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UNT to host visual arts job panel

The University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design will host “Jobs in the Visual Arts and Design: Panel and Workshop” from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 9. in the Art Building on UNT’s campus, rooms 101 and 223.

Refreshments will be served, and a panel of UNT alumni with experience in the industry will address those in attendance.

Kelly Donahue-Wallace, an art history professor at UNT and the event’s organizer, said although a degree from the College of Visual Arts and Design will serve graduates well, the event is meant to ensure “students know the range of possibilities.”

UNT alumna Emily Fry, who is currently director of interpretation at the world-renown Art Institute of Chicago, is among the notable panelists who will be at the workshop.

Other guests will include an art director in Los Angeles and the president of the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, which is the professional association for design.

 

Epidemics expert to talk genealogy research

The Lake Kiowa Genealogy Group will host a discussion featuring Kimberly Wells, who will talk about the historical significance of epidemics in the United States and their effect on genealogical research.

The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Lake Kiowa Lodge, at 905 Kiowa Drive West in Lake Kiowa.

Wells received her bachelor’s of arts and master of library science from the University of North Texas. She spent six years working in the Genealogy and Local History department at Fort Worth Library.

In 2006, Wells accepted a position at the Denton Public Library and now is a manager at Emily Fowler Central Library in Denton.

Following the presentation, the lodge will provide take-home kits using the three primary forms of genealogy: pedigree, family groups and research logs.

They also will have several examples of their family collections to provide an idea of how to organize research.

— Staff reports


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