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A Message from Dean Hogan and the College of Communication and Fine Arts

Dear CCFA Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends, The pain, anger, frustration and loss felt first through the coronavirus and then through the unjust killings of Black individuals around the country deserve acknowledgement. As President Rudd stated in his recent email, the University of Memphis is “a place of hope, healing…

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Wendy Atkins-Sayre, newly minted chair of UofM’s Department of Communication and Film, brings renewed focus and vigor to her position

As Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre recounts the highlights of her professional career,the little things stand out. The chance meetings. The unscripted conversations. The quirks of daily life that have guided her along the way. A comment from one of her first undergraduate professors — “How many people get to have a…

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CCFA Launches New Arts Entrepreneurship Certification

The College of Communication and Fine Arts is now offering an Arts Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate as an available program for prospective businessmen and women with existing backgrounds in creative fields. “This is a brand-new initiative that’s sponsored by the CCFA,” said Dr. Ryan Fisher, associate dean of the College of…

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UofM Dept. of Art Provides “Art Education from a Box” for Remote Learners

The The University of Memphis Department of Art Education is helping students stay creative at home with a new “Art Education from a Box” program. “I wanted to make sure that all of my students had an opportunity to participate in hands-on art education projects in addition to the written…

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UofM’s Kelsey Taylor releases official music video for “Siren”

UofM singer/songwriter Kelsey Taylor has released the official music video for her song, “Siren”. The video, which was directed by Blue TOM Records debuted Monday afternoon, features cinematography by Videographer Liz Butler and AV Coordinator Jose Rivas, both with the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. In addition,  Jill Guyton…

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CCFA’s Arts and Health Initiative aims to redefine wellness in the creative community

A growing interest in arts and health initiatives within the higher education sector, both nationally and internationally, combined with the ongoing pursuit of high-profile research has led to the creation of The University of Memphis Arts and Health Initiative. The program, which was launched in spring of 2018 by Dr.…

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UofM teams with Crosstown Concourse and The Daily Memphian to bring big changes to WUMR 91.7 FM

A nonprofit collaboration between the University of Memphis, Crosstown Concourse and The Daily Memphian will bring a fresh, new format to the campus radio station WUMR 91.7 FM. “I am delighted that this new partnership and its expanded programming will create further opportunities for our students and the wider Memphis…

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