Posting Date: January 4, 2011

Top 10 College of the Arts Stories for 2010

The College of the Arts had another truly eventful year in 2010. The Art Museum & Galleries received a $2 million challenge gift from Bernard Zuckerman to complete the Art Museum. Together with the Coles College of Business, the college launched the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Certificate. The College also awarded its first graduate degrees, the Master of Arts in Teaching Art, and its first bachelor's degrees in dance.

Here are the top 10 stories of the year, according to the number of pageviews:


#1 KSU launches music and entertainment business program
Start-up funds provided by Atlanta attorney Joel A. Katz

President Daniel S. Papp announced that Kennesaw State University launched a Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) Program in fall 2010, thanks to a generous private gift that will underwrite the program.


#2 Kennesaw State opens “PostSecret” art exhibition
More than 400 postcards featured soulful secrets

Frank Warren, founder of the “PostSecret” art project, handed out postcards that invited strangers to submit secrets with only two requirements: The secret had to be true and it had to be something that had never been told to another person.


#3 Starlight Summer Series offered outdoor music events
Series featured fireworks, jazz, bluegrass jam sessions and more

A summertime tradition for more than ten years, the Starlight Series welcomed another slate of performers to its outdoor stages, including Banks & Shane, Jazz Orchestra Atlanta, Marcus Printup and Steep Canyon Rangers.

#4 KSU Dance Company presented "D-Man in the Waters"
Dance performance featured the choreography of Bill T. Jones

"D-Man in the Waters," made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpiece Grant, included choreography by guest artist Bill T. Jones, KSU artist-in-residence Lauri Stallings, and KSU faculty Sandra Parks and Ivan Pulinkala.


#5 The Don Russell Clayton Gallery presented “Athos Menaboni: Portrait of a Painter”

The Art Museum & Galleries presented “Athos Menaboni: Portrait of a Painter,” exploring the life of the artist as well as the development of his career, from his beginnings as a young artist in Italy to the dawn of his reputation as “Audubon’s Heir.”


#6 College of the Arts named Outstanding Seniors

The 2009-2010 University Scholars were recognized during a recent university-wide ceremony. Students were selected for this special recognition from each of the college's degree programs. Each student then selected one faculty member as his or her honoree.


#7 Dance announced its first senior class
First dance degrees were awarded in May

In February, the KSU Program in Dance announced its first senior class. These students were scheduled to receive the university's first Bachelor of Arts degrees in dance in 2010.


#8 COTA presented annual faculty, staff awards
Recipients honored for teaching, service and creative activity

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University yesterday announced the recipients of its distinguished faculty awards in the areas of teaching, service, and research and creative activity. The college also presented its annual staff member of the year award.

#9 KSU presented classic musical “Annie Get Your Gun”
Performance featured popular songs

The October production of “Annie Get Your Gun” was described as “upbeat and nostalgic overall. You’re seeing a little bit of American history being encapsulated.”


#10 Kennesaw State presents Nepal art exhibition
Artwork featured from Nepali master artisans

“Living Treasures of Nepal: Masters of Ancient Techniques in a Modern World” showcased the efforts of Nepalese artisans to preserve ancient techniques and traditions in the five sacred arts: sculpture, repoussé, Paubha painting, stone and woodcarving.





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