News releases

April 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LaToya Ruby Frazier G’07 Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

LaToya Ruby Frazier G’07 has been named a 2014 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in photography in the United States and Canada competition. Frazier earned a master of fine arts degree in art photography from the College of Visual and Performing Arts’...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Jordan Firkey ’16 Named TracyLocke Scholarship Recipient

College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) sophomore Jordan Firkey has been named the 2014 recipient of the TracyLocke Scholarship in communications design.TracyLocke, an Omnicom global agency led by president and CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow ’89, established the TracyLocke...

Monday, April 21, 2014

SU Symphony, Concert Bands to Perform

The Syracuse University Symphony Band and Concert Band will present their final concerts of the season this week in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. Both concerts are free and open to the public.On Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m., the Symphony Band...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stephanie James Named Founding Director of VPA’s School of Art

Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has appointed Stephanie James the founding director of the college’s forthcoming School of Art.James is a fine artist and currently associate dean and head of the School of Visual Arts at Arts University...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Rock Musical 'Spring Awakening' Closes SU Drama Season

Winner of eight Tony Awards, "Spring Awakening" is a hard-hitting rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s expressionist play. Set in late-19th-century Germany, the story follows Wendla Bergmann, Moritz Stiefel, Melchior Gabor and their peers as they struggle to...

Friday, April 18, 2014

CRS Professor Develops Web Platform to Combat Social Isolation

Amardo Rodriguez has long been studying the relationship between communication and the making of social worlds.A professor of communication and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor,...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SU Women’s Choir to Present ‘The Story Behind the Song’

The Syracuse University Women’s Choir will present “The Story Behind the Song,” its final concert of the year, on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College.The concert is free and open to the public. Free and...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

VPA, Emme ’85 Launch ‘Fashion Without Limits’ Design Initiative

The fashion design program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has joined with iconic supermodel and entrepreneur Emme ’85 to launch “Fashion Without Limits,” a design initiative that promotes the creation of size 12+ designs in the junior year...

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Illustration Program Hosts Alumnus Max Ginsburg April 16-17

The illustration program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Art will welcome painter and illustrator Max Ginsburg ’53 to campus April 16-17.Ginsburg will demonstrate and discuss his painting process and philosophy during a demonstration and...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

CBS News Correspondent Danielle Nottingham ‘99 to Deliver 2014 VPA Convocation Address

CBS News correspondent Danielle Nottingham ‘99 will deliver the 2014 convocation address to bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at the college’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 7 p....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ceramic Arts Lecture to Feature Jeanne Quinn

Syracuse University’s ceramics program, the Everson Museum of Art and the Chronicles of American Ceramics (CAC) Foundation will present the Fourth Annual Ceramics Art Lecture, featuring visiting artist Jeanne Quinn, on Thursday, April 10.The lecture will begin at 6:30...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Syracuse Youth Orchestras to Perform April 13

The Syracuse Youth Orchestra (SYO) and Syracuse Youth String Orchestra (SYSO) will present a concert on Sunday, April 13, at 4:30 p.m. in the West Genesee High School auditorium, 5201 W. Genesee St., Camillus.Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

12th Annual WISE Symposium to Feature VPA Alumnae

Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) is bringing powerhouse entrepreneurial guest speakers to the 12th annual WISE Symposium on Tuesday, April 8, to inspire an anticipated audience of 1,000 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

VPA Celebrates Arts in April

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) is presenting Arts in April, a month-long celebration of the VPA community’s talents in art, communication and rhetorical studies, design, drama, music and transmedia. The public is invited to join the celebration and...

March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kari Smiraglia Wins Grand Prize in Design-a-Throw Competition

Kari Smiraglia, a senior fashion design major in the Department of Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was named the grand prize winner of the 2013 Design-a-Throw competition sponsored by Monterey Mills, one of the nation's premier suppliers of...
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