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Celebrating 2023 as we look forward to 2024!

From new book releases to play performances, NSF grants and a feature in an Amazon docuseries... the College of Arts and Sciences had a great year! Here is a look back at our top 5 moments of 2023.

1. UTPB Celebrates 50th Anniversary

We kicked off our celebration of the 50th anniversary this year and are excited to continue the celebration through 2024.

UTPB Celebrates 50th Anniversary. UTPB kicked off it's 50th anniversary celebration and will continue to celebrate through 2024

2. Multiple NSF Grants Received

The college received a total of around $1.2 million in NSF grants this year.

Multiple NSF Grants Received. College of Arts and Sciences faculty and students received multiple NSF grants for collaborative research.

3. Art Department Filmed for Amazon Series

UTPB faculty Amy Kim and alumna Mariana Astete will be featured in the upcoming season of The Story of Art in America. The Amazon docuseries explores the role of art in American society and in diverse communities. Filming took place in the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery, where the artists showcased their artwork.

Art Department Filmed For Amazon Series. The UTPB art department was filmed for the Amazon TV series "The story of Art in America.

4. Theatre Minors Perform Love/Sick Play

Love/Sick, a play by John Cariani, captures the fundamental elements of human relationships. Not a typical comedy, Love/Sick is much darker as Cariani presents both love's positive and negative aspects. This play took us through the gambit of love relationships. Stay tuned for the announcement of their 2024 production!

Theatre Minors Perform Love/Sick Play. Under the direction of Dr. Nicole Vanderford, the theatre minor students performed John Cariani's Love/Sick.

5. Faculty Release Book

Clark Moreland and Jim Olson released the book, Eighty Steps: Tales on College Teaching. The book shares ideas and concepts to inspire instructors to promote student success in their classrooms. It includes contributions from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education faculty at UTPB. Topics include patience and empathy, student sense of belonging, encouragement, and learning from others.

Faculty Release Book. Clark Moreland and Jim Olson released a book about college teaching featuring stories from UTPB.