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Bringing history to life with 3D modeling

NMC student Casey Ward reconstructs places of historical significance for senior thesis

There is a time in every students’ collegiate career when they find their calling—something that inspires them, something that sparks their creativity, something they love. For Casey Ward, his passion project is his senior thesis.

Ward is a new media communications and digital communication arts student and is enrolled in Honors College. Ward, an Oregon State University senior, is working on his thesis project: using 3D modeling to reconstruct places of historical significance for virtual tours.
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“The arts and education complex will serve as a unique and dynamic education and performance center and will be a showcase destination for the visual, musical, theater and cultural arts for students, faculty, campus visitors and Oregonians,” said Larry Rodgers, dean of OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

A lead gift of $25 million for the complex has been provided by an anonymous donor. Additional gifts include a $2 million commitment from the family of the late Lynne Detrick of West Linn to build a new 500-seat concert hall to offer a high-caliber venue for both listeners and performers, Rodgers said. The OSU Foundation continues to seek philanthropic support for the center, and OSU will also seek state bonding from the 2020 Oregon Legislature to help support the project. read more >

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