Art History Graduate News!


Congratulations to Valerie Lazalier (Art History, 2011) who just let us know that she has been accepted into the masters program in the History of Art at Indiana University.  This fall, Valerie began the masters program in Library and Information Science, also at Indiana University, so she will be working towards degrees in both Library and Information Science and the History of Art.

In addition, Valerie was selected to work as a part-time registrar's assistant in the Registrar's Office of the Indiana University Art Museum.  She sent this picture of her in front of the museum building which was designed by the renowned contemporary architect I.M. Pei (who also designed additions for the National Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Louvre in Paris).

Prof. Matthew Derezinski recent exhibitions

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Prof. Matt Derezinski (Visual Communications) had work accepted in the Chelsea Biannial Art Exhibition 2011 in New York, New York.

His work will also be printed in Best of Photography 2011 and Artist Portfolio Magazine, Winter 2011.

And finally, he won a Photography Award at the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 100th Annual Exhibition and was the Director's Choice for the Viridian Artists' First International Juried Photography Exhibition in New York City.


To follow Prof. Derezinski's work, please visit: .

British Archaeologist to Speak on Campus

copyright the Berber-Abidiya Archaeological Project

Dr. Julie R. Anderson, Assistant Keeper of Ancient Sudan and Egyptian Nubia at The British Museum in London, one of the leading museums in the world, will give a public lecture titled "Black Pharaohs and Porridge: A Nubian temple on the middle Nile reveals its secrets.”  The talk will be on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. in OP 2210.  The talk and related events have been arranged by Dr. Sara Orel (Professor of Art/Art History,

The image above shows a sculpture of the head of Aspelta, king of Kush (northern Sudan, c. 600-580 BCE) which was found during Dr. Anderson's excavations in the the Sudan.

Visual Communications internships and grad news

Here's some news from our Department Chair on what Vis Comm students and alums have been up to over the summer.  Congratulations to these students on their great work.

Recent Graduate Internships

  • Huyen Dinh: Walt Disney Company – 6 month internship
  • Mark Misiewicz: Kansas City Chiefs – Summer 2011
  • Aimee Sagaser: Paradowski Creative- Summer 2011
Current Student Internships

  • Emma Dunlap: St. Louis Magazine
  • Andy Doering: NewGround
  • Corey Felter: Media Development
  • Tim Cooper: CSI Designs
  • Kristen Henry: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Mike Sistek: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Reina Koyano: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Huyen Dinh: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Shawn Griffin: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Albert McCormick: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Weiran Liu: TBWA/Shanghai
  • Rebecca Greiner: Intaglio Creative
  • Ashley Buhmann: Sports Print

If you're a Vis Comm alum and have news to share, please let us know!  You can e-mail us at  We'd love to hear from you!

Recent Grad & Alumni News!

Photo by Tim Barcus, Campus Photographer

Classes are now in full swing and it's been a beautiful week in Kirksville! 

Some recent (and not-so-recent) grads have shared news with us this summer about where they are and what they are doing and that's included here below.  If you are an alum and have news to share with the Department, please let us know!  We can be reached by e-mail at or you can fill out this form.  We'd love to hear from you!

Joyce Wong (Studio Art, 2011) is attending graduate school at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine (for a MFA in Fibers).

Dr. Ryan Gregg (Art History, 1999) has just been awareded a tenure-track job in Art History at Webster University in St. Louis.

Anna Youngyeun (Studio Art, 2011) is a graduate student in Fibers at University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Valerie Lazalier (Art History, 2011) is beginning graduate degrees in both Information and Library Science and Art History at Indiana University.

Jen Teter (Studio Art, 2002) is Director of Education at the Quincy Art Center, and also teaches Ceramics at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois.

Julie (Pincus) Glossenger (Studio Art, 2009) is teaching at Chesterfield Elementary School in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Rosemary Melton (Studio Art, 2010) is a Kindergarten-5th Grade Art teacher at both Lewis & Clark Elementary School and Gibson Elementary School in the Riverview Gardens School District.

Jasmine (Fry) Cloud (Art History, 2002), doctoral candidate in the History of Art at Temple University, has just moved to Italy for the next two years where she will be a Kress Foundation Institutional Fellow at the Biblioteca Hertziana in Rome.

Brianne Fulton (Studio Art, 2002) teaches at Art at Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri.

Katherine Eusey (Art History, 2006) is pursuing a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

We also plan to share more in-depth information on some of our alumni in upcoming posts, so please stay tuned for more soon!