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The Network Society & Our Mentor Program

Dear Colleagues,This evening, the college kicked off its mentoring program in the McNamara Alumni Center, where 233 students, 205 mentors, and 101 employers gathered to share information and get to know each other. The college supports the mentoring program, one of the larger ones at the university, because of the value it brings in furthering the education of our students and in keeping our disciplines connected to those who will one day work with and employ our graduates.Learn more about the 2012-13 mentor programAs I looked out over the crowd at McNamara, I thought about a talk I gave earlier today to community members and school leaders in Hopkins about the rise of what the sociologists Jan van Dijk and…

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Mary Mortenson (MA '84 Home Economics) Awarded Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant

Mary Mortenson (M.A. '84 Home Economics) received a Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant to work with artist, Jean Cacicedo, to refine her techniques and create a cohesive series of new work. Cacicedo, whose studio is located in Berkeley, CA, works both on and off the body incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics. As a nationally known fiber artist, Cacicedo is considered to be one of the prime innovators in the Wearable Art Movement of the 1970s. Mortenson notes that retired department of housing and apparel professor Marian-Ortolf Bagley was her advisor when she was a student at the University and continues to be a mentor figure. "Lake of the Woods Coat" by Mary Mortenson (photo credit: Surface…

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