An international organization whose mission is to advance the art, research, and visibility of the voice and speech profession.

 

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I am pleased to inform all members of VASTA that you elected the following three active and dedicated members to serve on your board for 2019 to 2022.

Marie Ramirez Downing, Adriano A. Cabral, and Jeremy Sortore

As I wrote to all 6 nominees today, I was pleased and proud that they had all agreed to run this year, willing to serve VASTA in this important role. Their service to date has been one of dedication and passion, and bodes well for VASTA’s future. 

 

We say goodbye to one board member who is cycling off this summer, Julia Guichard. Julia generously shared her progressive ideas and excellent work as board liaison to a number of committees. We will miss her around the table and wish her well in other exploits. However she chooses to stay involved in VASTA, I am sure she will continue to influence our organization in a positive way.

 

Please join me in welcoming the new board members to the table, and watch for news from the board and president in each newsletter, The VASTA Voice, on our website, on VASTAVox and on our Facebook page, Vasta’s Voices.

 

Betty Moulton
Past President
Chair of Nominating Committee 2019

 


Congratulations to this year's recipients of the

2019 VASTA Global Communications Group Travel Awards!

Luzita Fereday

Professional Practitioner outside North America

Adam Lyon

Graduate Student outside of North America

 They will receive travel support to join us at the VASTA Conference in Orlando, Florida this August.

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Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the

2019 VASTA Conference Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships:

Alexandra Stroud

Graduate Student Recipient

Elisa Gonzalez

Early Career Recipient

 

They will receive travel support to join us at the VASTA Conference in Orlando, Florida this August.

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VASTA is excited to welcome NEW COMMITTEE CHAIRS!

 

Welcome to Joy Lanceta Coronel,
our new chair of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee!

Many thanks are extended to Cynthia DeCure and her amazing service in this role.
If any VASTA members are interested in joining this committee, contact diversity(at)vasta.org!

 


Welcome to Indira Pensado,

our new chair of the Global Communications Group.

Many thanks are extended to Daron Oram and his amazing service in this role.

If any VASTA members are interested in joining this committee, contact globalcommunicationsgroup(at)vasta.org!

 

 

Welcome to Kimberly Mohne Hill,
our new chair of the Awards & Grants Committee!

Many thanks are extended to Barry Kur and his amazing service in this role.
If any VASTA members are interested in joining this committee, contact awards(at)vasta.org!

 

 

Welcome to Cliff Miller,
our new co-chair of the BizCore Committee!

Many thanks are extended to Kendra Kingsbury and her amazing service in this role.
If any VASTA members are interested in joining this committee, contact bizcore(at)vasta.org!

 

 

Introducing Ursula Meyer,
the first chair of the newly formed Mentorship Committee!

If any VASTA members are interested in joining this committee, contact mentorship(at)vasta.org!

 

And introducing Betty Moulton,

the first chair of the newly formed Financial Oversight Committee!

If you have questions about or for this committee, please email Betty directly at bmoulton(at)vasta.org.

 


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SEE YOU IN AUGUST!

 

 


 

Member Initiatives

Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group

One of the great things our members do is try to support one another for self-improvement.  VASTA Member, Diane Robinson, saw a need to help people in developing their teaching philosophy statements. For anyone in Academia, this can be a serious undertaking because it is often a part of Tenure & Promotion Materials, so she asked members of our listserv, VASTAvox, if they would like to work with one another in helping one another develop a teaching philosophy.  This has grown into the Statement of Teaching Philosophy Support Group.

If you are interested in being a part of these discussions, please contact the Tech Director. You will be added,  begin receiving email messages, and have access to VASTA's Google Apps Group. 

 

VASTA is a Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). For more information visit http://www.athe.org

 


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