Archive of CVAD News, Events - 2020

The information available on this page is an accumulation of previous CVAD news and events.

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July 2020

drawing of an eagle with wings spread

Required COVID-19 Safety Training for faculty and staff is due by July 31

For Faculty and Staff: As faculty and staff prepare to begin the phased-in return to our regular work locations on campus, UNT is developing a campus-wide Health and Safety Awareness campaign to limit the spread of COVID-19. The university also...
Drawing of an ID card

How do I get my ID card?

Notice from Student Financial Services Students: ID cards for students who have submitted their photo online to Student Financial Services will be distributed during the month of August in the third-floor Event Hub...
Detail of pencil art by Kenturah Davis, woman in profile

Onstead Institute collaborates with Lewisville ISD, provides Diversity in the Art Classroom Workshop

The Jo Ann (Jody) and Dr. Charles O. Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design provided professional development content to 60 art teachers in the Lewisville Independent School District. The workshop led by...

Lopez, Thurman and Thurman set to teach this summer at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Three Metals and Jewelry faculty from the College of Visual Arts and Design's Department of Studio Art will be teaching classes for all skill levels at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 26 – Aug. 1, 2020.
Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson featured in a podcast: how design processes can fuel business projects

June 16, 2020 — In a podcast facilitated by Daniel Litwin, MarketScale interviewer, Michael Gibson, UNT professor of visual communication design, explains why, in design, he celebrates failures for their learning potential. The intent was...
Greg Watts, dean

Message from our Dean: Campus Reopening plans for CVAD

While the campus will reopen on July 6th our CVAD operations will be very limited. The main building will be open 10:00AM – 3:00PM on Thursdays, otherwise it will remain closed. Our intent is to continue to keep to a minimum the number of ...

June 2020

Galleries closed to public, open for curricular needs

A Message from the Galleries Director

I wanted to reach out to you in regards to the upcoming Fall 2020 Semester and the CVAD Galleries. We are closely following UNT’s response and return to campus plans. At this time, public gatherings are being limited, there is a need for social...
Greg Watts, dean

Message from our Dean: CVAD Update for Fall

As our university continues with its plans to provide safe educational environments for the Fall 2020 semester, I am writing to share what is happening in your home college to support you, our students, as well as the faculty, staff and teaching...
Juliana Morris

Onstead Institute, CVAD Galleries select new fellow in museum education

Julianna Morris, pictured here, art history graduate student, recently was selected as the 2020-21 Onstead Institute, CVAD Galleries Fellow in Museum Education. Morris will gain experience working and learning aspects of museum education as...

CVAD Promotions and Tenure 2020

I recently received final notification of approval from our Board of Regents for tenure and promotion decisions, the last step in a rigorous process. Tenure is earned by performance exceptional enough to receive...
Alumni Live Event: Raised Right Men band

Alumni Live! event features Raised Right Men country band

Home football game days might be a ways off, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy live music from our Alumni Pavilion! Join us, June 25, at 4 p.m. CST for the next episode of UNT Alumni Live!, where...
UNT CVAD User Design and MA in IxD Recyclar Student Project

UNT CVAD Comm Design Student Project: Recyclar

Dallas is one of the largest producers of garbage in the U.S. The people who live and work there generate approximately 2.2 million tons of waste that winds up in area landfills each year. That’s the equivalent of slightly over 1,000 Nimitz-class...
UxD Student Project, Steps for Change

UxD students’ design work nominated for international “new talent” design award

June 16, 2020 — UNT CVAD Communication Design, User Experience Design second-year students Brittney Dang, Olivia Moten, and Amanda Griffith learned that “Steps for Change,” an interactive design project they designed featuring...
10 Tips for maintaining mental health

UNT professors offer 10 tips for maintaining mental health during isolation

Stress occurs when the demands of an outside situation, like required self-isolation, exceeds a person’s ability to cope. Catalano, Holloway and Sharma offer the following suggestions for maintaining good mental health in extended stressful...
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CVAD Comings and Goings: it's a Busy Summer

Congratulations, well wishes and gratitude fill our hearts as the CVAD community changes. The following changes in CVAD are effective for the fall semester unless indicated with a different date.
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Message from our Dean: A Statement Against Racism, Discrimination and Prejudice

Dear College of Visual Arts and Design community, At the outset I will be very clear – prejudice has no home in CVAD, and it should have no home anywhere. I respect and support Black Lives Matter. I am angry and I cannot come to terms...