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May 2022: Initiatives and News

New MA in Digital Design & Fabrication launches this fall

The first cohort of the new Master of Arts in Digital Design & Fabrication program begins in fall '22. Read more...


MSEd in Visual Arts goes virtual

The Master of Science in Visual Arts Education program will be launched as a fully online experience in summer '22. Read more...


Department of Music welcomes Jen Shyu as 2022 Davenport Resident

Jen Shyu—a groundbreaking, multilingual vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer—has been named the 2022 Davenport Resident for New American Music. Read more...


The Dorsky introduces Koyoltzintli as artist-in-residence

The Dorsky is proud to introduce this year’s artist-in-residence, Koyoltzintli: an interdisciplinary artist, healer, and educator who grew up on the Pacific coast and the Andean mountains in Ecuador, geographies that permeate in her work. Read more.


Department of Art opens Natural Dye Garden

The Department of Art celebrated the opening of its Natural Dye Garden on May 16.
The garden is a collaboration between the Sculpture and Printmaking Programs and provides a space for growing and learning about plants that can be used to make natural dyes. The garden supports our sustainable curriculum in the Printmaking and Sculpture Programs. Associate Professor Emily Puthoff and her environmental art students and engaged in design thinking and community engagement processes with Associate Professor Jill Parisi-Phillips to imagine and make creative improvements to the Natural Dye Garden. They utilized permaculture and eco-materialist design principles in the designs to facilitate joy, community, curiosity, creativity, and discovery. The campus community is welcome to enjoy the garden anytime.
Student Artists: Rachel Gee, Joli Perfit, Patrick Kern, Mariah Day, Eve Fagan, Wesley Francis, Catherine Abel, Dylan Jacobs, Jacob Van Eekhout, and Alyssa Dudinyak. Special thanks to the faculty leading and supporting the Natural Dye Garden initiative: Emily Puthoff, Jill Parisi-Phillips, Kelly McGrath, and Maggie Oakes.