Release Date June 21
Institutional Effectiveness - The Brookhaven College School of the Arts has conducted a summer workshop series for years that features visiting artists from around the world. This year, intensive workshops in drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking and digital art have been offered. After the painting workshop, one of the visiting professors wrote a letter to Brookhaven College Painting Professor Chong Chu thanking all of the students for their attentiveness and participation. Referencing two "marathon" days of critiques, the professor stated, "[it was] a testament to Brookhaven [College] that you have created a community sincerely interested in the progress of all." David Frazer, professor of painting at Rhode Island School of Design, expressed that working in the class was "memorable and a true pleasure."
Community Engagement - Dr. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College president, was the commencement speaker for Argosy University, Dallas' ceremonies on June 8th. The students enjoyed his presentation, "Everything I Needed to Know About Navigating the Future I Learned from ABBA." Argosy University offers doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees, and the commencement ceremonies brought all of these groups together. Chesney related how "Dancing Queen" and "Does Your Mother Know" could offer guidance and inspiration to the graduates as to what they could become.
Alan Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, visited Brookhaven College on June 14th to speak on the building process as well as his past experiences working at other presidential libraries. Lowe started with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in California and he continued working with Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush as an employee of The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. He also served at the very first presidential library, which commemorates Franklin D. Roosevelt. His focus in speaking to the Brookhaven College students was on the newly opened presidential library and museum, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Lowe highlighted the many different features of the facility, such as the 80 terabytes of electronic records, Decision Points Theater and full-scale replica of the Oval Office. He also invited students to take advantage of the opportunity to either intern or volunteer at the library and museum.
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