'22 - '23 College of Fine Arts Online Calendar is Available Now!

The College of Fine Arts has launched our online calendar allowing patrons to quickly stay up-to-date on all we having going on throughout the college. It brings us great joy to be able to once again connect through our love of music and the arts by providing timely and accurate information to help you plan ahead for events you might be interested in attending. Get ready for a fun year full of exciting musical and artistic displays featuring the best that Wichita State University has to offer.

We invite the public to participate in any or all of the events we have planned for the coming school year. The CFA Online Calendar of Events is updated daily to quickly reflect any changes or cancellations of planned events. Each event on the calendar has information detailing what the event is about, where the event is being held and, if applicable, a link to the Fine Arts Box Office to purchase tickets.

Stay up to date on the latest College of Fine Arts events!

October 2022 Newsletter



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1. Choose a fund you would like to donate to

Funds will be designated with different hashtags:


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2. Send a text to 52014

Text the number 52014 with ‘@shockers’ followed by the fund hashtag and the amount you are donating.

Example text:
@shockers #dance $15

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3. Follow the link to submit your payment information

You will be asked to insert your payment information to complete your gift to the College of Fine Arts.



Your donation will go directly to the WSU Foundation, in the fund of your choosing. Donations may also be made through the Foundation website:



Upcoming Events

An actor and actress onstage during a performance with a strong spotlight and dark background.

Join us and the School of Performance Arts for Happy Wright.

A strange person plagued with questions. These questions make the world very confusing. Loosely inspired by Samual Beckett's Happys Days, the show is a portrait of anxiety, bravery, and the help we can give each other when we try.

Go here for tickets and times:

Deborah Butterfield: A Lifetime of Horses

A picture of Deborah Butterfield's Lumen scuplture. It is a scuplture in the shape of a horse, constructed from branches and sticks to develop the sculpture's form.

Come see Lumen - a new addition from Deborah Butterfield

Over the course of her long career, Butterfield has returned over and over to images of horses and has created them from all kinds of materials, including scrap metal and discarded auto parts. New to the Ulrich's Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Deborah Butterfield's Lumen is a beautiful piece from a body of work that the artist has been expanding since the mid-1970s.

Lumen is only of over 81 works in the Ulrich's Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection:


Cheryl Pope: Variations on a Love Theme


Faculty Artist Series: Dr. Mark Foley


Celebrating Our Successes


2022 Faculty Excellence Awards

We are proud to announce this year's Mickey and Pete Armstrong Faculty Excellence Awards recognizing meritorious achievements in 3 distinct categories.  At the College of Fine Arts Convocation on August 18, 2022 six awards were given to faculty who have gone above and beyond for our college, community, students, or each other. These awards are a way for us to acknowledge their hard work and encourage our faculty to continually improve the world around them. This year’s awardees are:

Creative/Scholarly Activity



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Irma Puškavrević

Associate Professor of Graphic Design


A portrait of Jennifer Ray

Jennifer Ray

Associate Director, Associate Professor of Graphic Design

Special Endeavor

A portrait of Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez

Assistant Teaching Professor of Print Media


A portrait of Barry Badgett

Barry Badgett

Associate Professor

A portrait of Meg Gray

Meg Gray

Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Graduate Counselor

A portrait of Bret Jones

Bret Jones

Professor and Program Director of Filmmaking

A portrait of the Rigoletto statue, close up. Showcases the details of the statue's face a hood with strong shadows accenting the photo

Wiedemann Hall adds a new statue to its collection

As a gift from the Samuel and Henrietta Bloomfield Collection, We are happy to reveal our newest addition to our collection of art to enjoy while you visit. Come see it for yourself on the 1st floor of Wiedemann Hall near the main entrance.

Check out some more photos from the reveal:

  • A portrait photo of Dean Rodney Miller standing with the Rigoletto statue just before its reveal. The statue is covered with a black cloth. Dean Miller is wearing a suit and holding some papers.
  • Several people waiting prior to the reveal of the Rigoletto statue. There are two people in pink/salmon colored clothing and another two people farther in the back wearing darker clothes.
  • Dean Rodney Miller unveiling the Rigoletto statue. There are a couple people standing to the left of the statue and the Dean is standing to the right with the black cloth that was used to hide the statue. The black cloth is captured as it was moving through the air underneath the statue.
  • A close portrait photo of the Rigoletto statue. The statue is of a man with a large beard wearing a hooded cape with the cape adorning the statue's head.
  • A photo of the Rigoletto statue from farther away. There is strong lighting above the statue pointing directly downwards, casting strong shadows. The statue is of a man with a large beard wearing a hooded cape with the cape adorning the statue's head.
  • Two people standing in front of the Rigoletto statue looking at it. One is an adult man and the other is a young girl. The Rigoletto statue is clearly visible between the two figures.