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Are you ready to speak your truth?
08-23-2016
 What’s your truth? How often do you speak it?  Do you feel totally comfortable voicing it? “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” — BuddhaThe Cause Collective presents In Search of The Truth (The Truth Booth), in twenty-four U.S. cities. Experience The Truth Booth on...
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The best of the arts, together in one celebration!
08-22-2016
 As we near the end of summer and the beginning of fall semester it’s time to celebrate, mingle, and become inspired by joining us for Art Bash 2016!With 5 years running, Art Bash is the largest arts celebrations on campus. The birth of Art Bash evolved from a desire to combine the innovative work that our CFA Departments have created. By creating a campus wide,...
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Create. Navigate. Graduate.  CFA Academic Advisors are here to support your educational dreams.
08-17-2016
As an undergraduate in the College of Fine Arts, you have access to lots of people who want to support you in making your educational dreams a reality.  Among them are the CFA Academic Advisors.    Academic Advisors are educators and problem solvers who advocate for students as they navigate their personal journeys through higher education and reach their academic goals. Through...
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A new role for research: Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell Becomes New Associate Dean
08-16-2016
Associate Professor Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell, has been appointed to the position of the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2016. This is a new position in the college, and emphasizes the importance of faculty research at an R1 University.  As associate dean, Cheek-O’Donnell will be responsible for supporting research activities of the CFA faculty--including facilitating efforts to increase extramural funding. Additionally,...
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A new legacy guided by Luc Vanier, Director of the new School of Dance
08-15-2016
The chance of meeting someone who is an experienced Alexander Technique teacher (and published author on the subject), talented dancer and innovative choreographer is highly unlikely. Pair all of those attributes with an extensive portfolio as an Arts Administrator and you have Luc Vanier. The new Director of the School of Dance.After an extensive search, the University of Utah named Luc Vanier as the director...
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Creativity and Leadership with guest blogger Brooke Horejsi
08-10-2016
Guest blogger, Brooke Horejsi, tell us about the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Leadership Fellows Program, their mission and what it means to be on a quest for wisdom and meaning. Just over a year ago, the inaugural cohort of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Leadership Fellows Program gathered for the first time during an unusually cool week in Los Angeles (read the blog post about that...
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<div>Announcing the Department of Theatre's 2016 - 2017 Season</div>
08-09-2016
Join the Department of Theatre for their 2016 -2017 collection of plays that will challenge and inspire you! From a Tony Award musical to a hitchhiking, highway prostitute turned celebrity, life orbiting through time, marines in Southeast Asia, women and girls helping bring peace to the African nation of Liberia and cousins fighting for Thebes against Athens, there is sure to be something for everyone. Bring It OnBitingly...
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Sculpting our natural environment: Wendy Wischer
08-01-2016
Visiting the Rio Mesa Center near Moab, Utah is a unique and inspiring adventure. It is vast, remote, secluded and full of environmental impact studies. The perfect place for an artist whose work revolves around restorative artwork which addresses environmental challenges in a tangible way. That artist is Wendy Wischer.Assistant Professor of Sculpture Intermedia in the Department of Art & Art History, Wendy Wischer, recently...
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