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If you or someone in your family has diabetes or has trouble controlling blood glucose levels, you may want to attend an informal information session led by Dr. Detri Brech on Thursday, October 3rd. We will meet in the Alumni Room of the Commons during the noon hour.
Dr. Brech will discuss the latest American Diabetes Association recommendations for blood glucose control and diet focusing on carbohydrate counting. We will read labels and talk about grocery shopping for meal and snack planning. She will also be glad to answer your nutrition questions related to diabetes care.
Feel free to go through the line in the Commons and grab lunch or bring your own, then come and join us as we discuss and learn more about this important health issue which affects so many.
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Ouachita Baptist University’s TRIO programs will host a variety of events this fall to help prospective first-generation college students prepare to pursue higher education.
TRIO’s two programs, Classic Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search, are federally funded for students whose parents did not graduate from four-year universities and also meet income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO’s main objective is to “create a real opportunity in society to address class, social, cultural and academic barriers,” said Brenda-Bradley Philson, director of OBU’s TRIO programs.
Classic Upward Bound at Ouachita is currently funded to serve 88 high school students by offering tutoring sessions in most core subjects. Participants of this program are required to attend one Saturday session per month during the academic school year. Terrence Carter, director of Ouachita’s Upward Bound program, said these meetings provide students “academic and social enrichment” by hosting college prep workshops and speakers from various fields of study. Saturday sessions for the current semester are scheduled for Oct. 5, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7.
Educational Talent Search, currently funded to serve 860 participants, provides counseling and admissions information to students grades six through 12. This fall, Talent Search will take students on College Hops (college visits) to the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Pulaski Technical College.
Additional “tech-torial” workshops throughout the year will focus on providing students with technology information and training. One of the final TRIO events of the semester, Talent Search Day, will be held Dec. 6 on Ouachita’s campus. It will allow students to ask any remaining questions and see firsthand what college life is like.
Other events this fall include:
Sept. 27: ACT Registration Deadline for October Test
Oct. 1: Talent Search Tutoring Begins
Oct. 8: University of Central Arkansas College Hop
Oct. 10: OBU Tiger Tunes
Oct. 15: Talent Search Applications Due
Oct. 26: ACT Test
Oct. 28-31: Tech-torial Workshop
Nov. 8: ACT Registration Deadline for December Test
Nov. 12: University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Pulaski Tech College Hops
Nov. 16: TRIO Parent Informational Session: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Nov. 16: Battle of the Ravine at OBU
Nov. 25-29: Tech-torial Workshop
Dec. 6: Talent Search Day
Dec. 14: ACT Test
Dec. 9-13: Tech-torial Workshop
Dates are subject to change and additional activities may be announced. For more information, contact OBU’s TRIO Programs at (870) 245-5158.
Ouachita Baptist University’s Department of Visual Arts will host Seattle artist Margaret Davidson in a guest exhibit featuring her drawings Oct. 7-Nov. 8. The exhibit will be in Hammons Gallery in Mabee Fine Arts and is free and open to the public.
Davidson also will present a gallery talk Thursday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in Hammons Gallery. She will present a drawing workshop Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon on the second floor of Moses-Provine. The workshop is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to reserve a place ahead of time.
“As a studio art major who is interested in illustration, I’ve been eager to have an illustrator visit Ouachita,” said Katie Hopmann, a senior studio art major from Cypress, Texas. “I think her exhibit will expose art students to how drawing can be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Her scientific illustrations have been published in books and journal articles, but they stand alone as beautiful pieces of art.”
Davidson is an artist, illustrator and author, and Ouachita’s Drawing I class uses her textbook, “Contemporary Drawing: Key Concepts and Techniques.” She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She currently teaches courses in drawing at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.
“We are excited to have not only a great artist on campus but also the author of one of our course textbooks,” said Donnie Copeland, assistant professor of visual arts and chair of OBU’s Department of Visual Arts. “She creates works intended for print and for the gallery, but it all evokes awe and wonder.”
In her upcoming exhibit, Davidson explores the relationship between mark and surface and the illusion associated with drawing as well as drawing on unexpected surfaces.
“Button Coat with Superstrings.” Colored pencil on Arches Palatine paper, 2011, 34×32.5 inches.
“I think that the fact that the drawing mark and the surface are real, while the image created by them is illusory, is intriguing,” Davidson explained in her artist’s statement. “This is why I draw on things other than paper, things like wooden sticks and bowls and dried leaves.”
The exhibit will feature a variety of works on paper and on 3-D surfaces, with the main subject matter being buttons. While buttons may seem like an unusual item to focus on, Davidson finds interest in the variety of meanings, from ancient “circle-dot symbols” to women’s work.
“They signify the many centuries of unnoticed labor on ordinary, daily, household chores,” Davidson noted. “It is a labor that quietly keeps the world in order, and, as with many repetitive tasks, sometimes lets the mind soar to universal or cosmic heights.
“Buttons also serve as a form that, whether drawn very realistically or in the simplest and most abbreviated way, speaks to the viewer as a recognizable thing, a small, flat disc that could conceivably be really there,” she added. Even as these meanings vary, she said, “one interpretation is always there in all the drawings: the buttons indicate a human presence.”
Regular gallery hours for the exhibit are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is also available during evenings when other School of Fine Arts events are held in Mabee Fine Arts Center. For more information, contact Donnie Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5559.
A portfolio of her work can be found here, http://www.margaretdavidson.com/3d/3d.html.