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San Diego State University

Strategic Plan

Working group: Campus Art Events (Arts Alive)

Goal: Support faculty efforts to build art events into the university curriculum framework (e.g. integrate plays, art, and/or music into course content across disciplines)
Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs

Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provided support for community art events on campus. The working group developed the Arts Alive initiative and identified four goals: increase awareness of events and opportunities, increase attendance at art events, increase art making opportunities, and expand art events and practices into the curriculum. The working group has focused its efforts on increasing access to, and visibility of, performing and visual arts on campus. In addition to the hiring of a faculty member to lead the initiative, a series of "pop-up" musical, theatrical and artistic performances were held on campus and visual art works were created in over 20 campus locations. Over 35,000 students, faculty and staff experienced Arts Alive events in 13/14, and over 100,000 in 14/15. Click here for more information about the Arts Alive Initiative. 

2013/2014 Working Group Report  

Arts Alive SDSU Impact- April 2014

Spring 2014 Events- April 2014

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Committee Members

Chair:  Dani Bedau, (Chair) Professional Studies and Fine Arts

  • Richard Burkett, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Donna Conaty, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Patricia Cué Couttolenc, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • David Fobes, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Charles Friedrichs, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Joyce Gattas, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • D.J. Hopkins, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Randy McKenzie, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Kotaro Nakamura, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Christianne Penunuri, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Randy Reinholz, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Paige Satter, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Leslie Seiters, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Jay Sheehan, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Patrick Walders, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Tina Yapelli, Professional Studies and Fine Arts
  • Sandra Alcosser, Arts and Letters 
  • Gale Etschmaier, Library and Information Access
  • TBD, Associated Students Representative
  • TBD, Associated Students Representative
  • TBD, Associated Students Representative
  • TBD, University Senate Representative