CREATE brings children’s stories to life in summer animation camp

July 19, 2019  UCF grad students teach fourth and fifth graders how to animate their own films during a week-long camp run by a partnership between CREATE and Page 15.

Modern Language and Literatures recounts successful 2018-19 year

July 19, 2019  The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures had a productive year, including diverse course offerings, faculty and student success and community engagement, according to department chair Geri Smith.

UCF Wind Ensemble selected to perform at College Band Directors National Association Conference

July 17, 2019  The University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2020 College Band Directors National Association Southern Division Conference. The UCF Wind Ensemble is one of only seven college and university wind bands invited to perform at the conference, their first such invitation in nearly 20...

Two UCF projects accepted for ‘Pompeii’ exhibition

July 12, 2019  UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and Center for Research and Education in Arts, Technology and Entertainment (CREATE) will host Pompeii-related arts initiatives in the months leading up to the opening of “Pompeii: The Immortal City,” an exhibit that will be at the Orlando Science Center from June 2020...

Adventure awaits in Pegasus! Let’s go!

July 12, 2019  The summer 2019 issue of Pegasus explores adventure and features several CAH faculty members.

T&T alumna Wendy Givoglu appointed Valencia College’s Interim President for East and Winter Park campuses

July 09, 2019  Texts & Technology Ph. D graduate Wendy Givoglu was recently appointed to serve as the Interim Campus President for two of Valencia College’s campuses.

STEM and language arts — two sides of the same coin?

June 26, 2019  Spanish professor Dr. Tyler Fisher makes the case for unity between STEM and language arts — and what students can do to make the most out of both.

History alumna Rebecca Schwandt ’18 collects “mermaid” stories in collaboration with RICHES™ and The Florida Humanities Council

June 24, 2019  History alumna Rebecca Schwandt ’18 discovered her passion through preserving the history of Weeki Wachee Springs.

UCF Trombone Choir travels to Costa Rica for International Trombone Festival

June 21, 2019  The UCF Trombone Choir recently traveled to Puntarenas, Costa Rica for the 11th edition of the Festival International Trombones de Costa Rica. The festival is hosted by The University of Costa Rica-Pacific Campus and featured resident artist Mr. Toby Oft, principal trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During the 4-day...

SVAD alumna Teresa Falcone ’14 on working on “Toy Story 4”

June 20, 2019  From the setup in the Pixar office to details you can spot in the movie, character animation grad Teresa Falcone ’14 tells us about one of her dream jobs.

English professor Tison Pugh wins national award for LGBTQ book

June 20, 2019  Professor Tison Pugh’s book, “The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom” won The Popular Culture Association John Leo and Dana Heller Award for the Best Work in LGBTQ Studies.

Theatre UCF’s #GodHatesYou is a reminder that “words matter”

June 18, 2019  #GodHatesYou is a new play receiving its first full production at UCF’s Pegasus PlayLab in June and August. The story follows Laurel who takes the message of her radical church to Twitter and is confronted with unexpected encounters, leading her to question the meaning of her faith, her relationship with...

Keeping focus on the future: Former felon turns life around at UCF

June 17, 2019  Jason Fronczek never lost sight of his goals, even while in prison. Today, the UCF graduate and experienced photographer has a world of opportunities ahead.

English assistant professor Jake Wolff publishes debut novel

June 14, 2019  Assistant English professor Jake Wolff shares his inspiration for his first novel, “The History of Living Forever” as well as his thoughts on UCF, advice for young writers and more.

A fabled opportunity: Philosophy student Abigail Reynolds presents research at Oxford

June 13, 2019  A first-year philosophy and political science student, Abigail Reynolds presented her undergraduate research, “How Fables Work: A Cross-Cultural Study” at the University of Oxford in England.

SVAD alumnus Forrest Lawson ’18 memorializes Pulse tragedy through art

June 12, 2019  Last month, UCF art grad Forrest Lawson ’18 bested more than 400 artists for top honors and a $50,000 award at a regional competition for his piece 6/12/2016, a sculpture he created to memorialize the Pulse tragedy, honor its victims and communicate the emotions and responses the shooting awakened across communities.

Q&A with #GodHatesYou playwright Emily Dendinger

June 11, 2019  #GodHatesYou is a new play by Emily Dendinger that is being presented as part of Pegasus PlayLab at UCF. ABOUT THE PLAY Having attended her first picket at five years old, Laurel is proud of the good work she has done in the name of the Lord. While being groomed...

UCF Alumna Talks Role in Tony Award-Nominated Musical “The Prom”

June 06, 2019  Jerusha Cavazos ’14 made her Broadway debut in the new musical comedy about acceptance and love in October. Now, The Prom is nominated for 7 Tony Awards.

Piano student Derek Alexander wins at FSMTA state competition

June 05, 2019  UCF sophomore Derek Alexander from the Piano Studio won second prize for the 2019 Florida State Music Teacher Association’s Competitive Event in solo piano.

In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major

June 04, 2019  Longtime professor Tony Major remembered for contribution to film, UCF: Major died at the age of 79 after 24 years at the university and leaves a legacy of students who have gone on to careers as actors, producers, directors and talent agents.