I’ve always thought of Lane as a very welcoming campus. It has always had a feeling of being with an old, slightly eccentric and artsy friend. Even before I was a student here I enjoyed walking around campus. There is a vibe that can’t really be explained. It is just absorbed and makes you want to come back to get another fill of.
There is always something new to find and someone new that is willing to help. Here are some important places that I explored for Mul 101:
The media checkout center in building 18 is a place to get to know especially if your are planning on being in any of the media programs. Terry and his staff are extremely helpful and informative.
The blue wall in building 18 had me wondering in what ways I will be utilizing it in the coming terms. I’m not exactly sure how it works but pretty excited about learning more than just what I’ve seen on TV about them.
The Center Building is conveniently located in the center of campus. Even though it was a gloomy rainy day, I think this building is beautiful. It’s even more pretty when the weather cooperates and the sun shows an appearance. But, come on, it Oregon. If you don’t see some beauty and peace in the rain this may not be the area for you.
I love this room. I love the lighting. I love looking at what is represented here, up and coming artist, kids exhibits, high school talent, a community united through an artist eye. I always have the idea that I’m going to find something that inspires me. Something unexpected. Something that will leave me thinking that whoever created it is hopefully going to do so much more. It has yet to disappoint me.
As it happens, I have walked by this machine several times and honestly believed and thought it was an actual cigarette vending machine that still dispensed cigarettes. I remember thinking “Odd choice. But…Eh, it is the arts building.” I’m actually relieved that I had to take the time to look at it more closely and discern that it does indeed dispense art and not what I had originally thought.
The library at Lane is the best place to be when looking for a quiet place to study. Especially if you’re someone like me and likes complete silence. I have gotten help for a wide range of reasons here. From computer help to finding articles and books. The staff is insightful and always willing to help you find what you need.
Honestly, this statue is very impressive. It can be seen from the front parking lot when you pull into Lane. When looking around campus I am always impressed with the amount of Art that can be found. Although this is a pretty blatant piece, there a subtle art pieces all around campus. Some in places that you would not expect.
Mary Jo is the Office Specialist in building 11. It’s good to note the the Art-O-Mat is on the left side of this door (not pictured). If you need help on who to talk to in the Art programs her office is the closest to the door. She is very nice and can direct you accordingly.
The Media Creations Lab is in the Library on the second floor of the center building. When I need to use any Adobe programs this is where you will find me. I happen to like that it is in the library because it’s a quiet place to work.
Judy is one of the Media Arts Advisors located in building 11. She is the person to see about what classes are needed for programs in the Media Arts field. It is really helpful to see an advisor when thinking of enrolling into a Media Arts Program. They will tell you what classes need to be taken and what classes are transferable if any from your transcripts. They can even tell you what classes to take that are required by various programs so that if you are uncertain about which direction you are going you can take a class that is applicable to more than just one program.
Mel’s office is in building 18. She shares her space with Jan Halvorsen, another professor here that teaches classes that pertain to the media arts. It is important to note the Batman in the window. I was told that was the identifier for Mel’s office. And it’s pretty cute.
The students first building is the first building I walked into when I decided to become a student at lane. I took my placement test here and filled out financial aid forms. I love seeing the flags through the outside of the building. Mind you that seeing them on the inside is way more impressive and artsy. But seeing them from the outside is still a neat visual.
I wish I would have captured the puffed up turkeys that I encountered on Spring Break as I set out to find my classrooms before school started for Spring term, but I didn’t and this was the best I could do on the drizzly day. I really thought they where just a couple of statues tucked in the corner of building 16. When they started to move I actually took a couple of steps back. I looked around at that moment and realized that they where everywhere. So beware and watch for their droppings because they’re everywhere too!