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Prospective and current students alike have a tendency here at Oregon State University to become drawn to our renowned STEM areas of study. Even for Bobby Harris, a prodigious multimedia producer, this attraction was strong and true; but not as strong as his passion for the arts.
Harris, who studies music technology and production at OSU, is graduating this June with some clout. He’s already landed a job doing digital media production with one of the world’s leading marketing and automation platforms, and at the time he interviewed for this article, was working six (!) freelance gigs doing work that touches all of the bases in digital content creation. read more >
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The College of Liberal Arts is the proud academic home of 4,563 students. With 1 faculty member for every 15 undergraduate students, you'll receive a personalized education paired with a robust liberal arts college experience.
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They say that practice makes perfect, and while nobody is perfect, being passionate about and dedicated to her daily art practice probably makes OSU Art Instructor Anna Fidler a better artist and a better teacher. As a single Mom, a university instructor and a successful working artist with an in-home studio not far from campus, the boundaries of Fidler’s personal and professional life may be muddled, but her quietly calm and happy demeanor gives a sense that she’s found a balance. So what’s her secret? read more >
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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 >