Points of Pride


  • School of Art Associate Professor Trey Hill was featured in the October edition of Ceramics Monthly, the most highly circulated craft publication in the world. This included a prestigious full-page front-cover image of his work Navigating the Decline, a 4.5 feet tall, underglazed ceramic sculpture with metal leaf and powder-coated steel, 2013 
  • School of Music Associate Professor Lori Gray attended the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child exchange conference in Washington, D.C. Missoula was selected as the 13th city (of 14) to participate in the Any Given Child initiative. Several CVPA faculty members, including Dean Kalm, serve on Missoula’s Community Arts Team for this four-year initiative guided by representatives from the Kennedy Center. The program will help Missoula community members enact a shared vision to provide additional quality arts education programming to all Missoula County Public School students in K-8. 
  • Two faculty in the School of Theatre & Dance published books. Professor Karen Kaufmann wrote Dance Integration which offers three dozen lesson plans that use dance learning to bring mathematics and science curricula to life. Professor Jillian Campana wrote Acting Successful: Using Performance Skills in Everyday Life, which demonstrates how students and scholars in any discipline can benefit from learning acting skills and techniques.
  • Beginning fall 2014, the UM School of Media Arts launched its online bachelor’s degree in integrated digital media. The program allows students to tap into their creative potential through the study and artistic application of emerging digital technologies.