We're always doing amazing things. These are some of the projects connected with the School of Art & Design.


Fresh Press is an Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab that focuses on the better utilization of crop residue (agricultural residue) to create more sustainable commercial paper products (paper and/or packaging). Its collaboration of farmers, designers, engineers, and academics aims to revitalize the manufacturing industry in the Midwest using sustainable and renewable natural resources.

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Visual Arts Research Journal

Published through the Art Education Program at the School of Art & Design, Visual Arts Research (VAR) is a journal that provides a scholarly forum for educational, historical, cultural, philosophical, and psychological research in visual arts and aesthetic education. Unusual in its depth and breadth of interests, VAR typically publishes two issues per year, each consisting of 10-12 timely scholarly articles, invited papers, book reviews, commentaries, and invited lectures delivered at annual conferences of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). VAR also publishes an invited scholarly paper from the recipient of the annual NAEA Seminar for Research in Art Education Elliot Eisner Dissertation Research Award. Frequently cited as one of the premier scholarly journals in art education, VAR is mailed to individual subscribers and university libraries around the world. Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on all scholarly topics of interest to VAR readers.

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