Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hartt Alumni Award Nominations Sought

University of Hartford's The Hartt School

Since 1959, the University of Hartford's The Hartt School has recognized an outstanding alumnus/alumna with the Hartt Alumni Award. A committee will be meeting this fall to select a recipient for the 2014 award, which will be presented at the Hartt Commencement in May 2014. In making its annual selection, the committee strives to achieve a diverse list of candidates based on nominations representing the various curricular programs of The Hartt School.

Qualifying criteria for the award are:
  1. Distinguished professional accomplishments of a Hartt alumnus/alumna in an area of the performing arts as an artist, scholar, or educator.
  2. Professional and critical recognition of these accomplishments.
The committee welcomes the nomination of qualified Hartt alumni for the 2014 Hartt Alumni Award. Submitted nominations are to include:
  1. Name of nominee
  2. Hartt biographical information
  3. Professional accomplishments
  4. Professional and critical recognition
  5. Justification for the nomination
The committee requests that all nominations be submitted using the online nomination form by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

For more information, please contact Philip Grover, executive assistant to the dean, at pgrover@hartford.edu or 860.768.4468.

Learn more about the Hartt Alumni Award, the Hartt Alumni Award Committee, and past recipients here.

Thank you,
The Hartt School Alumni Award Committee

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Original Fuller Center Concept circa 1957

Before the 1962 groundbreaking for the Fuller Center, and before Hartt moved from its modest home on Broad Street to the University of Hartford campus in 1963, a great deal of planning was done.  I recently came across this brochure published in 1957, which was the year the three founding members of the University of Hartford came together.

As you can see, the eventual (and current) design of the Fuller Center is actually quite different from the conceptual layout/design even though the main components remained - the large building with the classrooms, the large theater (now, Millard Auditorium), and the small theater (now, Berkman Auditorium).

Enjoy!  If anyone has other photos, posters, etc. from this exciting period in Hartt's history, we would love to see them.  Please feel free to contact me at menapace@hartford.edu if you have anything you wish to share.