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Call for Entries: 25th Annual High School Juried Photography Competition 150 150 Villa Maria College

Call for Entries: 25th Annual High School Juried Photography Competition

Villa Maria’s annual high school photography competition is taking place from May 16 to May 31 and the College is currently seeking entries for inclusion in the exhibit. First, second and third place will be awarded, as well as 10 honorable mentions. In addition, two students who apply to either of Villa’s photography programs (four-year…

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Villa Maria Launches Region’s First Game Design BFA, The College also adds Computer Software Development to a growing roster of 18 programs 150 150 Villa Maria College

Villa Maria Launches Region’s First Game Design BFA, The College also adds Computer Software Development to a growing roster of 18 programs

As high school juniors and seniors grapple with college decisions, they may be surprised to find a promising career path is already in their hands—in the games and apps they play for fun and rely on for everyday life.  In the Fall of 2019, Villa Maria College will launch two four-year degree programs—Game Design (BFA),…

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Liz Bukowski, Villa Maria photography alumna, Opens Solo Show at CEPA Gallery 150 150 Villa Maria College

Liz Bukowski, Villa Maria photography alumna, Opens Solo Show at CEPA Gallery

Liz Bukowski stands with calvary soldier #1, an archival inkjet print, at the opening of Hallow Ground. Exhibits open and close in the CEPA Gallery every day. Photography exhibits, media arts exhibits, performances, and more are always on display in one of Buffalo’s most popular galleries. Among those most recent openings was Hallow Ground, which…

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An Interview with Travis Springer, ’18, the Newest Designer at Crowley Webb & Associates 150 150 Villa Maria College

An Interview with Travis Springer, ’18, the Newest Designer at Crowley Webb & Associates

Meet Travis Springer, a 2018 graduate of Villa’s graphic design program. After high school, talent took Travis to Villa. Now his talent — plus four years of really hard work, a few internships and some good advice from his design profs — has taken him to Crowley Webb, a top design agency in Buffalo, where…

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Call for Submissions for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium 150 150 Villa Maria College

Call for Submissions for the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Villa Maria College Undergraduate Research Symposium is calling for creative, innovative and thoughtful work created by Villa Maria College students. Submissions can be essays or a combination of essays and visuals that: Enter an academic conversation in a discipline Incorporate or is informed by research Maintain a unique perspective on a topic Develop interesting…

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Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional 150 150 Villa Maria College

Assistant Professor Jesse Walp Named BN360 Spotlight Professional

Jesse Walp (third from left) pictured with Art Dept. Chair Bob Grizanti, College President Dr. Matthew Giordano, Professor Judy Piskun, VP for Development Mary Robinson and Chair of the Board of Trustees Catherine Cooley. Photo credit: Buffalo News January 2019. BN360 has unveiled its 2019 Spotlight Professionals and Villa Maria College is pleased to announce that…

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New Year, New Counseling Center 150 150 Villa Maria College

New Year, New Counseling Center

One of the many services available to Villa Maria College students is the Counseling Center. Led by two new additions to Villa’s staff, the Counseling Center provides supportive services that promote the emotional well-being and enhance personal growth that contributes to students’ academic success. Supported by Jessica Siegel and Phoebe Allen, the Counseling Center has…

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13 Villa Animation Students, 3 Villa Instructors Collaborate with 200 Others on ‘Shrek Retold’ 150 150 Villa Maria College

13 Villa Animation Students, 3 Villa Instructors Collaborate with 200 Others on ‘Shrek Retold’

Everybody’s favorite green orge hit the big screen for the first time in 2001. Since then, Dreamworks’ Shrek franchise has released four full-length feature films, several television specials, video games, theme park attractions, and even a Broadway musical. In total, the franchise has earned a record-setting $1.6 Billion in consumer home entertainment spending (Businesswire.com). Most…

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Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays 150 150 Villa Maria College

Interior Design Students and Faculty Lend Their Talent to Ronald McDonald House by Decorating for the Holidays

Just before Thanksgiving, a group of students studying interior design at Villa spent some time volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House. Located on West Ferry Street in Buffalo, the Ronald McDonald House aims to “keep families close” by providing lodging and emotional support for families of children receiving medical treatment in Buffalo.  Markisha Harris, ’21, was…

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Associate Professor Sarah Hanson and 2012 Graduate Joel Murphy Attend CTN animation eXpo in Burbank, CA 150 150 Villa Maria College

Associate Professor Sarah Hanson and 2012 Graduate Joel Murphy Attend CTN animation eXpo in Burbank, CA

Each year, the world’s top animators gather in Burbank, California for the CTN animation eXpo, an artist-to-artist social enterprise who’s mission is to connect, develop and inspire creators in and around the animation, visual efx, and video game industries. This year, Sarah Hanson, an associate professor of animation at Villa, and Joel Murphy, a 2012 graduate…

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