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WVU professor to be inducted into International Academy of Ceramics

Shoji Satake, area coordinator and associate professor of ceramics in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University, has been selected for induction to the International Academy of Ceramics.

IAC stimulates communication and networking between professionals in the field of ceramics to encourage international cooperation in promoting and maintaining the highest level of quality production in the industry.

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WVU student art will be displayed at CAC through January

This exhibition features 28 student works in ceramics, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, painting, drawing, video and animation. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., at which time the winners will be announced. This reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition is open to undergraduate and graduate art majors and minors currently enrolled in the WVU School of Art and Design.  The works are selected through a multi-tiered process that starts with a committee of WVU School of Art & Design faculty and ends with the awarding of numerous prizes selected by an outside juror.

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Schultz to give his final lecture at WVU

After a long career at West Virginia University, J. Bernard Schultz will give his final lecture on campus at 5 p.m. Nov. 9. 

Schultz recently retired from his position as professor of art history in the School of Art & Design at WVU’s College of Creative Arts. He had previously served as chair of the division of art, associate dean of the College of Create Arts, and from 2011 to 2014, Dean of the College. 

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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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