Dean's Letter

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Dean's Letter

The leaves are beginning to turn and so we know that fall is on the way. The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is well into the semester with a great many activities as we celebrate of 25th anniversary in the community with our theme Unified for 25. I invite you to visit The History Museum and see our exhibition as we celebrate our Department of Theatre and Dance in the main display case. I also invite you to our next speaker, Ramu Damodaran, chief of United Nations Academic Impact, secretary for the Committee on Information and the Department of Public Information. He will speak on the arts and public engagement on October 20th at 7 pm in the Education and Arts Building. There is no admission and we invite you to come to this informative evening.

Our theatre season is underway with Opusopening this week. The Faculty Art Exhibition is on display and there are two recitals on the horizon. We are pleased to announce that the Euclid Quartet has two new members, Jacqueline Choi (cellist) and Brendan Shea (2nd violin). They will be performing on October 11th and we look forward to your coming to welcome them and hear their amazing playing. The IU South Bend Piano Studio performs on Friday the 14th under the director of Alexander Toradze and it is always an exciting evening.

Stay tuned for more excitement as the year unfolds. The Scholarship Art Sale is in early November, so put that on your calendar of events, so you don’t miss it. In the meantime, help us celebrate our anniversary and come and see us on the campus. Come and be inspired by the Raclin School of the Arts!

Marvin Curtis, Dean