Award winning childrens book author will be featured speaker at Dean’s Convocation

The Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University is holding its fifth annual Dean’s Convocation on Wednesday, October 1 starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Performance Hall. The Convocation will feature MacArthur “Genius” Fellow David Macaulay as the keynote speaker. Macaulay’s topic will be “Perhaps I Should Explain Myself.”

Craig Jessop, Dean of the Caine College of the Arts, says each year the college has been able to bring in distinguished scholars, artists and performers from around the nation for the Convocation.

He says David Macaulay continues in this tradition of excellence and it is a great honor to have him on campus. Macaulay’s Convocation address will be directed at students throughout the USU campus.

Macaulay received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1969. In 1973 he was off to France to work on the first of his 25 Cathedral books. Since then, he has written and illustrated numerous other books for children and five of the titles have been made into popular PBS television programs.

He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Washington Post Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award.

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