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Faculty and Staff Achievements :: Fall 2009

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENTS

WILLIAM CANNINGS, associate professor of sculpture, has a solo exhibition at Anya Tish Gallery in Houston in September.

CONSTANCE CORTEZ, associate professor of art history, has accepted a three year appointment as a member of The Annual Conference Committee for the College Art Association. The committee selects the sessions and shapes the program of the annual conference.

STACY ELKO, assistant professor of printmaking, had one artwork selected into the Seven-State Biennial Exhibition held in the Oklahoma Art Gallery at the University of Science and Arts, Chickasha, OK in October.

DENNIS FEHR, associate professor in visual studies, with Mary Cain Fehr have co-edited Teach Boldly! Letters to Teachers about Contemporary Issues in Education (Peter Lang Publishing, New York 2009) Teach Boldly! offers encouragement and wisdom to teachers who wish to teach what children really need to know despite a fear-driven, high-stakes-testing climate that works against them.

CAROL FLUECKIGER, associate professor in foundations, will have a solo exhibition titled Blue Prints: Paintings by Carol Flueckinger at the Islander Art Gallery at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi in October.

TINA FUENTES, professor of painting and Interim Director, has a solo exhibition entitled, Maestros Tejanos: Tina Fuentes, at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas, TX from September through November.

ROBIN GERMANY, associate professor of photography, is one of 49 artists selected into the 1212 Gallery National Juried Photography Competition 2009 by Julian Cox, Curator of Photography at the High Museum in Atlanta. The exhibition will run through October in Richmond, VA.

ROBLY GLOVER, professor of jewelry design & metalsmithing, has been informed that the Collections Committee of the Dallas Museum of Art has accepted his Flirtation Tea Cups into their permanent collection. Rob was recognized as an Integrated Scholar by Provost Bob Smith in the September issue of All Things Texas Tech (The Journal of Higher Education at Texas Tech). See the full story online.

Image :: Flirtation Tea Cups, sterling silver, gold leaf, silver leaf and wood, 3 x 4 x 2 inches each.

LESLIE LEWIS, adjunct instructor, has had three artworks selected into Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2009. A silver piece entitled Arachne placed 2nd winning Leslie the $750 prize, a second silver piece entitled Granny Panty Powder Bowl received an Honorable Mention prize of $100, and her stunning mixed media neck piece entitled From Duckling to Swan won a Director’s Purchase Award for The Wichita Center for the Arts in Memory of Mary R. Koch and will go into the permanent collection of the Center. The exhibit runs from September 4 – October 18 at Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas. All three works have been reproduced in the Exhibition Brochure. She also had work selected into The Art of Fine Craft 2009, National Juried Exhibition which will be presented at the Lux Center for the Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University in October.

DAVID LINDSAY, assistant professor in foundations, with his wife Sara presented SHE: a collaborative exhibition at the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery at McMurray State University, Abilene, in September and October.

RYAN SCHECKEL, academic advisor, presented two sessions at the 2009 International NACADA Conference in San Antonio in October. They were entitled “Crucial Connections: Linking Advising and Retention to Secure Student Success” (co-presenter, Beth Scheckel) and “Foundations for Being an Ethical Helping Professional”.

CARLA TEDESCHI, associate professor of communication design, has had a paper titled: "Citizenship and Academic Engagement: Public and Social Service Design” accepted into the 2010 International Conference on Arts and Humanities to be held in January 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

FRANK TIERNEY, assistant professor of communication design, has had a presentation titled: "Toward an Eccentric [Design] Pedagogy: Johannes Itten and Dan Friedman" accepted into the 2010 International Design Principles and Practices Conference to be held in February in Chicago.

SARA WATERS, professor of sculpture, was in a two-person exhibition with Suzanne Paquette titled Parallels of Concept: Interpreter and Translation at the South Texas College Library Art Gallery, McAllen.

SANG-MI YOO, assistant professor in Foundations, has had a monotype selected into, and awarded a museum purchase cash award, the Prints U.S.A. 2009, held at the Springfield Art Museum, MO in November. She had one of her New Village works included in Monochrome, an international competitive exhibition be held in, September-October at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. Her work has also been juried into the Selected Korean Artists Exhibition 2009 in Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, in Korea that will be held in December.

Congratulations to TERRY MORROW, professor of drawing, and CARLA TEDESCHI, associate professor of communication design, both of whom have been chosen to receive 2009 Faculty Recognition Awards given by Omicron Delta Kappa.