Visual Communication and Design students are among the most active students on the IPFW campus. In addition, all B.F.A. candidates are required to participate in a senior gallery exhibition.
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Academics: Each year, approximately 24% of VPA students make the dean’s list (3.5 GPA or higher), and six attained a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA in 2005-06.
Student Successes: VPA students prove their talent through their successes in academics, performance and research.
Art education major Nicole Metzger is on a mission. Each year since 2009, she has donated a portion of her work to raise money for charities and benefits. In 2009, Metzger painted a bust for the first Fort Wayne Bust-a-Move project with the Derby Girls. In 2010, she donated work to Promise Ministries which raised money for Fort Wayne's homeless and donated work to Old Crown Coffee Roaster’s Haitian benefit. Metzger recently contributed work to protect the island of Jeju in South Korea, as part of a Peace Camp project.
Maria Coward won second place and Alex DeVinney-Stoner won third place in the Northeast Indiana College Student Art Exhibition at Manchester College in March 2008. The exhibition featured selected works by students from area universities and colleges and was juried by Charles Shephard, the executive director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Other IPFW students featured in the exhibition included Rebecca Bailey, Willyum Baulkey, Holly Dowidat, Josh Hoering, Dan Schroeder, and Chase Wire.
Art education majors working in the local school systems developed lesson plans and taught students at Unity Lutheran Academy and Zion Lutheran Academy during fall 2008. Kandace Ehresman taught a charcoal-rubbing collage project; Dan Schroeder developed a color study project integrating art and mathematics; and Sachiko Janek designed a project to teach the history and design of Native American pottery.
In November, art education majors Chase Wire, Angela Grogg, and Christine Mathews, who attended the Art Education Association of Indiana conference in French Lick, Ind., hosted a round table discussion, “Three Arts Connections Projects,” a presentation on lessons they taught in classrooms.