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Annual Visual Arts Advising Gathering
October 24 - Get to know the faculty and other students in the department at the annual student gathering, advising, and pizza get together at 3:00 in Shafer 216.

Internships at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art has recently updated the application guidelines for its Internship Program. Visit the internship page:

The application deadline for Spring 2012 internships is Friday, October 7th. The following PDF details the specifics of the program and includes the program's complete application guidelines and deadlines: Internship-Application-Guidelines-2011-2012.

Fall Registration and Writing Courses
Fall Registration: Fall 2012 registration is coming soon. Register early to get the classes that you want! Be sure to make an appointment with your advisor well before your registration date. Faculty will not just hand out registration codes. You need to discuss your plans with them, so be sure to contact them in advance to make an appointment. Please bring your degree evaluation analysis with you when you go to see your faculty advisor – it will help you and them to properly plan.

Remember to sign up for registration advising. You cannot get your code unless you meet with your advisor.

**Think about making a four year plan so that you can graduate on time!

Fall 2012 Continuing Student Advisement and Registration Dates
ClassAdvisement WeekRegistration Start DateCredit Range
SeniorsMarch 5 - 9March 1290 or more credits earned
JuniorsMarch 12 - 16March 2660 to under 90 credits earned
SophomoresMarch 26 - 30April 230 to under 60 credits earned
FreshmenApril 9 - 13April 16Under 30 credits earned
Writing Courses
Remember that all students need to take a Level 2 writing course and a Level 3 writing course. In the Fall, Asian Art will be offered as Level 2 and Modern Art will be offered as Level 3 writing intensive.

PLAN AHEAD so that you can take the courses when they are offered!

Note Cards
The department is now selling note cards with faculty works of art on them. They make a great gift and all proceeds will go to a Visual Arts Department Scholarship Fund! The Note cards are available in the Department office and at the Bookstore.

RECENT TRIP: Art & Biology in Eastern and Central Australia – May-June 2009
Program information can be obtained by e-mailing Professor Miller ( or Dr. Halkin ( For detailed information about this program's requirements contact Central Connecticut State University's George R. Muirhead Center for International Education.

New Foundation Requirements
The foundation requirements for Visual Arts Majors have been changed. The new requirements apply to all students entering Eastern in Fall 2007 or later. See Visual Arts Majors Foundation Requirements.

New Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
Eastern has adopted a new general education program. The new Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) applies to students entering Eastern in Fall 2007 or later. For details, please visit

GET INVOLVED - Visual Arts Club Trips
The Visual Arts Club makes trips to New York City to visit, for example, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Members also attend the College Art Association national conference. The club is open to all students and meets weekly on Mondays at 3:00 pm in Shafer 221. Trips are free or discounted for club members.

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