Cotton Incorporated has once again offered a generous grant to VCU Fashion for the 2013-2014 cycle. The $50,000 grant will support field trips, student scholarships, reduce/eliminate cost of fashion show tickets for fashion students and support project such as at the sophomore Maymont park tree skirt project. VCUarts loves cotton!
Richmond has evolved to the city of mountain-bike trails and triathlons. Readers of Outside Magazine have voted Richmond, Virginia the #1 River Town in America! We couldn’t be more pleased to live alongside the James.
Downtown Richmond during the Dominion Riverrock festival. Photo: KC Johnson/Image Machine LLC
VCUarts faculty members are notorious, not only for their award winning art, but for their achievements as instructors. Congratulations to the Faculty Award winners of 2012:
Faculty of Excellence Award:
Aaron D. Anderson – Associate Chair, Theatre
Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching:
Hope D. Ginsburg – Assistant Professor, Art Foundation
Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Service:
Elissa C. Armstrong – Associate Director, Art Foundation
Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research:
Brian Ulrich – Assistant Professor, Photography and Film
Art Education graduate students and faculty worked with the School of Nursing to develop a program that explores the usefulness of art criticism – the ability to observe, interpret, and evaluate works of art – as a way to enhance nurses’ clinical reasoning and perceptual skills. The project, funded by a VCU Presidential Research Incentive Program grant, led by Art Education Chair Sara Wilson McKay and Jeanne M Walter from Nursing, focuses on enhancement of clinical reasoning skills to improve patient outcomes. Results suggest that students’ clinical reasoning skills benefit from the museum-based experience, particularly in the arenas of precise and thoughtful communication, consideration of diverse points of view, awareness of contextual details, and collaborative critical thinking, among others.
Above: Art Ed students facilitate discussions among nursing students about art installations at the VMFA.
Welcome to VCUarts, new students! The first year is a trying time, for both AFO students and performing arts majors. VCU’s independent student press, The Commonwealth Times, will be following five students through their first year in VCUarts.