Faculty News


Graphic Design Professor Justen Renyer recieves Best Educator award at National Conference


We are proud to announce that Graphic Design Professor Justen Renyer is the recipient of the Best Educator Award at the Dallas Society of Visual Communications Conference, April 2013. This presigious award for Best Educator was nominated by students. Justen was the instructor for both Katie Amos and Michael Molholt, two of our OSU graphic design students who won awards for their work at the conference this Spring.

Award: Golden Apple Award - Best Educator - Justen Renyer


Dr. González to be guest panelist in New Mexico

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The Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico will host "Colonial Authority and Identity in Ibero-America," a two-day, interdisciplinary conference that will take place April 10-11, 2013 in Albuquerque. The event is made possible by a generous endowment from the distinguished scholar Dr. Richard E. Greenleaf.

Dr. González's talk, entitled "The Imitation of Christ and the Female Body in Ibero-America," considers the relationship between Christological representations and female religiosity in Spain and Spanish America, c. 1600-1800. The work is part of a book project tentatively entitled "Women on the Cross: Female Piety in the Early Modern Spanish World."


An Award Winning Article from Dr. Cristina Cruz González

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One of Dr. Cristina Cruz González's recent articles, "Our Lady of el Pueblito: A Marian Devotion on the Northern Frontier," has just received a Best Article in 2012 award from Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture and has also been nominated for a Best Article in 2012 by the Catholic Press Association. Dr. González will travel to Texas to get the award in March 2013.

For more information about Dr. González, visit her page on our department website:
Dr. Cristina Cruz González faculty bio

You can read the award-winning article here: "Our Lady of el Pueblito: A Marian Devotion on the Northern Frontier."


Dr. González to present research at the , February 21-23, 2013

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Professor González will present "Rapture in the New World: Prophecy, Presence, and the Marian Image in New Spain," a study of fifteenth-century eschatological thought and its influence on Marian devotions in the New World. Click here for a complete abstract.

The conference is being held at the University of Miami and is hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.


Dr. Louise Siddons is guest curator for an exhibit featuring the work of Angie Piehl and Morgan Robinson.


Art Now is the contemporary art exhibition for Oklahoma, showcasing work by the state's top artists. Oklahoma Contemporary's premier fundraising event, Art Now has been around for more than 2 decades.

Art Now 2013 artists are:
Sarah Atlee, Marc Barker, Jennifer Barron, Jeff Beekman, Bryan Boone, Glenn Herbert Davis, Michael Elizondo, Pete Froslie, Sarah Hearn, Heather Clark Hilliard, E. K. Jeong, Michelle Junkin, Mark Lewis, Harolyn Long, Donald Longcrier, Cedar Marie, Lori Oden, Romy Owens, Angela Piehl, Morgan Robinson, Audrey Schmitz, Byron Shen, Crystal Walters, Tom Wester, and Eric Wright.

Art Now 2013 Guest Curator is:
Louise Siddons

GALA EVENT: January 25, 2013
Exhibition dates: January 21 – February 8, 2013
Curator Talk: January 28, 6:00pm

The show is up until Feb 8.

Visit the Oklahoma Contemporary website for more information and to purchase tickets for the Gala!