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Bonnie Farren Wins Capstone Scholarship

Bonnie FarrenNHTI Visual Arts student Bonnie Farren is the first recipient of the Visual Arts Capstone Scholarship.  The award will pay her Capstone Exhibition tuition, and help purchase the art supplies she'll need to complete her work.

Bonnie's exhibition will involve photographic imagery printed and silk screened on ceramic objects.  Bonnie will also apply some of the funds toward purchasing her own ceramic kiln, thereby making it possible to start her own independent studio.

Bonnie is an older student and a single mom who has been steadily working her way through NHTI's degree program.  In 2014 she became the first artist ever to win a Plan New Hampshire Scholarship, for a project that involved creating earthwork sculptures for public gathering spaces. 

Bonnie is also an instructor in the art classes offering collaboratively by NHTI's Visual Arts program and the Centennial Senior Center's GoodLife program.  She teaches classes in Ceramics, Bead Making, and Silk Screen (see next article).

Fall 'Just for Fun' Arts Classes

Silk screened white bag with birdsIntroduction to Silkscreen with Bonnie Farren
October 7-28, Tuesdays, 10-12 noon for 4 weeks
See how an image is transferred to the screen, and then learn the craft of multiple color silkscreen printing from a variety of handmade prepared screens, of botanical, and natural imagery onto a useful tote, silk scarf, and even clay with your own design!  All levels of experience are welcome. Fee for this four week course is $100, plus materials.  Brought to you by the Centennial Senior Center and the NHTI Visual Arts Program.  To register or to find out more information call (603) 228-6630 or email


Architecture students pose seismic challenge at construction career event

AET student Russsel Rucker with Governor Maggie HassanNew Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) is a non-profit organization which brings high school students together with the Construction & Transportation Industries to explore career options through hands-on activities.  According to the NHCCD "over 1,400 high school students registered from 40 NH schools for the 2 day event held September 18 & 19, 2014."

NHTI Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) students Russel Rucker and Adam Clary, Professors Liaquat Khan and Veronica Carter, and Admissions representative Tom Warner participated in the event representing the Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Landscape & Environmental Design majors, as well as providing brochures and information for all engineering technology degree options at NHTI.

NHTI presented an engineering challenge where students were given the task of constructing a five story building that would survive a "seismic event." The challenge was met with enthusiasm and strong interest by the students.  Governor Maggie Hassan (pictured above with Russel Rucker) visited the NHTI display and was introduced to the engineering challenge.

A second challenge the students were able to work on while waiting for their turn at the shake table was the classic game Jenga.  One challenge that drew onlookers was when Dr. Khan and one of the students went head to head with a test of strategy, composure and center of gravity, resulting in a climactic finish when the structure came crashing down!


Oct 3, 2014

Also In This Issue ...

Fall Arts Classes
A Seismic Challenge

Farewell Frank Meyer
Wings: Gary Samson

Francisco Ramos Comedy
Stick It To the Flu

Lynx Power
Home Sports Schedule

Capital Center
Red River Theatres


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