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Artists leave a lasting impression through their art that often lingers beyond their life span. Radford University Art Museum is making sure this is the case for professor of art Edward LeShock. In remembrance, the museum is hosting a retrospective exhibition of his artwork. A reception at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, opens the exhibit of LeShock’s prints, paintings, drawings and sculpture in the Covington Center gallery.
Radford University invites the community to join the University Chorus. It begins rehearsals Jan. 23. Along with students, faculty and staff, singers in the local area are welcome to join this new choir. In April, the first performance will be Mozart’s “Requiem.”
When undergraduate students from 12 college photography programs participated in the first Southwest Virginia Juried Student Photography Competition, Radford University organizers knew turning this into a regular event was worth pursuing. It returns this year and entries are due Jan. 20, 2017.
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.
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The Department of Criminal Justice, the School of Communication and the Department of Dance are featured in the media.
The Radford University Art Museum recognizes the artistic accomplishments of Radford University faculty and staff, with the latest exhibition that features artwork by Lee Coburn, director of Creative and Marketing Services in the Office of University Relations.
MFA student Langley Anderson held the first solo student exhibition in the newly-named Andrew W. Ross Student Gallery in McConnell Library.
Library staff recently dedicated a wall space, located in the rear of the third floor of the library, to honor Assistant Professor Andrew Ross, who has been instrumental in turning the quaint study area into a prominent place for students to display their artwork.
Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill welcomed the university’s faculty for conversations during two Presidential Open Forums sessions in the Hulburt Student Center auditorium on Sept. 5 and 6.