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Ten seniors recognized for excellence

Each year, 10 graduating seniors from Washington State University are recognized for excellence in several areas: academics, athletics, campus involvement, community service, and visual and performing arts. Six students in CAS are among WSU’s top 10 of 2022.

The WSU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Ambassadors coordinate the 80-year tradition of honoring these outstanding students, who are nominated from across WSU’s six campuses.

A selection committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students chose the winners based on criteria that fit each category.

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WSU Vancouver professors amplify underrepresented workers stories

Monday, as a part of the Feminist/Queer Dialogue Series, an interdisciplinary research team presented their work to a Zoom audience.

The researchers included Cassandra Gulam, associate professor of Spanish language and culture for WSU Vancouver, Harrison Higgs, associate professor of fine arts, and Maria Galindo-Cordova, WSU Vancouver sophomore humanities major.

The research hopes to amplify workers’ voices and illustrate the struggles that they faced during the pandemic. The project also raises awareness of the impact family home childcare providers played on young children’s and family lives.

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The Daily Evergreen

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception, and Artist Talks

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is proud to present the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception, and Artist Talks. The thesis exhibition by MFA candidates will be on view from March 29–May 7, with talks given by each of the artists for Family Weekend on April 1, from 3–4 p.m. An opening reception follows the talks in the museum galleries from 4-6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

The MFA Thesis Exhibition is an annual showcase culminating two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, the thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students, and museum visitors. This year’s MFA thesis graduate candidates are: Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Siri Stensberg, and Meagan Marsh Pine.

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

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Podcasters, musicians and other creators can rejoice

Students at Washington State University can now use a new audio lab located in Holland Library to produce podcasts or music recordings with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Jason Anderson, who works for the library’s systems department, collaborated with students and faculty to develop a fee proposal to fund the lab. The funds come from a student technology fee, and were awarded in 2019.

Reza Safavi.
Ruth Gregory.
Scott Blasco.

Scott Blasco, associate professor of music theory, composition and electronic music; Reza Safavi, digital media coordinator and associate professor of fine arts; and Ruth Gregory, director of undergraduate studies for the Digital Technology and Culture Program all played a role in bringing the audio lab to life.

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Alison Saar named Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecturer for 2022

Printmaker and sculptor Alison Saar will deliver the distinguished lecture for the Jo Hockenhull Lecture series at 4:30 p.m., Thursday Feb. 10.

Saar will discuss the connections between art and social justice as she provides an overview of her work in sculpture and printmaking for the event, organized by the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), the Fine Arts Department, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

The Hockenhull lecture series was launched in 1996 by the Women’s Studies Department in collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts to honor Jo Hockenhull, a WSU emeritus professor of Fine Arts who served as director of Women’s Studies for more than a decade. At WSU, Hockenhull focused on building programs and initiatives supporting diversity, the liberal arts, free speech, and critical thinking. Past lecturers have been visual artists, poets, and performance artists who have emphasized the important connections between art, social justice, and political practice. They have included artists such as Arshia Fatima Haq, Marie Watt, Alma Lopez, Faith Ringgold, Octavia Butler, and the Guerilla Girls, to name a few.

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