April 11, 2014
New Student Day 2014
: Duet Max Nowinksi and Nicole Bembridge plan to study jazz piano at Cornish. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: Musicians hang together: Cornish President Nancy J. Uscher with music admit Phinehas Nyang'Oro. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: Incoming dance student Levi Hawkins in line to talk to Cornish about financial aid. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: Art admit Emily White takes in the freshmen exhibition at the |_ Gallery of the Centennial Labs. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: At lunch: design admit Brittaney Drake shares a laugh with her grandmother. Photo by Mark Bocek.
Newly admitted students meet other newly admitted students, get a first look at their new lives at Cornish.
Newly admitted Cornish students and their families and friends gathered at the beautiful Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center for New Student Day 2014. Welcomed by President Nancy J. Uscher, nearly 77 students and over 120 family members and friends began a daylong round of entertainment, information and touring. Lunch at the Playhouse featured a fine assortment of burrito-like wraps among other dishes.
At the Playhouse, the incoming students and their entourages heard Director of Admission Sharron Starling, asked questions about Cornish of a large panel of alumni of various years, and watched a musical number from the current major dramatic offering at the Playhouse, The Secret Garden. After lunch, the students broke into groups based on their intended disciplines and were bused either to the Main Campus Center (MCC) or the original Cornish School, Kerry Hall.
Students toured the facilities and had the opportunity to meet the head of their intended department and hear about curriculum advancements for the coming academic year. There was a number of activities depending on which group a student was attached to, such as seeing exhibitions and performances. The art and design students, for example, viewed the impressive work of the current freshmen class at the annual Core Sample exhibition.
Next was a tour of the present residence halls with Resident Life Staff and finding out about the close-knit community that is on-campus life. No doubt some talk was about the big new 20-story residence hall going up across the street from the MCC. The classy new hall will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2015.
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