More thoughts about the arts and education

Did you catch the guest viewpoint in the Press & Sun-Bulletin yesterday (Feb. 26)? Gretchen Dandrea Blynt of Andes, a teacher at a school in the Catskills, wrote about New York state’s recently adopted Common Core Learning Standards vis-a-vis an arts curriculum and the value of independent, critical thinking. Here’s a link: http://tinyurl.com/74exzxn.

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Big plans for Art Mission and Theater

Did you see the Page One story in the “Press & Sun-Bulletin” today (July 26) about the Art Mission and Theater’s hopes/plans to purchase the old Strand Theater (www.pressconnects.com)? What do you think of the idea?

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Herzog retiring from BU Anderson Center

Floyd Herzog, who has headed Binghamton University’s Anderson Center since before it opened its doors, is retiring July 1 from the position of the center’s director/producer. His successor is Gary Pedro, longtime business and operations manager of the Center, whose new title will be executive director.

To read more about Herzog’s retirement, check out the front-page article today (Saturday, June 12) in the Press & Sun-Bulletin (visit www.pressconnects.com). For Anderson Center 25th anniversary remembrances from both Herzog and Pedro, see the Spring 2010 issue of the Binghamton University Magazine (www2.binghamton. edu/magazine).

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