Student panelists field orientation questions

Current Fay Jones School students, from left, Andrew Schalk, Grant Gilliard, Shane Maloney, Laura Cochran, Shaelyn Vinson, Isaac Boroughs and Mary Nell Patterson offer their advice to incoming freshmen during an orientation session in June.

Current Fay Jones School students, from left, Andrew Schalk, Grant Gilliard, Shane Maloney, Laura Cochran, Shaelyn Vinson, Isaac Boroughs and Mary Nell Patterson offer their advice to incoming freshmen during an orientation session in June.


By Emily Lo

The last summer orientation sessions for the Fay Jones School wrapped up this week, closing out 18 sessions conducted by the school’s advising center since May.

Freshmen students and their parents were eager to hear about what university life would be like. A panel of students from the school offered some unique advice rooted in their own trials, successes and overall experiences. This summer’s student panelists included Andrew Schalk, Grant Gilliard, Shane Maloney, Laura Cochran and Shaelyn Vinson, all architecture students, Isaac Boroughs, an interior design student, and Mary Nell Patterson, a landscape architecture student.

In some June sessions, student panelists said they realized many of the freshmen were nervous about the program and their first day of school, but they reminded them that all the other freshmen would be in the same boat.

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Young students learn the basics of design at summer camp

Design camp students work on their projects in Memorial Hall.

Design camp students work on their projects in Memorial Hall.

By Emily Lo

Ten students took part in the four-day Fay Jones School of Architecture summer design camp last month on the U of A campus. All of the boys who attended camp were from Eudora and Lake Village, located in southeast Arkansas, and the girls were from Siloam Springs and Dover, north of Russellville.

Alison Turner, visiting assistant professor of architecture, Phoebe McCormick Lickwar, assistant professor of landscape architecture, and Aubrey Pate, adjunct professor of interior design, led the program with the help of two undergraduate teaching assistants, Ashley Sullivan and Hillary Ramsay. Instructors introduced the three design disciplines and showed students the connections between them through the design process.

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