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Line Up Announced for 2018-2019 M&T Concert Series 150 150 Villa Maria College

Line Up Announced for 2018-2019 M&T Concert Series

The performance line up for Villa Maria College’s 2018-2019 M&T Concert Series has been set, and the College will host 6 free concerts between September and March. The 2018-2019 concert series includes a jazz sextet, a classical duo, an alumni concert featuring highly accomplished jazz fusion and blues performers, a group featuring musicians and dancers…

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Dr. Ann Rivera Named Chair of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies 150 150 Villa Maria College

Dr. Ann Rivera Named Chair of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Dr. Ann Rivera, Chair of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Dr. Ann Rivera, an assistant professor of English at Villa Maria College, has been named the new chair of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. According to Dr. Ryan Hartnett, interim vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Rivera has been an integral faculty member, bringing clear…

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Villa Maria College Announces Promotions, New Hire to Streamline and Enhance the College’s Existing Student Support Services 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Announces Promotions, New Hire to Streamline and Enhance the College’s Existing Student Support Services

Just before the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Matthew Giordano, Villa Maria College’s interim president, announced significant news regarding two of the College’s student support services: the Student Success Center and the Achieve Program for Students with Learning Differences. Effective August 1, 2018, Dr. Agnes Zak-Moskal will serve in a new position, Dean…

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Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp 150 150 Villa Maria College

Year Long Sculpture Project Concludes for Associate Professor Jesse Walp

A sculpture project that was years in the making is finally complete. On Friday, July 13, 2018, Associate Professor Jesse Walp put the finishing touches on the 14-foot-wide, 26-foot-tall sculpture that he designed and created from scratch and transported it from Villa Maria College’s Art Shop to its permanent home on Old Falls Street in Niagara…

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Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jesse Walp’s ‘Arch on Old Falls Street’ Installed

Associate professor of interior design and art shop supervisor Jesse Walp has finally put the finishing touches on a sculpture that took him over a year to conceptualize, design and engineer. Walp and his team spent Friday, July 13th transporting the sculpture from Villa Maria College’s campus to Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls. Once…

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Graphic Design Students Sweep Top Spots in Annual AAF Buffalo Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Graphic Design Students Sweep Top Spots in Annual AAF Buffalo Competition

The 2017-2018 academic year may be over, but the summer break doesn’t stop Villa Maria College’s students from winning awards. Three of Villa’s graphic design students took the top 3 spots in the 2018 Don Nichols Scholarship Competition. Hosted annually by AAF Buffalo, the Don Nichols Scholarship Competition is a student communication contest that honors the memory…

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Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Jamie Wesolowski Takes Second in ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition

For the sixth year, a Villa Maria College interior design student has taken a top spot in the ASID New York Upstate-Canada East Annual Student Design Competition. Jamie Wesolowski’s healthcare design for Roswell Park’s Pediatric Infusion Center was submitted into the Junior/Senior Level Design Category. Submissions were required to have been created for a college studio course…

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Villa Maria College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria College Board of Trustees Appoints Interim President

Dr. Matthew Giordano has been named interim president of Villa Maria College, Board of Trustees Chairperson Catherine Grantier Cooley announced today. Giordano will succeed Sister Marcella Marie Garus, C.S.S.F., who announced her retirement in March 2018 after serving as president for 40 years.  Giordano will begin service effective July 1st and remain until the permanent…

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Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls 150 150 Villa Maria College

Sculpture Created by Assistant Professor of Interior Design Jesse Walp to be Permanently Placed on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls

In just a few months, the middle block in the three-block strip between Niagara Falls and the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will look a little different. Spectra Venue Management and Empire State Development, who are jointly managing the development of Old Falls Street, were looking for an artist to erect a public sculpture in that spot.…

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Animation Program Hosts Annual Showcase at North Park Theatre 150 150 Villa Maria College

Animation Program Hosts Annual Showcase at North Park Theatre

On Saturday, May 12, 2018 Villa’s junior and senior animation students gathered at Hertel Avenue’s North Park Theatre to screen the work they’ve created during their 3 and 4 years at the College. The day began with Buffalo’s first screening of The Velvet Underground Played at my High School. The seven-minute film, which was animated…

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