Matthew D. Thibeault Given Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award

Assistant Professor Matthew D. Thibeault in the School of Music has won the Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award from the Center for Music Education Research for “The Shifting Locus of Musical Experience from Performance to Recording to New Media: Some Implications for Music Education.” Established in 2009, the honor goes to a music education researcher at an early stage of a promising career. Submissions are judged on the strength of the research, the design and implementation of the project, the appropriateness of its interpretations, and the quality of the writing in the study. His paper will be published in Music Education Research International.

March 27, 2013

Graduate Program in Industrial Design Ranked Number Ten in the Country by U.S. News and World Report

The MFA program in industrial design in the School of Art and Design was ranked number ten in the nation in the latest survey published by U.S. News and World Report. Deans and other high-ranking academics at a total of 230 master of fine arts programs were asked to rate the quality of programs for a questionnaire sent in fall 2011.

See the full list of rankings

March 23, 2013

The Technology Entrepreneur Center and the School of Art and Design Host Discarded to Precious 2 Competition

Visit the ARC lobby from 1:00 to 3:00 on Friday, March 29, to take in the entries for Discarded to Precious 2. In this contest cohosted by the Technology Entrepreneur Center, students from the School of Art and Design imagine and construct original items from recycled materials. Prizes are awarded for the most innovative work.

See a gallery of last year’s entries

March 21, 2013

School of Architecture Announces Discover Architecture High School Competition

High school students in grades 9-11 are invited to participate in the first Discover Architecture High School Competition. In this stimulating contest, the focus is on an architectural drawing of a space, building, urban structure, landscape, or garden. All entries must be of an architectural nature and must be authored by a single individual. Drawing at the location is strongly recommended, but students are also encouraged to take creative liberties.

The contest offers an opportunity for students to explore an interest in architecture and design and compete for a scholarship to attend Discover Architecture, the School of Architecture’s residential two-week summer program.

Get the guidelines and deadlines

March 18, 2013

No Summer Studio Theatre Performances Scheduled for 2013

Illinois Theatre, the producing entity of the Department of Theatre, has announced that it will not present its Summer Studio Theatre season in 2013. Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, head of Illinois Theatre, and his artistic team have made the decision to suspend summer performances for one season while they evaluate the future of the series. Any questions may be directed to Illinois Theatre at 217.333.2371.

March 5, 2013

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