CCFA News

Former CCFA Dean Richard R. Ranta to get brass note on Beale Street Walk of Fame

Dr. Richard R. Ranta, former dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, will receive a brass note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame Sunday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at BB King's Blues Club, 143 Beale St. The event is open to the public.

Lily Afshar to perform at Buckman center

Renowned guitarist and University of Memphis Professor Lily Afshar will perform at the Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School Friday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Afshar's appearance will mark the beginning of the Memphis Made-Center Stage series featuring notable Mid-South artists. Tickets are available online at stmarysschool.org. Prices are $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Journalism and Strategic Media Faculty Received Top Conference Honors

The Journalism and Strategic Media faculty members distinguished themselves at the national conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication meeting in early August in Chicago.
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AMUM To HOst Saudi art exhbition

The Art Museum has been busily preparing to host, in collaboration with the Brooks Museum and the Memphis Indie Film Festival, a national exhibition entitled Desert to Delta: Saudi Art and Film Come to Memphis, which will run from October 8 through Jan 6. The multi-venue exhibition celebrates two cultures of art – Saudi Arabia and Memphis – and will offer a variety of platforms to accommodate the diverse mediums and approaches evident in the Saudi art scene.

Theatre student interns with harold Prince

Department of Theatre and Dance Student Justin Braun interns with American theatre legend Harold Prince for "Prince of Broadway." Prince is an acclaimed director and producer who is behind some of America's most iconic Broadway musicals, such as "Cabaret," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Sweeney Todd," and winner of 21 Tony Awards. For more information about the show, go to BroadwayWorld online.

Professor Steve Ross' Film to be on WKNO

WKNO will broadcast Communication Professor Steve Ross' film "Kallen Esperian: Vissi d'arte" on Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m.
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2017 Dean's creative achievement award winner Named

Communications student Kevin Brooks, filmmaker, named 2017 Dean's Creative Achievement Award winner. Finalists include Joel Jassau, Architecture; Jarvis Boyland, Art; Adelyn James, Journalism and Strategic Media; Kyndle McMahan, Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and Austin Conlee, Theatre & Dance.
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Professors Published New Books

Journalism and Strategic Media Professors Otis Sanford and Tom Hrach published books recently.
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New dean Ready to take CCFA into future

After more 40 years, the College of Communication and Fine Arts has new leadership. Dr. Anne Hogan took the reins on April 3.
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Student to attend exclusive disney workshop

Brock Terwilleger, a BFA in Architecture student, was one of 60 members of the American Institute of Architecture Students worldwide selected to participate in a special three-day workshop at the Disney Imagineering Studios.
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Professor todd Richardson Named communicator of the year

Todd Richardson, associate professor of art, was named Communicator of the Year by the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Richardson is the voice behind the movement to rehabilitate the 1.5 million sq. ft. Sears Crosstown Building into a vertical open village anchored in arts, education and health care.

Ranta Professorship in Communication or Fine Arts Is Established

The professorship honors the legacy Dean Richard R. Ranta, founding dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.
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