news-category: Campus News Gardner-Webb Department of Communication, Art and Design Celebrates Senior Showcase on April 27 By Office of University Communications On April 19, 2023 Reception Features Works and Various Projects Created by Students During Their Academic Careers Written by Michael Causey BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Gardner-Webb Department of Communication, Art and Design will celebrate its annual Senior Showcase with a reception on April 27 in the Tucker Student Center. The event will be a walk-through style from 4 to 6 p.m. with works shown in the Pouryousefi Art Gallery as well as the seniors showcasing their various projects in booths set up in Tucker. Light refreshments will be served. “I am so excited for and proud of the seniors to show their unique works in our annual show,” said Dr. Lisa Luedeman, professor in the Department of Communication, Art and Design. The students who are receiving their degrees with a concentration in public relations will be set up in the Tucker atrium. All other majors and concentrations will be displaying their projects in the Art Gallery. The evening will feature works from students majoring in graphic design, public relations, photography, broadcast journalism and video/film. Students will display items they have created during their academic careers, such as press releases, photographs, graphic design pieces, videos and more. Works by senior art students is displayed in the Pouryousefi Art Gallery in Tucker. Photo by Danielle Billups / GWU Photo Staff “It is really cool to see the diversity of what the seniors are showing this year, from apps to websites to videos to photography to creative and professional writing samples,” said Assistant Professor Jessica Maloney, also in the Department of Communication, Art and Design. “It is really a great example of the variety of disciplines offered within the department.” The art gallery show will be open from through May 3, while the public relations show will move from Tucker to the Communication Studies Hall, where it will be on display April 28 through May 3. For more information regarding the 2023 Senior Show of the Department of Communication, Art and Design, contact Dr. Luedeman at [email protected] or Professor Maloney at [email protected]. Communication Studies Majors Danielle Billups (Dacula, Ga.) Photography Michael Causey (Simpsonville, S.C.) Public Relations Camren Champion (Crouse, N.C.) Graphic Design Victoria Fischetti (Massapequa, N.Y.) Video and Film Ga’Marcus Freeman (Albany, Ga.) Public Relations Anna Grace Main (Davidson, N.C.) Video and Film Sam Roller (Forest City, N.C.) Public Relations Bo Rusher III (Salisbury, N.C.) Public Relations Elizabeth Shevick (Greenville, S.C.) Public Relations Graphic Design Majors Emily Horchler (Gaffney, S.C.) Grace Kuechler (Huntersville, N.C.) Andrea Lyon (West Columbia, S.C.) Leah Powell (Boiling Springs, N.C.) Sarah Walker (Newton, N.C.) A’Nyiah Williams (Rock Hill, S.C.) Journalism Majors Eriana Meadows (Lexington, Ky.) Broadcast Carson Hailey (Raleigh, N.C.) Broadcast Ki’Ari Cain (Sumter, S.C.) Broadcast Michael Causey is a graduating senior, double majoring in Communications (Public Relations) and Sport Management. Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.