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Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Announces Inaugural Season of Browning Presents!

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Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Announces Inaugural Season of Browning Presents!

Jazz Musician, Sean Jones and Journalist, Ronan Farrow to Highlight 2018-2019 Browning Presents! Season

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SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber State University's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities (http://weber.edu/cah), today announced the inaugural season for Browning Presents! which was formerly known as the Office of Cultural Affairs. Weber State University's (WSU) Browning Presents! serves as the center of cultural life and performing arts education along the Northern Wasatch Front and is committed to welcoming world-renowned performers, artists and speakers to the stage, campus and the greater Ogden community. This year's season will include: Jazz musician, Sean Jones; journalist, Ronan Farrow; The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and award-winning documentary film director Helen Whitney.

Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities logo (PRNewsfoto/Weber State University Telitha)

"We are extremely fortunate to welcome this caliber of speakers and thought-provoking artists to Weber State University," said Scott Sprenger Dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. "What makes this program unique is the vision and generosity of the Browning family to help us bring artists to Ogden to work alongside students and faculty. Like the Brownings, we in the Lindquist College believe that residency experiences with top national and international artists have a transformational impact on our students' lives and careers," said Sprenger. 

Browning Presents! 2018-2019 Season:

Sean Jones: Jazz musician, Sean Jones will perform Friday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Jones switched from the drums to the trumpet upon his first exposure to Miles Davis at the age of 10. Twenty-five years later, he is celebrating the 60-year anniversary of Davis,' Kind of Blue with a special one-night performance at the Val A. Browning Center.

Ronan Farrow: Farrow is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, a television anchor and investigative reporter whose work also appears on HBO. A series of stories he wrote exposing the sexual predation of the movie producer Harvey Weinstein won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. He is the author of "War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence." He will be at Weber State University's Val A. Browning Center January 19, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Helen Whitney: Helen Whitney is an American producer, director and writer of documentaries and feature films that have aired on PBS, HBO, ABC and NBC. Whitney's film, The Mormons, was a four-hour PBS series and the first collaboration between the PBS programs American Experience and Frontline. She will be on campus for a public lecture in February 2019.

The Choir of Clare College: The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. The choir will perform on stage at the Val A. Browning Center March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Funding for Weber State University's Browning Presents! comes from the Browning Cultural Trust. The program is also supported by Donald M. and Barbara B. Moore, the Western States Touring Arts Federation, The New England Foundation for the Arts and many individual donors who regularly contribute to the series. For more information on upcoming performances and speakers, please visit weber.edu/browningpresents. To secure your tickets to upcoming Browning Presents! events, please visit weberstatetickets.com

About the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
The Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities teaches students to excel as they seek, understand, question and express complexities critical to the experience of being human. The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities offers five degree programs in the following areas: Communication, English, Foreign Language, Performing Arts and Visual Art & Design. Master's degrees also are offered in Communication and English. The college serves nearly 2,500 undergraduate majors and 250 graduate students. The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities is the Western region's foremost institution for student-centered teaching and research that investigates the human experience and aims to educate global citizens who are responsible, creative and critical artists, performers and communicators. For more information please visit: www.weber.edu/arts-humanities) or online at (www.facebook.com/WSUartsandhumanities).

Contact:
Christie Denniston
Director of Marketing of Marketing and PR
Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
Weber State University
Phone: 801-626-6431
Cell: 303-827-5164
Email: cdenniston@weber.edu

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