Standing Ovations

Adding more bling to the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities’ treasure-trove of national honors, two performing arts students drew rave reviews at consecutive Kennedy Center American College Theater festivals in Washington, D.C.

Shawnee K. Johnson received a 2015 Distinguished Achievement award for her fearless portrayal of a hard-nosed English professor, humanized by terminal cancer, in the heart-wrenching drama Wit.

William Peterson’s moody lighting design for WSU’s psychological thriller 9 Circles captured the festival’s 2016 Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design and earned him an all-expenses paid design week with the Cirque du Soleil team in Las Vegas. Jessica Greenberg, assistant professor of lighting, sound and projection design, guided Peterson through the challenging creative process. For her dedication to students, Greenberg received the Lindquist College’s 2016 Outstanding Mentor Award.

Graphic design student Kiersten Garner was among the top five winners of the Society of Publication Designers’ 2015 national student design competition.

By winning an invitational tournament in November 2015, Weber State Debate scored its first top-10 national ranking from the Cross Examination Debate Association.

Lindquist College Welcomes New Dean

In July 2016, the Lindquist College bid a hearty bienvenue to its new dean, Scott Sprenger. Previously, Sprenger was provost at the American University of Paris. He is also the former associate dean of Brigham Young University’s College of Humanities.