Art and Design Preview Day set April 3 for minority students
April 1, 2014
What would it be
like to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stout and study art and design?
A special Art and
Design Preview Day will be held Thursday, April 3, on campus for 160 high
school students from Abbotsford, Barron, Colby, Eau Claire, Hayward and the Lac
Courte Oreilles tribal community.
Students will tour
the campus of Wisconsin's Polytechnic University while getting an up-close look
at the School of Art and Design. They will visit art classes, hear a panel
discussion of UW-Stout art and design students and take part in other activities.
The new event is
focusing on minority students, many of whom would be first-generation college
"It's part of our
university mission and part of my commitment as director of the School of Art
and Design to recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds," said
Tamara Brantmeier, who also was a first-generation college student.
"It is important to
me, and to the MulticulturalStudent
Services staff, that we provide an experience so that students can imagine
themselves as a university student, that they can see it is possible and
attainable," she added.
Students also will receive information about Admissions, Multicultural
Student Services, summer precollege programs and learn about art and design
Brantmeier, the event is being coordinated by Barb Miller, director, and Vickie
Sanchez of Multicultural Student Services and Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs, executive
director of Enrollment Services.
Along with the School of Art and Design, the event is being
sponsored by Admissions, Dean of Students Office, Multicultural Student
Services and the Provost's Office.
Admissions also is
hosting a Preview Day for all prospective students Friday, May 2.
fall classes at UW-Stout opens Thursday, April 3.