All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about ticketed events, call (304) 293-SHOW. For information about any College of Creative Arts event, call the Publicity Office at (304) 293-4359. Events on this calendar are subject to change. For the latest information, see our web calendar at www.ccarts.wvu.edu/ or check the WVU College of Creative Arts Facebook page.
Wednesday, May 7
DOCTORAL RECITAL, Keith Hanlon, flute, 7 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). With Lauren LaPointe, bassoon, and Joyce Wang, piano. The program includes Daniel Dorff’s “Sonatine De Giverny for Piccolo and Piano” with Hanlon on piccolo, plus more!
Saturday, May 10
COLLEGE OF CREATVE ARTS COMMENCEMENT, Guest Speaker: Actor and alumnus Chris Sarandon, 5:30 pm, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Open to the public. In addition to his role as Prince Humperdinck in “The Princess Bride,” West Virginia native Chris Sarandon is known for his role as the vampire Jerry Dandridge in “Fright Night” and Detective Mike Norris in the first entry of the “Child’s Play” series, as well as for providing the speaking voice of Jack Skellington in “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He has performed in regional theater and on Broadway, as well as in films and on television. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Leon in the 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon.” Sarandon earned his degree in speech and drama at WVU in 1964, graduating magna cum laude. He was named to the Academy of Distinguished Alumni at WVU in 1998.
During the May 10 Commencement ceremony, the College of Creative Arts will individually recognize approximately 115 graduates, including those who completed their requirements in August or December of 2013. Student Marshals, who lead the procession of graduates, are undergraduates in the College who have achieved the highest cumulative grade point average in their school. The Student Marshals for 2013-2013 are: Megan Emma Bean, Bachelor of Arts, School of Art and Design; Christie Elizabeth Curley, Bachelor of Music, School of Music; and Cody Leroy Wilson, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, School of Theatre and Dance.
Outstanding Graduating Senior awards for the three schools include: Daniela Londoņo-Bernal, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design; Jacob Daniel Sandridge, Bachelor of Music, School of Music; and Nora Lynn Perone, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, School of Theatre and Dance. The College of Creative Arts Outstanding Graduating Senior for 2013-2014 will be announced by Dean Kreider during the Commencement ceremony.
Doors to the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are not required for admission and seating is open except where reserved for degree candidates. The academic procession begins sharply at 5:30 p.m. Parking is available at various locations near the Creative Arts Center. Families and friends of graduates are welcome to take photos during the ceremony.
The ceremony will also be webcast, for those who are unable to attend. Coverage begins ten minutes prior to the start of the event. For more information, go to http://graduation.wvu.edu/commencement/webcasts
Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the lobby of the Creative Arts Center for the graduates, their families and friends, and College of Creative Arts faculty and staff.
Spring 2014 School of Music Ticketed Events
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