We're kicking off the semester with the rollout of some exciting plans: a big-picture, long-term, holistic vision to guide key decisions about new construction, nonstop renovations, adaptive reuse, wayfinding, landscape, hardscape, and neighborhood development over the next two (or more) decades.
An artpreneur is an artist who's not defined by what is, but inspired by all that could be; who's business savvy and technologically aware; who's devoted to creating value and impact through their creative practice; who reaches beyond existing disciplines to create new ways to connect with others; who's willing to take creative risks in order to positively transform our world.
The stories that you remember and relate will illuminate the tenets that we model as a community and will inform our new statement of core institutional values. Together with our mission and vision statements and our manifesto, the values statement will spell out in black and white what it means to be a Fighting Pickle.
For over two years, I've experienced and considered our campus with an architect's eye. Although I've developed a deep admiration and sense of awe at all we've built since 1963, I'm committed to making some much-needed improvements.
There has been a lot of chatter and many questions about the Institute for Performance Innovation (IPI) at UNCSA: who will run it, what will it do, when will it launch, where will it be, and how will we actually fund it?