Police make a blockbuster move
The University police force has relocated from its Duryea parking deck office to the former Blockbuster Video location at the St. James Street entrance to Campustown. The new office makes the police department more visible and provides greater accessibility for on- and off-campus needs.
The former office space now houses the InterMedia Center (IMC), shared by the departments of Interactive Media and Theatre Arts as a working studio/classroom and as the new costume construction studio for the theater.
Japanese printmaker Yuji Hiratsuka, a fine arts professor at Oregon State University, is one of 90 artists whose work was accepted for the Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. Garden Muse R is one of 107 works chosen from more than 1,000 submissions. It was created with intaglio and chine colle processes.
This is the 33rd time the biennial competition has been held, making it the second longest-running juried competition of its kind in the nation. The show’s juror was Robert E. Marx, a master printmaker, illustrator, art professor, and Fulbright scholar. He has had more than 40 solo exhibitions.
Entries came from across the globe, including Belgium, Iran, Ireland, New Zealand, and Poland. Elizabeth Kauffman, director of Bradley’s galleries, notes that this was the first time artists could submit their work online.
The exhibition is on display through April 15 at the Heuser Art Center on campus and in downtown Peoria at the Contemporary Art Center and the Peoria Art Guild.
LEITH ANDERSON ’67 was one of a dozen individuals appointed in February to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a panel President Barack Obama began in 2009. Anderson is president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Since 1977 he has served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church, a megachurch in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He hosts two national radio programs, Faith Matters and Faith Minute.
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