This week in A Word With…I sat down with Lisa Brooks, dean of Jordan College of the Arts to get a glimpse into the life of a dean. Read on if you want to know about her passion for music, social justice, and her students.
The jazz studies major was approaching its sixth year as an approved major when tragedy, also known as COVID-19, struck. Faced with the necessity of budget cuts, Jordan College of the Arts lost their adjunct faculty, many of which taught in the jazz department.
The all-black outfits that musicians are required to wear for concerts may seem restrictive, but cellist Katie Stitsworth and vocalist Antony Winfrey prove it is possible for one’s unique twist on fashion to still shine through.
Multimedia Reporter Maeve Van Etten has the story on how some Jordan College of the Arts Students students have adapted to class during this time.
JCA created their Social Justice & Diversity taskforce back in the spring of 2019. Now, the college is continuing to implement social justice and diversity as an integral part of the JCA experience, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
JCA Butler students react to the new and updated protocols that JCA has released.
From heavily-anticipated senior recitals to entire ballets getting the chop, students in the arts aren’t only devastated — they are struggling to find the motivation they need to progress in their craft.
All of JCA was gathered for the first time in a decade to discuss improving diversity and inclusion on campus. The event followed smaller, similar discussions in spring 2019 following the writing of “white power” on a Butler whiteboard.
Credit hours: our faithful friend, our constant enemy. Columnist Anna Smith dives into why, for JCA kids, every credit hour is not as equal as it may seem.
Junior and senior music students face long rehearsals, longer work hours and exciting futures of doing what they love.