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Art History professor receives grant to write book on Black artists

In the world of Art History, the journeys of Black artists are often overlooked. The West Virginia University Humanities Center recently awarded the School of Art and Design’s Rhonda Reymond a grant to support her new book, which explores the challenges and triumphs faced by two Black West Virginian artists.

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College of Creative Arts and Media; Reed School of Media and Communications to launch July 1

West Virginia University announced that the new college that merges the College of Creative Arts (CCA), the Reed College of Media and three programs from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design – Design Studies; Fashion, Dress and Merchandising; and Interior Architecture – will be called the College of Creative Arts and Media, effective July 1, 2024.

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Art and Design News

Art Museum of WVU welcomes new director

Aaron Levi Garvey is an experienced museum curator and historian specializing in modern and contemporary art.

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Art History, Computer Science programs collaborate to launch Artful Algorithms project

Artificial intelligence is more prominent than ever, providing information to learners across the globe. However, when AI systems fail to provide in-depth knowledge of ancient cultures, it hinders the ability to preserve and understand history.

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Attend the 2024 West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival

The West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival is back in 2024 with a four-day extravaganza from April 18-21. Hosted by the Digital Art and Animation area in the WVU School of Art and Design, this year's edition showcases 130 professionally crafted videos and animations from both regional and global creators.

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Media and Communications News

100 Days in Appalachia awarded $1 million MacArthur Grant

100 Days in Appalachia, an independent nonprofit newsroom that was incubated at the West Virginia University Media Innovation Center, was awarded its largest grant to date: $1 million from the MacArthur Foundation.

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College of Media students, “WVU News” win Gracies

Elizabeth Carey (BSJ, 2024), Makenna Leisifer (BSJ, 2024) and “WVU News” received top honors at the 49th Annual Gracie Awards.

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College of Media celebrates graduates; top students honored

WVU Reed College of Media graduates were celebrated alongside graduates of the College of Creative Arts during the joint commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, at the WVU Coliseum.

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Music News

Grant brings School of Music, middle school students together for recording project

Thanks to a grant from the Les Paul Foundation, music business and industry students will continue their outreach to the community.

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Remembering Don Wilcox

Don Wilcox, the legendary bandmaster behind the West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band, passed away on May 27.

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WV Bandmaster Award presented to WVU faculty member

West Virginia University Director of Bands Scott Tobias has been named the 2024 West Virginia Bandmaster of the Year.

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Theatre and Dance News

The ‘Mary Kathryne Wiedebusch Experiential Student Dance Fund’

In the spring of 1973, Mountaineer Field was downtown, as was the swimming pool in the old Mountainlair at the bottom of Stadium Drive. The College of Creative Arts was in its infancy, and Marcia Broughton was rigorously preparing to perform for the first time at Elizabeth Moore Hall.

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Students Bring Broadway to Morgantown with Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Shine up those glass slippers and get ready to have a ball at Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, performed live at the Canady Creative Arts Center (CCAC) April 18-21.

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Student Spotlight: Cambrie Gerdes

Cambrie Gerdes is a senior in Musical Theatre at WVU.

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