Vincennes University to host state convention of art educators

Vincennes University to host state convention of art educators

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October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 / Vincennes University to host state convention of art educators

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 local restaurants.

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.

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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


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