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News From Around The College
Following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Department of Music’s 2021 International Guitar Festival returns in a virtual format, featuring a stellar lineup of acclaimed guitarists, musicians and performers from across the globe.
Associate Professor of Dance Amy VanKirk and six of her students will debut a virtual performance with New York City-based Jazz Choreography Enterprises on April 24 and 25, 2021. VanKirk will be featured as part of a live talkback following the performance on April 25, 2021.
The College of Visual and Performing Arts will say farewell to Porterfield and McGuffey Halls by hosting a Spirit Week. The final week of classes this semester will be the last time students ever take courses in these buildings, as they will each be torn down and replaced with the Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity.
Students in the Department of Design are gearing up to show off their latest fashion creations via a virtual fashion show.
The Department of Theatre and Cinema brings the classic comedy, “The Liar” by David Ives, to online audiences this April.
“Dancing on the Edge” is an annual spring event hosted by the Department of Dance where students in the program perform choreographed works by dance faculty and guest artists. It is often one of the last times that graduating seniors in the program have the opportunity to perform together.
Professor Wesley Young of Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema taught a virtual course about the history of musical theatre to senior living communities across Virginia.
With help from a High Impact Practices (HIPs) grant, Associate Professor of Dance Amy VanKirk was able to add a series of virtual master classes to her course featuring experts in the history of jazz dance.
Students in the Department of Theatre and Cinema are busy at work preparing for the upcoming virtual production of “When She Had Wings.” This fun and inspiring tale follows the imagination of an insecure nine-year-old girl named B who dreams of flying. Audiences will soar through clouds of whimsy and wonder as B lifts off on her adventures.
CVPA News From University Relations
Radford University announced the first faculty appointments to the Academic Leadership Fellows (AL Fellows) program on Sept. 3.
Radford University hosted its annual Residential Governor’s School for Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities this summer, giving 250 high school students a taste of the college life in a four-week curriculum of cross-disciplinary classes and activities.
At a special ceremony held on May 25, 2021, Radford University administrators and supporters officially broke ground on the Artis Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity, a state-of-the-art complex that will serve as a blended teaching and learning space for the arts and health sciences.
Radford University interior design student Karizma Woods has been named to the “Future 100” list in Metropolis Magazine, a highly respected trade publication focusing on architecture and design.
Radford University graphic design students and members of the University Relations staff were recognized for outstanding work during the 2021 Western Virginia Advertising Awards Gala in February.