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What's Happening, Fall 2014
Dr. Jacqueline Layng, Department of Communication and Professor Thomas Lingeman, Department of Art, received Shining Star Awards from Interim Provost, John Barrett this semester. Professor Layng received the November award for Outstanding Teaching and Professor Lingeman's award was for Outstanding Research. Congratulations to both of these deserving faculty.
The Shining Star Award was created to recognize and honor those who continuously demonstrate their commitment to excellence in teaching, challenging and inspiring our students. Awards are given in the following areas of achievement:
- Faculty Shining Star Award
- Staff Shining Star Award
- Shing Star for Outstanding Research
- Shining Star for Community Involvement – this award is for any faculty, staff or student who is a shining star in helping our surrounding community.
Five CoCA students received scholarships to the uHeart Digital Media Conference in October. We asked them to share a bit about what they heard and learned about the future of digital media.
The UT Opera Ensemble performed downtown at the Blarney Event Center last month. The show, set in a bar, was called “American Triptych: A Salute to American Opera” and was directed by voice professor Denise Ritter-Bernardini.
The annual Banned Books Vigil at Carlson Library was successful and well-attended. The event, planned by Communication Professor Paulette Kilmer, involved a slate of guest speakers and giveaways of frequently-banned books.
In a lead-up to the conference of the International Visual Literacy Association held at the Toledo Museum of Art, two alums of the UT Department of Art spoke in an event at TMA. Brian Carpenter and Roy Schneider presented thoughts that were mediated by Department of Art Chair Barbara Miner.
Six CoCA students received scholarships to the 47th International Visual Literacy Conference, November 5-8 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Chris Burnett, Mysoon Rizk, and Karen Roderick-Lingeman from the Department of Art and Holly Hey from the Department of Theatre and Film presented at the conference. The Toledo Museum of Art is a leader in visual literacy education. Explore the power of visual language at vislit.org.
CoCA Speaks Visual! is a compilation of creative student works from programs in film, video, photography, theater, and new media. Visual literacy is key to the interpretation and critique of visual language.
Emily Caruso (LeBlanc) was in New York on Saturday, November 15, for a Bon Appetit, Ghirardelli Holiday Kitchen videocast related to her jellytoast blog. Emily graduated with an Art Education degree in 2004. She has translated her love of family and photography into Jelly Toast. Emily explains on her blog, "Jelly Toast came about last year when my passion for photography and food came colliding together in a whirl of inspiration and, quite frankly, a bit of chaos.
Photography has been part of my life since my teenage years, and really, so has my love of great food. I began dabbling in food photography, playing with light and styling and soon found that I craved the challenge of making a dish look beautiful on the page (or screen, in this case)." Congratulations Emily on an entrepreneurial and creative career.
Toledo City Councilman Tom Waniewski was honored by CoCA this year during UT's Homecoming Weekend. Waniewski, an alumnus of the Department of Communication, received the College's Outstanding Alumnus Award in recognition of his contributions to broadcasting and government. He spoke with students about his experiences.
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Contact us to schedule a visit to our studios, theatres, labs and departments. We have recently installed a new state of the art switcher in the Rocket Hall broadcasting studio and built a large-format print center in the Center for the Visual Arts.
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