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Celebrate Charleston’s New Connection to Chicago

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Michael Kaiser to Discuss Challenges Facing the Arts

MichaelKaiserThe Clay Center on April 7 will host Michael M. Kaiser, president of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dr. David Wohl, dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at West Virginia State University, will interview Mr. Kaiser about the challenges facing non-profit arts organizations today.

Mr. Kaiser will answer questions regarding general arts management. Kaiser has been dubbed the “turnaround king” for his work at the Kansas City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater and the Royal Opera House in London. You might have read his book, “The Art of the Turnaround,” which includes his own personal philosophy on arts management.

Registration is scheduled for 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and will include a meet and greet. His interview follows from 10:15 to 11:15 am.

The event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is requested.  You can pre-register at www.theclaycenter.org/events/aic2010.

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“Return to Learn” Encourages Students to Complete Degrees

WVSUWest Virginia State University’s “Return to Learn” program is designed to admit new or returning students who have earned some college credit but have not completed a degree. Students who want to pursue a degree can go to www.wvstateu.edu and click on “Return to Learn” at the right-hand corner of the homepage. This Web site provides all the information needed for a new student, a transfer student or previous WVSU student to complete the process for admission or re-admission. 

Once students are fully admitted, they can sign up for early class registration and advising on either one of these dates: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 1, or 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Students attending the Saturday session may come to the Wilson Student Union after registration and ask questions about financial aid, or receive assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA). Those attending the Tuesday session may receive financial aid assistance in the Union between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., prior to meeting with their academic advisors and registering for classes. 

WVSU Student Financial Assistance and Admissions staff will be available at the following dates and locations for those who have questions or wish to submit an application in person: 

Monday, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  the WVSU Capitol Center, 123 Summers Street, Charleston.

Thursday, April 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at the WVSU Extension Services Economic Development Center on 1506 Kanawha Boulevard West, Charleston, WV.

For additional information contact:
Kellie Toledo, Director
Collegiate Support & Counseling
(304) 766-3262
toledoke@wvstateu.edu

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