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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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Alumna Emily Saunders Awarded AFTA Scholarship

Emily Saunders, [AAD 2012] was recently recognized by Americans for the Arts, for her work with Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines. Emily was awarded the, “Serving Underserved Communities Full-Ride Scholarship, ” which covers the cost of attending the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention, happening in Nashville, TN in mid-June.

Alumni Profile - Jaime Galli

As the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager for the oldest running film festival in the United States, Jaime Galli (AAD 2011), applies the skills she learned in Eric Schiff's arts administration focused design courses on a daily basis.