COVID-19: A Time for Creativity and Innovation

COVID-19: A Time for Creativity and Innovation

A Time for Creativity and Innovation

A Message from Melanie Stewart

Associate Dean, College of Performing Arts


Dear Students of the College of Performing Arts,

We in the Dean’s office are preparing for your return to virtual classes on March 30.  Your health, safety and well-being are of utmost importance to us in this time.  Therefore, as we enter an unprecedented time of creativity and innovation, we will remain flexible and responsive to your needs.

This week each of you will receive an e-mail from your professors that will outline their plans for your courses for the remainder of the semester.  Be assured that your professors are working diligently to make your online learning experience meaningful in this challenging time. We encourage you to be excited for the new normal, and, to remain open-minded and willing to mine your personal and creative resources to make this a productive semester.

Together, let’s investigate new ways to make our artmaking impactful and rewarding!

Below you will find some useful information to make this journey accessible to you.

If you have any questions or in need of further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Melanie Stewart

Melanie Stewart