Club Profile: Art History

Hannah Reed
Staff Writer

Study abroad often serves as a time of inspiration and reflection for those experiencing a culture apart from their own, and many Goucher students have returned from a winter, summer or semester abroad with fresh ideas in their head, ready to share their energy and ideas with their peers. This year has been no different, and it was such inspiration that planted the initial seed for the birth and development of an exciting new addition to our campus—the Art History Club.
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Goucher creates book studies minor

Bradley Wright
Staff Writer

If “Books Studies” seems like too a narrow subject to warrant its own minor consider how, as students, our lives revolve around piles of books. Generally defined, Book Studies is the study of the history, art, and cultural significance of the book as an object, as well as of libraries and book preservation. While every other major relies on books as containers of information, Book Studies is explores the containers themselves. The scope of the minor extends to studies of how humans throughout history have gathered and accessed information, all ideas symbolized by “the book.”
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Oettinger Chairs Art Department

Sara Torgerson
Staff Writer

On Thursday afternoon, I sat down with the new Chair of the Art Department, April Oettinger. Her office is in a small room tucked away on the second floor filled with books, two mason jars of coffee and sugar in the raw, and pictures of her husband and two young sons on their family vacation. Professor Oettinger and I got situated in our seats. She looked up at me, her blue eyes bright with excitement. I began to ask her a series of questions I had nervously prepared earlier in the week. Every conversation I’d had with Professor Oettinger had been informal advising questions. This was the first time I had to “interview” her. I began by asking a little about her background.
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