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School of the Arts

Welcome back!

Dean Marvin CurtisDean Marvin V. Curtis
Welcome to our Aspire e-newsletter and the 20th anniversary year of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. The past gives us a starting place to plan for the future and this year proves to be one of the biggest and brightest in our history. We have planned many exciting events, including several guest artists and performers.

The second edition of our magazine, Aspire, has come out with a look back and a look forward. The summer months were spent writing grants and raising money to renovate Recital Hall and the Upstage Theater. We have worked in conjunction with the Schurz Library to purchase ArtsStor for our students, bringing digital images to our campus in a new way.

There are plans for new degrees and new concentrations. We are a school on the move with seven new full-time faculty, three full-time visiting faculty and numerous new associate faculty. Come visit us in person, take in our concerts, marvel at the work of our students and faculty, and help us celebrate our 20th year!