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Nine CFA students earn Creative Achievement Awards

The College of Fine Arts honored students today for their 2018-2019 academic and creative performance at the annual Achievement Awards Convocation at Crowder Hall as part of the University’s Family Weekend.

Nine Creative Achievement Award winners were recognized, including undergraduate and graduate students from each of the four schools. The Creative Achievement Award, selected by their school, honors students who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship, creativity, innovation and passion for the arts

The College also celebrated 480 students with 357 earning the Academic Distinction Award (based on 30 graded units and a grade-point average of 3.5-3.9) and 123 earning the Highest Academic Distinction award (based on 30 graded units and a 4.0 grade-point average).

Students were individually recognized by the College and received an honors cord that may be worn at graduation.

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Creative Achievement Awards

In recognition of exceptional talent, creativity and innovative artistry, this award is hereby presented to the following recipients:

School of Art

Photo of Alison Koehler

Alison Koehler, undergraduate
Nominated by Associate Professor Kelly Leslie

Photo of Marina Shaltout

Marina Shaltout, graduate
Nominated by Professor Jim Cook & Associate Professor Carlton Bradford


School of Dance

Photo of Hannah Weinmaster

Hannah Weinmaster, undergraduate
Nominated by Director Jory Hancock

Photo of Hayley Meier

Hayley Meier, graduate
Nominated by Professor Melissa Lowe


Fred Fox School of Music

Photo of Melissa Requist

Melissa Requist, undergraduate
Nominated by Professor Brian Luce

Photo of Nicky Manlove

Nicky Manlove, graduate
Nominated by Assistant Professor Dr. Alyssa Cossey


School of Theatre, Film & Television

Theatre

Photo of Noah Dettman

Noah Dettman, undergraduate
Nominated by Instructor Matt Marcus

Photo of Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore, graduate
Nominated by Associate Professor Patrick Holt

Film & Television

Photo of Anthony Cutrone

Anthony Cutrone, undergraduate
Nominated by Associate Professor Yuri Makino

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Hanson Film TV Institute, in collaboration with The University of Arizona School of Dance and College of Humanities Africana Studies, presents a Black History Month screening of Khadifa Wong’s Uprooted. 

Uprooted is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. The screening is free at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7p.

This documentary will make you fall in love with jazz dance all over again. -- Dance Magazine

>> MORE | https://azart.fyi/Uprooted

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With a stellar cast of leading industry experts, award-winning choreographers, and legendary performers, this ground-breaking documentary goes back to the roots in Africa and follows the evolution of this incredible dance form through every single decade and genre.

Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film addresses topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism and sexism. 

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With special appearances by Debbie Allen, George Faison, Chita Rivera, Camille A. Brown and Thomas F. DeFrantz and showcases the works of the Nicholas Brothers, Pepsi Bethel, Jack Cole, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse and Gene Kelly.

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