Three Fine Arts students receive Roy Crane Award

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Sofia performs dance moves while holding an Indian scarf

Three of the four 2017 Roy Crane Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts went to students within the College of Fine Arts. Dance and economics senior Sofia Aranha, graduate theatre student Jacqueline Heimel, and music composition doctoral candidate Alex Heppelmann were all honored in this year’s category of performing arts. To be considered, students must be nominated by a faculty member.

Dance student honored with Texas Exes’ leadership award

Wednesday, March 15, 2017   |  The Alcalde
Sofia is snapping her fingers and smiling

Dance junior Sofia Aranha was one of six university students honored with the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Featured in The Alcalde, this multi-talented student is double-majoring in economics and is part of the Liberal Arts Honors Program.

Bart Pitchford looks at modern representations of military veterans in theater

Monday, March 13, 2017   |  American Theatre
An actor portrays a service member on stage

Bart Pitchford, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance, writes in American Theatre magazine about the representations of post-9/11 veterans in a new canon of plays. With an emphasis on psychological trauma, the article questions whether this helps or hurts a service member’s reentry to civilian life.


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