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December 05, 2013
Kinetic Imaging Alumna named one of ADC’s Young Guns

Jordan Bruner, alumna of the Department of Kinetic Imaging, was honored this year by being named as one of Art Directors Club’s “Young Guns”. “ADC Young Guns® honors the vanguard of creative professionals who let loose their imaginations, shattering conventions and breaking boundaries with a dash of brilliance and personal flair.” See more on Jordan’s…

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December 02, 2013
Assistant Professor in Music Receives Sidney Swiggett Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor in the Department of Music, Becky Tyree, who was recognized by the Virginia Choral Directors Association at the Virginia Music Educators Conference (VMEA) conference with the Sidney Swiggett Award for outstanding service to Choral Music Education.

December 02, 2013
Kinetic Imaging Professor Works Acquired by MoMa

Congratulations to Associate Professor in the Department of Kinetic Imaging, Stephen Vitiello, who recently had two installations My Blue Sky, and Fear of High Places and Natural Things unanimously and enthusiastically approved for acquisition by the Committee on Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

November 20, 2013
Painting + Printmaking Professor Work acquired by VMFA

Professor in the Department of Painting + Printmaking, Richard Roth began his career in the late 60’s when Minimalism and Conceptual Art predominated in the art world. His work from this time, “Untitled (Yellow Corner)” was recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The work nods to the essential modernist form while subjecting…

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September 23, 2013
Van Buren Wins Dorris Douglas Budd Award

We are very proud to announce that Communication Arts Program Coordinator, Deborah Van Buren has won the Dorris Douglas Budd Award “in recognition for the exceptional standards she has practiced in her profession.” Nominations included staff from the entire University – including MCV Campus. Congratulations, Deborah!

September 12, 2013
Craft/Material Studies professor to deliver keynote address at UrbanGlass Symposium

UrbanGlass is hosting a 2-day symposium entitled “Issues in Glass Pedagogy” this December. Educators and students will gather for paper presentations and panel discussions around the changes happening in higher-education of art, particularly the medium of glass. UrbanGlass has chosen Craft/Material Studies professor Jack Wax to deliver the keynote address titled, “Loud, Hyperbolic, and Self-Branding:…

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September 05, 2013
Associate Professor in Fashion is Finalist in Batik Design Competition

Associate Professor in the Department of Fashion Design, Kristin Caskey, is one of the five finalists in the Second American Batik Design Competition. The three winners of the first prize will win $7,000 and a two week trip to Indonesia to participate in and see Batik in five different locations. Kristin’s Batik design, entitled Dawn…

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August 14, 2013
Communication Arts Welcomes Hollywood Visual Effects Designer

The Department of Communication Arts welcomes new full-time faculty TyRuben Ellingson, veteran Hollywood concept designer. Most recently Ellingson has worked on sci-film “Elysium”. He has also worked on such films as “Men in Black,” “Hellboy,” “Avatar” and this summer’s “Pacific Rim.” This fall he will be a professor of Concept Design. He told Style Weekly…

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August 13, 2013
Film Student Returns From France to be Featured on Today Show

Sophomore in the Department of Photography & Film, Alex Kreher has returned from a very successful shoot in France. His girlfriend Zoë Romano set out to run the Tour de France on foot as the first person ever to do so. 11 Weeks later, she actually did it, and not just that, she also raised…

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July 31, 2013
Fashion Department takes on NYC for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Nine VCUarts Fashion Design & Merchandising graduates, including one graduate from VCUarts Qatar, are showing their Spring 2014 Collections designs at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:30pm at Alger House (45 Downing Street, New York City). These recent graduates will have the opportunity to showcase their student work in a professional…

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July 12, 2013
Theatre Student Wins Voice-Over Contract

Morgan Meadows, a student in the Department of Theatre, prevailed amongst 1,000 other voices in Studio Center’s Next Great Voice Talent competition. She has won a $100,000 voice-over contract and her first job was a radio spot for Hooters restaurant. She told The Richmond Times-Dispatch, “I want to be the voice that represents these companies,”…

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