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Winter Convocation 2017

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Back in the saddle!  I've neglected this, I know.  But there's a lot going on and I'm going to make sure I stay in touch.

First, we hired a new Director of Development--CVPA's first ever!  Welcome to Kristin Miller.  She lives in Sycamore and has a lot of experience in the not-for-profit development business.  She's hit the ground running and is sure to help us sustain and grow scholarships, endowments, and naming opportunities.

Second, we are hosting the first ever whole College Convocation!  It's next Monday, February 13 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the historic Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.

The idea originated when I learned that this sort of thing had never been done before.  In my previous institution this had been a regular practice at the beginning of each academic year.  But the Schools here are very busy in the fall, so we found a date in February when things are a bit quieter and everyone might need a lift.

Part of my vision for CVPA includes ENGAGEMENT. …

Month Three

It's been awhile.  The semester started at the end of August and we've been hard at it ever since.  I've attended
an art opening (Kaleidoscope--sponsored by the Burma Studies Center)two music concerts --Faculty Jazz Recital and the Avalon String Quarteta play--Out of the Bluea Huskies pre-game event  the Unity Marcha fund raising event for the Elwood House Museum in DeKalb a conference I've--
heard an alum speak about her experience in art therapy,participated in discussions about a STEAM Learning Center in DeKalbvisited the DeKalb Business Incubatorparticipated in a discussion about diversifying orchestras in Chicago visited Taft Center in Oregon, IL and discussed a partnership with the Art Institute and a sculpture by Loredo Taft (also met with Honor students at the Center)Visited Argonne National Laboratories to talk about possible collaborationsWent to Writer's Theatre in Glencoe, IL to see Julius Caesar and talk about possible internships for our Theatre stude…