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.

Tamara BrantmeierThe new event is focusing on minority students, many of whom would be first-generation college students.

"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 careers.

Along with 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.

Registration for fall classes at UW-Stout opens Thursday, April 3.