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Broadcasting Visits Abingdon

Recently, Dr. Buzz Hoon and senior Daniel Kruzel visited the media class at Abingdon High School. Cindy Arthur teaches the class. The students learn how to do different types of video production. Broadcasting was very honored to be invited and they hope to return again in the future.


Springfield, Illinois – The Telly Awards has named Travis Collins as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for his piece titled A Joe for All Seasons. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Travis Collins, BA Broadcasting 2003, has worked in Charlotte, [...]

Exploring NASA at Malpass Library

Bruce Walters, professor art department, projected the Exploring NASA videos at the Malpass Library in October. And Bruce made a video of the video….well, you get the picture. Bruce must have a video camera attached to his hand 24/7!
Exploring NASA is the collaborative effort of artists, musicians, scientists and administrators who are collectively working [...]

Theatre has 10 Irene Ryan Acting Nominees Plus More Designers!

The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Awards recognizes the talents of theatre students nationwide. Students are nominated from their college/university productions and then proceed to regional competitions and finally to the national competition and recognition.
Since 1972, the Irene Ryan Foundation of Encino, California, has awarded scholarships to the outstanding student performers at each regional festival. [...]

COFAC Announces Department and College Scholars

The College of Fine Arts and Communication announces the fall 2012 Department and College Scholars.
Steve Solomon, Chicago, IL, is the School of Music Bachelor of Music Department Scholar and the COFAC Scholar. Congratulations Steve.
The Department scholars are as follows:

Emily Valencia, Lewiston, IL,  is the Bachelor of Arts Teacher Education Art Department Scholar
Hannah [...]

Senior BA’s are on “The Home Stretch”

The BA Senior Exhibit in the University Art Gallery opening reception for “The Home Stretch” will be on Tuesday November 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The exhibit will feature works in a variety of mediums by Senior BA students–Corey Johnston, Kati Tunget, Ashley Lawless, and Brandon Strode.
Artists’ Statements:

Before I create a piece of [...]

Tyanna Buie Wins Prestigious Mary Nohl Fellowship

Tyanna Buie, BA Art 2006, has received a very prestigious Mary Nohl Fellowship from the Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.
The Bradley Family Foundation administers the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program. The program, funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, has two components. The fellowship program provides [...]

Museum Studies Students Help Figge with College Night

Jess Cruz, a current Museum Studies student, helped plan the Figge Art Museum’s College Night event, held on October 25th.

Cruz selected activities that were related to the exhibition “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” and was assisted by fellow students Claire Landis, Catherina Mueller, and Lauren Connolly. The Museum Studies students helped with planning and [...]

Museum Studies Students Visit Kansas City

Students in the Museum Studies program recently visited several museums in Kansas City, Missouri. The trip, which took place on October 19th and 20th, provided students with the opportunity to meet museum professionals and learn more about museum work.
Among the museums visited was the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, where the students went on a [...]