Dan Novy

31 May 2022    

Novy joins Carson Center faculty this fall

Dan Novy (also known as NovySan) will be Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts beginning this fall.

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Left to right: Payton Bergkamp, Mike Rapsys, Kayla LaPoure, Mitchell Guynan, Allison Lund, Megan Whisenhunt, Madeline Schmit, Angela Walsh and Annie Wang are the first Emerging Media Arts alumni. Courtesy photo.

26 May 2022    

May commencement included first EMA grads

Lincoln, Neb.--Among the nearly 120 Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts undergraduate students who graduated on May 14 were the first nine emerging media arts graduates from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

The Carson Center opened in the fall of 2019. Preparations for the center were launched in 2015 with a $20 million gift from the foundation of iconic talk show host Johnny Carson.

The students graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in emerging media arts.

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Left: Abby Miller (right) visits with students and faculty in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. Right: Tim Andersen conducts a masterclass with trumpet students in the Glenn Korff School of Music. Photos by Eddy Aldana.

26 May 2022    

Alumni award winners return to campus

Lincoln, Neb.--Tim Andersen (B.M.E. 1982) and Abby Miller (B.A. 2002) returned to campus in April as part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Honors Day celebration.

Andersen received the Alumni Achievement Award in Music. He has combined a successful teaching and performing career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area over the past 38 years.

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Left to right:  Joe Shelly, Jr., Stephanie Schlosser, Kennedy Wilcher, Bryce Allen, Abbey Smith and Liam Romano in Boise, Idaho.

26 May 2022    

5 theatre students assist with rigging at Eric Church concert in Boise

Lincoln, Neb.--Five Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film design/tech students traveled to Boise, Idaho, in May with Assistant Professor of Practice Bryce Allen to get hands-on rigging training and professional experience while working a load-in and load-out for the Eric Church concert at the Extra Mile Arena.

This training is an educational outreach program sponsored by EKO Crewing in Boise, Idaho, and was coordinated by Allen.

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The 2022 Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff Award recipients were announced at the college's Honors Day celebration on April 22.

27 Apr 2022    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff Awards announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the 2022 recipients of the Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards.

This ongoing awards program for faculty and staff recognizes outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching; research and creative activity; faculty service, outreach and engagement; outstanding lecturer; and staff service.

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Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will hold Open Studios events on Friday, May 6. See the work of emerging media arts and theatre students.

27 Apr 2022    

Carson Open Studios events May 6

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host an Open Studios event on Friday, May 6. All of the  events are free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

5-7 p.m. Emerging Media Arts Open Studios at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, 13thand Q sts. The event showcases the works and performances by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emerging Media Arts students.

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Trent Claus

19 Apr 2022    

IGNITE to feature visual effects supervisor Claus

Lincoln, Neb.--Trent Claus, an award-winning visual effects supervisor with Lola VFX will be featured at IGNITE on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is also accessible via Zoom at https://go.unl.edu/ignite.

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Guest artists from Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment company that creates large-scale, immersive art installations, will be in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts April 1-3. Laika Young O’Brien

29 Mar 2022    

Meow Wolf coming to Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Lincoln, Neb.--Members of Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment company that creates large-scale, immersive art installations, will be guest artists in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts April 1-3.

Meow Wolf’s Lead Experience Designer Laika Young O’Brien and Experience Designer Max Neutra will give a public presentation at IGNITE on Friday, April 1 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Carson Center, which is located at 13th and Q sts. IGNITE is free and open to the public. 

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Theatrix presents “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” by Sam Steiner April 7-10 in the Lab Theatre.

24 Mar 2022    

Theatrix presents ‘Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons’

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, presents “Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons” by Sam Steiner and directed by Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film senior Hannah Mason.

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Clockwise from upper left: Tim Andersen, Dan and Barbara Howard, Abby Miller and Emma Nishimura.

24 Mar 2022    

Honors Day alumni awards announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will celebrate student, faculty, staff and alumni achievement at its annual Honors Day celebration on Friday, April 22. The dinner is by invitation only.

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