va., has brought internationally recognized artists and their work to the WVU campus, fostering not only student and faculty engagement, but also providing community access to thought-provoking examples of contemporary art.

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    5th Annual WV Mountaineer Short Film Festival

    The Electronic Media Area of the School of Art and Design will host the 5th Annual West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival at the Creative Arts Center, March 20-22. This international, competitive festival celebrates exceptional, compelling, and innovative works in film, experimental video and animation.

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    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."

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    School of Theatre & Dance presents 'The Glass Menagerie'

    "Yes, I have tricks in my pocket; I have things up my sleeve,"? said Tennessee Williams as he invited audiences to turn back time with him to revisit his troubled relationship with his mother and sister in his play "The Glass Menagerie".? The School of Theatre and Dance will present this award-winning classic, March 6-7 & 18-23 at the CAC.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Large gift of artworks by Grace Martin Taylor Donated to the Art Museum of WVU

    A recent large gift of artworks by West Virginia artist Grace Martin Taylor, presented to WVU by her daughter, Lucie Mellert, of Charleston, W.Va., has filled in the gaps in WVU's collection of Taylor's works, giving a complete view of the artist from the different phases of her career.

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    School of Music ranked 58th in Creative College Guide

    The WVU School of Music has been selected as one of the top music programs in the United States by the latest edition of "Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers." The fourth edition of the guide profiles the top 250 programs in the country for college-bound creative arts students.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Students Create Sound Design for New 'Stunt Runner' Video Game

    Students in a music recording technology class taught by Mark Benincosa in the School of Music are designing sound effects for a video game called "Stunt Runner",? to be released in 2014 by Kermdinger Studios, Inc., a Silicon Valley company.

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    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.

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    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.

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    WVU feature twirlers named world champions

    The four WVU feature twirlers are among the most recognized members of The Mountaineer Marching Band and now they have been recognized as the top twirlers in the world. The twirlers won the 2014 Twirl Mania International Team Collegiate Competition, held at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

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    Wilkinson endowment will enhance arts research, writing

    Music History Professor Emeritus Chris Wilkinson and his wife Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson recently established an endowment in the College of Creative Arts that will assist faculty in developing new courses and coursework to help students cultivate research writing skills, information literacy capabilities and critical engagement in the arts.

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    Young Artist Competition Winners to perform with WVU Symphony

    Four outstanding musicians who represent musical excellence at West Virginia University will take the stage with the WVU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mitchell Arnold, as the Orchestra presents its annual Young Artists Concert, on Thursday, March 20.

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