Accomplishments

Arts Education at Utah State University is doing great things! Here are some highlights from students & faculty in our arts education programs.

Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant Recipients

Colin Anderson '16 & Morgan Huffman '17

  • BFA Theatre Education Majors
  • Awarded $1,100 to investigate the impact of drama pedagogy in high school American history classes.
  • Fall 2015

Sarah Butterfield

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '15
  • Awarded $1,000 to investigate historical trends in playwriting for youth.
  • Spring 2015

Nicole Martineau

  • Theatre Teaching Minor '15
  • Awarded $1,700 to investigate the impact of drama pedagogy in high school biology courses.
  • Fall 2014

Nicole Martineau

  • Theatre Teaching Minor '15
  • Awarded $1,400 to investigate the impact of drama pedagogy in high school biology courses.
  • Spring 2012

Millie Struve

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '13
  • Awarded $1,000 to investigate the efficacy of touring theatre productions to middle school students.
  • Spring 2012

Machaela Burt

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '13
  • Awarded $900 to investigate the efficacy of teaching high school English courses using drama pedagogy techniques.
  • Spring 2012

Undergraduate Researchers & Mentors

Nicole Martineau - Researcher

  • Theatre Arts Teaching Minor '15
  • Overall university award for best undergraduate researcher of the year for a project involving drama integration with high school biology classes.
  • April 2015

Nicole Martineau - Researcher

  • Theatre Teaching Minor '15
  • Recognition as the leading undergraduate researcher in the college for 2013-14.
  • April 2014

Millie Struve - Researcher

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '13
  • Recognition as the leading undergraduate researcher in the college for 2012-13.
  • April 2013

Machaela Burt - Researcher

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '13
  • Recognition as the leading undergraduate researcher in the college for 2011-12
  • April 2012

Matt Omasta, Ph.D. - Mentor

  • Faculty, Director of Theatre Education
  • Recognition for excellence in counseling, guiding, instructing, and advocating for undergraduate researchers.
  • April 2014

CCA Legacy of USU Award

Cameron Mumford

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '15
  • Awarded to a student who represents the "heart and soul" of the university.
  • April 2015

Kaitlyn Terry

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '14
  • Awarded to a student who represents the "heart and soul" of the university.
  • April 2014

Rachel VanKampen

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '14
  • Awarded to a student who represents the "heart and soul" of the university.
  • April 2013

CCA Scholar of the Year

Andrea Brandley

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '15
  • Recognition as the best student scholar in the college during AY 2014-15.
  • April 2015

Tori Hall

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '14
  • Recognition as the best student scholar in the college during AY 2013-14.
  • April 2014

Machaela Burt

  • BFA Theatre Education Major '14
  • Recognition as the best student scholar in the college during AY 2013-13.
  • April 2013

ASUSU Academic Opportunity Fund Award

    Andrea Thomas & 7 others

  • Theatre Education & Applied Theatre Majors
  • $2,500 to present research and creative work at the American Alliance for Theatre & Education conference.
  • Spring 2014

Tori Benson & 4 others

  • Theatre Education & Applied Theatre Majors
  • $2,100 to present research and creative work at the American Alliance for Theatre & Education conference.
  • Spring 2013

Additional Awards

Helen B. Canon Honors Award

  • Andrea Brandley
  • BFA Theatre Education Major '15
  • Excellence in scholarship through the USU Honors program.
  • Spring 2015

American Alliance for Theatre & Education Presidential Citation

  • Matt Omasta, Ph.D.
  • Faculty, Director of Theatre Education
  • For outstanding dedication and commitment to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts.
  • Summer 2015

Education Theatre Association Founders' Award

  • Matt Omasta, Ph.D.
  • Faculty, Director of Theatre Education
  • For significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education research and practice.
  • Summer 2013

AATE Lin Wright Special Recognition Award

  • Matt Omasta, Ph.D.
  • Faculty, Director of Theatre Education
  • For significant distinctive educational contributions and meritorious service in theatre education.
  • Summer 2012