This weekend marks the beginning of Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing program’s semi-annual residency. Alumni Albert DeGenova and Pamela Steele are in Louisville as part of the residency, and they joined WFPL’s Erin Keane and Rick Howlett on Friday’s Byline to talk about their work. DeGenova’s book, Postcards to Jack, is a… Continue reading Author Pamela Steele and Poet Albert DeGenova Return to Louisville for Spalding Residency
Acclaimed children’s book author Jacqueline Woodson will speak this week at Spalding University. Woodson is the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, which have been honored by the Newbery, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King awards. As the Diane M. Raab Distinguished Writer in Residence, Woodson headlines Spalding’s Festival of… Continue reading ‘Hush’ Author Woodson Headlines Spalding Festival of Writing
Friday afternoon on Byline, we wrapped up the hour with WFPL’s Arts & Humanities reporter Erin Keane talking about arts in the news and some local arts events to consider this weekend. Literature fans will enjoy the Festival of Writing from Spalding University, as well as a writing collaboration between Silas House and Nela Vaswani.… Continue reading Weekend Arts Overview: Writing Festival, Ryan McGinness, and Samurai
A new facility that will help adults pursue a college degree will open next month in west Louisville. The Signature Partnership Education Center will be located in Parrish Hall on the Simmons College campus. Simmons and three other Louisville-based institutions—-Spalding University, the University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community and Technical College—are partners in the effort.… Continue reading Institutions Join Forces To Help Adults Prepare for College
Since 2008, artist and teacher Churchill Davenport has been working to get the Kentucky School of Art off the ground by raising funds, holding classes and having notable artists come to town for lectures. Now, its agreement with Spalding University will allow it to accept students through an accredited school and provide needed administration services.
This is a story from WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer. Last month, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson released a plan for public art [pdf] in the city. It came after nearly 17 months of preparation and $50,000 spent for a consultant who worked with the community to develop it. The plan now goes before the Metro Council for… Continue reading Looking at Possibilities for a Louisville Public Art Plan
A well-known figure in Louisville has been named president of Spalding University. The school’s board of trustees announced Tuesday that Tori Murden McClure will take the helm of the private Catholic institution on July 1. She’s been involved with Spalding for 11 years, first as a trustee, then as a vice-president. “And so I know… Continue reading Tori Murden McClure Named Spalding President
The President of Spalding University says she’ll step aside at the end of the next school year. Jo Ann Rooney was named president of Spalding in 2002, when the school was operating on a three-and-a-half million dollar deficit. She’s credited with turning the school around financially and turning the deficit into a surplus. Board of… Continue reading Rooney to Step Down as Spalding President