2007-08 Arts in Education Events and Ticket Lottery Announced
By Suzanne Wayne (August 2007)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Faculty, staff, and students in the Penn State College of Education are invited to sign up to win tickets to select performances from the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State as part of the College’s annual Arts in Education program.
The Arts in Education program, now in its 8th year, provides a valuable shared experience for College of Education students, faculty, and staff members that will increase our collective knowledge about and appreciation for the arts. The program was developed by the Student Advisory Forum and is based on the premise that all educators need to be in touch with the arts.
“Our students developed this idea and our alumni and friends very generously have provided the necessary financial support,” noted Dean David Monk. “We are always looking for ways to improve the initiative and welcome ideas.”
Through the program, College community members can enter a lottery to win tickets to artistic performances throughout the academic year.
The selected performances for the 2007-08 season include the following fall productions: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; a performance by Itzhak Perlman, violinist, and Rohan De Silva, pianist; and the Global Drum Project, featuring Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo.
Spring productions are Movin’ Out, a joint production by Billy Joel and Twila Tharp; a performance by Chick Corea and Bela Fleck; a performance by Compañía Nacional De Danza; and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in concert.
College community members can enter the lottery through the Angel Course Management System using the following steps:
1. To enter the lottery, visit the Arts in Education group in Angel.a. Visit cms.psu.edu
b. Log in with your Penn State Access Account ID and Password
c. Under My Group, select Find a Group
d. Search for Arts in Education keyword
2. Make sure to enter your preferences for both Fall and Spring events. You can revisit the site should your preferences change.
3. Winners will be notified one month prior to the event. Winners can pick up tickets in 247 Chambers.
4. Enjoy the show!
Faculty, staff and students are also encouraged to visit on-campus exhibitions at the Palmer Museum of Art, the HUB Galleries, and elsewhere. To learn more, visit the College’s calendar of events.
The Penn State College of Education serves approximately 2,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students each year. The College prepares administrators, counselors, psychologists and researchers, as well as K-12 teachers in 21 different specialty areas. All of the College of Education graduate programs, that are ranked by the U.S. News & World Report, appear at least in the top 15, with six programs in the top ten.The College's Higher Education Administration program is ranked 1st and the Workforce Education and Development program is ranked 2nd. The College is known nationally for its education research and outreach, housing such centers as the Center for the Study of Higher Education, the Center for Science and the Schools, the Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, and the Regional Education Laboratory--Mid-Atlantic.