COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION SEPTEMBER ISSUE | FALL 2022 CONTENTS ART AND DESIGN [PG. 2] DANCE [PG. 10] MUSIC [PG. 14] COMMUNICATION STUDIES [PG. 6] JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION [PG. 12] THEATRE [PG. 18] COVER PHOTO: College of Fine Arts and Communication students participated in study abroad programs led by Michael Burns, Kristen Farris, Marian Houser, Daris Hale, Ian Davidson, and Nico Schüler. [ P G . 8] LETTER FROM THE DEAN DR. JOHN FLEMING Our first fall College News highlights some of the accolades from late last spring and over the summer. In Art and Design, Margo Handwerker received a Research Fellowship from the Holt/ Smithson Foundation and is on a team that won a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation (p.2). MiHyun Kim and her research team received a subaward as part of a $1.5M National Science Foundation grant, and Alaina Archer won the Lawrence Estaville Employee Excellence Award (p.3). Jessica Mallios had an artist residency in Germany, while Bethany Johnson had a residency with the Center for Coastal Studies (pp.2-3). In Communication Studies, Tricia Burke, Elizabeth Eger, Josh Miller, and Manu Pokharel each had multiple peer-reviewed publications (pp.6-7). In Dance, Torens Johnson served as Deputy Director of Ailey Camp for Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, and Christa Oliver had choreography featured in the Anthropology of Motherhood exhibit in Pittsburgh (pp.10-11). Ana Baer produced our 2nd SemillaFest here in San Marcos, and her video dances had 15 screenings in 10 different countries (p.10). In Journalism and Mass Communication, Ali Forbes was selected as a Kopenhaver Center Fellow, while Prisca Ngondo, Vanessa Higgins Joyce, and Jennifer Scharlach received a Health Research Accelerator Award from the Translational Health Research Center and their research with the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce has been featured in mainstream media (pp.12-13). KTSW has five finalists in the College Broadcasters National Student Production Awards competition, while The University Star is a College Media Association Pinnacle Awards Finalist in four categories (p. 13). In Music, Kyle Glaser has been appointed Director of the Austin Symphonic Band, Adah Jones served on the National Flute Association Golden Anniversary Awards Committee, and Todd Oxford won a Global Music Silver Award (pp.14-15). Alec Scherer published multiple articles, and Joey Martin received the 2022 Choral Advocacy Award (p.15). Martin McCain had a busy performance schedule highlighted by an appearance with the Re- Collective Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl that was broadcast by CNN (p.15). Music students performed in Austria, with the National Youth Wind Ensemble in Washington D.C., and with the Boston Crusaders Drums and Bugle Corps (p.16). Alum Brad Engelking was the sound editor and re-recording mixer on an Apple TV documentary that was nominated for two Emmys, while multiple alumni performed at the National Flute Association Convention (pp.16-17). In Theatre, Cassie Abate published the textbook The Art and Practice of Musical Theatre Choreography , while Bryan Poyser’s short film screened at six film festivals. Ana Martinez had multiple publications, Yesenia Garcia Herrington won a National Teaching Award, and Yong Suk Yoo had multiple presentations in Korea (p.18-19). Theatre alumni are on Broadway, off-Broadway, Netflix, Hulu, and even winning a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal for service to the arts in Canada (pp.20-21). We also saw the partial return of Study Abroad programs as Art and Design went to Florence (p.3), Communication Studies partnered with Music and with the Department of Management on three separate programs (p. 8), and Theatre hosted a Shakespeare program in London. My gratitude and congratulations to all.