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Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment

After more than 40 years at the West Virginia University School of Art & Design, Eve Faulkes is retiring. Her legacy will live on at the school with the creation of the Eve Faulkes Justice Through Design Endowment.

The endowment will provide scholarships for underrepresented students majoring in graphic design.

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Endowed Professorships awarded in Art and Theatre

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has made its selections for two endowed professorships within the college.

Shoji Satake received The J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Professorship in Art and Radhica Ganapathy was awarded The Mabel DeVries Tanner Endowed Professorship in Theatre.

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Michael Sherwin’s ‘Vanishing Points’ promotes Indigenous land rights

West Virginia University Associate Professor Michael Sherwin turned his long-term photography project focused on Indigenous American presence into a book. Vanishing Points is now available for pre-order.

Vanishing Points began when Sherwin learned a local shopping center was built upon an 800-year old sacred burial ground and village site associated with the Monongahelan culture. 

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WVU launches Feature Twirler Scholarship Fund

In conjunction with the West Virginia University Foundation, the Pride of West Virginia has launched a crowd funding campaign to create the WVU Feature Twirler Scholarship Fund. The campaign kicks off as the band selects its Feature Twirlers for the 2021 season.

"The WVU Feature Twirlers play an integral role in The Pride of West Virginia Marching Band, the pageantry of our art form and the excitement of the game day experience for so many fans,” said Band Director Cheldon Williams. “These performers are often the face of the Mountaineer Marching Band and handle that responsibility well both on and off the field.”

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CCA names faculty award winners

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has selected its annual faculty awards.

Each year, the college presents awards for Excellence in Research and Creative Activity; Outstanding Teacher; Outstanding Service; and Adjunct Faculty Excellence.

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CCA Creative Consultants program wraps up first year

Fifty-five students in the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts made up the inaugural cohort for the college’s Creative Consultants program.

The program matches outstanding creative arts students with extraordinary professionals in the fields of art and design, music, theatre, dance, and arts education, administration and industry. Consultants are alumni and friends of the college.

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College of Creative Arts awards research activity

West Virginia University College of Creative Arts has selected the winners of the College’s annual Faculty/Student Mentored Research Awards.

Amy Simpson was selected for the graduate first prize for her research, entitled “The Memorization, Preparation, and Performance of Piano Music: Cognitive Foundations and Current Neuro-Music Research.” She is mentored by Professor Peter Amstutz.

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