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Amid the holiday lights at Sharkey’s On Top, Radford University graphic design students and alumni mingled together at the first Student Graphic Design Show and Alumni Meet and Greet held Dec. 9, 2016. See the winners.
This summer when Radford University senior graphic design student Paul Gartner found out he won a National Student Silver ADDY in the annual American Advertising Federation’s competition, he was calm and introspective.
Once Dean Steve Helm presented the final award of the 2016 Winesett Book Collecting Awards, as luck would have it, the top three winners have two things in common. They are all graduate students and are majoring in fields within the Radford University College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The annual student graphic design show planning started with a move, a season change, and a twist. Radford University graphic design professors John O’Connor and Ken Smith wanted to find a way to bring together more students, alumni and community for the annual one night only student graphic design show. So, this semester they are shaking things up.
From the stalwart Joan of Arc to the keen Portia, dramatic heroines run the gamut from the lowly to the sublime. And Junie B. Jones, spunky first-grader known for her signature purple glasses, fits right into this grand company. Audiences of Radford University’s Theatre for Young Audiences’ production of “Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” will see the beloved Junie B. and all her friends spring vividly to life when the play opens at Pridemore Playhouse in early December.
Heard too many Christmas carols? The Radford University Choral Ensemble thinks not! And to show their holiday exuberance they present a re-envisioned 30th Annual Madrigal Dinner the first weekend in December.
Radford University Department of Dance is presenting “World Dance: A Cultural Collaboration,” an infusion of culturally intriguing folk dances Nov. 29, 2016, in Albig Studio Theatre, B112, Peters Hall on the Radford University campus. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the general public. The cultural dances that are being performed are from the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Pacific Islands, China and Ireland.
It was spring 2015 at Radford University, but visions of sugarplum fairies danced in the minds of the School of Dance and Theatre faculty. They had come together discuss the 2014 “The Nutcracker.” And this is the story of the newly designed scenery.
Highly acclaimed British pianist Martin Jones will present a concert of new music by Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and New England composers Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Covington Center for the Performing Arts at Radford University. Composers will speak about their works on the program in a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.
The familiar strains of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” will fill Radford University’s Pridemore Playhouse as Porterfield Ensemble presents the premiere of “Poe: Dark Genius, Troubled Life” October 27 and 28.
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The Department of Design hosted one of its most fashionable events of the year, Fashion Fete, on March 18. Students showcased their creations – including the first menswear collection – at the show.
Sixteen students have been named recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) awards for 2017.
Radford University was featured in several media outlets this week.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts launched an ambassador program aimed at increasing student involvement in on-campus events and recruiting efforts.
The Music Therapy program at Radford University has expanded its partnership with Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.