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  • Seth Knievel

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    Love, Revenge, Closure and Whales: CRS Showcases Its First Play in November

    This fall, the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies (CRS) will be showcasing its first play titled “Moby Dick: A Gay Retelling." We spoke with writer and creator Seth Knievel, a second-year master’s student in the CRS department, about the upcoming play. Read More...

  • Christopher Perrello

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    CRS Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Perrello

    Christopher Perrello, faculty member in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies and the iSchool, is widely known for his enthusiastic and active role in the classroom. Perrello’s zealous persona carries him to his passion for assisting students with their professional development. Read More...

  • Megan Forbes

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    Design Is Her Passion

    Communications design alumna Megan Forbes pursues a creative path, looking to make an impact through her work.

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    Stage Management Major Combines Practical Knowledge with Hands-On Experiences

    Alana Barker, a senior stage management major in the Department of Drama, was recently profiled in Teen Life Magazine, where she talks about her love for theater and why stage management was the perfect choice for her interests and skills.

  • Kevin Richardson

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    Syracuse University to Present First Honorary Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

    Syracuse University will present its first-ever honorary undergraduate degree--a bachelor of fine arts--to Kevin Richardson, a member of the Exonerated Five, who is now a social justice advocate and activist, working with the Innocence Project. Richardson will be recognized with this degree during Commencement 2020, being celebrated on Sept. 19, 2021.

  • Rochele Royster

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    Rochele Royster, assistant professor of art therapy in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy, is exhibiting work in the four-person show Learned Objects Sept. 9-Feb. 13, 2022, at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. As educators and activists, the exhibiting artists create conditions for participants in their civically-engaged projects to build community, share knowledge, collaborate, and raise consciousness about pressing social issues.

  • A collage of stills from the exhibition, featuring clothes designed by Mary McFadden.

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    Genet Gallery Presents ‘Mary McFadden: American Fashion Designer’

    A new exhibit at the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Sue and Leon Genet Gallery at the School of Design features distinctive garments that reflect an avid study of ancient and ethnic cultures. "Mary McFadden: American Fashion Designer" showcases the work of a ‘design archeologist’ as she gathers inspiration from diverse cultures and ancient civilizations. Read More...

  • Hands rest on chime levers

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    A Resounding Success

    Chimesmasters may operate in secrecy, but as keepers of the historic Crouse Chimes, they burnish a hallowed campus tradition.

  • Gabriella Bello

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    CRS Alumni Spotlight: Gabriella Bello ’17

    Gabriella Bello graduated from the communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) program in 2017. Along with a degree in CRS, Bello achieved a B.S. in psychology and a minor in public communications. During her time at Syracuse University, Bello had several internship opportunities where she gained experience doing in-house communications. After graduating, she hoped to gain agency experience and try out a new field. Read More...

  • Sophia Stokoe

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    CRS Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Sophia Stokoe ’24

    Sophia Stokoe, a dedicated student with plans to graduate in 2024, is a rising sophomore in the communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) program this fall. Stokoe first heard about the program through a friend of a  friend—a graduate student in the department. Read More...

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    CRS Graduate Student Spotlight: Aranveer Litt G’23

    Aranveer Litt is a first-year communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) graduate student from Sanger, California. Prior to CRS, Litt began his undergraduate studies at Reedley College and studied communication studies; he then transferred to California State University, Fresno, to complete his degree in communications. Read More...

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    CRS Graduate Student Spotlight: Easton Draut G’23

    Easton Draut is a first-year communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) graduate student from New Bern, North Carolina. Prior to CRS, Draut studied at Appalachian State University majoring in communication studies. Read More...

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    CRS Graduate Student Spotlight: Kerry Moss G’23

    Kerry Moss is a first-year communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) graduate student who is from Milwaukee. Prior to CRS, Moss  studied at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and majored in secondary English education (grades 6-12), as well as spent four years in the Peace Corps, where she trained English teachers. Read More...

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    CRS Graduate Student Spotlight: Rayana Weller G’23

    Rayana Weller is a first-year communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) graduate student from Vashon Island, Washington. Prior to CRS, Weller studied at Whitman College majoring in rhetoric, writing and public discourse. Read More...

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    CRS Graduate Student Spotlight: Tómas O’Rourke G’23

    Tómas O’Rourke is a first-year communication and rhetorical studies (CRS) graduate student from Luján, Argentina. Prior to CRS, O’Rourke studied at the National University of Luján (Universidad Nacional de Luján) and studied history. Read More...

  • Seyeon Lee

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    Lender Center Fellowship Offers Students an Opportunity to ‘Work Locally, Think Globally’

    Seyeon Lee, an associate professor of environmental and interior design in the School of Design and the 2021-23 Lender Center for Social Justice faculty fellow, will work with a group of Syracuse University student fellows to explore if the Northside Women's Wellness Center in Syracuse, which Lee helped design three years ago, is being utilized as intended.

  • VPA new faculty members

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    VPA Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty

      The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) welcomed ten new full-time faculty members for the 2021-22 academic year.  Read More...

  • Student News

    Ahn Dao ’23, an industrial and interaction design major in the School of Design, was part of a team that received an honorable mention at Invent@SU 2021. The team Glisten designed a device aimed at helping people monitor their dental health at home and provide pre-diagnostic information to a dentist. Invent@SU helps transform undergraduate students into inventors as they design, prototype, and pitch original devices.

  • A student with a camera films a man on a pile of rocks

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    VPA Film Program Ranks Among Top in U.S.

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts' film program in the Department of Transmedia was ranked no. 17 by The Hollywood Reporter in its annual list of the top 25 American film schools.

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    VPA Announces Spring 2021 Dean’s List

    The following undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts were among those named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours and earn at least a 3.6 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester. Read More...