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ASU Symposium Contest Winners

January 30, 2014

Stacy Mata, an Angelo State University art major, has won the top prize in the 2013 University Symposium Student Contest that is conducted each year in conjunction with ASU’s E. James Holland University Symposium on American Values.

The theme of the 2013 symposium was “Climate Change and American Values” with internationally known scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann as the keynote speaker.  The student contest entries included essays, poems, photography, film and visual artworks that were judged on creativity, originality, depth of thought, technical competency and relation to the symposium theme.

Mata, a Muleshoe native who specializes in graphic design, won first place and a $300 prize for her digital print “Global Warning.”  Second place awards went to theatre major Joey Hancock of Conroe and communication major Dianah McGreehan of San Antonio.  Hancock was awarded $100 for his short film titled “In Hot Water” and McGreehan was awarded $100 for her poem titled “We Tune In to Tune Out.”  Guadalupe “Lupita” Moreno and Sara Halamicek, both visual arts majors from San Angelo, received honorable mention.

All entries will be on public display Feb. 19-28 in Gallery 193 of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive.  An awards ceremony honoring the winners and all student participants will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, from 4-5 p.m. in the gallery.  The exhibition and the awards ceremony are open free to the public.

Judges for this year’s contest were Department of Visual and Performing Arts faculty members Esteban Apodaca, Dr. Bill Doll and Dr. John Irish.

For more information, contact Randy Hall in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-486-6018 or