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May 2012 Newsletter

CFA Extraordinary Students

The May newsletter is dedicated to the remarkable students of the College of Fine Arts. We have come to the end of another outstanding academic year with so many students to honor and celebrate. We wish them the best as they take what they have learned and accomplished into the next chapter of life!


Congratulations to our 426 graduating students in the Fine Arts! Graduation festivities are on Friday May 4th.

GradUniversity Commencement is in the Huntsman Center at 9:00am with featured speaker and alumnus Ed Catmull.

College of Fine Arts Convocation is in Kingsbury Hall at 3:30. Our student speaker is Theatre major and Outstanding Senior Christine Moore who will be graduating with a BFA in Stage Management.


CFA Outstanding Seniors

Congratulations to the Outstanding Seniors. These students have been nominated by their department and are chosen because of their exemplary accomplishments both in and out of the department.

  • Trevor Wright, Art
  • Hannah Jones, Art History
  • Anna Marra, Ballet
  • Rebecca McIntosh, Film & Media Arts
  • Laja Field, Modern DanceConnor Rickman
  • Bailey Stewart, Music
  • Christine Moore, Theatre

A special congratulations to Connor Rickman, who is getting an HBS in Theatre and a BA in Film & Media Arts and is the 2012 U of U Honors College Outstanding Senior of the year!


2012 Student Exhibition Awards

Student ExhibitionIf you have not seen the Student Art Exhibition go now. This curated exhibition in the Alvin Gittins Gallery showcases student work from the 2011-2012 year. The Exhibition runs through May 4th.

19 awards were given to the artists including Best of Show to Tess Cook's "Delicatessen Delicacy."

See Awardees here



FAAB Scholarships

The Fine Arts Advisory Board generously gave12 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to the following very deserved students:


  • Trevor Myrick, Art & Art History
  • Dan Vu, Art & Art History
  • Alexa Daniels, Ballet
  • Sara Rodriguez, Ballet
  • Mohammad Allam, Film& Media Arts
  • Melissa Bass, Film & Media Arts
  • Laura Brick, Modern Dance
  • Christine Crepeau, Modern Dance
  • Alexia Butler, Music
  • Rebekah-Anne Gebler, Music
  • Emilia Stawicki, Theatre
  • Jaten McGriff, Theatre

Modern Dance Students Exchange in Panama

Eight students in the Deppanamaartment of Modern Dance embarked on their first service learning partnership with the Movement Exchanges Organization in Panama City, Panama.


Speed: the Art of the Performance Automobile

Racing onto campus June 2, 2012, “Speed” will showcase 19 of the world’s finest and fastest automobiles.

SPEED: The Art of the Performance Automobile, the exciting exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts June 2 through September 16.

Special discounts for U of U students, faculty and staff. Get your tickets now!



Animation Screenings and

EAE Demo day

Animation ScreeningSee animation shorts, video game modeling demos, Master's Student Thesis Games and MachinimaFest in an all-day extravaganza of animation and gaming.

May 2 from 11 am- 5 pm

Ballet Senior Concert

Ballet Senior Showcase

The Graduating Senior Class of the Department of Ballet presents the Ballet Senior Showcase May 3 at 6 pm in the Marriott Center for Dance, Hayes Christensen Theatre.