Terry Thaxton receives In-House Grant

April 08, 2009  Terry Thaxton has been awarded a 2009 College of Arts & In-House Grant. Thaxton’s research project, a book titled Take it Outside: Creative Writing in the Community, is intended for teachers and students of creative writing who want to develop projects that promote writing as a powerful tool for transforming...

CAH Graduate Student Researcher of the Year

April 08, 2009  Liz Brendel receives CAH Graduate Student Researcher of the Year award for 2008/2009. A M.F.A. student in the Theatre Department, Ms. Brendel’s research titled “Aphra Behn’s The Rover A study of Feminism and Class” won top honors at the 2008 Graduate Research Forum.

Eladio Scharrón receives In-House Grant

April 07, 2009  Eladio Scharrón has been awarded a 2009 In-House Grant that will allow him to finish his work on the recording of the complete works for guitar of Manuel M. Ponce. This Mexican composer is one of the most important classical guitar composers in the 20th century. Three CDs are already...

UCF students and faculty perform at Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center event

April 07, 2009  Theatre students Luke Bernard and Erika Lyon performed at the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida Tribute dinner for John and Rita Lowndes. The students were well received as they performed pieces from the recent Theatre Department production of West Side Story. Theatre faculty member Be Boyd also...

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA spotlights UCF Theatre grad

April 07, 2009  Rebecca Podsednik, a graduate of the Theatre for Young Audiences M.F.A. Program, has been spotlighted by the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People’s United States Chapter. She is currently Tour Coordinator in the Theater for Young Audiences program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Melody Bowdon receives CAH Excellence in Graduate Teaching award

March 23, 2009  Melody Bowdon received the CAH Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award for 2009. Bowdon regularly teaches graduate courses in Technical and Professional Communication, Rhetoric and Composition, and Texts and Technology. Bowdon is currently directing four doctoral dissertations, two doctoral comprehensive exams, and two MA theses. She has served on numerous university...

Kelle Groom wins Outstanding Master's Thesis award

March 23, 2009  Kelle Groom has won the UCF College of Graduate Studies award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis. Groom received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in December 2008. Her thesis, Five Kingdoms, is a poetry collection. Her poems and nonfiction have appeared in AGNI, Gettysburg Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Witness,...

Nora Lee García-Velazquez honored by La Prensa

March 19, 2009  Nora Lee García-Velazquez has been named among 2009’s “Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference” by La Prensa, the premier Spanish newsweekly in Central Florida. She won in the Education category along with Linda Rosa-Lugo, also of UCF. La Prensa Publisher/CEO Dora Toro and Justina Gonzalez Marti acted as events coordinator...

Dr. Shelley Park Granted Sabbatical for Spring 2010

March 06, 2009  Dr. Park is working on a book, tentatively titled “Real (M)others: The Metaphysics of Maternity in Adoptive, Queer, and Blended Families.” The central philosophical question posed by and explored in her work is “What is a real mother?” Interweaving personal narrative and theoretical reflection, Park explores the emotional and philosophical...

UCF Flute Ensemble tours Guatemala

March 04, 2009  The UCF Flute Ensemble will tour Guatemala under the direction of Nora Lee García-Velázquez from March 6 to 13. The ensemble will appear in Guatemala City and Antigua, performing music by American, French and Latin American composers.

Harry Coverston Awarded CAH Undergraduate Teaching Award

March 04, 2009  Dr. Harry Coverston was awarded the distinguished Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award this year.

Dr. Nancy Stanlick Awarded First Annual UCF Creed Award for Integrity

March 04, 2009  Dr. Nancy Stanlick has been awarded the UCF Creed Award in Integrity. The UCF Creed Award was created in an effort to honor the individuals who exemplify the tenants of the UCF Creed.

Shaun Gallagher receives Distinguished Researcher Award

March 03, 2009  Shaun Gallagher has been selected to receive the 2008-2009 Distinguished Researcher Award for the College of Arts and Humanities. Shaun Gallagher’s research is conducted in the area of philosophical phenomenology, the philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences. His work is highly interdisciplinary and draws not only from philosophy, but...

T&T Ph.D. student to serve on the Bedford/St. Martins TA Advisory Board

March 02, 2009  Rochelle (Chelle) Becker-Bernstein, a third-year student in the T&T Ph.D. program, was selected as one of ten composition teaching assistants from around the country to serve on the Bedford/St. Martin’s TA Advisory Board for 2009. Ms. Bernstein, who is currently completing her coursework and looking forward to beginning her comprehensive...

UCF Theatre production of Marisol invited to regional conference

February 03, 2009  The Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF) Region IV Selection Team invites the UCF Conservatory Theatre production of Marisol to the regional conference in Greensboro, NC. Winners at the conference will perform at the Kennedy Center this spring.

Kimberly Saunders Randall and Thomas Potter to perform Donna Elvira and Leporello in Don Giovanni

December 02, 2008  Soprano Kimberly Saunders Randall and baritone Thomas Potter will appear in the January 24, 2009 performance of Don Giovanni with the Imperial Symphony of Lakeland on the Florida Southern College campus. Randall will sing the role of Donna Elvira and Potter will sing the role of Leporello.

M.F.A. student in The Writer's Chronicle

November 20, 2008  M.F.A. student Laurie Uttich’s article “Present-Moment Beginnings that Reveal a Memoir’s Ending” appears in the December 2008 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, the prestigious national journal published by The Associated Writing Programs. Uttich also has work forthcoming in the literary journal Creative Nonfiction.

Potter and Orlando Opera in Il Trovatore

November 01, 2008  Baritone Thomas Potter will sing the role of Count di Luna in Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il Trovatore with the Orlando Opera Company.

Chicurel publishes musical theatre textbook

September 24, 2008  Steven Chicurel has cowritten Music Theory for Musical Theatre, a textbook published by The Scarecrow Press. John Bell and Steven R. Chicurel explore how musical theatre composers use basic principles of music theory to help illuminate characters and tell stories, while helping the student understand the form, structure, and dramatic...

Gallagher directs summer program at University of San Marino

September 14, 2008  Shaun Gallagher directs a summer school for graduate students and postdocs sponsored by a grant from the European Science Foundation on the topic of “Social Cognition and Social Narrative” at the University of San Marino.