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A Princeton Review “Best College”

Drury University has been named one of the top schools in the country by The Princeton Review in the 2019 edition of its annual publication, The Best 384 Colleges. One of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides, The Best 384 Colleges rankings are based on surveys of 138,000 students at top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character. Published annually since 1992, the book has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories. This is the first time Drury has been included in the annual guide and is one of only five new schools on the list.

In its profile on Drury, surveyed students gave the university high marks for offering a “well-rounded” education, “close community,” and “numerous opportunities for leadership.” Students also praised the flexibility they have in charting their own academic journey at Drury, with the ability to be involved in courses outside of their major or minor simply because it interests them or to bolster their professional career.

Meaningful relationships with professors who act as mentors were also mentioned often by students, according to TPR editors. “[Professors] are always available outside of class and really work with me on topics I am struggling with.” They make it evident that “they really care about what they are teaching.”

Students touted a vibrant on-campus social life “sprinkled with friendly gatherings and discussions,” and myriad opportunities to volunteer in the Springfield community on a regular basis in order to get real-world experience. Of their fellow students, Drury undergrads described their peers as “bright and ambitious” with “awesome school spirit.” They also cited Drury’s large number of international students, small class sizes, and the pervasive sense of friendliness and unity across campus. “I never imagined a college campus could feel so supportive and connected until I came to Drury,” one student said.

Drury University is frequently noted by national outlets for outstanding value and academic excellence. Drury is consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report and has been cited as a top value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Washington Monthly. In 2018, Drury was listed as the No. 3 school in Missouri by College Consensus, which aggregates data from a combination of national rankings and the combined average of real student review scores from reputable sites around the web.

For more information about Drury, including how to apply and schedule a campus visit, go to www.drury.edu/admission.

Annual Fundraising Totals See Exponential Increase

Drury University’s annual fundraising increased by 121 percent during the 2017-18 fiscal year. Gifts and commitments totaling $20,898,015 were made to the institution, compared to $9,416,023 last year. This is the second year in a row that Drury has seen an increase in overall gifts and commitments.

The gifts were from donors of all stripes – alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends from 48 states. Alumni donors represented every single class year for the past 70 years, including current students in the classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

The continued momentum was capped off by the successful 531 Challenge crowdfunding campaign. This year, Drury took the Challenge online to engage even more donors and alumni. The result: more than 1,000 donors made gifts, the highest number in the event’s five-year history.

The 531 Challenge brought in $214,259 for the Annual Drury Experience Fund, which benefits student scholarships and financial aid, including a generous challenge gift of $50,000 from alumni Ron and Cathy Neville. This helped push the year-end totals past the university’s $1.5 million goal to $1,508,216 for the Annual Drury Experience Fund – an 11 percent increase over the prior year.

“It’s truly inspiring to see so many members of our Drury family doing their part to make the Drury experience possible for today’s students,” says Wayne Chipman, executive vice president for advancement. “We want to see that momentum continue. We’re continually looking at new and meaningful ways to engage our extended university family and amplify the powerful effects of a Drury education.”

“Drury’s mission is to transform the lives of our graduates,” says university president Dr. Tim Cloyd. “We meet that mission through the generous philanthropy of our alumni and friends. This is an important time at Drury, and I am grateful that so many members of the Drury family are equally excited about the future of their university.”

Celebrity Bob Barker Gives to Drury’s Animal Studies Program

Drury University alumnus Bob Barker has given another significant gift to bolster the school’s Animal Studies Program. Barker, who graduated from Drury College in 1947 and went on to a long and successful career in broadcast television, has given a $1 million gift to the university to support the program in two ways:

  • A $600,000 gift to create the Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Scholarship Fund. The purpose is to provide scholarships to students pursuing a minor or credential in Animal Studies at Drury.
  • A $400,000 gift to create the Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Internship Fund. The purpose is to provide funding for experiential learning grants for students pursuing a minor or credential in Animal Studies at Drury.

With this gift, Barker has generously donated a total of $3.1 million to his

 alma mater since 2008 to establish and support the interdisciplinary Animal Studies Program – one of the first such programs at the undergraduate level in the United States. Drury’s program is entirely funded by Barker’s gifts. Barker’s generous contributions have also established the Dorothy Jo Barker 

Endowed Professorship of Animal Rights, currently held by Dr. Patricia McEachern.

“The scholarships and internships Bob Barker has established by this very generous gift will change the lives of our students immeasurably, and they will improve the lives of animals,” McEachern says. “I am so grateful.”

“Drury is honored and thankful to receive this gift from Mr. Barker,” says Drury President Dr. Tim Cloyd. “We are fortunate to be able to help make real Bob’s passion for animals. Drury 

University is able to place bright young minds into this important field thanks to his support. Gifts such as these have a ripple effect – on the lives of our graduates, and the world around them.” 

About Bob Barker

Bob Barker earned a B.A. in economics from Drury College in 1947, after returning to school following training as a Navy fighter pilot in the waning days of World War II. After graduation, he pursued a career in broadcasting that included a stint on Springfield radio station KTTS before eventually moving to California with his wife, Dorothy Jo. He went on to host and star on audience participation television shows, including “Truth or Consequences” and a 35-year run on “The Price Is Right.” Barker has been an animal rights advocate for decades and has supported animal issues through both personal activism and funding over the years. 

Explosive Enrollment

Drury University’s traditional undergraduate enrollment has grown 12 percent over the last three years, thanks to yet another robust incoming class of freshmen. There were 1,476 students on campus when classes began on Tuesday, compared to 1,425 last year. Of those, 478 were freshmen and new transfer students – a four percent increase over last year’s class. Students are coming to Drury from the Springfield region as well as metro areas such as St. Louis, Kansas City and Dallas. Drury also saw jumps in enrollment from downstate Illinois, rural Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.

Realizing the Master Plan

In Drury University’s first major step toward realizing its vision for the 25-year campus master plan, Drury has finalized the purchase of prime property on the corner of Benton Avenue and Chestnut Expressway in June. The 1.5-acre property located at 700 and 730 N. Benton Avenue has been the site of multiple businesses owned by the Phil and Marilyn Swanson family for the last 33 years. The sale agreement between Drury and the Swanson family allows for a transition period of several months. This will provide the Swanson family time to assist in re-employing the staff and relocating their businesses.

Drury Dean Named Among Top 25 Most Admired Educators in Architecture

Dr. Robert Weddle, dean of the Hammons School of Architecture, was named one of DesignIntelligence’s Top 25 Most Admired Educators in Architecture in September. DesignIntelligence (DI) is an independent organization that promotes leadership and research in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, and design. Each year, DI surveys thousands of industry professionals to develop and publish rankings for the top architecture schools and educators in North America. Weddle is in prestigious company on this year’s list, which includes faculty from high-ranking architecture schools such as Rice University, Cornell University, and Syracuse University.

Drury Enactus Team Connects Consumers With Fresh Produce

In May, Drury University’s Enactus team launched Produce Portal, Springfield’s first online farmer’s market. Located at ProducePortal.org, this project aims to connect produce growers with potential buyers from around the region in a free and easy-to-use online marketplace. Although open to producers of all sizes, Produce Portal is specifically focused on empowering backyard gardeners to grow their hobby into a sustainable entrepreneurial endeavor while reducing costs attached to traditional marketing and physical storefronts.

Former Intelligence Officer Speaks About the President’s Daily Brief

David Priess, Ph.D., a former intelligence officer with the CIA and the State Department who served under presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, spoke at Drury in September. He was one of the few officers selected to personally deliver the President’s Daily Brief to the few senior policy officials who was allowed to see it. Priess has written a book about the Daily Brief and its crucial role in national security decision-making titled The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents.

Another “4+1” Program Takes Hold

In a pairing of two of its most distinctive programs, Drury University now offers a path for students to earn both a bachelor’s degree in arts administration and a master’s degree in nonprofit and civic leadership in just five years. The “4+1” program makes it possible for academically qualified and motivated students to begin their 30-hour master’s degree while still an undergraduate, saving them both time and money.

Longtime Director of Publications & Creative Services Retires

In October, Don Ameye, Director of Publications and Creative Services, announced his retirement after more than 36 years of service. Ameye has led award-winning projects, developed numerous award-winning issues of Drury Magazine and even directed the development of the first Drury website in the 1990s. Ameye leaves behind an impressive legacy, as well as an incredible, lengthy portfolio of Drury creative and history. He will be sorely missed, but Drury University wishes him well in his hard-earned retirement.

New Site Coordinator for Lebanon Campus

Natalie Beckler took over as site coordinator of Drury’s campus in Lebanon, Missouri on August 1. Beckler brings a wealth of higher education experience to the position, including six years of academic advising at Ozarks Technical Community College, one year of departmental advising at Missouri State University and one year of academic advising and special needs counseling at Moberly Area Community College.

Architecture Students Working to Make a Difference

Hammons School of Architecture 5th-year studio students are working on practical, life-changing projects in and around the Springfield community and nationwide. Students have created a tiny home for the chronically homeless with Eden Village in Springfield and a hypothetical affordable housing project for two different sites in Seattle, Washington.

2018 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

In October, Drury’s Center for Nonprofit and Civic Leadership hosted the 2018 Nonprofit Leadership Conference, attracting 275 professionals throughout the Midwest discussing important industry topics such as Nonprofit Governance, Marketing and Communication, Strategic Planning and Fundraising. The keynote speaker was Scott Crabtree, a nationally-recognized presenter whose clients include Microsoft, Nike and The Boeing Company.

Humanities and Arts Film Series

Dr. Kevin Henderson, assistant professor of English, co-authored grants to sustain Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series at The Moxie Cinema in Springfield. The film series is now in its seventh season and garners crowds of 60-70 people, occasionally reaching cinema capacity.

Architecture Faculty Earns National Award

Bruce Moore, professor of architecture, received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Design Award for Interior Architecture for his work as an acoustical consultant on the Exeter Schools Renovation and Addition Multipurpose Space and the Reeds Spring Middle School projects in conjunction with Dake | Wells Architecture. The project has also been published in multiple national-level magazines.

Drury’s Chaplain Holds International Seminar

Dr. Peter Browning, professor of philosophy and religion, and University chaplain, held a two-week seminar on “The History of American Theology in the 20th Century” in Hanover, Germany at Leipniz University over the summer.

Longtime Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker Visits Drury

In October, The F.W. Olin Library held its second annual Morrison Lecture, featuring Bob Mankoff, longtime Cartoon Editor at The New Yorker magazine. Mankoff is currently the Humor Editor at Esquire magazine. As part of his visit, Mankoff met with students in art and arts administration classes. The Olin Library’s Morrison Lecture is named in honor of Drury’s first president, Dr. Nathan Jackson Morrison, who was an early and staunch proponent of Drury’s library.

New I/O Lab

Drury architecture students returned this fall to find their 3D-printers and large-format printers no longer in their usual classroom location, but in a new, glass-paneled space overlooking the fabrication shop. A generous gift provided the opportunity to turn a rarely-used photo lab into a new I/O (Input/Output) lab. Director of Design Fabrication, Brian Vanne, sees advantages to having the I/O near the fabrication shop. “The new setup allows students to see applications between digital and analog design, going from paper and models to fabrication in a more cohesive way.” Fourth-year student Jenine May agrees, adding “The changes to the I/O have created a more visually accessible and inviting space that has better connection to the rest of the school.”

Benefitting Local Charity Through Inaugural Canstruction U

Architecture, art, and community service – plus thousands of cans of food – came together during Springfield’s first-ever Canstruction U event at Drury University in August. Several local architecture firms and students from Hammons School of Architecture joined design professionals around the world as part of a contest that put their skills to use in service of feeding the hungry, building structures made from cans of food that were later donated to Ozarks Food Harvest. 

Teams representing three local firms – BatesForum; Butler, Rosenbury & Partners; and Buddy Webb & Company – had six hours to build a sculpture made of canned food items in a 10’x10’x10’ space.

On August 30, the cans were donated to Ozarks Food Harvest, which provides food distribution and services to 270 regional nonprofits and feeding programs.

“We wanted the public to come out and see an everyday object – a can of food, something many of us take for granted – in a new way through the lens of art and design,” said Jennifer Wilson of N-Form Architecture and AIA Springfield chapter president. “This was especially fun for families with kids who love to build, draw or design.”

Canstruction was founded in 1992 by the late Cheri Melillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration (SDA). The goal: unite design and engineering through a unique and fun medium that will improve the lives of the underprivileged and underserved. Canstruction competitions are held annually in over 150 cities around the world. The project has raised nearly 30 million pounds of food since it began. Canstruction U is the university-level competition of Construction.

The Canstruction event helps build bridges between the architecture and engineering community and the public by demonstrating the intersection between design and culture.

“In a way, this was a showcase for what design can do to help people and make a difference in the community,” said Karen Spence, associate dean of the Hammons School of Architecture.

MBA Program Sees Fresh Start

Drury University appointed Dr. Robin Soster to serve as the director of the University’s MBA program in July. Soster, also a visiting associate professor of marketing in Drury’s Breech School of Business, was most recently an assistant professor of marketing in the Sam Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, where she taught consumer behavior at both the undergraduate and graduate levels from 2011 to 2018.

“Dr. Soster is a great addition to the Breech School of Business and Drury University, and brings a wealth of business and marketing experience and expertise to the role of MBA director. I am confident in her ability to lead our MBA program to new and exciting heights,” said Dr. Jin Wang, dean of the Breech School of Business.

Soster received the Walton College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 2016. Her primary research focus is in the area of judgment and decision-making, with a particular focus on consumer behavior and satisfaction.

Her work has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and the Journal of Consumer Affairs. She is a member of the Association for Consumer Research, Society for Consumer Psychology, American Marketing Association and Society for Marketing Advances, and has presented her research at a number of national and international conferences, including the American Marketing Association’s annual conference.

Soster has a Ph.D. in Marketing, MBA in Marketing and bachelor’s degrees in Operations Research and Statistics & Economics from the University of South Carolina. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Soster taught Principles of Marketing and Introduction to Business at Winthrop University. She is also a former marketing and financial analyst for a private equity firm and was at one time a computer programmer. 

“I reflect back on my own MBA program as a time of great personal, professional, and interpersonal growth,” Soster said. “I was highly involved with our MBA Student Association, the Case Competition Team, and—what we refer to today as—‘service learning experiences.’ Because of this, I am just so thrilled to become a member of the Drury and Breech families. It is an exciting time in the life of both the institution and the school of business and I am honored to be a part of it!”

Commemorating the Life and Heroism of Rev. Oliver Brown

The importance of civil rights in daily American life, and the power of ordinary people to make extraordinary changes were the themes as Drury University and the Springfield community marked the 100th birthday of the late Rev. Oliver Brown in August.

Brown is best known as the namesake of the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision ending legal racial segregation in American schools. He joined an assembly of parents who would ultimately become plaintiffs for the Topeka NAACP legal challenge to segregated public schools. The case eventually was named for him: Oliver L. Brown et. al. vs. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, et. al. He moved his wife, Leola, and three daughters to Springfield in 1959 to pastor Benton Avenue A.M.E. Church. Drury University now owns the church building and planned Sunday’s celebration as a way of honoring the church, its congregation, and Rev. Brown and his family.

Cheryl Brown Henderson, the youngest of Brown’s three daughters, was a guest of honor and speaker at the event. She told the crowd of more than 250 assembled at Central High School, where her older sister Linda graduated in 1961, that her parents were ordinary people who were simply seeking to ensure a greater opportunity for the next generation. “No one could have told them what was about to happen – a simple knock on the door,” she said, referencing the invitation to join the NAACP lawsuit.

She couched her family’s story in clear terms for the students in the audience: “If you don’t write your story, young people, someone else will.” In a powerful appeal to continue the work of the civil rights movement and to be civically engaged, she told them, “It’s your turn to add your voices.”

Drury President Dr. Tim Cloyd, himself the son of a Methodist minister, praised Brown and his wife Leola for “standing up.” They joined the suit, he noted, not because their children were receiving a poor education at an all-black school, but because of the color of their skin “they were being told where they had to go to school and what they had to do. It was a question of justice and decency.” Cloyd also acknowledged that in many ways our nation has not yet lived up to the ideals laid out in the Brown decision.

“We have a long way to go to reach a place where we can all join hands together, look into each other’s eyes and see ourselves, and be united by our common hopes for our families and our children,” he said. “We have a long way to go to affirm each other in our common humanity and dignity –no matter the color of our skin, our creed, our faith, our sex or our socio-economic class.”

Additional speakers included Georgia Burton, a longtime Benton Avenue Church member, and former City Councilman Denny Whayne, who worked with Brown on civil rights issues locally. Reflecting on what Missouri’s third largest city was like during the Civil Rights Era, Whayne said Brown “was instrumental in turning on a lot of light bulbs here in Springfield.”

Brown Henderson thanked Drury and the Springfield community for the commemoration. She said events like Sunday’s celebration are important reminders that rights are not necessarily guaranteed in perpetuity. Democracy, she said, is not a spectator sport.

“Democracy is messy,” she said. “And that means that when we are called upon, we take a stand.”

Five New Trustees and Making Drury History

Five new members have joined Drury University’s Board of Trustees, bringing an array of expertise in international business, medicine and finance to the governing body. The new trustees began their duties in June.

The Board of Trustees also has a new chair: Rita Baron, who is a local businesswoman, civic leader and principal of Springfield architecture firm Baron Design & Associates. She is the first woman to lead the Drury Board of Trustees. Baron is a 1999 Drury graduate and has been a Trustee since 2007.

“Drury is entering a new era of distinction and innovation thanks to the recent work of our faculty, staff and administration, as well the 

The new Trustees include:

Rick Ayre, ’71, of Seattle, Washington –

Former vice president and executive editor at Amazon. After earning a degree in sociology and working in epidemiology, Ayre’s love for technology and writing led him to an editorial position with PC Magazine, where he eventually became executive editor. He went to Amazon in 1996, where he was responsible for all editorial content and helped build the inviting front-end customer experience the site is known for today.

collaborative leadership of our Board of Trustees,” Baron said. “I am excited about what lies ahead for the institution we all love, and I’m honored to work alongside my fellow Trustees and President Cloyd as we move forward together.”

Kimberly S. Hamm, ’86, of Springfield –

Audit partner in the Springfield office of BKD, LLP. During her time in public accounting, she has devoted time to recruiting at college campuses, including students at Drury University. She has served on the Business Advisory Board for Drury SIFE/Enactus and currently serves on the Downtown Springfield Association Board. In 2014, she received the Drury University Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement.

Mark J. McDonald, M.D., ’91, of Louisville, Kentucky – 

Medical director of Norton Children’s Hospital. After earning a medical degree from Saint Louis University in 1995, McDonald completed a pediatric residency and pediatric critical care fellowship at the University of Louisville, acupuncture training at Harvard University, and physician executive training through the American Association for Physician Leadership. He returned to Louisville in 2010 after practicing pediatric critical care for nine years in South Carolina.

Emily Pitts, of St. Louis  

Principal, diversity and inclusion at Edward Jones. Pitts began her career with Edward Jones in 1995 as a financial advisor in Atlanta. Today she heads the firm’s comprehensive inclusion initiative. She was instrumental in creating the firm

’s first cross-cultural development program, and she also developed the firm’s Women’s Leadership Forum, Minority Leadership Forum and Home-office Inclusion Mentoring Program. Pitts graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned an executive MBA from Washington University. 

Gorm Tuxen, of Branson – 

President and founder of Tuxen & Associates, Inc. an international business development company in the security, parking and transportation industries. Tuxen has developed and launched numerous products and technologies related to parking and transportation systems in use worldwide. Hailing from Denmark, he attended The Danish School of International Marketing & Export. Tuxen previously served on the Breech School of Business Advisory Board for 10 years.

Three Trustees honored for decades of combined service

In addition, three longtime Trustees concluded their service this year and have been recognized by their peers for their contributions to Drury and the Board of Trustees.

Former Commerce Bank chairman Ken Carter, ’64, and retired Springfield dermatologist Dr. Tom Lynch, ’65, were granted Emeritus Trustee status. Both served as Trustees for 32 years. Retired insurance executive Tom Kellogg, ’58, was granted Lifetime Trustee status after 28 years of service.

Dr. Jonathan Groves Earns National Recognition

For the second year in a row, the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism has selected Drury Professor Jonathan Groves as a Tow-Knight Disruptive Journalism Educator. The recognition places Groves among the nation’s leading voices in journalism education. The fellowship, one of six awarded this year, comes with a $1,500 stipend to help launch a student radio newsroom that will tackle community issues by raising public awareness and gathering solutions. Tow-Knight also awarded Groves this recognition in 2017 for his efforts to launch and support Drury’s student-led KDRU-FM campus radio station. 

Changing industry, responsive curriculum 

As chair of Drury’s communication department, Groves worked with his colleagues to update the Multimedia Production and Journalism curriculum to reflect a rapidly changing media industry by including a strong emphasis on multimedia storytelling, analytics, and data visualization techniques.

Now, the department is revamping the program around the concept of a Drury-based community-information hub (centered on KDRU) that combines these emerging journalism techniques with an emphasis on civic engagement. The project will be based in part on the bi-annual Community Focus Report, which is heavily relied upon by Springfield leaders in decision-making and strategic planning. Groves served as a facilitator for the most recent report in 2017.

“We plan on sending our students into the community to listen, learn, and report using Springfield’s Community Focus Report – which identifies the strengths and weaknesses of our area – as an exploration guide,” Groves says.

Groves is learning from other “disruptors” in the industry, ensuring Drury’s curriculum is informed by what’s happening in real newsrooms. He used a sabbatical this spring to conduct first-hand research with journalists at outlets around the country, including the nonprofit Texas Tribune in Austin, WBEZ’s Curious City team in Chicago, and community journalism platform Gather. He’ll visit investigative powerhouse ProPublica this summer. Some of these ideas will be tested in a new interdisciplinary course in entrepreneurial journalism Groves will teach this fall. 

About the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

Established in 2010, the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism is the nation’s most intensive program in entrepreneurial journalism. Its mission is to “run educational programs, conduct research and support journalism startups to help foster sustainable business models for quality journalism.” The Tow-Knight Disruptive Journalism Educator fellowship recognizes educators whose innovations enable students in the rapidly evolving world of media.

Selected Spring 2019 Drury Fine & Performing Arts Public Events

Musical Performances

Drury Jazz Combos
Friday, February 22
6-7:30 p.m.
C-Street Gallery

Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
Friday, February 22
7:30 p.m.
Gillioz Theatre

Springfield-Drury Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, March 20
7:30 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall

Drury Choral Ensembles with the Springfield Symphony
Saturday, March 23
7:30 p.m.
Hammons Hall

Drury Jazz Combos
Friday, March 29
6-7:30 p.m.
C-Street Gallery

Drury Wind Symphony
Thursday, April 11
6:30 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall

Composers’ Recital
Sunday, April 14
3 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall

Drury Jazz Combos
Friday, April 26
6-7:30 p.m.
C-Street Gallery

Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra
Friday, April 26
7:30 p.m.
Gillioz Theatre

Intergenerational Rock Band Concert
Tuesday, April 30
7:30 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall

Drury Choral Ensembles
Thursday, May 2
7:30 p.m.
Stone Chapel

Art Inspired Academy Theatre (Music Therapy Performance)
Saturday, May 4
2 p.m.
Clara Thompson Hall

Art Exhibitions

State of the Union – National Juried Art Exhibition
February 1-22
Opening reception on February 1 from 5-8 p.m.
Pool Art Center Gallery

Stranger Fruit
Featuring works by Jon Henry
March 1-19
Opening reception on March 1, 5-8 p.m.
Pool Art Center Gallery

Annual All Student Competitive Art Exhibition
April 5-26
Opening Reception on Friday, April 5, 5-8 p.m.
Pool Art Center Gallery

APEX Senior Art Exhibition
May 3-10
Opening reception on May 3, 5-8 p.m.
Pool Art Center Gallery

Theatre Performances

Farce of Habit
February 27-March 1, 7:30 p.m.
March 2, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Wilhoit Theatre

Medieval Farces: “Pierre Patelin” and “The Cave of Salamanca”
April 10-12, 7:30 p.m.
April 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunderland Studio Theatre

Broadway Cabaret
April 25-27
7:30 p.m.
Wilhoit Theatre