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10 Visual Arts Studies students receive $1,000 scholarships from Idalia Whitcomb Charitable Trust

September 19th, 2013 by rsargent116

Professor of Justice Studies Tucker Wright has made a gift on behalf of the Idalia Whitcomb Charitable Trust, awarding $1000 scholarships to 10 Visual Arts Studies students for 2013/14. Scholarships were awarded to sophomores Emily Adler, Hailey Martel and Bridget O'Hara; junior Cynthia Rahming, and seniors Shannon Burke, Tess Hitchcock, Amy Malkowski, Thuy-Diem Nguyen, James Payne and Kylie Wyman.

Roger Williams Students Morris, Hassett and Weigel win 2013 AIA Rhode Island Scholarships

September 19th, 2013 by rsargent116

Roger Williams Students Alexander Morris, Ellen Hassett, and Kristen Weigel are winners of 2013 AIA Rhode Island Scholarships. Morris, a 6th year student in the Master of Architecture program won the top honor, the Norton Salk Scholarship, which this year carries a $4000 prize. Hassett, entering her 5th year of study in the Master of Architecture program, and Weigel, entering her third year toward the BS in Architecture, won $2500 scholarship awards. AIA Rhode Island's scholarship efforts are supported in part by AIA national office, and by the AIA Rhode Island Corporate Affiliates Annual Golf Tournament, which has raised more than $250,000 for architecture students at Rhode Island's accredited architecture programs, and for Rhode Island students studying at other architecture programs in the US.

Kaestle Boos Architecture Scholarships awarded to Honc, Waisnor, and Kunkle

September 19th, 2013 by rsargent116

The annual Kaestle Boos Architecture Scholarship was awarded during Roger Williams University's Alumni Weekend in June 2013, with 4th year students Pawel Honc and Jason Waisnor winning First and Second Prize, and 6th year student Christopher Kunkle receiving an Honorable Mention. Judging for the awards was led by Charles Boos, AIA, President of Kaestle Boos, and Michael McKeon, Vice President.

Architecture Student David Arce is one of 3 winners of the Newman Medal for Architectural Acoustics

September 19th, 2013 by rsargent116

David Arce, BS' 13, M.Arch. '15, nominated by Professor of Architecture Jeffrey Staats, is one of three 2013 winners of the Newman Medal for Architectural Acoustics, along with a student from the University of Southern California and another from the University of Kansas. Arce received the award for his acoustical analysis of a religious worship space within a Catholic church located in Providence, Rhode Island. Arce is the tenth Roger Williams student to be recognized in the annual nationwide Newman Medal competition since 1989, all ten mentored by Professor Staats. The students develop a term project from their own previous architectural work, and then after consultations with Staats through required meetings, submit the work to the Newman Student Award review process. Other schools participating included Harvard, Princeton, Washington University, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Maryland, MIT, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Auckland, Cambridge, Florida, RPI, Vassar, Eindhoven and others.

Link to the Newman Student Award fund

SAAHP Emerging Artist, Summer Intensive and Summer Academy Programs for HS students continue

September 19th, 2013 by rsargent116

SAAHP's 2013 Summer offerings included continuing efforts in three initiatives for High School students.

The Emerging Artist Program with Mt. Hope High School, Bristol
Offered for the second consecutive year, 6 students from Mt. Hope High School, Bristol were enrolled in the five-week VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing, taught by RI artist and adjunct faculty Amy Walsh.

Summer Intensive Program
For the third year in a row, the RWU Summer Intensive Program in Architecture and Art was offered, this year with 10 Architecture and Visual Arts Studies students. Students came from the Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD), Philadelphia; Aviation High School in Long Island City, New York; the MET School, Providence; and Central Falls High School, RI among 30+ high school students. Students attend on full academic scholarships supported by the School.

Summer Academy in Architecture