Creative Current 2022-2023 - Page 2

From the President
Greetings from the bustling Jacksonville University campus , where live performances , engaging visual arts and stimulating debate have returned in full force .
This academic year marks a new era in the distinguished history of the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities . In 2021 , we established the School of Humanities within Stein College , enriching an already-vibrant community of creatives , performers and scholars . Now , as the College celebrates its 60th anniversary , we are looking ahead to the next 60 years and making strategic moves that will prepare students for the future they envision .
We live in an exciting time of constant change and disruptive innovation . President John F . Kennedy ’ s words from more than 50 years ago still ring true : “ The greater our knowledge increases , the greater our ignorance unfolds .” Now more than ever , we need scholarly exploration and artistic expression to remind us of our shared humanity while challenging us to consider new ideas . We need thought-provoking discourse that elevates our thinking and inspires us to push forward .
Stein College is leading that noble effort as it shapes the next generation of artistic and scholarly voices . I hope you will join us on campus soon to meet some of our incredible students and faculty and to see their work firsthand .
President , Jacksonville University
From the Dean
Welcome to the 60th anniversary season of the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities , and to Creative Current , the annual magazine for our alumni , friends , and supporters .
Now is an exciting time in the history of our college as we welcome the School of Humanities . Programs of study in English , Philosophy , World Languages and Culture now join our established schools of Art & Design and Performing Arts to open new educational pathways for our students and dynamic interdisciplinary programming for our community .
The faculty have planned an outstanding Creative Arts Series of events to celebrate the year — from music , theatre , and dance productions to philosophy slams , visiting writers and speakers , and exhibitions at Alexander Brest Gallery . Please join us on campus for in-person events , or virtually for select live-streamed and recorded productions . Visit www . ju . edu / steincollege for a full listing of upcoming events .
Our college ’ s greatest strength lies in our people . The pages that follow explore the recent work of our faculty , students , and alumni as they continue to inspire , challenge notions , and expand artistic and intellectual horizons . I hope you enjoy the read and join me in celebrating their accomplishments .
3 | College News 8 | Fine Arts Spotlights
11 | Faculty Accomplishments
15 | Student and Alumni News