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Mount Union’s Department of Visual Arts and Media Awarded Grant

January 13, 2023

The University of Mount Union’s Department of Visual Arts and Media was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation.

The grant will support the art and media programs within the department by aiding in the purchasing of new equipment to allow students the opportunity for more hands-on learning.

“Part of the grant will fund an update to the camera and studio equipment used by media majors to produce content while learning professional practices in their field, said Dr. Adelina Cooper, associate professor and chair of the Department of Visual Arts and Media. “The other part of the grant is needed to update and replace the spray booth used by art majors. This updated equipment will help keep students safe while working with a wide variety of chemicals and paints.”

“Our media and art programs focus on providing students with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, and the equipment purchased through this grant will allow us to broaden those opportunities even more,” said Heather Duda, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.  “We are committed to preparing our students for meaningful careers and greatly appreciate the generosity of the Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation.”

Learn more about the Department of Visual Arts and Media at the University of Mount Union.