It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University. The combination of coursework in our college --arts and humanities—allows us to challenge students to exercise both their bodies and minds. Whether enrolled in Modern Dance or Shakespearean Comedy; Digital Media or Spanish Grammar; Contemporary Sculpture or American Sign Language, students excel as they work side-by-side with faculty who care deeply about each student’s success.
Our college Vision Statement says, “We will produce students who are responsible, creative and critical artists, performers, and communicators.” Our mission statement appears in our college offices, but more importantly, it is realized in classrooms, studios, hallways, theatres, faculty offices, online, and in community venues—all spaces where students, faculty and staff gather to inspire and be inspired.
You never know what adventure may await you in the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Curiosity, commitment and passion pervade our three classroom buildings: Elizabeth Hall (Communication, English, and Foreign Languages); Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts (Dance, Music, and Theatre); and Kimball Visual Arts (which includes not only studios and classrooms, but also the Elizabeth Dee Shaw Art Gallery).
- Master the skills of careful research, effective writing and interesting presentation in the areas of advertising, public relations, civil advocacy, multimedia journalism and digital media.
- Immerse themselves in Spanish while engaged in a community service project in Guatemala.
- Edit and publish Metaphor, a bi-annual journal of undergraduate creative work and enjoy working with some of the world’s best-known creative writers (Linda Hogan, Jamaica Kinkaid, W. S. Merwin, Alice Sebold, Richard Ford, E. L. Doctorow and many others) at Weber State University’s National Undergraduate Literature Conference, held every April.
- Participate in national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival competitions, are recognized as winners at the Music Teacher’s National Association piano competitions and travel to San Francisco to perform with internationally renowned Dance companies.
- Interact and work side-by-side with visiting artists that include: Ricky Allman, Daniel Duford and the Guerrilla Girls
The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities boasts accomplished alumni who can be found continuing their creative work at: The Juilliard School of Music, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Football League, and in a range of professions. After graduation, some of our students continue their education in either of our two flourishing graduate programs (Master’s in English; and a Master’s of Professional Communication); others pursue advanced degrees at such leading institutions as: Stanford, Yale, Vanderbilt, Gonzaga, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Arizona State University, University of Iowa, and Indiana University. The energy, creativity and talents of our students are unmatched.
It is my personal wish that you take time to explore our college’s website and social media channels for real-life examples of how our faculty, staff and students are working together in new and innovative ways. We also invite you to tour our state-of-the arts facilities on the campus of Weber State University.
Madonne Miner, Dean