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Majors Fair showcases all A&AA offerings

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.

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A&AA celebrates its 100th anniversary

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.

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Lisa Abia-Smith wins Art Museum Educator of the Year Award

Over the summer, the Oregon Art Education Association (OAEA) honored Lisa Abia-Smith, director of education at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, as well as an instructor in the AAD program with their Oregon Museum Education Art Educator of the Year award. Every year, the OAEA awards eight art educators across the state with these prestigious awards.

AAD Instructor Recognized for Work with Student Athlete

Lisa Abia-Smith, director of education at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, as well as an instructor in the AAD program received recognition in the program of the September 13 Ducks football game for a collaboration that resulted from her AAD 408: Workshop, Art of the Athlete.

A&AA presents 100 alumni stories

The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.

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