Senior graduating students in the Digital Media Art and Design (DMAD) program create a senior thesis series of work that results in an exhibition rather than a cumulative test. The work created is a personal project that introduces the student to the world of exhibitions as they prepare to graduate. The exhibition also allows them to showcase their work to the public and put their name out there as artists. This semester a group of four students is graduating and having a large, combined exhibition featuring photography, graphic design, illustration, and videography.
When navigating life, being as curious as an alien from Mars is beneficial. The college experience is dependent on how many questions you ask. We can be adventurous, try new things, experience diverse cultures, and experiment in other majors. Of course, asking the right questions is also crucial. When it comes to asking questions, Daniel Silliman (Journalist for Christianity Today) has some suggestions based on his experiences. In his visit to Convocation on Monday, he took us on a journey of his experience diving into the world of journalism. This left me with a sense of empowerment to be always more inquisitive about opening deeper conversations.
For almost a decade, I didn’t read for fun. Or rather, I didn’t finish many books. Yes, I, a librarian and former English major spent most of the decade between college and the early part of my career in a reading slump. The irony of starting my career in librarianship in a decade-long reading slump is not lost on me, although I am obligated by professional duty to point out that not all librarians are readers, nor do we spend most of our working hours reading books. In fact, the infrequency with which I handle books in my day-to-day work might shock those among you who associate libraries primarily with books.
In this second and final installment of the Appalachian Folklore series, let’s take a look at the invisible side of the world and deep dive into the legends of fairies and spirits that flit and float from one place to the next. Are they omens, guides, or sources of luck? Do they seek to help, to harm, or are they simply mischievous?
As we approach the Halloween season, it is time to explore old tales, myths, and the spirits that roam Appalachia. In this first installment, we will explore the cryptids, mythological beings, and protective beasts that have been told throughout many Cherokee and Native American legends.
Are you looking for service hours? All students need 12 CCS credit hours this semester, and the first 5 credits must be Chapel hours. You have the option to choose either service, convocation, or chapel for the remaining 7 hours. These are some opportunities to earn credits before the end of the semester.