When Lisa Vollendorf first visited San Jose State, she was blown away by the caliber of student work. At the time, she was interviewing for dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts. When she got the job, she challenged her new colleagues to collaboratively promote their talented students.
Now in its second year, the Humanities and Arts Day Student Showcase 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Student Union’s Barrett Ballroom has matured into a must-see program featuring musical performances, poetry readings, theatrical shorts and booths offering information on many of the college’s programs.
The event coincides with Homecoming Week. Alumni are invited to experience the showcase’s many innovative offerings. Highlights include:
- a School of Music and Dance number entitled “CSI-CVU: Crime Scene Investigation Circus Victims Unit”;
- the latest from The Green Ninja Show, developed by a multi-disciplinary team including the Animation/Illustration program and the Department of Radio, Television and Film; and
- scenes from “Bang Bang You’re Dead,” a play performed by Theatre Arts program students at elementary and middle schools encouraging young people to stand up to bullies.