Arts Points of Pride
Thirteen art students have secured internships across the country this summer, ranging from a sound intern for a community theatre in Vermont to an animation assistant in Beverly Hills, California, with a role in community theatre productions in Minnesota in between. Two of the students attended an intensive two-week experience at the University of Nebraska-Omaha to earn a microcredential toward expertise in elementary music education.
Art faculty member Matt Hepworth and his students in Interactive Design II collaborated with computer science faculty member Baoqiang Yan and his students in Mobile Device App Development, on a project regarding app development. Design students were tasked with managing communication and expectations for the planning, design, and prototype phases for a food delivery service mobile application concept.
GO Griffon Company, a forum theatre troupe, has been created through a partnership withthe MWSU Office of Admissions and the Department of Theatre, Cinema, and Dance. Thiscollaborative form of devised theatre explores and analyzes issues and teaches people howto change their world. MWSU student members of the company receive a $1,000scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Sixteen theatre students, Morgan Mallory, theatre faculty member; and Dr. Paul Hindemith, music faculty member; attended the Kennedy Center American Collegiate Theatre Festival Region 5 Conference. Dr. Hindemith gave a presentation, “Voice for the Musical Theatre Stage” and served as the piano accompanist for three of the student contestants in the Irene Ryan acting competitions.
Three art students and one art alumnus painted a mural for a new wine shop in downtown St. Joseph over spring break.
Lee Harrelson, Dr. Nate Gay, and Jennifer Oliverio performed with Fountain City Brass Band at the North American Brass Band Association Championships in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The band placed first in the Championship Section of the competition. Four music students also competed with the Fountain City Youth Brass Academy Band, the collegiate arm of the Fountain City organization. They placed second.
Seven students in the Dance Choreography course, with theatre faculty member Morgan Mallory, organized a dance concert in the spring.