Arts and Humanities

Making Waves: Artists and writers tell stories, explore different sides of water themes through their creativity

Graphic design, poems and other creations help broaden the discussion about water, lending different perspectives and tapping into emotions surrounding the life force.

Oct 9, 2020


Livestream performances continue a vital part of learning for Music, Theatre and Dance students

Live performances not only showcase work but give student performers an opportunity to learn how to manage the stress of being in the spotlight.

Oct 1, 2020


Artful problem solving: VMA ensures students sidelined by COVID-19 receive needed art supplies

Staff and faculty members are dropping off or mailing materials to keep students connected with classes.

Sep 30, 2020


Virtual theater, the auditions: Student performers strive to stand out from a Zoom computer screen

GVNext will follow the theater program's virtual production of "The Revolutionists" from preparation to performance.

Sep 24, 2020


GVSU to showcase pieces by Mathias Alten, 'Dean of Michigan Painters,' in statewide traveling exhibition

GVSU, holder of the largest public collection of Alten's works, will share some of these pieces to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Alten's birth in 1871.

Sep 9, 2020


New Padnos Distinguished Artist-in-Residence wants students to understand vast opportunities in art world

Sean Carney considers himself an interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from writing to sound art to podcasts, and he has what he describes as a keen interest in art and comedy.

Aug 20, 2020


VMA faculty member emerita joins Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Deanna Morse has dedicated her career to creating animation and short films. Her work has been shown internationally. Morse also has been active on juries and selection committees for film competitions.

Aug 5, 2020


Students studying Spanish complete virtual exchange with partner university in Chile, exchange serves as pilot for fall

Students studying Spanish during the Spring 2020 semester participated in a virtual language and cultural exchange with students learning English at a partner university, the University of Bio-Bio, in Chillan, Chile.

Jul 28, 2020


Taking sides during the pandemic. How beliefs affect the way we process information, react to discord

Michael Wolfe, professor of psychology, said his research shows much more goes into assessing an argument than the facts.

Jul 22, 2020


English faculty member finding interest in 'Yooper Talk' strong as ever, gaining larger virtual audiences

Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English, is pleased with the opportunity to share with more people her research on the language, culture and history of the Upper Peninsula.

Jul 16, 2020