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Funding Recipients from the College of Fine Arts and Communication

These are success stories of projects conducted by professors in the College of Fine Arts and Communication.  While C3 assisted with the majority of the proposal submissions and award management, several were done independently.  We are proud of everyone’s achievements!

Awards are presented by the state fiscal year, September 1 - August 31.

 

 

2019 - 2020

Morroe Berger - Edward Berger - Benny Carter Jazz Research Fellowship
Hank Hehmsoth, Jazz Studies, School of Music
Funded by Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Project Period:  January 2020

32st Annual Hill Country Jazz Festival
Keith Winking, Hank Hehmsoth, Jazz Studies, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event:  February 2020

11th Annual International Piano Festival
Jason Kwak, Piano Department, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: June 2020

17th Annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
Eugene Lee, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by National Endowment for the Humanities
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: September 2020

Deep Entanglements: Art & Ecology in Colombia
Gina McDaniel Tarver, Art History, School of Art and Design
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

Building Bridges in Latin America: Independent, digital media role in public consensus
Vanessa Higgins Joyce, Mass Communication, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

Developing and Testing Visuals for Improving Melanoma Awareness Among Darker-Skinned Individuals
Manu Pokharel, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

Recording Project: Capriccio, for flute, clarinet, violin and cello
Michael Ippolito, Composition, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
READ MORE  | CONTACT  

The Saint of 9/11: A New Song Cycle for Tenor, Viola, and Piano, Based on the Life, Ministry, & Death of Fr. Mychal Judge
Richard Novak, Voice, & Ames Asbell, Strings, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

The Trombone Choir: Continuing the Legacy of Its Rich History Through New Repertoire and Recordings
Martin McCain, Brass, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

Data Journalism Case Study: The College Housing Project
Kym Fox, Journalism, & Daniel Carter, Digital Media Innovation, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

CD Recording Project “Inspirations of Maestro Alfaro”:  Texas State University Mariachi Nueva Generación Records the Music of Rigoberto Alfaro
John Lopez, Latin Music Studies, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

Psychological motivations for Tribal Identity in Selective Media Exposure and Issue Attitudes
Kelly Kaufhold, Digital Media Innovation, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

Melody Rescue! Tools to Help Students Master Music Literacy in Warm-Ups
Lynn Brinckmeyer, Choral Ensemble, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT  

2018 - 2019

Ph.Digital - Preparing Future Faculty to Lead Innovative Curriculum
Cindy Royal, Digital Media Innovation, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Project Period: December 2018 - October 2020 

16th Annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
Eugene Lee, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: September 2019

Message Frames, Emotion, and Crises: Examining the Impact of Crisis Messages on Stakeholders
Michel Haigh, Public Relations, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Pennsylvania State University's Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication
CONTACT  |  Project Period: February 2019 - August 2021 

31st Annual Hill Country Jazz Festival 
Keith Winking, Hank Hehmsoth, Jazz Studies, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: February 2019

10th Annual International Piano Festival
Jason Kwak, Piano Department, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: June 2019

Villa I Tatti Fellowship Fiscal Year 2019
Kathryn Moore, School of Art and Design
Funded by Villa I Tatti - Havard University
Fellowship Period: September 2018 - June 2019

A Bailar! Dance in the Community Program: San Marcos, Texas
Ana Baer, Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth
CONTACT  |  Project Period: May 2019 - May 2020

Families Living Together (FLT): Building Computational Fluency for Children and their Families in San Marcos, TX
Sean Justice, Art Foundations, School of Art and Design
Funded by San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth
CONTACT  |  Project Period: May 2019 - May 2020

Story of Lidice, Czech Republic
Beth Clark, Journalism, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Bess W. Scott Scholarship, Austin Community Foundation
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Project Period: June 2019

SoapBox
Laura Krantz, Director of The University Star, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by College Media
CONTACT  |  Project Period: September 2018 - September 2019

Understanding Communication about Presenteeism in Relationship to Workers’ Occupations, Organizations, and Intersectional Identities
Elizabeth Eger, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT 

Managing Disclosure of Marginalized Identities: Examining Disclosure Decisions of LGBTQ+ Immigrants
Josh Miller, Lindsay Timmerman, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT 

Shedding Light by Analyzing the Dark: An Analysis of Dark Tourism Advertising in Rome
Clay Craig, Advertising, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT 

Memorable Messages of First-Generation College Students
Stephanie Dailey, Kristen Farris, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT 

Computer Naturalist: A Conceptual Art Project About the Limits of Technology
Holly Veselka, Art Foundations, School of Art and Design
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT 

2017 - 2018

Networx: A Virtual Health Safety Net Community Connecting Mothers and Babies in Hays County with Free or Low Cost Health Services or Resources
Melinda Villagran, Director of the Translational Health Research Initiative
Funded by St. David's Foundation
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Project Period: February 2018 - May 31, 2020

Ph.Digital - Preparing Future Faculty to Lead Innovative Curriculum (pilot)
Cindy Royal, Digital Media Innovation, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  November 2017 - October 2018

15th Annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
Eugene Lee, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by Humanities Texas and National Endowment for the Humanities
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event:  September 2018

Golden Era of the Big Band Jazz Musicians: Reminiscences of NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern
Hank Hehmsoth, Jazz Division, School of Music
Funded by National Endowment for the Arts
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Project Period: June 2018 - December 2019

30th Annual Hill Country Jazz Festival / Eddie Durham Celebration
Keith Winking, Hank Hehmsoth, Jazz Studies, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event:  February 2018

9th Annual International Piano Festival
Jason Kwak, Piano Department, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: June 2018

Mermaid Tales: A Mobile App Using Augmented Reality to Preserve San Marcos, Texas
MiHyun Kim, Communication Design, School of Art and Design
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
CONTACT  |  Project Period:  January 2018 - December 2018

Mobile Olympic Media Across Three Continents: Replacing or Enhancing Olympic Television
Michael Devlin, Advertising, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Funded by Pennsylvania State University, College of Communications, Arthur W. Page Center
CONTACT  

A "Crucial Catch": Examining Sports Fans' Response to Corporate Social Responsibility Messaging on Social Media
Michael Devlin, Advertising, School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Funded by Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage, Andrew C. Billings and University of Alabama (prime recipient)
CONTACT  

Creation in Motion: Touring Ensemble for Young Audiences
Kaysie Brown, Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by Texas State University's Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

West Texas Artist Residency Proposal
Bethany Johnson, Art Foundations, School of Art and Design
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Perfection as Gesture: The Art of Carlos Kleiber
Carolyn Watson, Conducting, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program

Understanding Local Makers within Global Infrastructures
Daniel Carter, Digital Media Innovation, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Building a Culture of Health at Work: Assessing and Fostering Supervisor Support
Tricia Burke, Michael Burns, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Highlander Studies: A Toolkit for Participatory Civic Engagement in Contemporary Art and Design
Molly Sherman, Communication Design, School of Art and Design
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Premiere Recordings for Viola and Cello by Female Composers
Ames Asbell, Karla Hamelin, Strings, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Negotiating the Craft of the Triple Threat
Kate Glasheen-Dentino, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by Texas State University's Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

2016 - 2017

Medicare Improvements for Patients Act (MIPPA): Statewide Media Campaign Implementation
Kelly Kaufhold, Judy Oskam, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Team: Jenny Buschhorn, Kym Fox, Dan Seed, Jessica James, Michael Devlin, Clay Craig, Dale Blasingame and Prisca Ngondo
Funded by Texas and Human Services Commission
CONTACT  |  Project Dates:  July 2017 - December 2017

Increasing Treatment Adherence and Self-Management in Metabolic Syndrome Patients
Tricia Burke, Department of Communication Studies
Team: Grayson Lawrence (Art and Design), Kelly Haskard-Zolnierek (Psychology), Krista Howard (Psychology) and Dan Tamir (Computer Science)
Funded by Texas State University's Multi-disciplinary Internal Research Grant (MIRG)
CONTACT  

14th Annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
Eugene Lee, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by Texas State University Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event:  September 2016

Project LEAP:  Leadership, Empowerment and Arts Project Summer Camp for At-Risk Girls
Ana Baer, Dance & Vlasta Silhavy, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by the San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth, Texas State University Research Enhancement Program & Texas State University's Equity and Access Grant
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

Merge Dance Company's Interdisciplinary Dance Concert, "Irretrievable" with Guest Artist Nathan Montgomery
Ana Baer & Michele Nance, Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission and Texas State University Equity and Access Grant
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  

Feria del Mariachi
John Lopez, School of Music
Funded by San Marcos Arts Commission
CONTACT

8th Annual International Piano Festival
Jason Kwak, Piano Department, School of Music
Funded by Texas State University Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event: June 2017

Translating Art Museums of Latin America
Gina McDaniel Tarver, School of Art and Design, and Michele Greet, associate professor of modern Latin American and European art at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia
Funded by Texas State University Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  |  CONTACT 

Merge Dance Company to Perform at the 2016 COCO Dance Festival in Port of Spain, Trinadad
Nicole Wesley, Ana Baer, Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by Texas State University Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  |  CONTACT 

Texas State University Orchestra European Tour
Funded by Texas State University Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  

Engagement: Philosophy and Dance
Department of Theatre and Dance & Department of Philosophy
Funded by Texas State University Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE  

Archival Research in the Schlesinger Library at the Ratcliff Institute for Advanced Study
M. Wright, Communication Design, School of Art and Design
Funded by Research Support Grant from Harvard University

Families Living Together (FLT): Building Computational Fluency for Children and their Families in San Marcos, TX
Sean Justice, Art Foundations, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

The Panorama Project: Architectures of Late 19th Century, 1960s and Present Moment
Jessica Mallios, Photography, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

The Execution Files:  Activating Historical Archives
Mark Menjivar, Art Foundations and Studio Art, Expanded Media, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Arabesques, Grotesques, and the European origin of Islamic art
Kathryn Moore, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program

With and Against Cinema:  The Place of Film in the Situationist International
Jennifer Stob, Art History, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Building Dialogue and Empathy: Combating Anti-LGTBQ Prejudice through Participatory Design
M. Wright, Communication Design, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program

Strategic and Intercultural Communication with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Texas
Miriam Sobre, Department of Communication Studies, Emily Ehmer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program

Millennials'' Perceptions of Green Advertising:  A Cross-Cultural Study
Alex Muk, Advertising, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Bridging the Continental Divide: Exploring Public Relations Practices in a Developing Nation: Zimbabwe
Prisca Ngondo, Public Relations, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Gesture Matters:  Developing Conducting Into Conversation
Caroline Beatty, Jonathan Babcock, Conducting, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

A Toolbox for Teaching Kids to Sing
Lynn Brinckmeyer, Ensembles, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

 ¡Viva la Musica Mexicana! An Examination of Mariachi Pedagogy at the Collegiate Level in the State of Texas
Amanda Soto, Music Education, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

A Means to an End...Pin Length: A Comparison of Pedagogical Methods for Determining an Appropriate Cello Endpin Length​​​​​​​
Rebecca Tast, Music Education, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Theater Director Training through an International Lens​​​​​​​
Michael Rau, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program

Longhands for Small Hands: Kinetic Writing Activities to Develop Critical Thinking Skills (1st Grade)
Alessandro Segalini, Communication Design & Teri Evans-Palmer, Art Foundations, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Speed Networking Grant
CONTACT

Location-Based Storytelling Using Bluetooth Beacons to Promote Theatre Projects
Michael Rau, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by the Texas State University Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grant (TLTIG), Instructional Technologies Support

2015 - 2016

Sexual Health Assessment and Risk Education - Project SHARE
Melinda Villagran, Department of Communication Studies
Team: Paul Villagran, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Marsha Burney, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

13th Annual Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
Eugene Lee, Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by National Endowment for the Arts
READ MORE  |  CONTACT  |  Event:  September 2015

Family After Floods Research Study
Sean Horan, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by National Institute of Health Child Health and Human Development - University of California-Santa Barbara - subaward

Documentary: Women of the Water
Tahila Mintz, School of Art and Design
Funded by Texas State University's Crowdfunding Campaign
READ MORE

Bridging the Classroom and the Clinic: Assessing Clinical Nursing Assistant (CAN) Training and Integrating Experiential Learning
Rebekah Fox, Department of Communication Studies & Aimee Roundtree, Department of English
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

"Pumping Up" Survey Research: Boosting Participation in Texas State University's Total Wellness Program
Stephanie Dailey, Tricia Burke, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Family Caregivers of Dementia Patients and Communication
Maureen Keeley, Kristen Faris, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Odd-Meter Etudes for Jazz Saxophone
Russell Haight, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Rodgers, and the Tele-documentary - a Study in Sound
Kyle Glaser, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

2014 - 2015

Risk Perception, Sensemaking and Resilient Performance: The Sounds of Wildland Firefighting in Action
Rebekah Fox, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by U.S. Department of Agriculture
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

Central America as "Living History": Photography and Social Change at the End of the Cold War
Erina Duganne, Art History, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Album: Sound, Site and the Moving Image
Liz Rodda, Studio Art, Expanded Media & Joey Faurerso, Studio Art, Drawing, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Advocacy and Public Memory: The National Women's History Museum
Roseann Mandziuk, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Smartphone Application to Enhance High School Political Science Curriculum: Promoting Actice Learning and Political Participation via Social Media and Gamification
Grayson Lawrence, Communication Design, School of Art and Design & Dan Tamir, Department of Computer Science
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

CD Recording Project "Songlines" - The Attaca Quartet Plays the Music of Michael Ippolito
Michael Ippolito, Composition, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

How to Play Bass Trombone in a Jazz Bif Band: A New Method for Bass Trombone
Martin McCain, Brass, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

African-American Composer Jacob J. Sawyer (1856-1885): Biography, Score Editions, Analysis and Work List
Nico Schüler, Aural/Music Theory, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

2013 - 2014

Medicare Improvements for Patients Act (MIPPA): Statewide Media Campaign Strategy Development
Judy Oskam, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Team: Kelly Kaufold, Jenny Buschhorn, Kym Fox, Dan Seed, Jessica James, Gigi Taylor, Vanessa Higgins Joyce, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Carrie Boden, Department of Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies
Funded by Texas and Human Services Commission
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

Bienestar Coalition: Increase communication about alcohol-related sexual risk behaviors among Latino young adults to reduce the incidence of HIV and other sexual health outcomes of “hooking up” while impaired
Melinda Villagran, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

TEXAS MUSIC VIZ: Music, Data, and Storytelling
Cindy Royal, Digital Media Innovation, School of Journalism and Mass Communication 
Funded by Online News Association Challenge Fund
READ MORE  |  CONTACT

Opera Based on the Life of Lady Bird Johnson
Sam Mungo, School of Music
Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
READ MORE

Noise to Signal: Archives, Histories, and Contemporary Photographic Practices
Barry Stone, Jason Reed, M. Wright, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Investigating Family Communication and Mental Health During the Transition to College
Tricia Burke, Michael Burns, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Listening for Resilience: Expert Fire Managers Share Crucial Experience
Rebekah Fox, Department of Communication Studies
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

A Comparison of Expert and Novice Error Correction Task Persistence within Instrumental Music Rehearsals
Mary Ellen Cavitt, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Enhancing the Learning of Science Through the Creation of Dance
Kaysie Brown, Michelle Nance, Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
CONTACT

Communicating Open Source Hardware Projects for Maker Spaces
Jill Fantauzza, Roselynn Newton, School of Art and Design
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program

Effects of Music Training on the Consolidation of Simple Motor Skill Memories During Acquisition and Post-training Sleep
Amy Simmons, School of Music
Funded by the Texas State University Research Enhancement Program
 

C3 Research Center was established in Summer 2014