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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.

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Research Spotlight: Psychology

UA's Counseling of Psychology Program Ranks No. 2 in the U.S.

THERE ARE DOZENS of graduate programs in counseling psychology that offer the academic and clinical training to obtain a license. But University of Akron graduate students are so well-prepared, they have a 97.37 pass rate on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), placing the UA Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology second in the nation.

The ranking is based on the pass rates of students in 62 American Psychological Association (APA) accredited counseling psychology programs in the nation. Ranked first is the University of Southern Mississippi. Learn More

Student Spotlight

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
Erica Detate
Emily Jumper
Michael Kovach
Emily Mayfield
Michael Moon
Devan Murphy
Winnie Pham
Katherine Schultz
Kristia Zingale 

The Evan B. Brewster, Jr. Scholarship
Craig Bernard
Theodore Hammer
Kelsey Jones 

The Charles E. Bulger, Ph.D., and Esgar Bowen Foltz, M.D., Endowed Scholarship
Madison Hexter

The William J. Costigan Family Endowed Scholarship
Lauren Bosley
Talia Kordahi 

Joanne J. Daverio Scholarship in Fine and Applied Arts
Jessica Haley
Anna Salvati 

Fine and Applied Arts Scholarship
Christopher Bentley
Adrienne Browning
Nathaniel Gilchrist
Danielle Lowery
Alyssa Myers 

The Pauline Franks Endowed Scholarship for Exceptional Students in the Fine Arts
Christopher Bentley
Adrienne Browning
Jaclyn Hale
Melissa Markwald
Darrell Stout 

Dr. Linda L. Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund in Fine and Applied Arts
Ashley Byerly

The Judith A. and Roger T. Read Scholarship
Paige Dobbins

United Way Dean’s Challenge Scholarship
Steven Ellsworth
Jackson Ewing
Alyssa Gieseck 
Joseph Micale

Cathryn Carroll Taliaferro Scholarship
Mason Hartzler

Dr. Sheldon B. Liss Endowed Scholarship
Elena Stamm

Phi Sigma Alpha Scholarship 
Genevieve Bohnak
Tannya L. Forcone
Sonali Paul 


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