With support from the Myers Foundation
Destination Dance launches this summer
Thanks to support from the Louis and Mary Myers Foundation, The University of Akron's Dance Program is launching Destination Dance Project this summer.
Destination Dance Project will be an annual and always-new collective of regional professional dancers plus professional dancers and a guest choreographer from a select American city.
Led this summer by artistic director James Sewell of Minneapolis-based James Sewell Ballet, Destination Dance Project 2014: Akron + Minneapolis will premiere a new work Aug. 8-9 at the nationally known Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival in Akron. The selected 2014 dancers will rehearse in both Akron and Minneapolis and also do a 2-week high-altitude intensive in Montana.
Sponsors of Destination Dance Project 2014 are The University of Akron’s Dance Program and Mary Schiller Myers Lecture Series, and the City of Akron's Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival.
Throughout her life, Mary Schiller Myers was highly regarded in the art world. A passionate patron and avid collector of contemporary artwork, she served tirelessly on the boards and committees of numerous arts organizations in Akron, Cleveland, and New York City.
Mrs. Myers also was a devoted and generous alumna of The University of Akron, where she earned a B.A. in art history and later was awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of her lifetime commitment to the University and to enriching the culture of the region.
Together with her husband, Louis, Mrs. Myers established The Louis S. and Mary Myers Foundation that provides generous support for scholarships, artist residencies, and other programs in the visual and performing arts at UA. UA’s Myers School of Art is named in her honor.
What is Next for Graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences?
Research Spotlight: English
Recent Accomplishments of English Faculty
Faculty in the English Department have much to be proud about with the recent publications of so many great works. Not only are faculty in the English Department dedicated to develop their students into creative writers, they are dedicated to providing readers with excellent stories and poems to enjoy.
2014 BCAS Scholarship Recipients
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences announces its 2014 Scholarship recipients. Students were recognized at a reception held on March 18, welcomed by Executive Dean Chand Midha and emceed by Associate Deans Linda Subich and Neil Sapienza. This year's award recipients are:
The Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Scholarship
The Pauline Franks Endowed Scholarship for Exceptional Students in the Fine Arts
More college news
Art auction and closing reception Sept. 12 for Puglia exhibition
Funds raised will support the Puglia Memorial Scholarship for University of Akron art students.
Roman fountains are focus of UA's Campbell Art History Lecture at Akron Art Museum
The annual series brings prominent art historians to Akron to share their expertise and to work closely with UA art students.
Ansel Adams expert speaking at UA in tandem with Massillon exhibition
The late Ansel Adams, a renowned photographer, made powerful environmental statements with his inspiring black and white images.
Young alumni reveal success secrets to new students
To welcome the Class of 2018, four successful Zips share their best advice for making the most of the Akron Experience, right from the start.
Great Recession’s health effects in the workplace?
Increased workloads and less satisfying job duties — both big stressors in previous recessions — are often the new norm. Those who remain on the job are used to coping with stressful environments.