Choirs: Chamber Choir and University ChoirBands: Jazz, marching, wind symphony, symphonic band, symphony orchestra, and chamber orchestraWeiner Professor:Dr. Lampo Leong, from UMC, will join S&T for the Spring 2012 semester. He will be teaching brush painting classes on campus and offering community workshops and lectures on the topic .Films: Films as current as EVEN THE RAIN, as controversial as BLUE VALENTINE, as indestructible as THE GENERAL, as troublesome as INSIDE JOB.
RemmersBegan in 1979 with Gerald Ford as the first speaker. Other speakers/performers: Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Lance Armstrong, F. W. de Klerk, David Brooks and Mark Shields (PBS NewsHour) Itzhak Perlman, and Wynton MarsalisCampus Performing ArtsGarrison Keillor, ArloGutherie, Rita Coolidge as well as broadway shows like Spamalot, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neely. We bring the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to the stage every few years and we have had the Army Field Band perform in our venue as well.Family Series And this year we began our season with the “Supreme” Mary Wilson singing the songs of Lena Horne. Boom Town is Oct.21, 2011 and Willy Wonka is April 15, 2012 He have had Jack Hanna, who is the director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo . Two years ago we were one of a small group of colleges that were chosen to be on the American Idol winner, David Cook’s first tour.2011-2012 Family Film Festival Monsters, Inc. , The Emperor's New Groove, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Curious George , Finding Nemo, and Gnomeoand Juliet
We had a total of 45 vendors *27 vendors were student organizations *18 vendors who were community or outside vendors (selling mostly crafts). Local businesses donated $7,000 for the event The Rolla Downtown Merchants sponsored a two-week “Scavenger Hunt” to encourage both traffic for their businesses and attendance of our event. International students from Missouri S&T visited about 55 classrooms in the Rolla community. Area school children learned about many countries and received a Passport. They brought their Passport to the event so that they could receive “stamps” from the booths at the event. Students who participated in this activity received a Certificate of Global Ambassador before they left the event. About 85 flags were carried in this year’s parade. Missouri S&T has students from 76 different countries. In addition, people from the community are encouraged to request a flag for their country. More than 1000 people at this event.
MU is advancing Missouri’s culture throughthe artistic expression, scholarly pursuits , education and public outreach. Today I will highlight a few brief examples to show you the depth and breadth of Mizzou’s reach.You saw Curator Erdman’s report about MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology. Because the museum is among an elite groups of accredited museums, faculty and staff often perform service at the national level. Director Alex Barker is part of a panel that reviews awards for the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of American Archaeology and serves on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, a federal advisory group appointed by the Secretary of the Interior.MU’s Museum of Anthropology is one of the few in the Midwest and the only anthropology museum in Missouri. It has 80 million artifacts and the world’s largest and most comprehensive archery collection (called the Grayson Archery Collection). More than 5,000 people visit the museum annually.Photo notes:The photo at left features a bust by Beulah Ecton Woodard—an important African-American artist, and the background canvas is by Grace Hartigan, an abstract expressionist painter who was the only woman included in the legendary The New American Painting show at the Museum of Modern Art.The middle photo features the Jaguar Gorget, an engraved ornamental shell found in Benton County, Mo. (250 B.C. – A.D. 450). At right is the Lilbourn Mace found in New Madrid County (A.D. 1200-1400).
MU has agreed to lease and manage Columbia’s historic Missouri Theatre on Ninth Street near the Journalism School from the Missouri Symphony Society with an option to purchase after three years. (MU is paying $12,000 per month from the campus rental account.)Mizzou will use the theatre for School of Music events, some University Concert Series events, the Missouri Students Association, commencements, Summer Welcome, Greek Week and more.In the past 10 years, the number of events in Jesse Auditorium has increased from around 70 to 230 annually; we can no longer meet the increasing demand for its use. The Missouri Theatre offers a venue that is both attractive and versatile.Because of increased wear and tear, we also recently reupholstered and rebuilt all of the seats in Jesse Auditorium so that we could maintain our seating capacity. (New seats are wider, and to replace them all, would have resulted in losing around 200 total capacity). The $1 million renovation, which also included painting , new baseboard trim in lobbies, carpet, safety lighting along the aisles and new overhead lighting, was covered through maintenance funds and revenue from ticket sales. The Student Fee Capital Improvement Committee funded a new curtain for the stage ($8700).Challenges: Although we lack state funding, MU has been as proactive as possible in using space creatively and renovating several core academic buildings — all critical to a quality education. Because we are leasing the Missouri Theatre, there is no longer an immediate need for a Performing Arts Center. However, a new School of Music facility in close proximity to the Missouri Theatre continues to be our second priority for capital appropriations. This facility would provide much-needed classrooms, studios and rehearsal spaces. The School of Music currently is housed in eight different locations, including the Fine Arts Building, where the art and theatre departments also reside. The new School of Music would allow for collaborative creative endeavors in one location and would free up space in the Fine Arts Building to be renovated for consolidation of the remaining occupants in updated facilities.
As you can see, MU’s School of Music advances Missouri’s culture by reaching more than 2,000 MU students each semester, playing more than 150 free concerts annually and by hosting festivals, camps and other K-12 programs each year.Our music education doctoral degree is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music and produces graduates who serve as principals, superintendents, professional organization leaders (Missouri Music Educators Association, etc.) and college faculty working around the world. MU also has produced many collegiate champions of the Music Teachers National Association. This year, Matheus Souza (pronounced ma-TAY-oos SOO-zuh) placed third nationally in the string division of the association’s annual competition.
The Mizzou New Music Initiativebrings together a diverse array of programs intended to position MU as a leading center in the areas of composition and new music. The Initiative is funded by Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, with their contributions totaling more than $1.1 million. MU’s School of Music is making a significant impact throughout Missouri with the Creating Original Music Project. COMP is an incubator for new music and composers and consists of three programs: an annual competition for MU student composers, an annual competition for K-12 composers throughout Missouri and a summer camp for high school students.This past year we had more than 100 COMP entrants from 55 different MO schools.Due to demand, we expanded the 2011 summer COMP camp to include both advanced and intermediate classes.The Mizzou New Music Summer Festival has attracted more than 100 applications from around the world each of its first two years (2010 and 2011) for eight resident composer spots that are part of the week-long event.
Mizzou has many successful graduates in the performing arts.Grammy-nominated Caroline Worra, MM ’93, and Ryan MacPherson, BES ’98, once shared an MU stage during a student performance of The Mikado in 1993. Years later, the soprano and tenor share similar opera careers and sing leading roles with prestigious companies.In January, Worra and MacPherson will perform two lead roles in the Opera Memphis production of Strauss's comic operetta Die Fledermaus to be performed on Jan. 21 and 24.Both stars have sung numerous operatic roles in world and American productions with prestigious opera companies, including the New York City Opera.
J. Brett Grill, assistant professor and director of graduate studies for the Art Department, unveiled his 7-foot bronze statue of President Gerald R. Ford at the U.S. Capitol rotunda in May. He’s an example of the caliber of MU’s faculty in the arts and humanities.
Students and faculty from the Department of Theatre returned from the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in January boasting numerous achievements. MU scored top-rankings in playwriting, dramaturgy and theatre criticism, as well as regional recognition in acting, directing and design. Doctoral student Matt Fotiswon the 2010-11 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, the KCACTF award that honors the nation’s best student-written, full-length comic script. David Crespy, associate professor of playwriting, won the Gold Medallion — a national honor that recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of theater and to the development and quality of KCACTF. Only a small number of research universities are able to offer a doctoral degree in theatre. MU not only offers a PhD in theatre, but has a highly regarded program, finishing in the top half of all American universities in the National Research Council's data-based assessment of doctoral programs in 2010. The NRC assigned a "range of possible rankings" rather than an absolute ranking: The MU Theatre department's range is nearly identical with other top Public AAU universities, including UC-Berkeley and UCLA, and tops other strong universities, including the universities of Texas and Minnesota (wording suggested by George Justice).Note: MU’s Theatre Department ranked between 7 and 21 in 2011 (depending on the category—quality, research productivity, student outcomes, student resources and diversity). George Justice says that this is lower than the original rankings that came out in Sept. 2010 when MU ranked between 5 and 19.
The Missouri Review is a nationally acclaimed literary magazine with a reputation for discovering new writers. It also provides hands-on publishing experience for about 30 students each semester.In 2010 The Missouri Review launched a digital and all-audio version of the magazine available for subscribers, making it the first literary magazine to be available in three formats. The journal also is available in more than 2,000 libraries worldwide, and its website receives almost one million hits a month.The 2010 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize Contest received a record-breaking 3,000 submissions. Through the generous donation of Jeffrey E. Smith, we are able to pay $5,000 to winners in each genre—fiction, poetry and essay. It is one of the most prestigious contests of its kind in the nation.BackgroundNote: Writers whose work first appeared in The Missouri Review continue to win major prizes, including the National Book Award, the Yale Younger Poets Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Additionally, the magazine has featured previously unpublished work by literary giants of the past, including Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams, Marianne Moore, Charlotte Bronte, Jack Kerouac and William Faulkner.MU’s creative writing program is nationally recognized and has produced winners of many top writing awards.
Since its inception in 2003, the MU interactive theatre program has presented about 300 performances for audiences of all sizes. In interactive theatre, audience members become performers, which allows them to explore controversial topics in a “safe space.” Student actors in the troupe learn about diversity issues and feel empowered to make a difference. “Interactive theatre has been a key component of MU’s Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues grant and National Science Foundation grant for the advancement of faculty women in the STEM fields.This year, the program received a Susan G. Komen grant to work with the School of Medicine on performances dealing with breast cancer and a Mizzou Advantage grant to develop a script on body image, media and food.
MU is bringing the arts into health care to help create a positive environment for healing.For example, theartwork of 30 Children’s Hospital patients is displayed permanently in the hospital’s main hallway.David Saar wrote a play called “The Yellow Boat” as a way to celebrate his son’s life. Born with congenital hemophilia, Benjamin Saar contracted HIV through a blood transfusion. He lost his battle with AIDS at the age of 8. A gifted artist, Benjamin channeled his physical and emotional pain into colorful and imaginative drawings. Dawn Sees, an MU graduate student in theCollege of Education, shared “The Yellow Boat”with Children’s Hospital patients.After hearing the story, the children created small quiltsquares expressing what made them happy, and Sees sewed the squares into a quilt.The Yellow Boat Quilt serves as an example of how powerful art can be in the healingand recovery of patients.The field of medicine is often described as part science, part art. And I’m proud to say that MU excels in this area. Dr. Michael LeFevre, Future of Family Medicine Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine, was elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.
Students in MU’s Department of Architectural Studies develop design concepts for actual clients, including the ones listed here.A year ago in the Jesse Hall rotunda, we unveiled a new home for one of MU’s great historic treasures — the original cornerstone from our first building, Academic Hall, which burned down in 1892 leaving only the Columns. Architectural Studies student Shawn Browning, right, designed the cornerstone’s permanent educational display, helping us preserve it for future generations.
Tim Shaugnessy of IBM specifically mentioned arts and cultural events as a factor in the decision to open a technology service center in Columbia. And the University Concert Series is one of the primary reasons the arts thrive in Mid Missouri.The arts are an investment and a revenue generator. Annually the Concert Series brings in groups of performing artists that rent nearly 1,000 hotel rooms, pay sales tax, eat at local restaurants, shop and fill hundreds of trucks and busses with gas. And, that’s just the performers. Nearly 75,000 people from 29 different states and 70 Missouri counties attended events. Many of those patrons also stayed in hotels, ate in local restaurants and bought souvenirs. Based upon the Economic Prosperity Survey from the Missouri Arts Council, the Concert Series supports the equivalent of 77 full-time jobs in (not including direct staff, but jobs in industries that benefit from the events), provides nearly $65,000 in local sales tax and more than $2 million in local business revenue.
Photo notes: These hand-woven baskets were created by Ann McGinity, who works in MU’s Environmental Health and Safety division. Janet Bradshaw of the MU Graduate School designed the jewelry. They are among the many talented staff who displayed their work during Staff Recognition Week in May and during our Campus and Museum Crawl in September.
October 2011 Chancellors Panel
Chancellors Panel October 21, 2011Advancing Missouri’s Culture 1
Leo E. MortonUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City 2
UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Culture» 1971 – UM System identified role and scope for each of four campuses: distinctive strength at UMKC in ‘performing arts’» 1989 – UMKC mission emphasizes ‘the creative and performing arts’» For more than 50 years, UMKC has led the way in performing arts development in the KC metro area 3
UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Economic Culture“The arts generate billions in government and business revenues and play an important rolein the economic revitalization of our nation’s cities.” Douglas H. Palmer, past president, U.S. Conference of Mayors» 4.4M arts patrons = $279M* economic impact in KC» KC in top 25 mid-size arts cities in the nation American Style 2011“In music, dance, and theatre UMKC is living up to its vision to be amodel for urban higher education.” Time to Get It Right Report* Includes UMKC budget figures 4
UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Culture in Kansas City15 Kansas City arts groups trace their genesis to UMKC artsfaculty, students or alumni Platte: 253 arts orgs in 10 KC metro area Wyandotte: Clay: 8 22 Johnson: 70Community arts orgs. founded by UMKC faculty, students, alumni Jackson: 143 Theatre Literary Music Dance Multi-disciplinary 5
UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Future Culture» 912 declared arts majors at UMKC: › 571 undergraduate; 341 graduate (music, dance, creative writing, theatre, and visual art)» Working with civic leadership for downtown arts campus – selected as a KC Big 5 idea» Forging and strengthening partnerships with Nelson- Atkins Museum, KC Art Institute and Kauffman Center 6
UMKC Advancing Missouri’s Future CultureQ: What should it mean to graduate from a university whose mission includes the arts?A: An uncommon appreciation of the arts independent from academic major.» Modifying general education to include arts requirement and arts passport for students» Doing our part to increase and sustain audience development in KC 7
Dr. Warren K. WrayMissouri University of Science and Technology 8
Missouri S&T Campus» Theatre Program › 75 students › 4 to 6 shows a year» Music Program › 2 choir programs › 6 music programs» Spring Campus Film Series › 13 films ranging from the classic to the controversial» Weiner Professor, Dr. Lampo Leong › Spring 2012 9
Missouri S&T Campus - Community» Remmers’ Special Artist and Lecturer Series › Endowment provided by the late Walter and Miriam Remmers › 32 years; 30 lecturers/performers» Campus Performing Arts Series › 8 performances a season» Family Series › 3 performances a season» Family Film Festival › 8 films a season» Local Artists Exhibit in Castleman Hall 10
Missouri S&T Celebration of Nations» International students visited 55 middle and high school classrooms › Passport» Parade › 85 countries represented › Fort Leonard Wood › Camels!» 45 Vendors › 27 student organizations › 18 community» Merchants had a scavenger hunt to promote the event 11
Precollegiate outreach programs» Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative › 7,500 middle and high school students attend in- school cultural programs › 11,000 elementary and secondary students attend classical and jazz concerts, opera and dance performances at The Touhill Professor Robert Nordman Missouri Music Hall of Fame 20
Precollegiate outreach programs» Jazz Festival and Jazz Summer Camp › 800 students learn from UMSL faculty and local jazz professionals 21
Collaborations & artist residencies» Arianna String Quartet › Nationally recognized quartet-in-residence teaches at UMSL and performs locally and nationally» MADCO › Modern dance group is housed at The Touhill – where it performs and oversees student performances» Dance St. Louis › Partners with The Touhill to bring internationally renowned dance companies to UMSL 22
UMSL international programs» UMSL sponsors 35 events annually featuring international performers and touring groups, typically at The Touhill» UMSL has established five endowed professorships focusing on international studies › African/African American, Chinese, Greek, Irish and Japanese 23
Faculty ties to cultural institutions» Several of the 33 UMSL faculty in the Des Lee Collaborative Vision hold joint appointments with regional cultural organizations, including: › St. Louis Art Museum › St. Louis History Museum › St. Louis Symphony › Opera Theatre of St. Louis › Laumeier Sculpture Park 24
UMSL supports 4 galleries» Gallery 210 › Hosts about 10 national exhibits annually – each typically reviewed by local media» Gallery Visio › Hosts about 7 exhibits featuring works of UMSL students and faculty 25
UMSL supports 4 galleries» Gallery FAB › Hosts about 8 faculty-curated exhibits.» PPRC Photography Gallery › Features neighborhood images by local residents 26
UMSL promotes literature» MFA in Creative Writing program is taught by several award-winning writers, including: › Program director John Dalton – author of two novels published by Scribner › John Cook – whose biography of Alfred Kazin was called a “remarkable book” by the NY Times › Mary Troy – whose debut novel “Beauties” received the Best Books Award for literary fiction from USA Book News 27
St. Louis Public Radio» Features live Saturday broadcasts of St. Louis Symphony concerts › Established Classical 90.7 KWMU-3 – an HD classical music channel found online» Variety of locally and nationally produced news and cultural programs, including: › CityScape – weekly programs that spotlight cultural events taking place in St. Louis › Jazz Unlimited – weekly show that covers local and national jazz scene 28
UMSL@Grand Center becomes areality» House UMSL offices, classrooms & St. Louis Public Radio» Forges stronger partnerships with region’s top cultural organizations 29
MU Advances Missouri’s CultureItems from the collections of MU’s Museum of Artand Archaeology (above) and Museum ofAnthropology (right) 31
Missouri Theatre: A New Venue for MU MU is leasing/managing Columbia’s historic Missouri Theatre with option to purchase … serving campus and community. 32
MU School of Music’s Broad Influence» 2000 MU students enroll in music classes or ensembles each semester.» School of Music provides 150+ free concerts annually.» 10,000+ K-12 music students statewide attend festivals, camps and special programs on the MU campus each year.» MU graduates leaders through an Matheus Souza placed third nationally accredited doctorate in music in the string division of the 2010-11 Music Teachers National Association education. competition. 33
Mizzou New Music Initiative New music composition and performance at MU: » Scholarships for student composers » Graduate-level new music ensemble » Summer festival » Creating Original Music Project (COMP) annual2011 COMP Festival Junior Division winners withDr. Jeanne Sinquefield competitions and camp 34
International Opera Stars Soprano Caroline Worra, MM ’93, and tenor Ryan MacPherson, BES ’98, sing leading roles with prestigious opera companies around the world.Caroline Worra and Ryan MacPherson shared a debut recitalFeb. 11, 2006, on Carnegie Hall’s Weill stage. 35
Faculty Achievement MU Art Assistant Professor J. Brett Grill unveiled his 7-foot bronze statue of President Gerald R. Ford at the U.S. Capitol rotunda in May. 36
Playwriting and Theatre HonorsMU Department of Theatreachievements at Region VKennedy Center AmericanCollege Theatre Festival:» Matt Fotis won the 2010-11 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting for producing the nation’s best student-written, full-length comic script. Associate Professor of Doctoral student Matt Fotis Playwriting David Crespy» David Crespy won the national Gold Medallion, The Kennedy Center the festival’s highest honor. 37
One of the Nation’s Best Literary Journals The Missouri Review is one of the most highly-regarded literary magazines in the U.S., and since 1978, has upheld a reputation for finding and publishing the best writers first. » 30 students a semester gain hands-on publishing experience » Available in more than 2,000 libraries 38
MU’s Interactive Theatre Program » Promotes “applied theatre” techniques to raise awareness and engagement with real world problems. » Supported by Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation and Susan G. Komen grants. 39
Art in Health Care MU brings visual, literary and performing arts into health care to create a positive environment for healing. 40
Architectural Students Serve ClientsMU students in ArchitecturalStudies develop designconcepts for clients:» Columbia Regional Airport» Mid Mo. Cancer Memorial Park, Boonville» City of Ferguson, Mo.» Presser Performing Arts Center, Mexico, Mo.» Santa Fe Trail Head Park, New Franklin, Mo.» Jesse Hall honor wall and The cornerstone display, designed by student Shawn Browning, right, was unveiled during Homecoming 2010. cornerstone displays 41
Economic Impact of the Arts The arts are an investment in economic development and quality of life. According to the Missouri Arts Council Economic Prosperity Survey, the University Concert Series: » Supports the equivalent of 77 full-time jobs » Provides about $65,000 in local sales tax » Generates $2+ million inRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy willperform Oct. 23 as part of the University Concert Series. local business revenue 42
MU Advances Missouri’s Culture October 21, 2011Hand-woven baskets by Ann McGinity and jewelry byJanet Bradshaw 43