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IT closet in the piano lab caught fire and was put out quickly, March 8.

Burst pipe causes flooding and fire in Fain College of Fine Arts

Stephanie Robledo, News editor March 13, 2021

On March 8, students and faculty were asked to evacuate the Fain College of Fine Arts building. A corroded water pipe had burst causing a flood and a small electrical fire.  “There was an air handler...

Midwestern Singers and Conductor Dale Heidebrecht close the concert with “Cells Planet by Erika Lloyd

Conductor builds confidence through Heaven’s music

Taylor Anderson , Reporter April 8, 2019

Parents and friends gathered in the Burns Chapel, April 4 to listen to the sweet melodies of the Midwestern Singers. Preparing for two months and meeting three days-a-week, the audience was serenaded...

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Fine Arts building celebrates 40 years

Denush Vidanapathirana, Reporter October 10, 2018

When Paul and Patti Stillson graduated in 1971 and 1973, respectively, with degrees in art, there was no fine arts building. “We were not in this building. We were in a building across campus. They...

Gary Goldberg, art professor and gallery director, adjusts the placement of art pieces for the senior exhibition Thursday, May 2, 2018. Goldberg said that since there were so many graduating art students this semester, the artwork had to be displayed in the foyer, as well as the actual gallery. “We had to be more flexible this semester, but this space is mostly used as a path,” Goldberg said. “Our students often create pieces that challenge viewers emotionally and intellectually, so we have to create the galleries in a way that allows the viewer to make a choice if they want to engage in the art.” Photo by Brendan Wynne

Senior art exhibit ignites conversation

Brendan Wynne, Reporter May 3, 2018

Worried that the message of his senior exhibition was being compromised, Ethan Parker, art senior, voiced concern over the placement of his work in the foyer adjacent to the Juanita and Ralph Harvey...

Ellanor Collins who plays Officer Lockstock in the production of

‘Urinetown’ provides a night of entertainment

Brian Lang February 27, 2018

With its unconventional title and unusual subject matter, "Urinetown" may seem like a poor choice for a musical, but this zany production by the MSU theater department successfully pulls it off....

As a way to teach Samuel Mitchell, mass communication sophomore, how to correctly apply his makeup, Christopher Cruz, theater junior, demonstrates how to do it for the first time on Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Photo by Joanne Ortega

Faces of Urinetown: Their work done backstage to appear on stage

Joanne Ortega February 20, 2018

A soft chatter in discussion on how to apply makeup can be heard in the distance. A view of costumes and makeup products fill the room and makes it hard to focus on a single thing. It's brightly lit...

Kalli Root applies makeup for Urinetown in the dressing room on Feb. 16, 2018. Photo by Sarah Graves

Makeup makes the characters

Sarah Graves February 19, 2018

Painting a face for a musical is similar to painting a canvas- the right brushes, primer and "paint" are used to carve the actor's face to create the desired look. This is especially true for "Urinetown:...

High school art show kicks off

Alyssa Mitchell January 30, 2018

The annual High School Art Competition opened this week in the Fain Fine Arts Center Foyer Gallery. The art show will be housed in the gallery from Jan. 29, until Feb. 3. The gallery consists of at least...

Percent of American Disabilities Act renovation budgeted for Fain College of Fine Arts.

Renovations in Fain

kristin silva January 30, 2018

To comply with the American Disabilities Act and fire marshal regulations, so students, faculty and visitors with disabilities can reach their classes, offices and the restrooms, the Fain College of Fine...

Satirical ‘Urinetown’ ‘ranks up there’ for musicians

Chloe Phillips January 25, 2018

Satirical. Funny. Entertaining. Poignant and Political. With 19 songs and a cast of about 20 students, the production of "Urinetown: The Musical" began with rehearsals crowded around a piano Dec. 5. When...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

Alex Rios October 10, 2017

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in...

Martin Camacho, dean of Fain Fine Arts, stands with firefighters as they investigate the problem in the C-wing of Fain Fine Arts. Photo by Justin Marquart

Students and faculty evacuate Fain Fine Arts

Chloe Phillips September 19, 2017

After the smell of smoke filled the Fain Fine Arts C-wing, students, staff and faculty were forced to evacuate by Martin Camacho, dean of Fain Fine Arts, and firefighters late Tuesday night. "Fain...

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