College of Communication and the Arts

In the News: Spring 2016

The recipients of the Toledo Museum of Art's 2016 Palmer Scholarship have been selected!
Hedyeh Elahinia, Erin Miller, and Julie Schnell-Madden were each awarded a share of the $8,000 prize to use toward travel expenses related to art study.
Elahinia, a University of Toledo student from Sylvania, will travel to northwest Iran to practice photography and document landscapes with the aim of contributing to a new narrative to the American view of the people of Iran.
Miller, an artist from Toledo, will embark on a trip to Glasgow, where she will learn techniques for dying wool and textile-making from traditional Scottish artisans.
Schnell-Madden, a doctoral student in education from Toledo, plans to study indigenous artifacts in New Zealand, learning how Maori objects are used in the country's education system. The research is part of a dissertation she is completing for her doctorate in education. Congratulations to all!

Our alumni are up to some wonderful and creative things. “I went to The University of Toledo and met Peter Patchen, and he told me about the cyber arts program and part of that was 3-D animation, something I was really interested in,” Miller said. “And I also really liked the school, so I decided to go to Toledo.” Read all about Eric Miller's magical animated creations here.

Art professor Jason Cox just returned from the Living Games Conference in Austin, Texas where he gave a talk regarding art based research entitled "How to Talk About Drinking a Glass of Water?" Watch his interview here.

Chair of our Art department Barbara Miner and our Toledo mascot Rocky! This piece is located in the Center for Visual Arts on the third floor!
Barb Miner and Rocky

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Communications' partnership with ESPN that takes communication students out of the classroom, and broadcasts their work across the nation.

Communication major, Gina Todd joined the Greater Degree movement representing our COCA department saying "taking initiative to be involved has impacted her college experience, leading her to opportunities for experiential learning, travel abroad and service work." Read all about her time at UT here.

Communication Major Destiny Washington also participated in UT's A Greater Degree project and "as the first person in her family to attend college, Destiny was navigating uncharted territory. She and her parents were looking for someone to help them navigate the college admissions process." We are so proud of the students we have here in the College of Communication and the Arts! Read more about Destiny here.

Have your summer planned? Why not consider a music workshop!?
UT will be hosting several fun summer music workshops—in voice, jazz and flute. There are options available for kids through adults across a range of skill levels. Click here to find out more information!

Our professors are doing some amazing things this summer!

Assistant professor of Music Education, Pamela Stover will be working in archives, museums, and libraries in the southern states regarding music education in African-American one-room schools. Along with this, she will be spending a month in Europe where she is attending a Symposium at the Orff Institute in Salzburg Austria and presenting research at the Early Childhood Music Education Commission seminar in Ede, Netherlands. Professor Stover will also be giving an Orff teaching workshop at the International Society of Music Education World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland!

There will be more information to come as many more of our professors travel around the world spreading their love and education of music!

Congratulations to music major Mackenzie Miller who won first prize in COBI's 2016 business plan competition for creating a handcrafted trumpet! Click here to read the full article.

Our choir had the honor of performing with Barry Manilow April 26, 2016 at the Huntington Center to a sold out audience! See pictures and videos of the performance on our facebook page.

Rocket Marching Band's new promotional video is on fire! Remember, you can be a part of the RMB even if you are not a music major.

Our professors are doing some amazing things this summer!

Associate Professor of Film, Holly Hey has been invited to screen her film at Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium 26 – 27 May 2016 in York, UK. Click here to look at the website.  Her film “dum dum capitol of the world” will be part of the Special Event: Film Screening, Various times, 26 May, York St John University.

Theatre professor, Kelly McBane will be working at the Hope Repertory Summer Theater in Holland Michigan along with a few of our theatre students and alumni- Christina Pinciotti, Megan Meier, and Alexis Johnson! Hope Theater will be putting on six productions this summer.

Film professor, Matt Yockey will be presenting a paper at the Celebrity Studies Journal Conference in Amsterdam in late June titled "The Transformed Man: Affect, Authenticity, and the Celebrity of William Shatner." He will also be attending the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Film major, Ryeon Wedley participated in the new UT campaign, To A Greater Degree. Ryeon talks about how much the professors here at UT have encouraged him to pursue his dreams and how being around hardworking people makes you work harder.

Theatre major, Nolan Thomaswick also participated in the new UT campaign, To A Greater Degree. Nolan talks about choosing UT as a transfer student and the impact the theatre program has made on his career path.

The Glacity Theatre Collective has the wonderful opportunity to travel to Canada this summer and perform their original musical, House of Vinyl written by Timothy Lake and Edmund Lingan at the Toronto Fringe Festival! The cast consists of many University of Toledo professors and students! Read the entire Press Release here. Watch a video to learn more about the Fringe Festival here.
House of Vinyl Still

Debra A. Davis

Associate Dean
Holly Monsos

Executive Secretary
Angela DeAngelo

FacebookArt Department

FacebookArt Print Center 

FacebookCommunication Department

FacebookMusic Department


FacebookOpera Ensemble

FacebookGospel Choir

FacebookRocket Marching Band

FacebookTheatre and Film Department


Last Updated: 5/27/16