Vincennes University to host state convention of art educators - External Relations
Vincennes University to host state convention of art educators
October 25, 2019 / Vincennes University to host state convention of
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Art and Design Department
will host the Art Education Association of Indiana’s annual state
convention Nov. 7-10.
More than 250 art educators and students are expected to attend from
Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. VU Art and Design faculty and others
will lead a variety of workshops, including sessions on ceramics,
drawing, computer art and design, photography, interior design,
silkscreen printing, design for social change, and international travel.
The convention theme is "Blazing New Trails in Art Education."
Art and Design Chair Ron Wise and Art and Design Transfer Program
Chair Stephen Black coordinated an invitation to AEAI leadership in
2017 for VU to host the convention. AEAI leadership selected VU's Art
and Design department because of the University's reputation for
innovation, excellence, and varied degree programs. VU's NASAD
(National Association of Schools of Art and Design) accreditation is a
testament to the quality of its Art and Design offerings.
On Nov. 8, in addition to workshops, convention attendees will be
able to tour the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and historical
sites such as Grouseland mansion. Evening events will feature a
walking tour of downtown art galleries and dinner at a variety of
The schedule on Nov. 9 and 10 will feature acclaimed keynote speakers
Cassie Stephens and Nancy Walkup. AEAI’s awards presentation will take
place at dinner on Saturday. The evening also will feature
entertainment from VU music faculty.
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
Information Director 812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
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