Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
UA dance seniors presenting ‘Emerge' as campus farewell
“Emerge: Original Choreographic Explorations by Senior Artists” will feature different styles and approaches to creating dance.
UA student leader recognized as a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow
Kevin J. Karas, who is graduating in May, is one of six Ohio students to receive the honor.
Young adults can get free tickets from Thomas Hall
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation supports the initiative.
Mia Gormandy to perform with UA Steel Drum Band
Big-screen 'pan cam' will put the audience in the middle of the vibrant sights and sounds of the UA Steel Drum Band during the April 18 concert.
Works by emerging African-American playwrights at UA Sandefur Theatre April 10-11
The regional premiere of “Hands Up: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments” is April 10 and 11.
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Research Spotlight: English
English Faculty Poet Selected for Prestigious Fellowship
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected Dr. Mary Biddinger, professor of English, as one of 36 poets nationwide to receive a prestigious Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing.
The awards are highly competitive, with Biddinger’s work selected from more than 1,630 eligible manuscripts. The $25,000 fellowships encourage published writers to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and career advancement. Learn More
Quilt of 47 flags pays tribute to UA’s foreign scholars
A 17-foot long and six-foot tall quilt made of 47 flags honors the various countries of UA's international students.
The quilt project had its genesis in the when Graduate Student Council representatives asked Beth Waltrip, assistant director of operations for UA’s Student Union, to find a way to honor the various countries of UA’s international students.
“A quilt of flags from dozens of countries would be a work of art as well as a tribute to our international students,” she says. There are about 4,000 international students from approximately 95 countries at UA, many of them graduate students so she narrowed the criteria for the quilt to those countries from which two or more UA students hailed and was left with a manageable 47 nations.
Waltrip called on UA’s School of Family and Consumer Sciences and Peg Bingham, an adjunct faculty member, put a call out to students for assistance. Natalie Mallinak, who is majoring in fashion merchandising, spent hundreds of hours working on the quilt which will be displayed in the Student Union. “Just the idea of being part of this project – of honoring our international students and having my work displayed in the Student Union is better than I could have ever imagined,” says Natalie.