The Roeper School continues alumni speaker series with professor and playwright, Michael Dinwiddie speaking on the role of arts in education
By: Mark Winter
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., November 19, 2010 — Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based The Roeper School, a co-educational day school for gifted children, will welcome its second speaker in a series of notable alumni guests on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. Michael Dinwiddie, a professor at New York University and a playwright and author will speak at this complimentary event open to the public at the Roeper Birmingham Campus located at 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009.
Dinwiddie will talk to students and the community on the role of arts in education and how creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration are fostered by the arts. He will also be explaining how the arts will be a continually growing source of jobs in the new economy.
Dinwiddie graduated from The Roeper School in 1973 and since has produced works in New York for regional and educational theater and has been playwright-in-residence at Michigan State University and St. Louis University and taught writing courses at the College of New Rochelle, Florida A&M University, SUNY Stony Brook, California State University at San Bernardino and Universidad de Palermo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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About The Roeper School
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds. For more information, please visit www.roeper.org.