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Conference 2019: South India Artist Initiative – Tuition Scholarship




These are the questions that will propel and shape this three-week intensive. Theater Mitu will bring together a group of international participants, American teaching artists and Indian masters to rigorously engage with these core questions.

In the West, the artist’s personal mythology is often overlooked in an attempt to focus on technique, achievement and success. But the question remains, what propels the artist? What is their belief system? What stories have formed who they are and the work they create? We believe the answers to these questions can only be discovered when the artist is asked to forget everything they think they know and in so doing, explore themselves outside of a context that is familiar; artistically, philosophically, aesthetically, and geographically. It is this belief that began the extensive and ongoing conversation with some of South India’s most accomplished masters and artists.

The program will ask participants to place themselves at the center of this conversation. The intensive will rigorously engage participants in this dialogue at every possible level.

Physically: by way of classes and training with Indian masters in diverse classical Indian arts as well as advanced classes in Theater Mitu’s training methodology of Whole Theater.

Philosophically: by way of challenging dialogues with Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh thinkers and philosophers as well as members of the myriad different communities within South India.

Socially: as students are forced to engage with and participate actively in a thriving South Indian community as well as allowing themselves to be challenged and pushed by their fellow participants.

Culturally: as they interface with India itself, one of the most diverse and impressive cultural landscapes in the world.

Artistically: by way of various performance, creation and immersion opportunities the program offers.

The journey, though dynamically programmed, will ultimately take form around the participants as they explore who they are as individuals, as citizens of the world and as artists driven by a personal mythology that is powerful, clear and unignorable.


DATES: June 3rd to June 24th, 2019
LOCATION: Visthar Center for Social Justice and Peace, Bangalore, India
Early Applications are due March 1st (for notification March 8th).
Regular Applications are due April 1st (for notification April 5th).
Early Decision (apply by March 1st): $3,900
Regular Decision (apply by April 1st): $4,300
Tuition includes round trip airfare from New York City, room and board, and local travel for research outings and cultural immersion experiences.

NOTE: If you will not require airfare to/from India or would prefer to organize your own travel, please contact for adjusted tuition rates.


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Volunteer Opportunity 2019: University Commencement

The college has been asked to provide three or more volunteers to assist as line marshals and ushers for University Commencement on Thursday, April 25.  Volunteers can be faculty, staff, administrators, or student employees (who can remain clocked in while assisting with commencement).

The commitment will be as follows:

Commencement Processional- Winter 2019

Line Marshal and Usher Orientation (please attend one session):

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • 10:00 am             Training in 3380 WSC
  • 2:00 pm               Training in 3380 WSC

Commencement Day:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • 8:15 am               Breakfast in the Hinckley Center
  • 9:00 am               Line-up at assigned positions
  • 9:15 am               Processional march from ASB to Marriot Center
  • 10:00 am             Commencement Ceremony
  • 11:30 am             Recessional

Thank you for your help!

If you are interested please lets know and we’ll send you the link to sign up.

Utah Women and Leadership 2019

The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of announcements for February:

First, our next Utah Women’s Leadership Speaker & Dialogue Series free event is titled, “Raising Girls to Become Leaders: Competence, Confidence, & Courage.” It will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 (6:30-8:30pm) at UVU (live streaming available too). I will first present some research data on the topic, and then I’ll moderate a panel of women who have raised daughters and worked with young women in this area: Abby Cox (Wife of Lt. Governor Spencer Cox), Michelle Kaufusi (Mayor of Provo), Rebecca Chavez-Houck (Retired Utah State Representative), and Jeanette Bennett (Owner & Editor, Utah Valley Magazine). You can RSVP online here.

Second, we will be offering an in-depth training called “Unconscious Bias Workshop: From Awareness to Action” on February 22, 2019 from 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi. It is $75, and you can register online here.

Third, we are pleased to announce the release of three new resources:

Fourth, here are some of our partners’ upcoming events:

  • February 8-9 (various times): 3rd Annual Ignite Your Influence Conference, Women’s Influence Center, St. George Chamber, St. George
  • March 7 (6:00—8:00pm): Provo Girls Summit (ages 8-12; Provo Library), introduces girls to women in various professions and allows them time to dialogue (RSVP starting Feb. 7, Eventbrite; find on FB and IG @provogirlssummit)
  • March 19 (11:00am-1:30pm): “Rocking Your LinkedIn Profile with an Updated Bio & Headshot,” Business Women’s Forum Luncheon, Salt Lake Chamber, SLC
  • April 22 (8:00am-4:00pm): “Women in the Money: Financial Empowerment Conference,” Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Sheraton, SLC (more details coming next month)

Fifth, the 2019 legislative session is underway and YWCA Utah is on the hill advocating for policy change that impacts Utah women, girls, and families. Check out their online policy center for 2019 policy priorities and to sign up for their advocacy emails to stay in the loop on issues that matter to you!

Finally, check out one of my guest editorials in the Deseret News: What Fathers Say and Do Could Pave the Path to Success for Their Daughters. And, here is a LinkedIn article I wrote on a topic I find fascinating: The Impact of Fathering Daughters on Men’s Gender Equality Preferences. We also want to highlight a few videos from past events: Sexual Assault in Utah: Shining a Light on a Serious Issue and Keynote with Justice Christine Durham.

Enjoy the shortest month of the year!

Humanities Education and Research Association 2019 Conference


January 31, 2019

Humanities Education and Research Association 2019 Conference

The theme is:

 Highbrow, Lowbrow, No-brow: Research and Aesthetic Values in the Humanities 


 HERA Undergraduate Research Prize 

A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best undergraduate conference paper (or divided among a panel of papers), sponsored by an attending professor (with a $500 prize awarded to the professor). See HERA’s website for more details.

Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed.

The Wyndham Hotel, Philadelphia

Historic District

6-9 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The guest room rate is $149. (This rate may also be available for three days before and three days after the conference depending upon availability.)

IMPORTANT: There are a limited number of discounted hotel rooms available.

Booking website;

Or by phone 1-877-999-3223 and mention that you want the HERA rate of $149.

Make these reservations as early as possible to receive the discounted rate. The Wyndham requires that you make your reservations by 02/03/2019 

Conference Website

Learn to protect your home or recover from emotionally and spiritually devastating challenges such as divorce, parenting kids with emotional and behavioral concerns, eating disorders, depression, and much more.

See the flyer for more information on how BYU wants to help those in need.