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2024 Founders’ Day Ceremonies

April 05, 2024  Faculty, staff and students from the College of Arts and Humanities were recognized at UCF’s Founders Day on April 3.

53 Faculty Scholars Honored at 4th Biennial Faculty Authors’ Celebration

February 19, 2024  This year’s Faculty Authors’ celebration recognized faculty from across eight colleges, the library and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, with 19 of the 53 awards belonging to Arts and Humanities faculty.

Two Teams Awarded 2023 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards

January 31, 2024  Two projects focused on collaboration within diverse communities have been named winners of the 2023 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards. The project teams comprising UCF researchers and community partners were granted $25,000 to help fund their respective initiatives.

The Flying Horse Big Band: A Message From The Flying Horse Big Band

January 09, 2024  The Flying Horse Big Band has released its eighth album, A Message from the Flying Horse Big Band, The album celebrates the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The band — which comprises UCF students under the direction of UCF Director of Jazz Studies Jeff Rupert — performs songs composed by...

Orlando Sentinel’s Orlando Theater Best of 2023

December 21, 2023  UCF students, faculty and alumni have been recognized by the Orlando Sentinel for their work in theatres across Central Florida.

Arts and Humanities students shine at UCF’s 2023 3MT Competition

November 20, 2023  Theatre student Cory Kennedy Barrow placed in the top three at UCF’s annual Three Minute These (3MT) competition.

InPark Magazine: Education Front feature

November 14, 2023  Themed Experience Program Director Peter Weishar interviewed several members of his Advisory Council for InPark Magazine.

New tuba and euphonium professor revives popular ensemble

November 14, 2023  New music professor Benjamin Vasko said that bringing back the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble was one of his priorities coming to UCF because it is an important pedagogical tool.

Morgan’s Mask: New Movie by Trevor Rigby ’08 Now Streaming Everywhere

November 13, 2023  A new movie by musician and filmmaker Trevor Rigby ’08 was released earlier this year and is now available on many streaming platforms, including Amazon, YouTube and Apple TV.

Theatre UCF’s “The Prom” is “fabulous”

October 24, 2023  Theatre UCF received praise for its fall musical, “The Prom.”

UCF Recognizes Nine CAH Faculty at 2023 Luminary Awards

October 18, 2023  The honor is designed to recognize some of UCF’s brightest stars who shine a positive light on UCF and in their respective fields.

Theatre Alum Parker Slaybaugh ’13 and Brother Develop App for Performing Arts

October 06, 2023  Pre-Pro, a new app developed by Parker and Blakely Slaybaugh, allows creators of any level of expertise to visualize every type of event including live performances, including film and dance, to concerts and weddings.

Orlando Sentinel: Comic comfort food in Theatre UCF’s ‘Chicken & Biscuits’

September 26, 2023  Orlando Sentinel arts writer Matthew J. Palm reviewed Theatre UCF’s production of “Chicken & Biscuits” by Douglas Lyons.

Behind the Scenes with Chris Brown ’05

September 21, 2023  As the Executive Director of Orlando Family Stage, Chris Brown ’05 is on a mission to “empower young people to be brave and empathetic by creating quality theatrical experiences.”

Themed Experience students create concepts for Alterface’s The Wander

September 13, 2023  Five students in UCF’s Themed Experience program gained hands-on industry experience by collaborating with Alterface’s new interactive technology, The Wander.

Laughter, Love and Family Drama Collide in Chicken & Biscuits at Theatre UCF

September 12, 2023  UCF’s School of Performing Arts presents the first production of Theatre UCF’s 2023-2024 season: Chicken & Biscuits, a side-splitting comedy filled with heartfelt moments, and unforgettable characters. 

National Arts in Education Week at UCF: Local Trumpet Player Inspires Future Musicians

September 12, 2023  Trumpet player Rob Smith is a Winter Park native who spent Thursday evening performing for student musicians at UCF’s Rehearsal Hall. His transparency and vulnerability with the students inspired a conversation after the performance.

Welcoming New Faculty Members to the College of Arts and Humanities

August 22, 2023  The UCF College of Arts and Humanities welcomes new faculty members joining our college this upcoming fall semester!

Jazz Drums Professor Jason Marsalis Honors Late Father’s Love of Music

July 25, 2023  Jason Marsalis spoke with News 6 to share his excitement in joining UCF as Jazz Drums Professor and his hope to honor his father’s memory.

CAH Faculty Honored with Promotion and Tenure in 2023

July 14, 2023  UCF awarded promotion and/or tenure to faculty members in the arts and humanities. Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty members are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service.