Campus Art Events (Arts Alive)

Goal: Support faculty efforts to build art events into the university curriculum framework (e.g. integrate plays, art, and/or music into course content across disciplines)


Divisional Reporting: Academic Affairs


Working Group Progress Update:

  • Investments provided support for community art events on campus. The working group developed the Arts Alive initiative and identified four goals: increase awareness of events and opportunities, increase attendance at art events, increase art making opportunities, and expand art events and practices into the curriculum. The working group has focused its efforts on increasing access to, and visibility of, performing and visual arts on campus. In addition to the hiring of a faculty member to lead the initiative, a series of "pop-up" musical, theatrical and artistic performances were held on campus and visual art works were created in over 20 campus locations. Over 35,000 students, faculty and staff experienced Arts Alive events in 13/14, and over 100,000 in 14/15. Click here for more information about the Arts Alive Initiative.

2013/2014 Working Group Report

Arts Alive SDSU Impact- April 2014

Spring 2014 Events- April 2014

Committee Members


Chair: Dani Bedau, (Chair) Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Richard Burkett
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Donna Conaty 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Patricia Cué 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
David Fobes 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Charles Friedrichs 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Joyce Gattas 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
D.J. Hopkins 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Randy McKenzie 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Kotaro Nakamura 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Christianne Penunuri 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Randy Reinholz
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Paige Satter 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Leslie Seiters 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Jay Sheehan 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Patrick Walders 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts
Tina Yapelli 
Professional Studies and Fine Arts 
Sandra Alcosser 
Arts and Letters  
Gale Etschmaier
Library and Information Access 
TBD 
Associated Students Representative 
TBD 
Associated Students Representative 
TBD
Associated Students Representative 
TBD
University Senate Representative