Student gallery open after Chinese study abroad trip

by Staff Writer Matt Wilson

Students’ photographs from a summer 2012 trip to China are currently on display in the upstairs gallery of the UNA art building.

Chiong-Yiao Chen, chair of the art department, and six of the students who studied in China gave a brief presentation to students and faculty including UNA President William Cale.
The presentations included slideshows of various photographs taken during the students’ time in China as well as brief statements by each student. The presentations centered around what each student took away from their time studying abroad as well as gratitude to the university for helping make the trip possible.
UNA student Carrie Cook said she feels studying abroad is not only enjoyable but important for students.
“How do you know what you want to do with your life when you don’t know everything you could do?” Cook said.
Five photographs taken and prepared by each student from the trip are on display until Oct. 5.

Editor’s note: Sports Editor Malisa McClure recently participated in the Chinese study abroad trip.