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WVPT productions brings together WVU students, alumni, faculty

When the curtain opens June 21 on West Virginia Public Theatre’s production of Sylvia, it will serve as a reunion and homecoming for an entire cast with roots at West Virginia University. 

The play follows New York empty nesters Greg and Kate. When Greg finds a dog – Sylvia – the couple begins bickering over the dog's effect in their marriage. Written by A.R. Gurney, the comedy playfully discusses love, friendship and man's best friend.

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WVU appoints Paul Kreider as associate provost for undergraduate education

Dr. Paul Kreider, current dean of West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts, has been appointed associate provost for undergraduate education, effective July 1.

In this role, Kreider will provide the leadership and vision to create, implement and manage the strategic direction for Undergraduate Education on all campuses of WVU, including the main campus in Morgantown, WVU Tech in Beckley and Potomac State College in Keyser. He succeeds Dr. Sue Day-Perroots, who is retiring in August after a 34-year career at the university.

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Community concert to preserve past of Scott’s Run, set example for future


“It’s a beautiful story of a community that had it right when so many others had it wrong,” said Eve Faulkes, professor and coordinator of graphic design at West Virginia University. “We’re talking about a community where people from 19 countries and the deep South came to live and work before the Civil Rights Movement even began to take shape.” 

Faulkes and her students have been involved with the community effort to preserve the history of Scott’s Run for four years, designing exhibitions, books and interactive displays for the Scott’s Run Museum and Trail. 

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WVU viola professor named Studio Teacher of the Year

Andrea Houde, assistant professor of viola in the School of Music at West Virginia University, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

“I nominated Andrea for the award due to her continuous drive to teach her students,” said Chapter President Jeannine Sturm. “She is an excellent pedagogue and her studio has received national and international recognition by the American Viola Society. She is a major advocate for her instrument.” 

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Supporting a Creative Evolution

If you have visited the Art Museum of West Virginia University, you have seen work by artists managed by Jacob Lewis. A 2001 graduate of the School of Art & Design, Lewis has always stayed connected to his alma mater, volunteering his time on the College’s visiting committee and bringing art from around the world to Morgantown. Now, he’s giving back to support the College’s building expansion campaign in hopes to give future students a workspace to prepare for the ever-shifting art industry.

Lewis grew up in Huntington and attended WVU as a printmaking and painting dual major. While in school, he landed internships in New York City, first with a small printmaking studio, then with Pace Prints. He returned to Pace after graduation and worked in many roles, from shipper to receptionist to junior art dealer, finally establishing Pace Prints' Chelsea gallery as its first director.

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Graphic design students brand Tucker County

West Virginia University graphic design students are helping one of the most rural counties in the state make a name for itself as a popular business and tourism destination. 

Tucker County sits southeast of Morgantown and has never had a highway to connect it to the rest of the world. That will change in the coming years as Corridor H – a 148-mile highway connecting Central West Virginia to Northern Virginia and the only part of the Appalachian Development Highway, authorized by Congress in 1965, still under construction – nears completion.

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May 2017 CCA Commencement

West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts will host their May Commencement ceremony:

Friday, May 12, 2017, at 2 p.m.
 at the WVU Creative Arts Center.

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WVU quartet recital to serve as sendoff for international competition

Four West Virginia University students have made a name for themselves over the last year as a premiere flute ensemble. Now, they’ll perform for the Morgantown community before leaving for the quarter final round of the world-renowned Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

The BETA Quartet is made up of music performance graduate students Eftihia Arkoudis, Corfu, Greece; Tatiana Cassetta, Detroit, Michigan; Alyssa Schwartz, Jamestown, New York; and Brittany Trotter, Laurel, Mississippi.

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