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Message from The Chair


Spring 2020–Fine Arts in the Times of COVID-19


In this unprecedented time, The Department of Fine Arts urges all members of its community to stay safe and stay home. The state of Washington is under a State Executive Order to stay in our homes. Fine Arts remains committed to delivering high-quality instruction in creative practice. Our faculty and staff worked extremely hard to be ready for the process of distance learning and we are having fun! On March 24, 2020, we began with this new format.

As we weather this storm together, I want to remind ALL of you to practice empathy and compassion toward one another.  If you are a student experiencing financial difficulties, we encourage you to call the Office of the Dean of Students and inquire about its Student Emergency Fund (335-5757 or We also encourage you to stay in touch with your classmates and your professors­­––make sure you communicate with your professors! This is of utmost importance.

Even though we are all distanced in physicality it remains important to connect. Fortunately, we live in a digital age where we may still share our stories and converse. Fine Arts prides itself in its creative spirit and I encourage you to take advantage of your creativity and find ways to maintain our human connection via online portals such as Zoom, Facetime or your preferred digital interface.

If you would like to meet with me via Zoom, please email and we will set up a time.

Please stay home and stay safe!


Thank you and ok,

Squeak Meisel

Chair, Department of Fine Arts