Liberal Arts Department – News & Events

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Battaglia Wins Two Awards - On March 4, Associate Professor of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Elizabeth Battaglia attended the Phi Alpha Theta New York Regional Conference at Brockport and was awarded the “Outstanding Paper Award” for her paper, “Women as Producers and Consumers of Popular Culture in the Theaters of Nineteenth Century Buffalo, NY.” Last month, she was awarded the […]
Spring Open House Date Announced - On Saturday, March 25, 2017, Villa Maria College is hosting its Spring Open House for students interested in learning more about the college. Prospective students and their families can learn about our 18 academic programs, including emerging majors in psychology, digital media and communication, digital filmmaking, and our recently-accredited occupational therapy assistant program. Open house […]
Villa Maria College Reports Increase in Enrollment, Adds New Faculty - For a second year in a row, Villa Maria College has reported a positive growth in its enrollment. The incoming class grew by 8% from the previous year, increasing the College’s total enrollment to nearly 600 students. This growth is attributed to the successful implementation of the College’s Visionary Plan, which led to the launch […]
VOYAGER – September 15, 2015: Villa Celebrates Literature & Art - Read the September 15, 2015 issue of VOYAGER There are many events on campus featuring literature, art and more!  Learn more about each of them by reading the latest issue of VOYAGER.
Skald 14 cover Skald Wins 2015 National Award for Design - Villa Maria College’s annual literary and arts magazine Skald was awarded the 2015 National Program Directors’ Prize in the Design category from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP). This is the first year the journal produced by students, faculty, and staff at Villa has received this honor. Judging the competition in the design category was Reece Quinones of George […]
Skald 14 cover SKALD 2014 Wins Silver in National Magazine Awards - For the second year in a row, Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine, was awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The national magazine awards were announced during the College Media Convention on Friday, March 13, in New York City. There were ten finalists competing […]
Lloyd Mitchel at work Creative Writing & Literature Graduates Make an Impact - The first two Creative Writing & Literature graduates, Kerry Kate Abel-Smith ’14 and Lloyd Mitchell ’14, are serving their communities at each end of New York State. Having completed their studies and presented their Senior Projects in December, they are applying their skills in the real world. Lloyd is a reporter and photojournalist for the Canarsie […]
"Classroom Quixote" Cover New Faculty Publication: Classroom Quixote - Director of the Creative Writing and Literature Program, Professor Joyce Kessel will be publishing her third book of poetry “Classroom Quixote” this spring. The book is a new collection of poems inspired by Kessel’s four decades in the classroom, celebrating the joys and struggles she and her students face in dealing with writing. As a […]
Professor Joyce Kessel Poetry Published - A celebration! Professor Joyce Kessel’s poetry has been published in A Celebration of Western New York Poets, edited by Patricia Tansey. The collection focuses on the incredible poetic talent here in Western New York. A Celebration of Western New York Poets contains the Professor Kessel’s poems “At Abiquiu,” “Intonations,” and “Buffalo Icons.” This latest publication adds […]
Skald 2013 Wins in National College Magazine Awards - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association has awarded a 2014 Silver Crown in the College Magazine category to Skald, Villa Maria College’s annual student magazine. Awards were announced during the College Media Convention in New York City over the weekend. There were ten finalists in the category competing for either a Silver or a Gold Crown […]
Don Cellini to Read and Lead Discussion on Campus - Renowned poet, translator and photographer Don Cellini will be visiting Villa’s campus on Thursday, October 24. While on campus he will visit with students, faculty and staff in a handful of events. Cellini is the author of a number of poetry collections, the most recent is a 2010 collection “Translate Into English.” In addition to […]

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