Summer has arrived in Kirksville and the students, faculty, and staff in the Art Department will be taking full advantage of it. Here are a few notes about what we’ve heard about from some faculty and students about summer plans:
Dr. Sara Orel (Art History) writes: “I will be working on two long-simmering Egyptological projects: the publication of the Gebel el-Haridi survey from the 1990s, and the re-examination of the excavations by John Garstang at Beni Hasan more than a century ago. In addition, I am attending the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) business meeting, and beginning my third year as chair of the Arts and Humanities Division of CUR.”
Prof. Ping Xu (Visual Communications) will take five Visual Communications students to China for internships at TBWA Worldwide and McCann Workgroup Shanghai.
Vis Comm students Will Genazzi, Nick Hollander, Olivia Brady, Lauren Jin, and Conner Frazier will join Prof. Xu’s study abroad trip.
Katie Feldkamp (Art History-History double major) writes: “This summer I will be interning at the National WWI Museum in Kansas City. I will be working with the education coordinator to create different public programs and gain a better understanding of the mission of a museum.”
Duncan Holahan (Art History major) writes: “For my summer I will be spending a month abroad in Málaga, Spain taking a course at the Universidad de Malaga on Spanish Art and Architecture.”
Dani Martin (Art History-Anthropology double major) will travel to Ireland for six weeks where she will tour various Medieval castles and cathedrals, as well as participate in an archaeological dig at Isert Kelly.
Emma Shouse (Art History major) has been accepted to do an internship with Saving Antiquities for Everone (SAFE). Ms. Shouse will be working on social media writing, centering on Syria and Iraq, with possibly also some posts about Yemen.
Matt Treasure (Art History major) will participate in an archaeological dig under the direction of faculty from Pennsylvania State University at ancient Mendes in the Egyptian delta.
If you are a current student and have information to share about your summer activities, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!