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SUU CPVA Advisory Board Provides Experiential Learning Opportunities

Published: May 01, 2019 | Category: Arts

Participant at the Drive the Future of the Arts Golf TournamentThe SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) Advisory Board raised over $15,000 at the Drive the Future of the Arts golf tournament to be used by CPVA students studying in undergraduate and graduate degrees for experiential learning opportunities.

These raised funds will help students in the fields they are studying with conference registrations, workshop fees, and some travel coverage. The motto of SUU, “Learning Lives Forever”, is engrained in every department across campus. This includes learning by doing. SUU and CPVA understand that to really know the area of study that students focus on, they must be in it, experiencing it on a physical level, not just theoretical.

Shauna Mendini, dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts, shares, “The CPVA Advisory Board is made up of dynamic individuals who are dedicated to the arts at SUU. They are advocates, supporters, and friend and fund raisers. The Board’s successful golf tournament ‘Drive the Future of the Arts’ fundraiser has been significant in providing experiential learning opportunities to our students and all of us in CPVA are grateful for their dedication."

The CPVA Advisory Board comprises members from various backgrounds throughout the state and region. Their main priorities as a board are to fundraise, promote, and work to share their positive influence with SUU’s College of Performing and Visual Arts. Current members of the board are Jeff Kahn (Chair), Curtis Blair, Erika Bult, Alec Ferguson, Tonya Fischio, Kaleigh Fox, Ann Gomez, Josh Harmon, Kyrsten Harper, Liz Harris, Becky Henriksen, Amberlee Howes, Claudia Hutchings, Brent Packer, Jesse Petersen, Craig Rollins, Daniel Ruesch, Judy Sudweeks, and Trisha Whiting.

The faculty, staff, and students in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at SUU greatly appreciate the Advisory Board member’s efforts and the opportunities that will now be provided by these contributions.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 700 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.


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