Event will feature workshops and a gallery experience for Wasatch Range educators interested in integrating arts into the classroom

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TO ARTS, EDUCATION, AND STATE EDITORS:

Weber State University's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts &

Humanities and the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education Announce

the Inaugural Arts Integration Conference

OGDEN, Utah, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weber State

University's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities

(http://www.weber.edu/cah) and the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of

Education (http://www.weber.edu/coe/) today announced the inaugural

Arts Integration Conference (www.weber.edu/artsintegration) scheduled

for Friday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ethel Wattis Kimball

Visual Arts Center and the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing

Arts. This special event will provide teachers in the surrounding

school districts with an opportunity for hands-on-learning from

workshop presenters from such disciplines as music, drama, visual arts

and dance. This event is made possible by the Weber State

University Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning.

"The intent of this inaugural event is to enable educators to learn

from experts in the field about new and innovative approaches to

incorporating art and movement into various other subjects being

taught to students throughout Utah as part of the core curriculum,"

said Madonne Miner, Dean of the Lindquist College of Arts &

Humanities. "We invite and encourage teachers, principals and

administrators to attend and interact with the speakers and in turn,

take what they learn back to their respective classrooms and schools.

Workshop presenters include:

-- Erik Stern, professor of dance at Weber State University: "Creative

and Critical Thinking: An Active Arts Learning Approach"

-- Molly Morin, assistant professor of visual arts at Weber State

University & Julian Chan, assistant professor of mathematics:

Describing Sculpture Through Counting and Calculating

-- Thomas Priest, professor of music and chair of the Department of

Performing Arts at Weber State University: "Music and Imagination:

Exploring Connections between Music, Language Artsand Mathematics"

-- Tamara Goldbogen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts

Learning, Weber State University: "Creative Drama and Puppetry in the

Classroom."

"My sole aim as Weber State University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson

Endowed Chair for Arts Learning is to provide ongoing education,

support and professional development opportunities to the

superintendents, principals and teachers at K-12 schools in Ogden,

Weber, Davis, Morgan and Box Elder counties," said Tamara Goldbogen.

"We are excited to bring arts-related opportunities to educators and

provide ongoing education year-round."

Registration fees for the conference are as follows: Registration

Fees: $30 general $15 Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

Teacher/Administrator $5Weber State University Student(s)

This fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch, all conference

proceedings and materials. Teachers who attend will be able to receive

six Utah State Office of Education re-licensure points. In addition,

Weber State University is offering a half credit of continuing

education credit for the conference. Please see the link below as

different fees apply.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit:

(https://www.weber.edu/artsintegration).

About the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities The Weber

State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities

teaches students to excel as they seek, understand, question and

express complexities critical to the experience of being human. The

Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities offers five degree programs in

the following areas: Communication, English, Foreign Language,

Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Master's degrees also are offered in

Communication and English. The college serves nearly 2,000

undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students. The Lindquist College

of Arts & Humanities is the Western region's foremost institution for

student-centered teaching and research that investigates the human

experience and aims to educate global citizens who are responsible,

creative and critical artists, performers and communicators. For more

information please visit (www.weber.edu/cah) or online at

(www.facebook.com/WSUartsandhumanities).

Contact: Christie Denniston, APR Director of Marketing of Marketing

and PR Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Weber State University

Phone: 801-626-6431 Email: cdenniston@weber.edu

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