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Accomplishments


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


NAME: Colin Anderson '16 & Morgan Huffman '17

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Majors

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant

DESCRIPTION: Awarded $1,100 to investigate the impact of drama pedagogy in high school American history classes.

DATE: Fall 2015


NAME: Matt Omasta, Ph.D.

STATUS: Faculty, Director of Theatre Education

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2015 American Alliance for Theatre & Education Presidential Citation

DESCRIPTION: For outstanding dedication and commitment to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts.

DATE: Summer 2015


NAME: Nicole Martineau

STATUS: Theatre Arts Teaching Minor ‘15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2015 USU Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Overall university award for best undergraduate researcher of the year for a project involving drama integration with high school biology classes.

DATE: April 2015


NAME: Andrea Brandley

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2015 CCA Scholar of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition as the best student scholar in the college during AY 2014-15.

DATE: April 2015


NAME: Cameron Mumford

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2015 CCA Legacy of USU Award

DESCRIPTION: Awarded to a student who represents the "heart and soul" of the university.

DATE: April 2015


NAME: Andrea Brandley

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2015 Helen B. Canon Honors Award

DESCRIPTION: Excellence in scholarship through the USU Honors program.

DATE: Spring 2015


NAME: Sarah Butterfield

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant

DESCRIPTION: Awarded $1,000 to investigate historical trends in playwriting for youth.

DATE: Spring 2015


NAME: Nicole Martineu

STATUS: Theatre Teaching Minor '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant

DESCRIPTION: Awarded $1,700 to investigate the impact of drama pedagogy in high school biology courses.

DATE: Fall 2014


NAME: Matt Omasta, Ph.D.

STATUS: Faculty, Director of Theatre Education

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2014 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition for excellence in counseling, guiding, instructing, and advocating for undergraduate researchers.

DATE: April 2014


NAME: Tori Hall

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '14

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2014 CCA Scholar of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition as the best student scholar in the college during AY 2013-14.

DATE: April 2014


NAME: Nicole Martineau

STATUS: Theatre Teaching Minor '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2014 CCA Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition as the leading undergraduate researcher in the college for 2013-14.

DATE: April 2014


NAME: Kaitlyn Terry

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '14

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2015 CCA Legacy of USU Award

DESCRIPTION: Awarded to a student who represents the "heart and soul" of the university.

DATE: April 2014


NAME: Andrea Thomas & 7 others

STATUS: Theatre Education & Applied Theatre Majors

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  ASUSU Academic Opportunity Fund Award

DESCRIPTION: $2,500 to present research and creative work at the American Alliance for Theatre & Education conference.

DATE: Spring 2014


NAME: Matt Omasta, Ph.D.

STATUS: Faculty, Director of Theatre Education

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2013 Education Theatre Association Founders' Award

DESCRIPTION: For significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education research and practice.

DATE: Summer 2013


NAME: Machaela Burt

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '14

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  CCA Scholar of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition as the best student scholar in the college during AY 2013-13.

DATE: April 2013


NAME: Millie Struve

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '13

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  CCA Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition as the leading undergraduate researcher in the college for 2012-13.

DATE: April 2013


NAME: Rachel VanKampen

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '14

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2013 CCA Legacy of USU Award

DESCRIPTION: Awarded to a student who represents the "heart and soul" of the university.

DATE: April 2013


NAME: Tori Benson & 4 others

STATUS: Theatre Education & Applied Theatre Majors

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  ASUSU Academic Opportunity Fund Award

DESCRIPTION: $2,100 to present research and creative work at the American Alliance for Theatre & Education conference.

DATE: Spring 2013


NAME: Matt Omasta, Ph.D.

STATUS: Faculty, Director of Theatre Education

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2012 AATE Lin Wright Special Recognition Award

DESCRIPTION: For significant distinctive educational contributions and meritorious service in theatre education.

DATE: Summer 2012


NAME: Nicole Martineu

STATUS: Theatre Teaching Minor '15

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant

DESCRIPTION: Awarded $1,400 to investigate the impact of drama pedagogy in high school biology courses.

DATE: Spring 2012


NAME: Millie Struve

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '13

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant

DESCRIPTION: Awarded $1,000 to investigate the efficacy of touring theatre productions to middle school students.

DATE: Spring 2012


NAME: Machaela Burt

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '13

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  2012 CCA Undergraduate Researcher of the Year

DESCRIPTION: Recognition as the leading undergraduate researcher in the college for 2011-12

DATE: April 2012


NAME: Machaela Burt

STATUS: BFA Theatre Education Major '13

ACCOMPLISHMENT:  Undergraduate Research & Creative Opportunity Grant

DESCRIPTION: Awarded $900 to investigate the efficacy of teaching high school English courses using drama pedagogy techniques.

DATE: Spring 2012


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