Keeping Bradley University's Theater Department

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The Provost and other Bradley University administrators have recently proposed the merging and elimination of certain departments within the university, one of which is the Theater Department. They are recommending that the department be dissolved within a four year time period. The future of the Theater Department of Bradley University is at stake.

In making such a proposal, the leaders of the university are not only doing a disservice to the students and faculty members but also, recanting the university motto "Mid-sized big difference". The Theater department epitomizes this value in fostering close relationships with peers and professors and has cultivated an increasingly strong program that ensures success for all students. It is a place where students are challenged not only on an artistic level but on a personal level in gaining new perspectives, breaking down superficial barriers, and developing empathy-real world skills that make the department exceedingly unique and necessary. Please sign this petition to support Bradley University's art lovers, artists, and art. 

"The object of art is to give life shape." -Jean Anouilh