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The College of Education, College of Fine Arts & Tanner Dance are pleased to extend a very warm welcome to you as you explore this website. The construction of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex represents one of the most exciting and important recent developments in the evolution of public education. The Complex will serve as the nation's premier academic hub of evidence-based, K-12 arts integration research, training, practice, and advocacy.

Over the past two decades, our educational systems have suffered devastating effects because of the near total removal of the arts from the K-12 curriculum. Beverley Taylor Sorenson recognized this national trend many years ago and began taking decisive action to restore the arts in our schools, beginning at the elementary level.

We are very proud to help expand Beverley's vision through the facility that will bear her name and house the initiatives and efforts that promote teaching through arts integration. We also note that the collaboration between our two colleges, along with many other partnering groups, provides an important new example of the interdisciplinary partnership necessary to advance public education in the 21st century.

We welcome your participation in our efforts. We intend to remain open to opportunities for new partnerships, networking, interdisciplinary collaboration, fundraising, and advocacy of arts integration efforts. Please feel free to contact us at any time!