UTA professor emeritus receives the Distinguished Service to Music Medal

Ray C. Lichtenwalter, UTA Professor Emeritus, received the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Medal for excellence in conducting in the presence of his former students and colleagues at the UTA Wind Symphony concert last month. Lichtenwalter served as UTA Director of Bands from 1975 to 2004. Under his direction, the UTA Wind Ensemble…

‘Gifted Hands’: UTA Professor, Cellist is also Mastering Woodworking

UTA Music professor John Burton has been a successful cellist for 54 years; 8 years ago he turned a long term interest in woodworking into a “hobby” that he has mastered through thoughtful dedication and training to hone his skills.  Read more about his process and how he achieves balance in his feature story in…

UT Arlington Department of Music presents Opera Extravaganza

The UT Arlington vocal department will present an “Opera Extravaganza” as part of its Distinguished Alumni series. The evening’s concert of various opera selections will feature two acclaimed UT Arlington alumni, mezzo soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis and tenor Kwan Kyun Joo along with distinguished UT Arlington professors Soo Hong Kim, soprano, David Grogan, baritone, and collaborative…

COLA Notes for December 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Assistant Professor Ya’Ke Smith was interviewed in FD Magazine about his work as a filmmaker who tackles taboo subjects of modern African-American life. From his killer feature “Wolf,” about a predatory preacher, to his recent short “One Hitta Quitta,” about the…

COLA Notes for November 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Film by two UTA students were accepted into the 28th annual Dallas Video Fest this year, according to an article in The Shorthorn. Zoe by film senior Steve Baker and Phone Ghost by film graduate student Jean Patrick Mahoney were among…

COLA Faculty Honored at Recognition Dinner

More than two dozen UT Arlington faculty members were honored with promotions and tenure at the Faculty Recognition Dinner Oct. 20 in the Carlisle Suite. For a full list of those honored, see the UTA Libraries’ Digital Bookplates. College of Liberal Arts faculty honored included: Promotion to Professor: George Chave (Music) Graham Hunt (Music) Promotion…

COLA Notes for October 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Professor Nicholas Wood will have his artwork on exhibition at the Charles B. Goddard Arts Center in Ardmore, Okla., in the Seven State Biennial Exhibition. He was one of 35 artists selected from the six contiguous states to Oklahoma. … Professor Benito…

COLA Notes for September 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: Professor Beth Wright offered a lecture, “Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre: Insight and Entertainment,” July 29 at the Arlington Museum of Art. Professor and Department Chair Robert Hower also lectured on graphic design and post-impressionists Aug. 5 at the museum. … Last month, the…

COLA Notes for July 2015

News and notes from around the College of Liberal Arts… ART & ART HISTORY: The City of Arlington website, MyArlingtonTX, featured Darryl Lauster in its American Dream City series. “UTA provides me an incubator to allow my students and I to converse about engaging with the community to create this dynamic creative class that will…

Jazz Professor Pushes Music, Technology

Pushing the limits of music and technology is a new focus for one UT Arlington music professor. Associate Professor Dan Cavanagh (Music), a jazz pianist, was recently awarded a Research Enhancement Program (REP) grant from UTA to construct a pair of gloves with embedded electronic sensors – sensors designed to enhance and manipulate sounds of…

UTA Marching Band Gets New Look      

At a national competition last fall, UT Arlington Marching Band Director Dr. John Zastoupil watched several thousand high school band students walk by, each dressed in crisp black-and-white uniforms. Then he looked at the Mavericks marching band and saw the same thing. And that’s when a plan began to update the band’s performance uniforms. “At…