January 2010

The College Gets a New Look

Earlier this month, the college launched its new Web site and logo. With a greater focus on you, our alumni, students, and friends, we hope that you will find the new site easy to navigate and full of the information you need to stay connected. In the Alumni section, alumni can update their contact information, post an update on their lives, and even create an alumni profile, including sound and image files!

Professor Emeritus Publishes Book

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance announces the publication of professor emeritus, Oscar G. Brockett’s, new book, “Making the Scene: A History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States.” Co-authored by Margaret A. Mitchell, Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, “Making the Scene” offers an unprecedented survey of the evolving context, theory, and practice of scene design from ancient Greek times to the present. The work is enhanced by 350 full-color illustrations edited by Linda Hardberger, founding curator of the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts at the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

Professor Anton Nel Named to Long Endowed Chair at UT Austin

Professor of Piano Anton Nel has been named to the recently established Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Piano in the Butler School of Music.

Butler School Faculty Donate $25,000 for Scholarship

Faculty in the Butler School of Music have donated $25,000 to establish a new endowed scholarship in music. The initiative was a grassroots effort that began in summer 2009, when Sarah and Ernest Butler announced an initiative to provide matching funds for any scholarship gifts between $25,000 and $50,000 through the end of 2009. Several members of the faculty saw the announcement as an opportunity to help provide much-needed student aid. The resulting $50,000 endowed scholarship in music, when matched by the Butlers in January 2010, will support undergraduate and graduate students in music.

Leslie Mutchler, assistant professor and area head of 2D Foundations in the Department of Art and Art History, is featured in the spring exhibition entitled Green Space / Outer Space at the Courtyard Gallery in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The exhibition will run February 4- May 7, admission is free.

Nonprofit and Public Service Career Fair

Recruit involved, dedicated and committed students at the sixth annual Nonprofit & Public Service Career Fair, March 24, 2010, 10AM – 3PM. The fair provides employers in the nonprofit and public sectors an opportunity to meet young professionals dedicated to making a difference and improving the lives of others. Students, alumni and residents in Central Texas are all welcome to attend this fair sponsored by The University of Texas Coalition for Careers in Public Service. To reserve your space in the Texas Union Ballroom, register here.

Texas Performing Arts brings world-class dance to its stages in February!

In February, Texas Performing Arts presents world-class dance with Brazil’s Grupo de Rua and New Zealand’s Black Grace.

Texas Exes Celebrate 125th Anniversary

The Texas Exes are celebrating their 125th Anniversary throughout 2010. The alumni association started with 34 graduates in 1885 and has today grown to 91,000 members. In conjunction with the anniversary, the Texas Exes are aiming to create a $1.25 million endowment to enhance student experiences. Members are asked to give a $125 one-time contribution to the fund. Other planned celebrations and recognitions include: a special commemorative issue of the Texas Exes’ alumni publication, The Alcalde; the unveiling of a list of 125 Extraordinary Exes; and special recognition during the first Texas Exes Tailgate of the 2010 Longhorn football season.

Fine Arts Internship and Networking Fair

Looking for creative, disciplined, detail-oriented, hard-working candidates for your organization? Look no further! Fine Arts students and alumni bring these skills and more. Meet them in person at the Fine Arts Career Fair, March 30, 2010, 11:30AM – 1PM. This event attracts a range of employers in Austin ranging from large and small arts organizations to small businesses. Recruiting at this event is free, but space is limited so register today by logging into Fine Arts Works.

UT Introduces iPhone Application

The university has introduced its free iPhone application featuring news, sports, events, campus maps, Fine Arts’ Landmarks public art program, shuttle bus information, a campus directory, videos and more. The application is part of a wider, ongoing communications effort to provide alumni, faculty, staff, students and others with the latest information from across the university. The university plans to add new content and features to the application.