Spring 2014

March 2014

Updated -- 3 / 5 / 14

With Art and Travels, Loudoun Campus Awaits Spring Thaw


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It's still cold outside, but the art world is heating up the Waddell Gallery


STERLING, Va.-- Midterms are upon us, and spring break lingers just around the corner, but with March's below-freezing beginning, it can be hard to feel like the season's truly started.

But the Loudoun Campus is ready to defrost itself with some new ideas as we pass the halfway mark of the term. Here at The Loudoun Lantern, we want to tell you all about it.

If you're missing spring's usual pops of colors, for instance, let Liz take you inside Jeremy Kunkel's new exhibit at the Waddell Gallery. (Catch it while you can!)

Or, if you'd like to get out of town, but your wallet doesn't agree, try Taylor's suggestions for some spring break fun that even the slimmest budget can handle.

On the other hand, you can always travel vicariously through the Loudoun Campus's own globe-trotting professor, Miguel Corrigan. Ganna caught up with Corrigan as he makes his home in Russia while serving as a Fulbright scholar.

And remember,if spring brings you some stories to share, we would love to have them! Learn how you can come have fun while gaining marketable media skills.

Business Professor Corrigan Builds Ties on Russian Fulbright

Assistant Dean for Business, Finance, and Marketing and an Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Miguel Corrigan, who was awarded a Fulbright grant in April of 2013, now teaches abroad at Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration in Russia.

Founded in 1946 by James William Fulbright, one of the most prominent American statesmen of the 20th century, Fulbright Program is "an international scholarship with… a goal to increase mutual understanding and support peaceful and friendly ways between people of the United States and people of other countries."

"It is my lucky story," says Corrigan, whose scholarly adventure started with a single email from a fellow professor from NOVA who was encouraging scholars to apply for a Fulbright grant.

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Multi-layered 'Periphanatic' Draws Art Lovers to Waddell Gallery

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Pink and green hightops, eggplant-purple hoodies, a tie-dyed Jimmy Buffet t-shirt, and a glossy butterscotch pony-tail fill the gallery. Someone, caught mid-project, has hurried to the gallery still wearing her paint-spattered studio apron: blue with lashes of yellow and cream across her belly.

The Fine Arts and Design students filling the Gallery in the foyer of Waddell Hall with talk and movement are as brilliant as the art surrounding them - they're art themselves. And maybe that's what the show's multi-media artist, Jeremy Kunkel, is trying to tell us.

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LITERARY LANTERN: Enjoy Works From Budding Bards on Campus

The Literary Lantern page is back! This month, we've got a great selection of fiction from Creative Writing Students.

From a story about considering how life isn't always like a "sitcom version" of who we imagine ourselves as to the exotic world in the "Las Vegas of the Middle East," our campus creative types have some great reading for you.

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Sweet Spring Break Ideas for Slim Budgets

Between the price of gas, airfare and a generally disappointing economy, travel isn’t easy for students today. With spring break fast approaching many of you might be wondering “How in the world am I going to spend my week off?!”

 Luckily, we live in a bustling metropolis that is so full of exciting things to do that you can achieve the feel of spring break right here in Northern Virginia!

If you have your heart set on actually traveling, the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, Maryland is just close enough to not break the bank and just far enough to feel like you’re getting away.

With the National Aquarium, tons of delicious restaurants and shops to boot, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is great way to spend a few days of spring break. Another option is to head into Washington, D.C. for a night or two. Don’t forget to check out Groupon or Living Social; they often have great hotel deals in D.C., along with tons of discounts on activities and dining.

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