This April, Anderson University Art+Design students Katie Miller, Joy (Gippem) Cho, Gabby (Chan Ju) Park and Joy Kang have each been honored with a scholarship award from the Department of Art+Design. These awards — the Noffsinger Art Award, the Talbot Craftsman Award, and the Department of Art+Design Portfolio Scholarships — are open annually to eligible Art+Design majors and are determined based on the quality of the students’ portfolio work.
Katie Miller, a junior majoring in visual communication design, was presented with the Noffsinger Award during AU’s Vision Revision week earlier this month. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship made possible through an endowment from Don and Birdie Noffsinger, who established the award as a means “to support and encourage professionalism in sincere, personal expressions of faith through the vehicle of visual arts.” [Photo: Katie Miller, Slave to Fashion]
To help articulate her own faith experience, Miller borrows a line from Thoreau — “For every walk is a sort of crusade.” She explains, “It is wonderful for a walk to become a crusade. I attribute faith as the reason for this transformation. Pure curiosity sparks into wonderment and ignites passion, and passion moves me on a journey.” In her artwork, that journey has taken her to contemplate themes of integrity, humility, identity and justice.
Joy (Gippem) Cho, a sophomore Visual Communication Design major, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Talbot Craftsman Award. As the only award open to sophomore students, the Talbot Award recognizes a student’s emerging capability and craftsmanship. It comes with a prize of $350.
Gabby (Chan Ju) Park and Joy (Hoovin) Kang, both junior Fine Arts Studio majors, are the recipients of the Department of Art+Design Portfolio Scholarships. Each student receives a scholarship of $1,000.
Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.