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Sciacca Receives Alabama Council of the Arts Fellowship Grant
Geoff Sciacca, associate professor of Graphic Design at Samford University’s School of the Arts, has recently been awarded the Alabama Council of the Arts Fellowship Grant. This prestigious fellowship is designed to support and recognize the artistic achievements and professional commitment of individuals working across various disciplines, including arts education, craft, dance, design, media/photography, music, literature, theatre and visual arts.
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A Legacy Unveiled: Dr. Herbert Jung's Art Exhibition
On Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m., the Samford Art Gallery witnessed a remarkable event. Alan Jung, dean of Samford University's School of Health Professions, stood in awe alongside his parents as they viewed an extensive collection of paintings of his paternal grandfather, Dr. Herbert Jung, on display for the first time. This exhibition not only honored the legacy of a talented artist but also marked an emotional journey through family history.
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Winkler Speaks at Saudi Film Festival on AI in Digital Art
Wink Winkler, a digital arts instructor at Samford University, recently embarked on a professional development trip to Saudi Arabia. This marked Winkler's first time traveling outside the U.S, and the experience was nothing short of transformative. He was deeply touched by the international culture and the warm-heartedness of the Saudi Arabian people.
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School of the Arts Welcomes Five New Faculty Members
Samford University’s School of the Arts will welcome five new faculty members this fall, effective August 19, 2024.
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Cowan Receives Grant to Study Youth Motivation for Worship
Nelson Cowan, director of Samford University’s Center for Worship and the Arts (CWA), was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. This grant will be used to fund an innovative study aimed at understanding the motivation behind youth participation in worship. The project seeks to explore the attitudes of young people towards diverse liturgical forms, their responses to liturgical changes and their participation in different expressions of public Christian worship.
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Samford’s School of the Arts and Howard College of Arts and Sciences Celebrate Spring 2024 Graduates
On Saturday, April 27, Samford University’s School of the Arts and Howard College of Arts and Sciences celebrated its spring graduates with a joint commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Pete Hanna Center.
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Samford Music Students Win First Place and Honorable Mention at AMTA Collegiate State Piano Competition
On Sunday, April 7, two Samford University music students, Shannon Boutwell and James Powers, competed in the Alabama Music Teachers Association (AMTA) Piano Competition. Powers received honorable mention in the upper division and Boutwell secured first place in the lower division.
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"The Dream Deferred" Art Exhibition Unveiled on Campus
Geoff Sciacca, associate professor in Samford University’s School of the Arts, has recently coordinated the installment of a unique and original art exhibit that is currently on display on the third floor of Dwight Beeson Hall. Creativity and a call-to-action come alive in this colorful collection of works from more than 40 diverse artists across the United States and Puerto Rico.
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School of the Arts Division of Music Hosts Annual Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony
Samford University School of the Arts’ annual Division of Music Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony took place Tuesday, March 26, in Brock Recital Hall. Hosted by Joel Davis, interim chair of the Division of Music, the event was attended by faculty, staff, students, donors and parents. Dean Lance Beaumont gave a brief welcome greeting to kick off the evening.
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Samford Department of Art and Design Awards Presented at Juried Art Show
Samford University students were presented with art and design departmental awards on Monday, March 25, during the opening reception of the 2024 Juried Art Student Showcase. Students, faculty and members of the community came to view the pieces displayed. From the 160 submissions, only 40 were chosen to be presented in the gallery.
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Andrews, Executive Director of Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts, Receives Grant for Fostering Leadership for Communities of Faith
Samford University is among a select group of Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) members to receive a grant for Fostering Leadership for Communities of Faith from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). Through this initiative, CIC aims to develop and strengthen programs designed to support students who are exploring future leadership roles in communities of faith. Emily Andrews, executive director of the Center for Worship and the Arts and assistant professor of music and worship, is excited about directing the project. She aims to leverage Samford’s expertise and network in the arts to empower emerging artists toward faithful, lifelong worship and discipleship.
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Samford Commissions Second World Premiere Theatre Production in One Season: Tomorrow, the Island Dies
Samford University School of the Arts is excited to present its second commissioned world premiere production of the season, Tomorrow, the Island Dies. The musical will debut from April 11-14, 2024, in Harrison Theatre. Chelsea Reynolds Nicholson, assistant professor of musical theatre at Samford, SAG-AFTRA actor and the director of Tomorrow, the Island Dies, collaborated with the esteemed composer, Ryan Scott Oliver, to realize her vision for the production.