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A man on a mission

Keith Jackson has been on faculty at West Virginia University for more than 20 years, leading the School of Music as director for the last ten. On July 1, he will assume a new role as interim dean of the College of Creative Arts. 

Jackson will hit the ground running, utilizing the college’s first-class faculty and dedicated alumni and supporters to further substantiate the college as the institution for arts education and cultural influence in the state and region. 

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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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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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Moser and Velichkovski announced as IDEA fellows

Two faculty members in the College of Creative Arts were selected as Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Academy Faculty Fellows in 2016. Selected by the Office of the Provost, each Fellow in the program is creating a new course or redesigning an existing course. 

Jeffrey Moser

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Graphic design student awarded Order of Augusta

“With both the Outstanding Senior award and the Order of Augusta, we recognize and celebrate some extraordinary young people,” said Provost Joyce McConnell. “These students come from different backgrounds and disciplines and they are heading in many directions when they leave WVU, but they are all poised to do great things and to show the world that Mountaineers can do.”

Leonor Elisa Cortez Rodriguez, from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, will graduate with a degree in graphic design and minors in art history and Italian studies. She is a former member of the WVU Equestrian Team and has trained extensively with some of Spain’s leading dance teachers and performers.

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