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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event

    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.


  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures

    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.


  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.



Financial Aid Office

Salt Program


Pinshape 3D Design Scholarship $1000 Scholarship

https://pinshape.com/scholarship Deadline: December 31, 2014

Accredited Schools Online


College Prowler $1000 Essay


Metal Art Studio Scholarship $1000 Scholarship

http://www.metalartstudio.com/design-contest-scholarship Deadline: August 31, 2014




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INTEREST RATES JULY 1, 2014 - JUNE 30, 2015:

For fixed rate loans first disbursed between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, the Direct Loan interest rates are as follows:

Undergraduate Subsidized & Unsubsidized Direct Loan – 4.66%  (Fee 1.072%)

Graduate Unsubsidized Direct Loan – 6.21% (Fee 1.072%)

PLUS Loan - 7.21% (Fee 4.288%)




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If students have a defaulted loan, Federal Consolidation is available at www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov.

Information about Income Based Repayment and Loan Forgiveness is located at www.ibrinfo.org









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