Laura H. Sampson, DEd ’80, sees her estate gift to the Arts and Administration Program (AAD) as an opportunity to help students and to honor Effie Lu Fairchild, her faculty mentor.
Lisa Abia-Smith, director of education at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and an instructor in the Arts and Administration Program, has been named Oregon Museum Education Art Educator of the Year by the Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA).
The Arts and Administration Program welcomed its first cohort of students 20 years ago, in fall term 1994. The new program consisted of three components: an arts management master’s degree, a community arts undergraduate minor, and support courses designed to serve majors and students throughout the university. It replaced the Department of Art Education, which closed in August 1993 by university action due to the Measure 5 tax limitation initiative. Linda Ettinger served as first director.
The annual A&AA Majors Fair is scheduled this year for Thursday, October 23, from 4-6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall. The event offers a relaxed atmosphere where all undecided, “redeciding” and exploring students can speak personally with faculty members, professional advisers, and student representatives from A&AA.
Join the celebration with a 100th Birthday party on Friday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the south entrance of Lawrence Hall. There will be a birthday cake and all-school photo shoot. Be a part of the historic moment. Then, spend the afternoon in Lawrence Hall during the open house to visit the special exhibitions in the A&AA Library, LaVerne Krause Gallery, classrooms, and studios. See work by architecture, art, product design, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and historic preservation on the second floor of Lawrence Hall.