Friday, November 10, 2006

Bracken Library Hosts Variety of Student-related Activities During October and November

The University Libraries hosted the Student Government Association (SGA) for its weekly meeting held on October 18, 2006 in the Forum Room. Eighty people attended.

“We were excited to bring the meeting to a central place,” said Michele Faroh, Legislative Secretary of Student Senate and Secretary of the Executive Slate, Team Lisec.

Michele said that Bracken’s central location on campus was ideal and that another advantage to holding the meeting at Bracken was the opportunity to raise awareness about SGA to students who were in Bracken.

Artwork on Display at Bracken Library
The display cases on Bracken’s First Floor house a unique art exhibit where students have integrated digital media and traditional materials to explore symmetry.
Students in Prof. Barbara Giorgio’s Foundations 101 class began the project by using Adobe Photoshop to create snowflake, butterfly, and Rorschach designs. Then they replicated their computer-generated designs by using materials such as beads, feathers, buttons, seeds, copper, cloth, and even stained glass.
“The students were enthused to display their artwork at Bracken,” Prof. Giorgio said. “There is a sense of pride in creating art and knowing others are able to view it.”

Bracken Library Visitors See a Sneak Preview of Thoroughly Modern Millie

Twenty talented students from Ball State’s Department of Theatre and Dance captivated Library visitors in a sneak preview performance of the award-winning production, Thoroughly Modern Millie, on Thursday, November 9, 2006 in Bracken.

Students, faculty, and staff were captivated as they stopped to watch the half-hour performance led by Terra Mackintosh in the title role. Professor Bill Jenkins, Department Chair and director of the production, said the play is a prototypical Broadway musical and reports that the cast of characters are ‘terrifically fun.’ Through the University Libraries’ Bracken Matinee Musicales programming, a variety of performances are presented throughout the year in Bracken’s Lobby to help spirit fine arts appreciation. Most performances are recorded and available for viewing,


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