Asbury University's new Digital Art Lab opened last month in the McCreless Fine Arts Center. The lab offers 16 iMAC stations, an Epson V750 scanner, a 17-inch high-resolution ink-jet printer, state-of-the-art projection capabilities, and the latest computer software. The lab will not only serve digital art course curricula, but also will expand traditional art curricula. According to Asbury, it will widen student's production and research options and allow upper-level students better access to equipment that will help them complete the work necessary for their major and meet goals of exhibiting their work.
Service project focuses on pets in need
A service project by the Jessamine chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America has benefited needy pets in Jessamine County. Sara Smith, Katelyn Gillispie, Rachael Hager, Peyton Ransdell, and Emily Kerns raised more than $700 and have donated food and cleaning supplies to area animal rescue centers and shelters. Their fund-raising activities included a bake sale, silent auction, a sucker sale, and a Christmas event that featured pictures with Santa, crafts, games, and face painting. In addition, donations were solicited from area businesses. In the upcoming semester the group has plans to visit elementary school classrooms to educate children about the protection of animals. The group is based at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center.