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Category: College of Communication and Fine Arts

Voices 2022: The Magazine of the UofM CCFA out now

The UofM’s College of Communication and Fine Arts (CCFA) is full of innovative artists, scholars, educators, architects and communicators who are creatively shaping the future of our community and beyond. The latest edition of our CCFA publication — Voices — showcases these innovators and their remarkable accomplishments, programs and projects. In the Department of…

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Artists chosen for AMUM’s upcoming Wearable Art Runway Show

AMUM is hosting a Juried Student Wearable Arts design competition, runway show, and exhibition in partnership with the Fashion Design program. The project will challenge students to create a work of wearable art, under the guidance of University of Memphis Fashion Design and Merchandising professor Ramona Sonin Lee and celebrity…

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Q&A with Kiersten Brockman, CCFA PhD candidate and President of the UofM Graduate Student Association

  As President of the University of Memphis Graduate Student Association, the CCFA’s own Kiersten Brockman is responsible for supporting all 2,000 members of the registered student organization, as well as the recruitment of almost 3,000 potential members.    What is your official title? I am the President of the…

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NEA funds music prof’s project to further opportunities in the arts for minorities

Dr. Josef Hanson, assistant professor with the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, was recently awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his project, “Case Study Research on the Motivations and Experiences of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Artist-Entrepreneurs in Memphis, TN and the Mississippi…

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WYXR Launches Listening Party Series To Celebrate Rare Memphis Music

WYXR 91.7 FM explores the Memphis music that fans may have missed with “WYXR Stereo Sessions presented by nexAir and MEMPHO,” a monthly series of hi-fi album listening parties. Starting in February, WYXR invites the public to Memphis Listening Lab for a free music seminar that celebrates rare albums from…

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Amanda Nell Edgar Wins Prestigious Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award from the National Communication Association

Amanda Nell Edgar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication & Film at the University of Memphis, recently received the 2021 Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). “Not only is this one of the most prestigious national awards in the area of rhetoric, it is…

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Communication & Film Professor embraces quirky horror in ‘Chompy and the Girls’

A new comedy/horror film produced by Marty Lang, Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Memphis, is set to release in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean platforms on September 14, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media. CHOMPY & THE GIRLS is the story of a troubled and…

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UofM Faculty Showcase Performing Arts Before the Pandemic in “A Ballet Season” Doc

When UofM faculty members David Goodman and Steven Ross first started work on “A Ballet Season” in 2018, the duo had no idea they would be telling the story of the last “normal” ballet season for the foreseeable future. “A Ballet Season,” a feature-length documentary film which covers Ballet Memphis’…

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