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Christine Woywod Veettill,  chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is returning to her alma mater, Tuesday, February 19 for the lecture, “Art That Makes Communities Strong: Transformative Partnerships with Community Artists in K-12 Settings.”  The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on the Northern Illinois University main campus in room 103 of Jack Arends Hall, the visual arts building at 5 p.m.

Dr. Christine Woywod-Veettill

Dr. Christine Woywod-Veettill

Woywod Veettill earned her B.A. in art history and her B.S.Ed., M.S. and Ph.D. in art education at NIU.  In addition to being chair, she is also an associate professor of art education at UW-Milwaukee.

Her interest in interdisciplinary education has been a thread throughout her career, from experiences as a K-12 art teacher in Illinois to work through UW-Milwaukee as a project director of Avansando Lectura y Matematicas por medio del Arte (Advancing Reading and Math Through the Arts), which was funded by the Arts Model Development and Dissemination, U.S. Department of Education.

Woywod Veettill’s current research interests include interdisciplinary education and community partnerships, especially those that involve socially engaged artists.