Doctoral student Aviva Neff received an honorable mention in the 2017-18 Outstanding Writing Instruction Award competition. Neff showcased her dedication to students and willingness to try new pedagogical approaches in order to show them the variety of ways writing can inform an audience.
Josh Truett, PhD candidate, received a Fulbright research fellowship that provides a full year of funding to work on his dissertation research in Mexico.
Isaiah Johnson received the 2018 Undergraduate Research Libraries Fellowship for his proposal "Politics and the Arts: Blacklisting", which will allow him to research actor Jeff Corey in the Special Collections Library.
The Department of Theatre was ranked 8 out of 307 drama and theater arts programs nationwide by College Factual. The department has achieved this ranking two years in a row.
As part of World Stage Design in Taipei, an international exhibition of scenography held every four years, Associate Professor Brad Steinmetz was awarded an honorable mention at the Technical Invention Prize (TIP).