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Dean's Letter

dean marvin curtis

Although Spring Break is around the corner, our students and faculty are active in their pursuit of excellence. We have recitals, festivals, dance performances, guest speakers, guest artists, and the BFA show. 

Arts takes a different perspective this month as we focus on topics outside of performances. Communication studies is pleased to welcome Brent Malin from the University of Pittsburgh for this semester's Arts Lecture Series. He will be speaking on “Post-Network Manhood: Television, Niche-Marketing, and the Rhetoric of Masculinity.” This is a challenging topic and one that reflects the images established by society. This lecture may help answer the question of how we view the male images in an artistic context.

Best-selling children's author Carole Boston Weatherford from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina helps us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriett Tubman as she talks about her work, Moses: How Harriett Tubman Led Her People to Freedom at the Natatorium. Six of Carole’s books will be available for sale and signing.

We are a school of variety and a school of surprises. We are developing partnerships with organizations to spread the word that we are a vibrant and exciting place to be. We look to foster the creative spirit in our students and in our community by being an inspiration to others.

As we work to inspire, we continue to aspire not only to be the best, but to be accessible to the community. We offer tickets to students without charge and a family can be a part of our activities at low cost. Join us as we celebrate the arts and the creative spirit that is alive on our campus!