Arizona Arts recognized staff for reaching a milestone in their years-of-service at the University – 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years – at the second annual Spring Convocation on Jan. 14 at Marroney Theatre. Congratulations to all receiving your Years-of-Service Awards for your fine work and dedication to this institution and, more particularly, our students within to our world of the arts.
Staff being recognized for the milestone years-of-service answered a three-question survey, which included naming an interesting fact about themselves that others might not know. Find out who likes wallyball, who is writing a novel, who coaches softball and who can teach you whitewater paddling.
Music senior Jeremy Meeker-Hackett has completed his duties as the drum major for the Pride of Arizona Marching Band. We asked Jeremy about his future plans, his thoughts on the power of music and the importance of music education.
How can we tap the power of the brain to enhance our creativity? Two new faculty members are making inroads in the field of neuroscience and creativity and bringing it to the realms of theatre and music. Andy Belser, Director of the School of Theatre, Film and Television, and Molly Gebrian, Assistant Professor of Viola at the Fred Fox School of Music.
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins was on hand for the opening of the new Physical Therapy and Pilates studio at the School of Dance on Jan. 16. The 750-square-foot space is focused on conditioning, injury prevention and physical rehabilitation for dance majors, who benefit from the collaboration between athletic trainers, physical therapists and doctors from Dance, Campus Health Services, Arizona Athletics and Banner/UMC.
The University’s ‘Wonder’ brand campaign has been kind to Arizona Arts. The last three Wonder profiles have featured arts students including:
Hank Stratton, artistic director for Arizona Repertory Theatre, traveled to Paris and London in November with School of Theatre, Film and Television Director Andy Belser to explore study abroad opportunities for students. In this guest column, Stratton, a stage and screen veteran, shares his experience.
Highlights of current and upcoming events from Arizona Arts